BuhariWatch: ‘A period of consequences’ - Part 1
The title of this piece is taken from a speech in the House of Commons in late 1936 in which Winston Churchill, the then British Prime Minister warned: “The era of procrastination...
Ijaw youths caution against replacing Seiyefa as DSS boss
Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has warned against replacing the Acting Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa, appointed less than a month ago.
‘Expenditure of secret agencies can be investigated covertly’
Although the DSS had denied that such funds were found with their ex-boss, the news had already gone viral hours after it went off. The reason is very clear. There have been such discoveries in the past and nothing seems to have happened thereafter.
Don’t overheat polity, PFN, Methodist church warn politicians
President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Felix Omobude, yesterday, warned politicians against heating the polity.
The Lawal Daura saga
Lawal Daura, like the fictional spy who came in from the cold, is back in the cold, where, I am told, he is cooling his feet. Courtesy of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the acting president, Daura, was last week dramatically and forcefully separated from his job as the director-general of the Department of State Service, DSS.…
Lawyers hail Osinbajo for sacking Daura
Prominent lawyers have praised the acting president of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) for decisively terminating the appointment of the director general of the Department of State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura.
Umar urges open investigation against Daura on NASS blockage
A fomer governor of Kaduna State and human rights activist, Col. Abubakar Umar (rtd), has asked the federal government to thoroughly investigate the role of former director general of the Directorate of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura, in the invasion and blockade of the premises of the National Assembly by operatives of the Service last Tuesday.
NASS invasion: FG planning to twist facts to indict us, says Saraki
Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, have raised the alarm that the federal government has commenced the execution of a plot to implicate them and their colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for last Tuesday’s invasion ...
EFCC raids house, arrests former DSS boss Ekpeyong
A former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ita Ekpeyong has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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.
PDP leaders call for panel to penalise Lawal Daura, others
The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Jibrin Walid, has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to set up a judicial panel to penalise those behind the siege on the National Assembly. He said it was a treasonable action against democracy. Also, former PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi,…