News - Department of State Services

FG Amends Charges, Against Dasuki

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The trial of Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki in the alleged diversion of $2.1b arms funds is facing a fresh delay as the federal government has filed a 32-count amended charge against him and three others.

Army Nabs Alleged Benue Attacks Mastermind

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have arrested a key Boko Haram suspect believed to have masterminded most of the attacks in Benue State.

Police Arrest 115 Shiite Members Over Abuja Protest

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

About 115 members of the Islamic movement group popularly known as Shiites, have been arrested by the police after a violent clash in the Abuja business district area and some parts of Wuse 2 on Monday.

Security Chiefs Concerned Over Plot To Disrupt 2019 Elections – Presidency

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s security chiefs have expressed worry over plans by some groups in the country to disrupt the processes leading to the 2019 general elections, the presidency has said.

Security Services Assures Of Balance Between Security And Freedom Of Expression

1 month ago /
Nation 

In the midst of the debate over the right to freedom of expression and the government's efforts to ensure that the digital space and the mass media generally do not become a playground for terrorism and destabilization, security agencies in the country have given assurances that they would maintain a balance between openness and national security.

Court Dismisses Money Laundering, Passport Fraud Charges Against Justic Ngwuta

2 months ago /
Nation 

The federal high court on Friday dismissed all the 13 counts of money laundering and passport fraud instituted by the federal government against a serving justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta.

Police Arrest Daily Trust Reporter From NASS

2 months ago /
Nation 

Police Operatives on Tuesday arrested Daily Trust Newspaper reporter, Musa Abdullahi-Krishi, from the National Assembly complex, over alleged defamatory report against Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar.

Senate Summons Buratai, IGP Over Dapchi Schoolgirls’ Abduction

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has summoned the Chief of Army Staff, LT General Tukur Buratai and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the abduction of 110 secondary schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.

DSS Frees Journalist

2 months ago /
Nation 

The department of state services, DSS has released Anthony Ezimakor, the Abuja bureau chief of the daily independent newspaper after holding him for about seven days at its Abuja headquarters.

DSS Detains Daily Independent’s Abuja Bureau Chief, Tony Ezimakor

2 months ago /
Nation 

Authorities of the Department of State Services (DSS) have detained Independent Newspapers’ Abuja Bureau Chief, Tony Ezimakor.

UPDATED: Buhari Holds Meeting With Security Chiefs

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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 months 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 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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...


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