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Buhari appoints new DSS boss

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services. The appointment will take effect on Friday, September 14, 2018. The appointee is a core Secret Service operative. This came weeks after the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, acting in the […]

Déjà vu
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Déjà vu

Department of State Services (DSS) vehicle and operatives blocking the main entrance of the National Assembly complex… August 6, 2018. The rising Gestapo-style harassments of opposition politicians by executive branch of the Federal Government are a nauseating replay of the political recklessness that prematurely terminated the First Republic in 1966. […]

HURIWA advocates creation of human rights directorate in DSS
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HURIWA advocates creation of human rights directorate in DSS

Emmanuel Onwubiko, National Co-ordinator OF HURIWA A non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has advocated creation of an autonomous human rights investigative directorate within the Department of State Services (DSS) to handle human rights abuses committed by the service  The Rights group said the activation of an […]

EU flays blockage of National Assembly, wants security forces to be neutral
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EU flays blockage of National Assembly, wants security forces to be neutral

Some National Assembly staff and journalists who were barred from entering complex due to a blockade of the main gate by officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja. • Over 1000 APC members defect to PDP in Akwa Ibom State • Writers’ body queries unprogressive defections across […]

Buhari had knowledge of Daura’s sack, Presidency claims
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Buhari had knowledge of Daura’s sack, Presidency claims

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Presidency Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari had foreknowledge of the decision to terminate the appointment of erstwhile director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Musa Daura by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. Officers of the DSS […]

Presidency prefers gangster approach to democracy, says Saraki
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Presidency prefers gangster approach to democracy, says Saraki

Boma Goodhead (left) and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the National Assembly main entrance in Abuja …yesterday. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA The Nigerian Senate president Bukola Saraki Wednesday accused the Nigerian Government of using gangster politics in its bid to change the leadership of the Senate. Saraki’s […]

Osinbajo briefs new DSS boss, police distance self from National Assembly invasion
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Osinbajo briefs new DSS boss, police distance self from National Assembly invasion

Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday met with the newly appointed Acting Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Seiyefa, picked as replacement for sacked DG, Lawal Musa Daura, after the invasion of the National Assembly by […]

DSS operatives lay siege to National Assembly
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DSS operatives lay siege to National Assembly

Boma Goodhead (left) and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the National Assembly main entrance in Abuja …yesterday. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA Presidency sacks DG Lawal Daura over ‘unlawful invasion’ Masked operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday barricaded the gates to the National Assembly complex, […]

PDP wants National Assembly to sanction president over DSS invasion
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PDP wants National Assembly to sanction president over DSS invasion

Some National Assembly staff and journalists who were barred from entering complex due to a blockade of the main gate by officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja…yesterday. • Attack on legislature a coup against democracy, says Fayose • Ekiti chapter berates action, commends sacking of DSS […]

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DSS operatives leave National Assembly complex

After barricading the entrance of the National Assembly Tuesday morning, the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives have departed the national assembly. The masked DSS operatives prevented lawmakers from entering the National Assembly complex as early as 7:00am claiming they were following ‘orders from above’. After several hours blocking the […]