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1 Nov 2018
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…
19 Oct 2018
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…
28 Aug 2018
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…
22 Aug 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday “demonstrated his fitness” to continue in office. After Eid-el-Kabir prayers in Daura, Katsina State, he shunned protocol, and amid cheers from...
17 Aug 2018
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…
12 Aug 2018
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…
9 Aug 2018
Short of withdrawing its earlier statement condemning the invasion of the National Assembly by the Department of State Services (DSS), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday backed the action, saying it was aimed at frustrating an alleged plot by Senate President Bukola Saraki to stir violence as a ploy to stop his impeachment
3 Aug 2018
The International Press Council (IPC) has berated the manner in which the Department of State Services (DSS) is handling the case of a journalist, Jones Abiri, who has been detained for over two years. Femi Falana Chambers had filed a N200 million suit against the DSS, while media stakeholders and human rights groups had lampooned…
29 Jan 2018
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Army have killed a wanted kidnapper and cultist, Oluchi Igwedibia, allegedly responsible for the killing of 21 persons in Omoku, Rivers State on New Year’s Day. Oluchi (alias Obatosu) who was a younger brother of the slain notorious kidnapper, Don Wanny, was among 32…
24 Jul 2016
Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites, have demanded the release of its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-ZakyZaky, to seek medical attention.
20 Jul 2016
The Ag. Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday called for collaboration between the Police and Department of State Services (DSS) to tackle security challenges in the country.
2 Jul 2016
Niger Delta Avengers has denied reports that two of its members were arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).


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