DSS hounds journalist over report on rift between Monguno and Kyari
A Nigerian journalist with Premium Times is currently in hiding after the Department of State Services hounded him over a report he wrote about the rift between the National Security AdviserBabagana Monguno and President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff Abba Kyari. Samuel Ogundipe wrote a detailed report in which he exposed the simmering fight for…
DSS arraigns corps member for alleged impersonation of judge in Osun
A twenty-six-year-old member of National Youth Service Corps serving in Kwara State, Oluwatosin Medaiyese, has been taken to an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court in Osun State for allegedly impersonating a judge
Sowore says Nigerian government 'secretly' asked court to order his rearrest
Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore has alleged that the Nigerian government 'secretly' asked the court to order his arrest. Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare are still standing trial on a two-count charge of felony conspiracy and felony by the Nigerian government. The Sahara Reporters publisher was arrested by operatives of the Department of State…
FG files fresh charges against Sowore
The Nigerian government on Wednesday filed fresh charges against Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore. Sowore with his co-defendant Olawale Bakare were at the Abuja high court for the resumed hearing of their trial. The judge Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the case till Thursday, February 13 but was told that the attorney-general has taken over the…
Sowore's trial adjourned as court awards N200,000 fine against DSS
The federal high court in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned the trial of Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore till Thursday, February 13. The court also awarded N200,000 damages against the Department of State Security (DSS) payable to Sowore for frivolous reasons for adjournments. The judge took the step to allow amended charges against the two men…
Soyinka, Sani in court as Sowore's trial resumes
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and a former Nigerian lawmaker Shehu Sani are at the Abuja High Court at the resumed trial of Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore on Wednesday. Also in court is the former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu and activist Deji Adeyanju. Sowore was arrested on Saturday,…
DSS dismisses reports about terrorist movements in FCT, others
The Department of State Services (DSS) has dismissed alleged reports being circulated on the social media that the Service had alerted Nigerians about...
Edo government writes IG, DSS, seeks Oshiomhole’s immediate arrest
The Edo State government yesterday petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) demanding immediate arrest of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
Edo government demands arrest of Oshiomhole
The Edo Government says it has given directives to the Police and Department of Security Service (DSS) to arrest the National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole for allegedly violating rally orders.
2019: Tough year for the judiciary
The year 2019 is one that cannot be forgotten in a hurry. Being an election year, there were several unprecedented developments believed to have been orchestrated by the political class to gain upper hand over opponents.
Group writes IGP, DSS, seeks protection for Acting MD of NDDC
The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has written the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and Director-General of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) to beef up security around the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Joi Nunieh.