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Nigeria vs AI: Consequences of ignoring credible reports on rights violations–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Uju Joy Igboeli and Chidinma Udegbunam   Combination of Government insincerity and dishonesty, falsehood and propaganda, ethnic chauvinism and religious extremism, tribalism and nepotism, militarization and failed intelligence, incorrigibility and entrenched impunity and intolerance and censorship are the fundamental drawbacks inherent in the central Administration of Retired Major Gen Muhammadu

PDP urges NIA, DSS, Interpol to track ‘on the run’ Oshiomhole

•APC chieftains calls on party chairman to resign 'honourably' The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and INTERPOL to help track down the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, believed to be on the run since his reported interrogation by the

Nigeria confirms use of human flesh in Chinese drugs

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has confirmed the receipt of a letter sent on Chinese Drugs reported to be made from human flesh.  The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) earlier alerted the SON, National Agency for Food Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC), Nigerian Customs Service on a Chinese drugs made with

Lawal Daura: An Encounter with Intelligence Chief

By Yushau A. Shuaib   It was 24 hours after the official release of my book, “An Encounter with the Spymaster” in July 2017 that I received an invitation from a top retired Airforce officer for a meeting with the then Director General of Department of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura.   Before the

Osinbajo: Buhari does not teleguide Magu

Concluding part of a media interview granted by  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to a group of journalists and  social media practitioners in Lagos state, on Friday, 2 March, 2018. In the interview, Osinbajo says government has kept its promises to Niger Delta Nigerians. Q: The state of primary healthcare in the

NIA Directors to NASS: New DG is below par

Ask President Buhari to drop him Babatunde Abiodun  Trouble is not yet over for the embattled Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, as some Directors of the Agency have written to the House of Representatives Committee on Security and National Intelligence to prevail on President

Presidency justifies Abubakar’ s appointment as DG NIA

  Babatunde Abiodun Against public outcry that greeted the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the Director General of National Intelligence Agency, the Presidency on Sunday justified his appointment. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a press release issued on Sunday said the President appointed the new DG because he

How $44m vanished from NIA vaults

·         Any answer for the emptying coffers at Nigeria’s Intelligence Agency? Nigerians received another big shock last week when another $44million was reported to have vanished from the vaults of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Daily Trust on Sunday reported, quoting top security sources, that $44million in cash kept in NIA's vaults in

NIA succession saga: How Aso Rock cabal snookered Osinbajo

Babatunde Abiodun  Fresh facts have emerged on the circumstances surrounding the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency ( NIA). Source revealed that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was short-changed by a clique in the Presidency that outsmarted him in the appointment process. It was learnt

Controversy trails Nigeria’s spy chief with Chadian citizenship

•Married to a Morroccan Babatunde Opalana  Controversies continue to rage over the recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the substantive Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), as the new appointee was alleged of actually being a Chadian citizen. A news portal , Daily Nigeria reported that the