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37 FRSC officials arrested for extortion

A joint inter-agency team led by the anti-corruption agency, ICPC, has arrested 37 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for allegedly extorting money from motorists on Nigerian highways.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Reps summon NNPC, DSS, Customs, CBN chiefs over ports

The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, Director-General, Department of the State Security Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Ali Hameed (rtd).
President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, could travel for treatment abroad.

President Buhari ignores Kaduna government’s conditions for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s treatment

High-level indications have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State government under Governor Nasir El-rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and wife could travel for treatment abroad.
President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, could travel for treatment abroad.

Shiite leader Ibraheem El-Zakzaky travels to India for treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, could travel for treatment abroad.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

#RevolutionNow: Lawyer sues federal government, demands release of detained protesters

A Lagos-based lawyer has taken the Nigerian government before a federal court seeking an order compelling it to unconditionally release all persons arrested and detained in connection with the #RevolutionNow protest.

Femi Falana files motion to quash order for Omoyele Sowore’s detention

Human Rights Activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, on Friday, filed a motion to challenge the legality of the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja that gave the Department of State Service, DSS, permission to detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.

Mike Ozekhome: President Buhari is allergic to criticism

Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has reacted to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and activist.

Court restrains National Assembly from Edo Assembly takeover

Justice Adamu Turaki Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has restrained the National Assembly, the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) from interfering or sealing up the Edo State House of Assembly.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has banned the planned RevolutionNow protest in the state.

Governor Wike: Don’t bring #RevolutionNow protest to Rivers

The mass protest against the Nigerian government would not be accepted in Rivers State, the state governor, Nyesom Wike, has said.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.

Edo Assembly crisis: Court stops governor from issuing fresh proclamation

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has restrained the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki from issuing a fresh proclamation letter as directed by the Senate.

Femi Falana: Proscription of IMN is illegal

Femi Falana, lawyer to the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has condemned the action of the Federal Government to proscribe the Shiite group.

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky: Government preparing fresh insurgency – Femi Falana

Activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has warned that the federal government was preparing a fresh insurgency of the Boko Haram type with its handling of the Shiite leader Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky issue.
The State Security Service (SSS), self-styled as the Department of State Services (DSS), is the primary domestic intelligence agency of Nigeria.

Court orders DSS to pay man N500,000 over illegal detention

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday awarded N500,000 against the State Security Service (SSS) in favour of Ahmadu Mohmmad over his unlawful arrest and prolonged detention.

Tailor sues DSS chief’s wife, others over alleged threat to life

A tailor, Hadiza Usman, on Wednesday dragged the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS) and his wife, Y. B. Magaji and the SSS FCT Director before the FCT High Court Apo, over alleged threat to life.
The State Security Service (SSS), self-styled as the Department of State Services (DSS), is the primary domestic intelligence agency of Nigeria.

DSS warns against fake recruitment rumour

The Department of State Services (DSS), has warned Nigerians to beware of the false advertisement trending on the social media that the service is recruiting, urging them to treat it as scam by fraudsters to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, particularly job applicants.

Ex-NSA Dasuki’s absence stalls alleged N19.4 billion fraud trial

The trial of a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, in the alleged misappropriation of N19.4 billion arms funds was on Tuesday stalled before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, due to his absence.
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Ex-AGF Abubakar Malami faces disciplinary panel over alleged professional misconduct

The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, will on June 14, 2019 face the Disciplinary Panel the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee over a prejudicial statement made against the detained former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki.

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