Sundry threats to Nigeria’s democracy, 2019 poll
It has come to that: To be or not to be! Nine months to the 2019 general election apprehension and anxiety have become the order of the day as both politicians and citizens look forward to another trying time in Nigeria’s political evolution.
Court bars police, EFCC, DSS from searching Wike’s homes
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court yesterday voided an alleged plan by the police to obtain a search warrant and execute same at the residences of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in Abuja and other parts of the country.
NSCDC deploys 2,000 men to protect Buhari in Jigawa
Besides a swarm of heavily armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Army and Police Force, President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Jigawa State today will be secured by an additional 2,000 personnel drafted from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Low turnout as voting commences in Oyo LG poll
Accreditation and voting have commenced simultaneously across many polling centres in Oyo State as the local government election got underway amid low turnout.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise is holding in the 33 local governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas newly created by the state government.
Ekiti APC guber primary stalemated, suspended indefinitely
Agents of some aspirants, yesterday went violent during the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), forcing the exercise to be suspended indefinitely.
Court urges DSS to display weapons allegedly found in ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki’s house
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ruled that the weapons allegedly found in the house of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) be displayed in the open court by the Department of State Service (DSS).
Court dismisses termination of appointment suit filed against DSS
The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Friday dismissed alleged unlawful termination of appointment suit, filed against the Department of State Service (DSS) for being incompetent.
Lawmakers allege undue interference causes face-off in EFCC, DSS, NIA
Lawmakers yesterday at senate plenary alleged that the undue meddlesomeness of the Federal Government on the operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Department of State Services (DSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA), was the cause of their periodic clashes that result in security lapses in the country. This allegation was made as…
Reps to probe DSS over alleged illegal detentions
The House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to investigate allegation of abuse of fundamental rights by Department of State Service (DSS) regarding the arrest of a Kano neurologist, Dr Yunusa Dangwani. This was sequel to a motion under matters of urgent public importance by Rep. Ali Madaki (Kano-APC) on the “Abuse of the fundamental rights…
How 104 abducted Dapchi girls regained freedom - FG
The Federal Government yesterday explained that the release of 104 out of the 110 Dapchi schoolgirls abducted last month by the Boko Haram sect was secured through back-channel...