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Report: President Buhari ignore pressure to reinstate axed DSS chief

President Muhammadu Buhari is reported to have ignored pressure for the reinstatement of sacked Director-General of Department of State Service (DSS), Mr Lawal Daura.
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EFCC releases ex-DSS chief Ita Ekpenyong

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released a former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr Ita Ekpeyong, hours after his arrest.

EFCC arrests ex-DSS chief Ita Ekpeyong

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Ita Ekpeyong.

EFCC raids ex-DSS chief Ita Ekpeyong’s Abuja home

Anti-graft operatives have raided the residence of Ita Ekpeyong, a former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Acting President Osinbajo: DSS blockade of National Assembly unauthorized

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said the blockade of the National Assembly gates by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) was unauthorized.

Junaid Mohammed: There’s ‘terrible confusion’ in NIA

A second republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has alleged that there is infighting between the nation’s security and anti-graft agencies.

Senate receives report on EFCC/SSS officers clash

The Senate on Wednesday received the report of its ad-hoc committee investigating the clash between officers of different security agencies on November 21, 2017.

There is oil in the skies

I don’t know if these statistics would interest you: the aviation industry alone directly contributes $664.4 billion to global GDP yearly — and that is far more than Nigeria’s entire gross domestic product.

Femi Falana demands prosecution of DSS operatives who shielded Ayodele Oke, Ita Ekpenyong

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for the prosecution of all the Department of State Services operatives who prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from arresting former heads of two agencies.

SERAP condemns face-off between EFCC, DSS, NIA

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has condemned the face-off between officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and those of the State Security Service (SSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) over the foiled attempt to arrest the former heads of SSS and NIA, Ita Ekpeyong and Ayo Oke respectively.

Ex-DSS chief Ita Ekpeyong keeps mum over attempted arrest

Immediate past Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ita Ekpeyong, has said that the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) was in a better position to speak on his aborted arrest by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC-DSS clash shows no one is in charge of this govt – Senator Olujimi

Abiodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti south, says no one is in charge of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government.

No going back on arrest of Ita Ekpeyong, Ayo Oke – Ibrahim Magu

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that he is not discouraged about Tuesday’s failed attempt to arrest former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ita Ekpeyong, and former head of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke.

Senate to investigate DSS, EFCC face-off over Ita Ekpeyong, Ayo Oke

EFCC and DSS operatives had a major stand-off, on Tuesday, over purported moves to arrest the immediate-past Director-General of the Service, Mr. Ita Ekpeyong at his Maitama residence.

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India seizes one tonne of ketamine on boat, arrests six Myanmar crew

India’s coast guard has arrested six Myanmar men and seized $42 million worth of ketamine after spotting a suspicious vessel in the Indian Ocean near the Nicobar Islands.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.

Hassan Rouhani: Iran to present regional security plan at UNGA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.
Chineze Anyaene, Chairman, Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee

Nigerian Oscars committee calls for entries from filmmakers

Ahead of the 2020 Oscars, the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has called on Nigerian filmmakers to submit entries for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category.
Algerian Riyad Mahrez was the top-performing African in major European club action on Saturday, as he starred in Manchester City’s 8-0 destruction of Watford at the Etihad Stadium.

Riyad Mahrez stars in Manchester City’s destruction of Watford

Algerian Riyad Mahrez was the top-performing African in major European club action on Saturday, as he starred in Manchester City’s 8-0 destruction of Watford at the Etihad Stadium.

Lagos community signs deal with foreign investors on infrastructure

A partnership between local residents of Odo-Ogun community on the outskirt of Lagos and a team of Chinese investors may soon bring about infrastructural development and job creation in the rural community located along the Lagos-Ikorodu highway.