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DSS alerts on plans by groups to set Nigeria on fire

DSS alerts on plans by groups to set Nigeria on fire

“The Department of State Services on Monday raised alarm on plans by some ‘’subversive groups and individuals” to set Nigeria on fire as well as inflame passions across ethnic and religious divides with expected violent consequences. The alarm was raided via a press statement issued by Peter Afunanya, Ph.D, Public Relations Officer of the agency. In the press release, the ... Read More »

NNPC tables ‘challenges of National Security significance’ before DSS

NNPC tables ‘challenges of National Security significance’ before DSS

  L-R: Bichi, Kyari* The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari on Thursday, September 05, 2019, led his Management Team to pay a courtesy visit on the Director General of the Department of State Services, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi,  to deepen existing interagency relations between the two Organisations. During the visit, ... Read More »

Sowore, others got millions of dollars to violently overthrow Buhari, free El-Zakzaky, says DSS

Sowore, others got millions of dollars to violently overthrow Buhari, free El-Zakzaky, says DSS

  The Department of State Services (DSS) has challenged the Federal High Court order, allowing it to detain Mr Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, for 45 days against its request of 90 days pending investigation. The DSS argued that its investigation so far revealed that “RevolutionNow” was allegedly a smokescreen for the actual intention of Sowore and his allies “to topple ... Read More »

Court Grants DSS Approval To Keep Sowore For 45 Days

Court Grants DSS Approval To Keep Sowore For 45 Days

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday granted the Department of State Services (DSS) 45 days to keep Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters is the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest. The approval granted DSS is to allow the agency conclude its investigation on the dealings of Sowore who was the Presidential candidate of the African Action ... Read More »

Breaking:  El-Zakzaky to be released by DSS

Breaking: El-Zakzaky to be released by DSS

  The Department of State Services (DSS) has given indication that it would release Shiite leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, following a court order permitting him to travel India for medical treatment. A Kaduna State High Court, on Monday granted his bail application . The Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya stated the stand of the agency on ... Read More »

Sowore in touch with ‘foreign actors’ to destabilize Nigeria, says DSS

Sowore in touch with ‘foreign actors’ to destabilize Nigeria, says DSS

  The Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday said Sahara Reporters publisher and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the 2019 General Elections, Omoyele Sowore, was working with ‘foreign actors’ to destabilize Nigeria. Addressing a Press conference in Abuja , spokesman of the DSS, Mr. Peter Afunanya, said Sowore was arrested because “he called for a revolution ... Read More »

DSS alerts corps members, general public on cloning of NYSC,  other agencies websites

DSS alerts corps members, general public on cloning of NYSC, other agencies websites

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday alerted on the existence of clonned website of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and those of other agencies by fraudsters. DSS in a press statement by Peter AFUNANYA, Public Relations Officer, National Headquarters, said some persons have engaged in the illegal sale of NYSC kits and accoutrements to prospective Corps members, ... Read More »

Beware of fraudsters, we are not recruiting, says DSS

Beware of fraudsters, we are not recruiting, says DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has asked the general public to treat information making the rounds on social media that it was recruiting as “a scam by fraudsters to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, particularly job applicants.” The warning was contained in a press statement issued on Saturday by Peter AFUNANYA, DSS’ Public Relations Officer, In the press ... Read More »

We have arrested some subversive elements using social media platforms to instill fear in minds of citizens, says DSS

We have arrested some subversive elements using social media platforms to instill fear in minds of citizens, says DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has fingered those it called subversive and undemocratic elements as using the social media platforms to instill fear in the minds of citizens. In a press statement by Peter AFUNANYA, its Public Relations Officer, the DSS however warned that it would not stand by and allow this to continue, adding that “So far, some of ... Read More »

Plot to attack former Naval Chief: DSS reacts to alleged arrest of Gov Yahya Bello’s aide

Plot to attack former Naval Chief: DSS reacts to alleged arrest of Gov Yahya Bello’s aide

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to a news story that it has arrested an aide of Governor Yahya Bello of Kogi State over his alleged plot to attack a former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jibrin Usman (rtd). The security agency in a statement emailed to The State Online described it as “a false story.” The DSS in ... Read More »

We will stop at nothing to ensure internal security, DSS warns instigators of forceful change of government

We will stop at nothing to ensure internal security, DSS warns instigators of forceful change of government

The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a stern warning to the group and individuals calling for a forceful change of government in the country that it would stop at nothing to ensure internal security. DSS’ warning came on Friday through a press statement from it’s Public Relations Officer, Peter AFUNANYA, mailed to The State Online. In the release ... Read More »

DSS reacts to alleged indictment of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, Chairman of Presidential Election Tribunal for bribery

DSS reacts to alleged indictment of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, Chairman of Presidential Election Tribunal for bribery

The Department of State Services (DSS) has dismissed reports of indicting the President of the Court of Appeal and Chairman of the Presidential Election Tribunal, Justice Zainab BULKACHUWA for alleged bribery and corruption. The clean bill of health was contained in a press statement made available to The State Online by the DSS on Sunday evening. DSS in the statement ... Read More »

DSS reacts to news of arrest of INEC Staff for disclosing server ID number to Atiku

DSS reacts to news of arrest of INEC Staff for disclosing server ID number to Atiku

“The public is assured that the Service will continue to conduct itself in the manner that has earned it this honour and even similar ones.” DSS Did not Arrest INEC ICT Staff The attention of the Department of State Services has been drawn to the allegations and fake news that it arrested some ICT staff of the Independent National Electoral ... Read More »

DSS clears itself of alleged plot to sabotage Rivers State electoral process

DSS clears itself of alleged plot to sabotage Rivers State electoral process

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to a story making the rounds that it was under instruction to sabotage the complexion of the electoral process in Rivers State. The governorship election in the state is yet to be concluded. DSS’ reaction was contained in a press statement issued on Friday evening by Peter Afunanya, its Public Relations Officer, ... Read More »

DSS officer on election duty dismissed for taking bribe

DSS officer on election duty dismissed for taking bribe

The Department of State Services (DSS) has dismissed of one of its staff, Jaja Otelemaba, for taking bribe from motorists while on election duty in Ekiti. Mr Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer of the Service, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said the officer was seen on social media where he was negotiating with a motorist for financial patronage. ... Read More »

DSS reacts to allegations of tapping phone lines of opposition figures

DSS reacts to allegations of tapping phone lines of opposition figures

By Mikail Mumuni The Department of State Services(DSS) has reacted to allegations from the opposition camp that it was tapping the phone lines of some of their chieftains. The security outfit said it does not tapor eavesdrop on private conversations of citizens and asked not to be drawn into the political fray. The DSS’ reaction was contained in a press ... Read More »

Breaking: DSS issues disclaimer on it’s former DG, Lawal Daura

Breaking: DSS issues disclaimer on it’s former DG, Lawal Daura

By Mikail Mumuni The Department of State Services (DSS) debunked insinuations that it’s former Director General, Alhaji Lawal Musa Daura was still calling the shots at the security agency. The disclaimer was contained in a press release issued on Thursday by Peter AFUNANYA, DSS Public Relations Officer, which also told members of the public that ” any person or group ... Read More »

Andy Uba to DSS: Probe source of rumour that I was arrested for money laundering

Andy Uba to DSS: Probe source of rumour that I was arrested for money laundering

Sen. Andy Uba, representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Senate, has said that he was never arrested over any reason. Uba debunked the rumour in an interview he granted newsmen in Awka on Sunday, calling on the Department of State Services (DSS) to probe the source of the rumour. He said that he was surprised when his attention was ... Read More »

POLLS: DSS UNCOVERS PLANS TO IMPERSONATE ITS PERSONNEL

POLLS: DSS UNCOVERS PLANS TO IMPERSONATE ITS PERSONNEL

By Mikail Mumuni The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has uncovered plans by some persons and groups to impersonate its personnel during the elections holding tomorrow, 16th February, 2019. DSS in a statement on Friday night by it’s Public Relations Officer, Peter AFUNANYA said: “The plans include the use of Peace Corps members and other quasi security outfits ... Read More »

Polls: DSS warns against fake news

Polls: DSS warns against fake news

The Department of State Services (DSS) has called on Nigerians to be law abiding as the General Elections kick off on Saturday. DSS in a statement issued on Monday and signed by Peter AFUNANYA, it’s Public Relations Officer, also said it would not tolerate fake news, hate speech and other acts capable of causing breakdown of law and order. Afunanya ... Read More »