As another storm breaks
This piece is a dialogue with Nigerian Leftists – and all those who feel they share essential attributes with Leftists (socialists and pro-people radical democrats) but for one reason or another, reject the “label” Leftists. The dialogue is driven by current political happenings and is here presented in form of notes, observations and propositions. Early…
DSS appoints new spokesman
The Department of State Services (DSS) has announced the appointment of Mr. P.N. Afunanya as its Public Relations Officer. The DSS Acting Director-General, Mathew Seiyefa, at his maiden press briefing at the national headquarters of the organisation in Abuja, had promised that the secret police would appoint a spokesperson. A statement by the Public Relations…
Saraki, DSS, police and the rule of law
The invasion and deployment of masked Department of State Services (DSS) and police officers to the National Assembly in targeting of the leadership of the legislators in the country of ours has been seen to be promoting the kind of political intolerance associated with countries such as Zimbabwe, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo, for…
DSS, democracy and the rule of law
Democracy is on trial in Nigeria. Tragically this ugly spectre is the consequence of a sinister connivance between some elected citizens and elemental vestiges of dictatorship epitomised by some security and quasi-security agencies in the country.
Dancing naked in the market
Those who are familiar with how madness begins to manifest in a person, will tell you that no man becomes mad in just one day. Madness follows a sequence.
HURIWA advocates creation of human rights directorate in DSS
A non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has advocated creation of an autonomous human rights investigative directorate within the Department of State Services (DSS) to handle human rights abuses committed by the service The Rights group said the activation of an effective internal mechanism to safeguard human rights of accused persons has…
EU flays blockage of National Assembly, wants security forces to be neutral
The European Union delegation to Nigeria and West Africa has condemned the recent blockage of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
National Assembly to reconvene next week, may approve N228.8b for 2019 polls
Barring last minutes hitches, the National Assembly will reconvene next week to consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for N228.8 billion from the N9.12 trillion 2018 budget to fund the 2019 general elections.
It wasn’t about me but Nigeria, says female rep who dared DSS
She looked every inch the woman who could withstand a bullet as she dared heavily armed hooded operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) who invaded the National Assembly complex in Abuja to “start shooting” her and the rest of the lawmakers.
Buhari had knowledge of Daura's sack, Presidency claims
The Presidency Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari had foreknowledge of the decision to terminate the appointment of erstwhile director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Musa Daura by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. Officers of the DSS on Tuesday laid siege on the National Assembly Complex in Abuja, thereby preventing lawmakers from entering their…
Presidency prefers gangster approach to democracy, says Saraki
The Nigerian Senate president Bukola Saraki Wednesday accused the Nigerian Government of using gangster politics in its bid to change the leadership of the Senate. Saraki's accusation came after operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) laid a siege to the National Assembly complex and prevented lawmakers from entering into their chambers. But the…