Renewed war against insurgency: CSO passes vote of confidence on DSS, DIA, NIA

September 19, 2022 Editor 0

The Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development has passed a vote of confidence on the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Defence Intelligence Agency, (DIA) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) “for the tremendous successes recorded in the renewed war against insurgency, banditry and criminality in the country in the past one month.” The Conveners Read More

Desert Herald reacts to Military accoutrements, others found inside Tukur Mamu’s residence, office

September 10, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has been urged not to turn the arrest of Desert Herald Weekly’s publisher, Tukur Mamu, to media trial, as the ‘military accoutrements’ found in his house during raids belong to his son, who is a naval officer. Mamu, who is the spokesman of Sheikh Ahmed Gumi and negotiator for the victims of the March Read More

DSS search Tukur Mamu’s Kaduna residence, office

September 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Department of State Service (DSS) has searched the residence of Malam Tukur Mamu, the detained publisher of Kaduna-based Desert Herald and media consultant to Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who withdrew as one of the negotiators between the terrorists that attacked the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna bound AK-9 train passengers. Blueprint learned from a close source that the DSS personnel Read More

Deserving cheers for DSS boss, Bichi

August 25, 2022 Amos Dunia 0

“My vision is to create a friendly work environment, enhance staff capacity through training and welfare, as well as ensure that the DSS remains a democratically-complaint intelligence agency in Nigeria” – Yusuf Magaji Bichi. With the commencement of his second four-year tenure beckoning on September 14, 2022, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi has been roundly described as a man of many Read More

Stop attacking public office holders, Middle Belt youth tell DSS

March 23, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Forum of Middle Belt Youths has charged the Department of State Services (DSS) to channel its powers towards solving the various security challenges facing the country rather than attacking public office holders. While speaking with newsmen in Abuja, president of the group, Terrence Kuanum , said they received with shock and utter disappointment a news report by the DSS Read More

Stop threatening PDP Chairman, CUPP cautions DSS

March 1, 2022 Ahmid Lawal, Abuja 0

The Department of State (DSS) has been cautioned by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) to stop threatening and harassing the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu, over his comment on some of the bye-election held in the country over the weekend. The DSS had in a statement on Monday, warned Ayu to stop making Read More

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