News - Department of State Services

UPDATED: Buhari Holds Meeting With Security Chiefs

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President,  Muhammadu Buhari, is presiding over an expanded security meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.  Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo , all the service chiefs, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris,  National Intelligence Agency DG, Ahmed Abujakar, Department of State Services DG, Lawal Musa Daura,  Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama,...

Boko Haram Releases UNIMAID Lecturers, 10 Women

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services (DSS), has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the release, through negotiations, of three University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State. Also released from the Boko Haram terrorists are 10 women kidnapped in a raid by the group on a...

 

Kassim Afegbua Alleges Threat To Life

1 week ago /
Security 

Kassim Afegbua , spokesman of  former military president, Ibrahim Babangida  who was interrogated for two hours on Friday by operatives of the department of state services, DSS says his life is threatened.

Kassim Afegbua Questioned By DSS

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida spent the whole day on Thursday at the  the headquarters  of the department of state services, DSS following his invitation to shed light on the press release he issued  on Sunday.

Army Launches ‘Exercise Cat Race’ To Tackle Killings In Benue, Other States

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has launched a new operation code-named “Ayem Akpatuma”, meaning ‘Cat Race’ to tackle the crises between herdsmen and farmers as well as cases of kidnapping in Benue and other states.Chief of Training and Operations, Major General David Ahmadu, announced this on Wednesday while briefing reporters at the...

DSS, Army Rescue Kidnapped Businesswoman In Rivers

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Officers of the Nigerian Army and Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday, rescued a businesswoman who was kidnapped by gunmen on her way from a church service in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The woman, who narrated her experience, alleged that the leader of the kidnap gang is a clergy man. She...

Ortom Blasts Defense Minister Over Herdsmen Attacks

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has criticised the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali for comments allegedly made by him where he blamed the herdsmen killings in Benue on the implementation of the anti- grazing law 2017. Ortom described it as rather unfortunate, adding that if an Honourable Minister could make...

El-Zakzaky’s Detention: FG Should Purge Self Of ‘Aggravated Court Contempt’ – Falana

1 month ago /
Nation 

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has accused the Federal Government of aggravated contempt of Federal High Court over the continuous detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The senior lawyer made the allegation in a statement in which he demanded the immediate release of El-Zakzaky...

Court Extends Detention Of Over 400 Suspected Boko Haram Members

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Department of State Services permission to detain over 400 Boko Haram suspects at the Kainji Detention Camp for an additional 90 days, which will expire on April 10, 2018. The court, however, ordered the DSS to produce four other suspected Boko Haram...

FG Will Not Condone Further Attacks By Herdsmen, Says Dambazau

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians in all parts of the country that it will not condone further attacks by herdsmen. Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), gave the assurance on Monday at a meeting with some state governors in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He told the governors that President...

Boko Haram Insurgency: Theatre Commander Seeks Greater Collaboration With Sister Agencies

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Rogers Nicholas, has called for closer collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force, and other security agencies, to fast-track the successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign. Nicholas made the call during a familiarization visit to the Borno State Police Command in Maiduguri, the state capital. Theatre Commander...

New Year Attack: Wike Places N200m Bounty On Perpertrators

1 month ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has placed a bounty on the gunmen who attacked Moku, Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of the state on New Year day. The gunmen in the early morning attack killed at least 16 persons leaving the community in shock and fear. The Governor in reaction to the...

We Are Not Recruiting, DSS Warns Nigerians

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services (DSS) has asked Nigerians to be mindful of persons requesting money from them to get recruited into the Service. According to a statement from the Service, this is in reaction to reports that some fraudulent people were extorting job seekers with the assurance of securing an...

BREAKING: Federal High Court Judge, Ademola Retires

2 months ago /
Nation 

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court has voluntarily retired. Earlier in the year, he was discharged and acquitted by an FCT High Court on charges of money laundering and abuse of office. This followed a raid on the homes of some judges by the Department Of State Services (DSS), which...

Court Grants EFCC Warrants To Arrest Ex-DSS, NIA Bosses

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained two separate warrants from a court to arrest a former Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Ita Ekpenyong and that of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayodele Oke. The commission confirmed this to reporters on Monday, adding that...

Senate Probes Alleged EFCC, DSS, NIA Feud

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday announced that it would probe alleged feud between Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Department of State Services and National Intelligence Agency over operational issues. The face-off was said to have stemmed from EFCC’s attempted arrest of former directors-general of DSS, Ita Ekpenyong, and NIA, Ayodele Oke. The Senate...

Falana Writes Buhari Over El-Zakzaky’s Continued Detention

3 months ago /
Nation 

Human Rights lawyer,  Mr Femi Falana, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El Zakzaky. In a letter dated November 7 and addressed to the President, Mr Falana recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja had...

BREAKING: DSS Produces Dasuki In Court For Metuh’s Trial

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally produced the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in court. This is in compliance with an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja, that the ex-NSA should appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of a former Publicity Secretary of...

We Have No Hands In Maina's Reinstatement - DSS

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has no hands in the recall or reinstatement of Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reform. The DSS said there was no correspondence of any sort between the DSS and the head of service with respect...

House Of Reps Wants Speedy Investigation Of Firearms Seizures

4 months ago /
Nation  Security 

What plans have the Nigerian customs service and the department of state services, DSS to check the growing influx of illegal small arms and light weapons into Nigeria? This is the key question the House of Representatives says it wants answers to and urgently too. This year alone, the Nigerian customs service,...


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