• Why DSS may not release Zakzaky

    Why DSS may not release Zakzaky

    There are fears that a fresh charge may be filed against Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, within the 45 days window given by the court, within which he should be released.

    The DSS as well as other security agencies have never been known to obey court orders in that regard, examples of persons who had been granted bail by the court, but which DSS refused to let go include: Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Nnamdi Kanu and retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, among others.

    Apart […]

  • Abubakar Malami reveals reasons why he authorised DSS raid on judges

    Abubakar Malami reveals reasons why he authorised DSS raid on judges

    The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said he approved the raids on the homes and arrest of judges by the Department of State Services.

    Malami said it was not the exclusive preserve of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate financial crimes.

    Malami stated these in Abuja on Tuesday when he appeared before an ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives in the National Assembly.

    The committee is chaired by Hon. Garba Dhatti.

    It is […]

  • AGF finally gives reasons why DSS raided judges, insists they acted within the law

    AGF finally gives reasons why DSS raided judges, insists they acted within the law

    Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has for the first time explained why the “State” sanctioned the move by the Department of State Security  (DSS) to raid the homes of judges in different parts of the country.

    Malami, who spoke during an investigative hearing by the Hon. Garba Datti-led House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating cases of invasion of property and arrest of persons for reasons outside the general duties insisted that the DSS acted […]

  • EFCC, DSS disagree on corruption

    EFCC, DSS disagree on corruption

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were on a collision course on Thursday with the Department of State Services, DSS, for describing corruption as a threat to national security.

    DSS had stated this as the main reason it raided the homes of some judges across the country last month.

    However, the anti-graft agency believes that the raid was a manifestation of the rivalry among security agencies, particularly between the DSS and the current leadership of the EFCC.

    The two agencies had appeared […]

  • DSS arrests insurance commissioner over allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement

    DSS arrests insurance commissioner over allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement

    Operatives from the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Police Force on Wednesday arrested the Commissioner for Insurance, Alh Mohammed Kyari, over allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement.

    The operatives who were on joint operation were said to have arrived the headquarters of the National Insurance Commission where the office of Kyari is located at about 9am and arrested the CFI.

    Kyari who was putting on a dark blue traditional attire and a cap to match was whisked away by operatives […]

  • DSS, EFCC ban 15 judges from foreign trips

    DSS, EFCC ban 15 judges from foreign trips

    In light of ongoing investigations, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Security Service (DSS) have banned not less than 13 judges from leaving the country.

    The judges cannot travel abroad without the express permittion of a court.

    It was also learnt that security agents have started screening the Petty Cash Book of the Supreme Court and payment vouchers to contractors.

    The Petty Cash Book which emanated from draw down from Secret/Operation Account was said to have revealed […]

  • DSS arrests illegal BDC operators in Anambra

    DSS arrests illegal BDC operators in Anambra

    Markets in Awka and Onitsha in Anambra state were on Friday raided by members of the Department of State Services (DSS) in search of illegal bureau de change (BDC) operators.

     A trader at the Eke Market in Awka, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said some hawkers of foreign currencies were arrested.

    He said that the DSS operatives also carted away huge sums of foreign currencies seized from the hawkers.

    “We scampered for our lives when we saw them inside the market in […]

  • DSS raids Kano’s Bureau de Change, arrests 40

    DSS raids Kano’s Bureau de Change, arrests 40

    It was gathered that the Department of State Services in Kano has arrested over 40 people at the famous Wapa Bureau d’ Change in Fagge area of the city.

    A source close to the DSS, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the arrests, saying that those arrested were touts responsible for the hike in exchange rate.

    It said that they made the arrests on Friday morning as the culprits had been warned against their acts.

    The Auditor General of Al Amanat Association of Bureau de […]

  • DSS to go after producers of fake drivers’ licences – FRSC

    DSS to go after producers of fake drivers’ licences – FRSC

    Operatives of the Directorate of State Security Service, DSS, are to be engaged by the Federal Road Safety Corps to help fish out those behind the production of fake drivers licences in the country.

    The action followed the inability of the Corps to get to the root of the illegality despite efforts made to stem the trend.

    The FRSC’s acting Sector Commander in Niger State, Mr Na Magana, who disclosed this in Minna on Thursday, said the headquarters of the Corps had […]

  • Raid by DSS worsens dollar scarcity at parallel market

    Raid by DSS worsens dollar scarcity at parallel market

    Suspicion and fear permeates the Lagos parallel market as traders struggle to come to terms with last week’s raid by security operatives, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

    The situation worsened the scarcity of the greenback as traders’ fear that operatives of the Department of State Services were still disguising as potential foreign exchange buyers in the market.

    A currency trader, who pleaded anonymity, said the situation might further erode the gains made by the Central Bank of Nigeria in ensuring the […]

  • Naira appreciates after DSS action on currency dealers

    Naira appreciates after DSS action on currency dealers

    Despite last week’s raid and arrest of some licensed currency dealers who were said to be selling foreign exchange (FX) above the prescribed limit, the naira appreciated on both the interbank and parallel segments of the market.

    Precisely, on the interbank FX market, the spot rate of the naira climbed N1.45 to close at N304.75 to the dollar last Friday, stronger than the N306.50 to the dollar the previous day.

    Also, on the parallel market, the naira appreciated by N5 to trade […]