Bayelsa accuses FG of manipulating Excess Crude Account
The Bayelsa Government has attributed the dwindling finances in the states to the alleged manipulation of the Excess Crude Account (ECA) by the Federal Government. Deputy Governor Gboribigha John Jonah, who disclosed this yesterday at the monthly transparency briefing in Government House, Yenagoa, argued that the parameters employed in the distribution of the funds were…
DSS dissociates itself from former boss
The Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked allegations that its former Director General Lawal Daura is still in charge of its internal affairs, months after his dismissal. “The Service debunks this false belief, it warns that any person or group that further engages him or his representatives/associates does so at their own peril," the…
How Nigerian elite influences sack of corrupt officials - Osinbajo
Nigeria's vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said whenever he wants to sack a public official found to be corrupt, calls from religious and political leaders reach him not to do so. Despite this claim by the Nigerian vice-president, it will be recalled that he has been involved in the dismisaal of some government officials alleged…
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...
‘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.…
DSS denies alleged recovery of N21b from Duara’s house by EFCC
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied trending media reports and videos, that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered N21billion from the houses of its former Director General, Lawal Daura.
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.