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Maina: Son pulls gun against security agents as DSS arrests father

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). The DSS said Maina was arrested in company of his 20 year old son, Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, who unsuccessfully tried to resist the arrest by pulling

DSS denies arresting chido Onumah

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arrested Journalist-Activist, Chido Onumah. The DSS in a statement by on Sunday by its spokesperson, Peter Afunnya said as against media reports, Onumah was never arrested by the Service, but rather engaged in an interaction during which an act of his capable

We don’t own any Twitter handle — DSS warns

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Services (DSS) has disowned fake Twitter handles currently in circulation saying it does not own, use or operate any official twitter handles. The service in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunnya on Monday said the twitter handles which also bear the Service's symbols

DSS alerts on plot to distabilize Nigeria

Nosa Enobhayisobo The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm on plots to undermine national security, peace and unity in the country. The DSS said some "subversive" elements are determined to exploit political differences and other occurrences, within and outside the country, to destabilize the nation. The DSS in a statement

Crude oil theft: NNPC seeks deeper Collaboration with DSS

Godsgift Onyedinefu The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has sought for stringer cooperation with the Department of State Services to tackle the problem of crude oil theft and other petroleum related crimes. The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC, Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari made this known when

Sowore to remain in detention as court dismisses motion

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed an application challenging the detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of ‘Revolution Now’ movement. At its sitting on Wednesday, Evelyn Maha, a judge, said hearing the application would mean reviewing the court order directing the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Sowore. The judge said

RevolutionNow: Court fix August 8 to rule on Sowore detention order

Godwin Tsa The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has fixed August 8 to rule on an application by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) seeking an order to detain the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore for 90 days pending the conclusion of its investigation. Sowore, who is the

We will obey court order to release El-Zakzaky — DSS

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Service (DSS) has said it is liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with court order granting Ibrahim El-Zakzaky's release. The DSS made this known a statement by its spokesperson, Peter Afunnya on Monday evening. The Kaduna State High Court on Monday morning granted El-Zakzaky, leader if

DSS reportedly arrests Sowore

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested former presidential candidate in the 2019 elections and the convener of #RevolutionNow Protests, Omoyele Sowore. It was gathered that Sowore was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday in Lagos Sowore posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25

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