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Buhari tasks Africa’s Spy Chiefs to deny terrorists, criminals access to financial systems

•Says illicit funds fuel insecurity in Africa  •The continent loses $60bn yearly to illicit financial flows •As NIA Director-General Rufai Abubakar emerges Chairperson of CISSA Senator Iroegbu  Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the head of intelligence agencies in Africa to develop strategies that ensure that terrorists, criminals and other clandestine groups are denied

ONSA, NIA, DSS ranked lowest in MDAs 2018 websites’ efficiency

Jude Johnson Out of the 67 Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that were assessed, the websites of Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA), Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and the Department of State Security Services (DSS), were ranked lowest in the 2018 MDAs websites’ efficiency. The three intelligence agencies'

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

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