Allow Kanu Nwankwo change clothes, exercise – Judge orders DSS

January 18, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday declined to take fresh plea in his ongoing trial bordering on alleged terrorism and treason charges levelled against him. Kanu, it will be recalled, had a seven count charge slammed on him at the inception. But at today’s proceedings, eight more charges were added by the Read More

Court adjourns trial as Nnamdi Kanu declines fresh plea

January 18, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The detained leader of the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday declined to take fresh plea in his ongoing trial bordering on alleged terrorism and treason charges levelled against him. Kanu, it will be had a seven-count charge slammed at him at the inception. But at Tuesday January 18, 2022 proceedings, eight more charges were been added Read More

Don’t subject Kanu to solitary confinement, IPOB tells DSS

January 14, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised a dirge, calling on the Department of State Services (DSS) not to subject their leader, Nnamdi Kanu to solitary confinement. The pro-Biafra group in a statement through their spokesman, Emma Powerful, wondered that the trial judge, Justice Binta Bello, should be a party to injustice being meted on their Read More

Oshodi may be a quack Professor

January 3, 2022 Rev Solomon Semaka 0

Thomas Sowell, an American economist and social theorist believes that “it is usually futile trying to talk facts to people who are enjoying a sense of moral (and even academic) superiority in their ignorance.” While true human development and growth come through learning and understanding, many people successfully block out any avenue for learning. The worst of it is that Read More

Alleged N4m monthly allowance diversion: El-Zakzaky’s claims, complete falsehood – DSS

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Departmemt of State Services (DSS) has debunked claims by leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi’ites, Sheikh El-Zakzaky, that the service diverted N4 million monthly allowance for his up keep while in detention. El-Zakzaky, in an interview with a national newspaper (not Blueprint), Sunday, claimed that his wife and himself were not given a Read More

Yuletide: Subversive gangs targetting students, youths for for recruitment, DSS warns

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned parents and guidance to be weary of subversive gangs targetting students and youths for recruitment for undesirable intents as they return home for the holidays. DSS Public Relatiown Officer (PRO), Dr. Peter Afunanya, handed down the warning while addressing a press briefing, Tuesday, at the DSS Headquarters, Abuja. “The importance of this Read More

Breaking: Nnamdi Kanu not maltreated in our custody, DSS denies IPOB allegations

December 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said leader of the proscribed separatists group, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was not being maltreated in its custody contrary to claims by members of IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer. DSS, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Peter Afunanya, debunked the allegation while addressing journalists, Tuesday at the DSS Headquarters, Abuja. “It (the Service) denies all Read More

Make Kanu comfortable, court orders DSS

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court in Abuja Thursday changed the trial date of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafran IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, from January 19 to 18 next year. Blueprint reports that at the last sitting, the matter was fixed for the 19th of January. The judge also gave an order that the Read More

Senator Kalu visits Kanu in DSS custody

November 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has visited the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, at the DSS headquarters in Abuja. Kanu has since his arrest in June this year been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) on alleged criminal felony Read More

Consultant faults DSS on land sales in Ibadan estate

November 11, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The principal consultant of the contractor engaged by the Department of State Service (DSS) cooperative for the sales of plots of lands at DSS housing estate in Ibadan, Mr Badmus Adedeji, Wednesday faulted the claims by the DSS on the controversy over the sales. Speaking with journalists , Mr Adedeji accused the DSS of not been fair in its reactions Read More

Nnamdi Kanu to spend Christmas inside DSS custody as trial suffers setback

November 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu till January 19. The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is facing charges bordering on treason and other related charges leveled against him by the federal government. Today’s adjournment, however, came amidst protests by Kanu’s team of lawyers, who Read More

[Breaking] Nnamdi Kanu: We have been instructed to bar Journalists from Court – DSS

November 10, 2021 Editor 0

Journalists who arrived the federal high court on Wednesday November 10, 2021, date of an adjourned hearing on the trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, have been shut out by Department of State Services (DSS). One of the DSS operatives told Journalists, “We are working on instruction. We can’t let you people in.” Some lawyers, former Read More

Media sensational in reporting terrorism, others – DSS

October 30, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over sensational  reporting of activities of bandits, terrorists, secessionists in the Nigeria media, warning that it holds negative consequences for public order and peaceful coexistence. DSS Public Relations Officer,Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a press statement, Friday night, advised the media to apply restraint and avoid sensationalising news, noting that bandits, terrorists, Read More

Breaking: 2 dead as DSS operatives suffer attack in Anambra, 1 week to governorship poll

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen on Friday ambushed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and killed two Friday in Anambra. The bloody incident happened about one week to scheduled governorship election in the state which has recently turned hot bird for all sorts of criminalities. Talking about the attack, the officers were attacked as gunmen ambushed their convoy while on election campaign Read More

Tafa Balogun, Godwin Abbe: Where are they now?

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

These three individuals served the country at different times after their stewardship. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on where they could be presently. Tafa Balogun He was the Inspector General of Police (IGP) between 2002 and 2005, before he was forced into submitting his letter of resignation by former President Olusegun Obasanjo because of widespread allegations of corruption against him.  Prior to Read More

Oba of Benin bars ex-aide from shrines over alleged fraud

October 26, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Oba of Benin, HRM, Ewuare II, has banned his ex-sceptre bearer, Roland Omo-Ekhoe Ogbebor from the palace functions, including festivals, shrines and spiritual groups over issues bordering on land grabbing, and giving directives for illegal installation of Dukes and chief priests. The secretary of Benin Traditional Council (BTC), Mr. Frank Irabor, stated the punitive measures to journalists in Benin Read More

NUJ FCT, CSOs give Police, DSS 24-hours to produce missing Vanguard reporter

October 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, and a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have given the Nigerian Police, the Department of State Security (DSS) and other security agencies 24-hour ultimatum to produce a Vanguard Newspaper reporter Tordue Henry Salem who went missing on Wednesday last week. The Union and the CSOs, including Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), Read More

Breaking: DSS frees detained popular Nollywood actor Chinwetalu Agu

October 12, 2021 Editor 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released actor, Chiwetalu Agu who was arrested by the service after he was released by Soldiers on October 8, 2021. The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas confirmed his release in a statement on Tuesday evening. The statement reads: “On behalf of the Guild, I was at the DSS Read More

Breaking: DSS raids, arrests railway vandals, thieves in Jos (Pictures)

September 22, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

The Plateau state command of the Department of Security Services (DSS) on Wednesday raided vandals and thieves of railway property. The DSS according to its deputy director operations Garba Audu, a retired police inspector, was first arrested Tuesday night driving a vehicle with items and further investigation led to raiding of their stores at Bukuru in Jos South local government Read More

A peep into DGSS Bichi’s 3 years amidst security challenges

September 17, 2021 CHIZOBA OGBECHE 0

 Department of State Services (DSS) in the last three years under the leadership of the Director General, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, has witnessed a level of development and staff capacity enhancement through training and strategic partnership. The service has, however, continued to receive criticism from different quarters, CHIZOBA OGBECHE writes. The appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi, on September 13, 2018, as Read More

(Breaking) Igboho’s ‘illegal’ house raid: Court slams N20bn on DSS

September 17, 2021 Editor 0

Oyo State High Court on Friday slammed N20 billion on the Department of State Security (DSS) for illegally invading Sunday Igboho’s house in Ibadan some months ago. Justice Ladiran Akintola who delivered the judgement directed DSS to pay the huge sum to Igboho whose name is also Sunday Adeyemol Akintola awarded the sum as exemplary and aggravated damages against the Read More

Abimbola, I know what the DSS really really does and wants

September 11, 2021 Peter Afunanya 0

Abimbola, I have read your piece, titled, What does the DSS really really do? published on the back page of 2nd September, 2021, edition of the Punch Newspapers. By my nature, I do not like joining issues and I know the Department of State Services that I represent and speak for does not like same. The reason is not far-fetched. Read More

2022: Prepare your handover note, PDP tells Oyetola

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Tuesday arrived Osogbo, the state capital, to prepare for the 2022 governorship election in the state. Receiving members of the party in Osogbo, Adeleke advised Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to begin writing his handover note and prepare to leave the government house Read More