Pictures: Uneasy calm as Police, Army arrest #RevolutionNow protesters

August 5, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Revolution now protesters are currently facing hard times in Abuja after security agents reportedly arrested many of them in Abuja The protesters carrying placards and banners had set out as early as 8 am to demand good governance from the Buhari-led administration. Some of their placards read, ‘Nigerians are sick and tired of poverty, corruption, injustice and untimely death’; ‘Say no Read More

Uncertainty as panel grills Magu in Aso Rock

Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu was Monday grilled in Aso Rock by the presidential panel probing the activities of the agency. The panel reportedly sat at the Banquet Hall wing of the Presidential Villa. Magu was reportedly stopped in traffic while moving out of the Wuse II Annex of the EFCC in Abuja where Read More

Breaking: DSS arrests EFCC chairman

July 6, 2020 Editor 0

Acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu is currently being subjected to interrogation after operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) arrested him, Channels Television reports. Details loading…

Fake DSS officer nabbed in Taraba

July 3, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state command of the Department of State Security Service, (DSS) on Friday paraded a 45-year-old Ishaya Adamu Jonathan for defrauding people in Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states, claiming he is a very senior officer of the service. The Taraba state director of DSS, Alhaji Bashir Abubakar, while briefing newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital said Ishaya Adamu Jonathan was Read More

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PDP BoT chair on 2023: My life in danger for not endorsing Atiku

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

Chairman Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Walid Jibrin has raised the alarm over threats to his life following his comments that the party would not zone its presidential ticket to the North come 2023.  He raised the alarm in a petition to Director General Department of State Services (DSS) Yusuf Magaji Bichi and Inspector General of Read More

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Why we should not sacrifice DSS boss – Jibril Tafida

December 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

 Malam Jibril Tafida a Kaduna-based politician and businessman, in this interview with Chamba Simeh, tackles those calling for the sack of DSS Director-General, Yusif Magaji Bichi and argues that Sowore’s case, which borders on threat to national security should not be politicised and that the #RevolutionNow leader should not be seen to be above the law. He also carpets the Read More

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Breaking: One week after DSS’ court invasion, AGF takes charge of Sowore’s case

December 13, 2019 Editor 0

Following widespread condemnation amidst uncertainties, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to hands off the case against the #RevolutionNow protests convener, Omoyele Sowore . A statement by the minister’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, which confirmed this on Friday Read More

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Between thuggery and state disobedience

December 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

I have no hesitation in admitting that I have a, personal, formative interest in the health of the Nigerian judiciary, deeper perhaps than the average Nigerian.  At a critical junction in the life of this writer, a judge resolved to give primacy to the call of conscience, affirm his professional integrity and defend the supremacy of law in defiance of Read More

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Sowore: NHRC calls for the prosecution of security operatives

December 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Human Rights Commission has called for the arrest and prosecution of all the security operatives who invaded the hollowed chambers of the Federal High Court Abuja on Friday to arrest  Mr Omoyele Sowore and his colleague  who are standing trial before the Court.  Reacting to the incident which caused  disruption in the court and left many wounded,  Executive Read More

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Breaking: DSS ‘makes u-turn, refuses to release’ Sowore; Adeyanju, others stage protest in Abuja

November 9, 2019 Editor 0

The continued detention of convener of #RevolutionNow Movement Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS) has erupted protest at its headquarters on Saturday. Deji Adeyanju is currently leading the protesters in Abuja. The protest for his release is happening, hours after spokesman of the DSS Peter Afunanya, acknowledged that the agency had received the order to release Sowore Read More

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Breaking: DSS declares readiness to release Sowore, but…

November 8, 2019 Editor 0

The Department Security Service (DSS) has declared that it was ready to obey court order and release the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, but nobody came to pick him up from detention. Speaking through a statement signed by the service spokesman, Peter Afunanya, the DSS confirmed receipt of the court order. He said, “The Department of State Services Read More

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NATFORCE decries officials arrest, intimidation by DSS

November 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Director General National Taskforce for the Prohibition of Illegal Importation/Smuggling of Arms, Ammunition, Light Weapon, Chemical Weapon and Pipeline Vandalism (NATFORCE), Chief Osita Okereke, has decried the alleged arrest and intimidation of its officials by operatives of the Department of Security Services (DSS). Speaking at a press briefing on activities of the taskforce, Friday in Abuja, Okereke called on Read More

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Breaking: Sowore, Adebayo plead not guilty, back in DSS custody

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

Convener of #RevolutionNow protest Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare have been ordered by the Federal Court High Court in Abuja to be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) pending the hearing of his application for bail. Both had pleaded not guilty to charges filed against them by the federal government. Blueprint Judiciary correspondent Read More

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Breaking: We never arrested Chido Onumah – DSS

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said that its operatives did not arrest Dr Chido Onumah contrary to media reports. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Mr Peter Afunanya, made this known in a press statement, Monday in Abuja. It read in part: “The DSS wishes to make clarifications regarding media reports that Dr Chido Onumah was arrested Read More

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Breaking: DSS ‘arrests’ another activist

September 29, 2019 Editor 0

Operatives of Department of State Services (DSS), have arrested a popular activist, Chido Onumah. Mr Onumah, a journalist and author, was arrested at the Abuja airport on Sunday evening, according to PREMIUM TIMES. Report say the journalist returned to Nigeria from Spain where he recently bagged a doctorate in communication studies. He arrived via a Lufthansa airline and was waiting Read More

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After FG’s charges, imprisoned Sowore gets ‘new status’

September 23, 2019 Editor 0

The Network of International Human Rights Organisations and Coalitions say it may soon adopt detained Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, as a “Prisoner of Conscience”. The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) said on Monday in Lagos that it was working with renowned rights groups across the world to ensure that Sowore was adopted as a Prisoner of Read More

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Breaking: More troubles for Sowore as AAC sacks ex-presidential candidate

August 9, 2019 Editor 0

Activist and ex-presidential candidate of African Action Alliance (AAC) Omoyele Sowore has just been expelled by his party e, from the party. Sowore has been in Department of Security Services (DSS) detention since last week over RevolutionNow moves. Twenty-eight other national officers of the party were also sacked. Details loading…

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Breaking: Court grants DSS permission to further detain Sowore

August 8, 2019 Editor 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has just obtained an approval from a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to keep activist Omoyele Sowore in custody for initial 45 days until investigations are concluded. DSS had approached the court seeking to detain Sowore, the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance Congress, AAC, for 90 days in order to carry out Read More

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#RevolutionNow: Police, DSS swoop on protesters nationwide

August 6, 2019 Editor 0

Making good their threats, security agencies across the country Monday moved against supporters of RevolutionNow, a group led by Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, a pro-democracy activist, founder SaharaReporters – an online platform  and  presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last general elections, had, through various platforms,  mobilised a handful of Nigerians home and abroad for “a forceful change of government” Read More

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El-Zakzaky: DSS soft pedals, promises to comply with Court order

August 5, 2019 Editor 0

The State Security Service (SSS) has said it would comply with a court order granting leave to leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, to travel out for medical attention. In a statement Monday evening the service spokesman, Peter Afunnaya, said it is in line with the service principles to comply with the order. “This is to inform Read More

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Soyinka hits DSS, Police, condemns Sowore’s arrest

August 4, 2019 Editor 0

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described as “a terrorist midnight arrest.” the Saturday morning arrest of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services, Soyinka said Sowore has not engaged in any treasonable act as being claimed by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. Soyinka, in a statement made available on Sunday and titled: “Surely, Read More

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Breaking: DSS transfers #RevolutionNow organiser Sowore to Abuja

August 4, 2019 Editor 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has moved former Pressidential candidate and convener of #RevolutionNow Omoyele Sowore from its facility in Lagos to Abuja. According to thecable, Sources at the DSS said Sowore, who has been held incommunicado since Saturday, is currently in detention in Abuja. Although the secret police is yet to make any comment on his arrest, it Read More