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PRAWA, Switzerland Move To Enhance Nigeria’s Justice, Security Sector Reforms

The Prison Rehabilitation And Welfare Action (PRAWA) and Government of Switzerland have pledged to commitment to enhance ongoing reforms in Nigeria's Justice and Security Sector institutions through the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) mechanism. This was the highlights of the workshop on 'Enhancing Synergy Amongst Justice Sector Oversight Mechanism' organised by the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) in collaboration with PRAWA and made available at the weekend in Abuja. !-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Umahi Orders Arrest Of Council Boss, Others Over Killing Of Peace Committee Members

Following the killing of four members of the peace committee saddled with finding a lasting solution to the persistent border feud between Ebonyi and Benue states, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has ordered the Police and the Department of State Services, DSS, to arrest the Chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the State, Clement Odah and 39 others Umahi gave the order during a stakeholders meeting in Abakaliki, the state capital. Filled with rage, the governor ordered the police and the DSS to arrest!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

DSS Denies Arrests Over INEC Server Election Results

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied that it had arrested and detained seven members of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC). A social media report had alleged that the SSS arrested some ICT staff of INEC for disclosing the commission’s server identity number to the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the just concluded elections, Atiku Abubakar. Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer of the service, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. He said that!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Buhari Should’ve Lobbied Us To Confirm Magu – Saraki

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said President Muhammadu Buhari had the option to lobby when the Senate rejected the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Recall that on two occasions, the Senate turned down President Buhari’s request to confirm Magu as EFCC’s chairman. The Senate’s rejection was premised on a report by the Department of State Services (DSS) who at the two instances insisted that the acting EFCC chairman lacks integrity!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

PDP Spokesperson, Buba Galadima Arrested By Gunmen

A spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s campaign organization, Buba Galadima has been reportedly arrested by gunmen. His arrest comes a few hours after the APC campaign reportedly called for his arrest. According to sources, Galadima was taken into custody by operatives of the Department of States Service, DSS in Wuse II, Abuja. As at the time of filing this report, there has been no official confirmation of the arrest. However, Reno Omokri, former media aide…

SSS Denies Tapping Telephone Lines Of Nigerians

The State Security Service (SSS, also called DSS) has denied tapping the telephone lines of Nigerians. A political group had alleged that the SSS had tapped the telephone lines of Nigerians. But Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the SSS, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the organisation was committed to its professional ideals and would not engage in unethical conduct. He said the SSS had been criticised by unpatriotic citizens who fed the public with fake news and hate speeches against…

Patronise Lawal Daura At Your Own Risk, DSS Warns Nigerians Against Ex-Boss

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned the public against going through its sacked former Director-General, Mr Lawal Daura, to engage the services of the agency. The DSS warned on Tuesday that anyone or group that patronises Mr Daura on its behalf, does so at their own risk. Recall that the former DSS DG was disgraced out of office on August 7, 2018, after officials of the Service invaded the National Assembly on his alleged orders. The warning by the DSS followed previous reports that Mr Daura still…

DSS Grills Top INEC Official Over Postponed Election

The Department of State Services (DSS) will today grill the national commissioner for logistics of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Okechukwu Ibeanu, over the postponement of the last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. DSS, according to reports, has asked Ibeanu to submit himself at their headquarters in Abuja by 2 pm today (Tuesday) to explain the role he played leading to suspension of the February 16 elections less than six hours to voting time. Ibeanu’s invitation came…

UPDATED: CCT Orders Arrest Of Suspended CJN Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has Issued Bench Warrant Against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The order, coming three days to the 2019 general election, followed an application by the federal government through Aliyu Umar (SAN), for a bench warrant against the suspended CJN after he failed to appear before the CCT for the third time to answer allegations of non-disclosure of his assets after he assumed office in March 2017. “Under the circumstances, it is my…

PDP Slams Buhari, APC Over Alleged Clampdown On Its Members

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) over the alleged clampdown on its members ahead of the forthcoming general elections. The PDP was reacting to the recent arrest of Mr. Ben Bako who is the Director of Media Committee of the Kaduna state PDP Governorship Campaign Organization. According to reports, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Bako over the weekedn for allegedly inciting PDP supporters in the state to rebellion. But…
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