Buhari’s appointments, Seiyefa and DSS
When posterity reflects on this dark political epoch whose principal actor is President Muhammadu Buhari, it would be racked by the disappointment that some people were so swayed by self-interest or naivety that they made him their number one citizen.
Afenifere, ex-commissioner flay Bichi’s appointment as DSS boss
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and the immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Ondo State, Kayode Akinmade, have decried the hasty manner President Muhammadu Buhari removed Matthew Seiyefa as acting director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS) last week.
Okorocha sympathises with Catholic community over assassination of priest
Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has commiserated with the Catholic community and the family of slain priest of the church, Revd. Fr. Jude Egbom. The Late Egbom, until he was gruesomely shot while he went to cut his hair during the week, was the priest of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Amucha, Njaba Local Council…
Outrage as Buhari removes DSS chief
A new Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) was named yesterday. He is Yusuf Magaji Bichi. Bichi’s appointment takes effect from today (Friday) September 14, 2018.The new DSS boss takes over from Matthew Seiyefa...
Buhari appoints new DSS boss
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services. The appointment will take effect on Friday, September 14, 2018. The appointee is a core Secret Service operative. This came weeks after the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, acting in the capacity as the president, sacked…
Ateke, DSS prevent protest against SNEPCO
Former Niger Delta warlord, Ateke Tom and Department of State Services (DSS) have prevented a protest against Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) operations in Onne, Rivers state.
Presidency faults National Assembly panel on polls budget funding
Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, yesterday said the National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacks the final say on source of funds for the 2019 general elections. He told the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Abuja in reaction to the August 30…
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.
Southern, Middle Belt leaders allege plot to sack acting DSS boss
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has warned against any attempt to remove the Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Matthew B. Seiyefa. The acting DG, who hails from the southern region of the country, happens to be the most senior director in the organisation when his former boss, Lawal Daura,…
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…