FG arraigns journalist Jones Abiri for terrorism, economic sabotage
The Nigerian government on Wednesday arraigned journalist Jones Abiri for alleged economic sabotage and terrorism. Federal prosecutors filed three counts of terrorism, economic sabotage, and fraud against Abiri, his lawyer, Samuel Ogala said. Court file stated that Abiri had in a text message threatened Shell and Agip officials that he will blow their oil installations…
Army commander calls for inter-agency collaboration to combat insecurity
The commander 1 Brigade Nigerian Army, Linus Udeagbala has called for effective inter-agency collaboration between civil-military and paramilitary organizations to combat insecurity within their areas of responsibilities. Udeagbala, who spoke while receiving the new director of State Security Service (SSS), Zamfara State Command and the state coordinator, Defence Health Maintenance Limited (DHML) during courtesy visits…
Court refuses El-Zakzaky, wife bail, promises speedy trial
The Kaduna High Court has rejected the bail application of the Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.
Journalist Jones Abiri sues Nigerian government, demands N200 million
Recently released journalist, Jones Abiri has sued the Nigerian government, demanding a compensation of N200 million for his prolonged detention without trial. Abiri, who is the publisher of a Bayelsa State-based weekly newspaper, Weekly Source, was arrested by operatives of Nigeria’s State security service in July 2016 and detained until July 2018 without trial. He…
NBA condemns indiscriminate arrests, human rights violations by SSS
The Jos, Plateau State branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has condemned activities of the State Security Services (SSS) who arrest people indiscriminately and violate their rights in the process. It said all Nigerians should be allowed to enjoy their fundamental human rights instead of arresting and harassing them with reckless abandon. NBA Jos…
We are not recruiting, SSS tells Nigerians
The State Security Service (SSS) has denounced rumours in the media that it was recruiting, even as it urged Nigerians to be wary of fraudulent persons or groups.
Group seeks cancellation of DSS recruitment, Daura’s resignation
The South-East/South-South Network (SESSNet), a socio-political and economic pressure group has condemned the recent alleged lopsided recruitment exercise by the Department...
As Buhari fights corruption without a strategy
President Buhari’s much-advertised fight against corruption has degenerated into a demolition derby. As happened with many previous efforts to fight corruption in Nigeria ...
Human trafficking now becoming most profitable illegal business – NIS
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Saturday said human trafficking was now becoming the most profitable illegal business in the world after drug and gunrunning.