Department of State Services
Security chief bags lifetime achievement award
A former assistant director, Department of State Services (DSS), and one of Nigeria’s leading practitioners in the private security sector, Dennis Amachree, has been honoured with the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. The Managing Director of the OSPA, Professor Martin Gill of the University of Leicester, announced the award in the…
DSS probes personnel over Kebbi presidential episode
The Department of State Services (DSS) says it will sanction its personnel for negligence over security breach in the futile attempt made by one Mohammed Guddare to have unauthorised handshake
DSS frees five aid workers abducted by Boko Haram
The Department of State Services (DSS) has secured the freedom of five aid workers abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State. Security sources confirmed yesterday that they were released following a negotiation with the sect...
DSS arrests man who created viral video of Buhari’s fake wedding
The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Kabiru Mohammed, a Kano State indigene, for allegedly creating and sharing fake videos depicting a wedding ceremony between President Muhammadu Buhari...
Rights group flays alleged violent dispersing of protesters, reporters for Sowore’s release
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday allegedly opened fire to disperse protesters demanded the release of Omoyele Sowore. They also assaulted journalists, The Guardian’s Oludare Richards, who were on ground to cover the protest.
Court summons DSS, police over Sowore, others’ detention
Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to appear before it on September 4 over Omoyele Sowore’s arrest and detention.
Outrage over crackdown on unarmed protesters
The Federal Government came under criticism yesterday over its suppression of unarmed #RevolutionNow protesters. The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the last general elections, Omoyele Sowore, had called for a mass protest against the alleged misgovernance of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Buhari owes Shiites justice, not massacre
Even in its twilight, the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration remains impenetrable to the simple logic that democracy is leavened by the disparateness of opinions. It is in epochs of heightened divergence of opinions that sometimes spawn crises and tend to unspool the state that the genius of a great leader is given stellar expression. The…
Security agencies biggest threat to Nigeria’s democracy, say clerics
Some church leaders in Abuja have berated the Nigerian security forces for their partisan posture and dastardly behaviour during elections, saying they are the biggest threat to the nation’s democracy. The clerics numbering about 150 made the assertion yesterday at a one-day training programme for Christian leaders on credible elections in the country. They specifically…
The rising Gestapo-style harassments of opposition politicians by executive branch of the Federal Government are a nauseating replay of the political recklessness that prematurely terminated the First Republic in 1966. The parallels are very troubling. Indeed, as has been said elsewhere, the Nigerian politician evidently learnt little or nothing from the tragic fate of that…