Akwa Ibom sports journalists call for reporter’s release
Sports reporters in Akwa Ibom State has called for the immediate and unconditional released of one of its members, Kufre Cater, arrested by the State Security Services (SSS).
Family of slain Obudu DPO suspects foul play, petitions IGP
The family of the late Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Obudu Local Government Area in Cross River State, Superintendent of Police (SP) Gabriel Amawu, is suspecting foul play
Falana debunks SSS claims, says it apologised for invading court
The leader of Nigeria's secret police team that invaded the Federal High Court in Abuja to re-arrest a journalist, Omoyele Sowore, apologised to the judge whose courtroom was invaded, Sowore's lawyer Femi Falana said on Sunday. Falana in a statement said the State Security Service team lead apologised to Justice Ojukwu on behalf of the…
DSS denies Chido Onumah's arrest
Nigeria's intelligence agency State Security Service said it only “engaged" Chido Onumah in interaction over an inscription on his shirt. "To set the records right, Onumah was never arrested by the Service," DSS's spokesman Peter Afunnaya said in a statement. "He was rather engaged in an interaction during which an act of his capable of…
From Home Economics to entrepreneurship
For Eniola Adedigba, a Senior Secondary School (SSS) I, looks forward to being an artist in future. His arts and crafts class remains an interesting and educating medium for him to understand the terrain he is going into and also to hone his skills.
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…