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Buhari: DSS speaks on Guddare, the intruder at Argungu

Buhari: DSS speaks on Guddare, the intruder at Argungu

DSS DID NOT KILL PRESIDENTIAL SECURITY INTRUDER AT ARGUNGU, KEBBI STATE The Department of State Services wishes to dismiss reports making the rounds that presidential details killed the intruder that tried to break the security cordon to attack the President and Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR at Argungu, Kebbi State on 12th March 2020. The Service wishes to clarify the issue ... Read More »

Konduga, ex Boko Haram’s spokesman loses out as court dismisses his N500m damages suit against DSS

Konduga, ex Boko Haram’s spokesman loses out as court dismisses his N500m damages suit against DSS

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed a N500 million damages suit filed by convicted former Spokesman of Boko Haram, Ali Konduga against the Department of State Services(DSS). Delivering judgment, Justice Anwuli Chikere, who struck out the suit, held that the ex-convict, Konduga, did not overstay in the DSS custody. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Konduga was, ... Read More »

No operation targeted at PREMIUM TIMES- DSS

No operation targeted at PREMIUM TIMES- DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it is not currently carrying out any operation against Premium Times. A statement to that effect released by Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja stated that  “The report that the DSS is laying siege on Premium Times and has hacked the phones of one of its ... Read More »

Alleged unlawful detention: Court fixes date to hear N1bn suit filed by Sowore, Bakare against DSS

Alleged unlawful detention: Court fixes date to hear N1bn suit filed by Sowore, Bakare against DSS

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on March 25, hear a separate suit filed by Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, against the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged unlawful detention. Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the matters after the regularisation of processes filed by parties in the suits. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while ... Read More »

DSS reacts to reports on terrorists’ movements  to FCT, South, Middle belt and attacks on luxury buses

DSS reacts to reports on terrorists’ movements  to FCT, South, Middle belt and attacks on luxury buses

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied issuing any statement about movement of terrorists to the Federal Capital Territory, the Southern part of the country and the middle belt. It also described as misleading, alleged hijack of luxury buses of three major transport companies on the Lokoja-Okene Road by persons suspected to be championing an ethnic agenda. Dismissing those ... Read More »

Buhari meets with INEC, Police, DSS over 28 proposed rerun, by-elections in January

Buhari meets with INEC, Police, DSS over 28 proposed rerun, by-elections in January

  President Buhari with L-R: AVM Muazu, Prof. Okey Ibeanu, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, Chief of Staff Abba Kyari, Prof. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine, IG of Police Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, DSS DG Yusuf Magaji Bichi, Prince Solomon Adedeji and Engr Abubakar Nahuche * President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday restated his resolve for a free, fair and credible electoral process. ... Read More »

DSS arrests mastermind of viral fake video of ‘Buhari’s marriage’

DSS arrests mastermind of viral fake video of ‘Buhari’s marriage’

One Kabiru Mohammed has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly creating and sharing a fake video of a wedding ceremony between President Muhammadu Buhari and Sadiya Farouq, Minister of humanitarian Affairs and Social Development. Confirming the arrest of the 32-yr-old man on Friday, December 3, 2019, Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman said the suspect is at the ... Read More »

Breaking: Freedom for Dasuki, Sowore as Malami orders DSS to release them

Breaking: Freedom for Dasuki, Sowore as Malami orders DSS to release them

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN has directed the Department of State Services ( DSS) to comply with the court orders regarding bail for Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and Omoyele Sowore. “In line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), and in compliance with the bail granted to Col. ... Read More »

DSS invites Newsdiary Online Publisher over investigative story

DSS invites Newsdiary Online Publisher over investigative story

The heirarchy of the Department of State Services has invited the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newsdiary online, Danlami Nmodu, to the headquarters of the Agency in Abuja for questioning. A DSS operative who called Danlami by telephone on Wednesday morning, said the invitation was with respect to a story recently published on the Kano Ecological Fund projects. He was asked to come ... Read More »

Why Sowore is of special interest to DSS – Presidency

Why Sowore is of special interest to DSS – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday shed some light on the rearrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS). This is coming as animated discussions rage for and against the government and the DSS on the treatment of Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow. In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Sowore is a person of ... Read More »

DSS reacts to court incident, says ”Sowore crowd acted out orchestrated drama”

DSS reacts to court incident, says ”Sowore crowd acted out orchestrated drama”

“For emphasis, it should be noted that SOWORE is facing trial not as an activist, journalist or a politician, but for his resort to call for violence, forceful takeover of government and suspected transnational illegal activities. It is most unfortunate that SOWORE, shortly after being released from custody, based on court order, resorted to acts inimical to security.” The Department ... Read More »

Sowore released by DSS, to appear in court Friday

Sowore released by DSS, to appear in court Friday

Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has regained freedom more than three months after he was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). He was released on Thursday evening after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his release for the third time. He was arrested and charged to court for planning a nationawide protest tagged #RevolutionNow. Sowore is ... Read More »

Main suspect in fake KANO ‘CHIP WHIP’ number plate, others arrested by FRSC, DSS

Main suspect in fake KANO ‘CHIP WHIP’ number plate, others arrested by FRSC, DSS

Following covert operation by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Department of State Services (DSS), to track down the producers of fake Number Plates in the country; both agencies have apprehended some syndicates in Kano and Kebbi states in connection with the production of illegal number plates including the fake Kano ‘ Chip Whip’ Number Plate. According to ... Read More »

Sowore: DSS says Falana playing to the gallery

Sowore: DSS says Falana playing to the gallery

The Department of State Services (DSS) again on Wednesday explained why  #RevolutionNow propagator Omoyele Sowore was still in their custody . The agency  in a statement released by spokesman Peter Afunanya insisted that those who stood as sureties for Sowore have not come for him and accused Sowore’s lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana SAN of “playing to the gallery” and misleading ... Read More »

DSS lied, we waited in vain to receive Sowore – Falana

DSS lied, we waited in vain to receive Sowore – Falana

Femi Falana (SAN), on Friday, faulted the claim by the Department of State Services (DSS) that they were still holding the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore because nobody came take him from custody. The DSS acknowledged the receipt of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court’s warrant for the release of Sowore but said it did not ... Read More »

Release:No Person Has Come to Pick Sowore- DSS

Release:No Person Has Come to Pick Sowore- DSS

Spokesperson The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to confirm that it has received the Court Order for the release of Omoyele SOWORE. It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the Order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him. This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability. However, the Court ... Read More »

ICPC, DSS, FRSC arrest 26 road safety official for extorting motorists

ICPC, DSS, FRSC arrest 26 road safety official for extorting motorists

The operatives of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with some agencies of the Federal Government, have arrested another set of 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) for allegedly extorting money from road users on Nigerian highways. The other agencies involved in the operations tagged “Operation Tranquility” included the Federal Road Safety ... Read More »

Breaking: How Maina’s son pulled pistol against security operatives during his father’s arrest- DSS

Breaking: How Maina’s son pulled pistol against security operatives during his father’s arrest- DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force and also gave graphic details of spirited made to ward off security operatives. In a press statement,Peter Afunanya, Ph.D Public Relations Officer Department of State Services National Headquarters, Abuja stated that “This is to confirm that the ... Read More »