• Militants threaten oil firms over invasion of Tompolo’s community

    Militants threaten oil firms over invasion of Tompolo’s community

    Niger Delta militants have vowed to chase away oil companies from the region should the Federal Government order another invasion of Tompolo’s community.

    Operatives of the Joint Task Force code-named, Operation Delta Safe, for the second time in two weeks, had reportedly raided Oporoza, the traditional headquarters of the Gbaramatu people and hometown of a popular militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, on Saturday.

    The leader of Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, ‘General’ Playboy, also cautioned that they (militants) would attack three […]

  • CLO protests soldiers’ invasion of Bayelsa community

    CLO protests soldiers’ invasion of Bayelsa community

    According to report, the Civil Liberties Organisation, Bayelsa State, has protested the alleged invasion and destruction of Sand-Sand community in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by troops of the Operation Delta Safe.

    To this end, the CLO has petitioned the Federal Government and the National Assembly to probe the invasion to ascertain the true position.

    Aggrieved indigenes of the community had on Friday cried out over alleged invasion by armed soldiers in search of suspected members of a militant group, […]

  • Senate condemns invasion of Judges homes, refuses to summon DSS boss

    Senate condemns invasion of Judges homes, refuses to summon DSS boss

    According to reports, the Senate on Tuesday condemned the invasion‎ of the residences of Judges by operatives of the Department of State Services over allegations of corruption.

    The Upper Chamber however kicked against the request to summon the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, to explain why his men invaded the Judges’ residences without recourse to the National Judicial Council.

    The decision of the Senate was sequel to a matter of urgent national importance brought under Orders 42 and 52 of […]

  • NANS condemns DSS invasion of judges’ residences

    NANS condemns DSS invasion of judges’ residences

    According to reports, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has joined some other Nigerians to condemn the Weekend’s invasion and subsequent arrests of Federal Judges by personnel of the Department of State Services, DSS, saying it does not paint the image of the country in good light.

    NANS in a statement by its President, Comrade Chinedu Obasi (aka IBB), said “It is at best an overreach on another arm of government. This is regarded as a clear case of arbitrariness […]

  • Invasion of judges’ homes, threat to democracy – Governor Okowa

    Invasion of judges’ homes, threat to democracy – Governor Okowa

    Not comfortable with the manner security operatives raided homes of some judges last weekend, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Sunday cautioned the nation’s security apparatus to operate within the confines of the law.

    Okowa described the invasion of the judges’ homes as an act of intimidation against the judiciary, adding that the action was a threat to democracy and the rule of law.

    He spoke in Asaba during the thanksgiving mass to kick-off the 2016/2017 legal year of the state […]

  • Invasion, capture of judges are executive lawlessness – Rights group

    Invasion, capture of judges are executive lawlessness – Rights group

    According to reports, the Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, FHRACC, Warri, Delta State, on Sunday, criticized the “Gestapo-style” invasion of the homes and arrest of two Supreme Court and Federal High Court judges by the Department of State Services, DSS saying it was the “height of executive lawlessness.”

    The group in a statement by the national president, Alaowei Cleric Esq., said: “The arrest of the judges and the failed attempt to abduct a judge in Rivers state is an […]

  • DSS gestapo invasion of judges’ residences, threat to democracy, says Fayose

    DSS gestapo invasion of judges’ residences, threat to democracy, says Fayose

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the invasion of residences of five judges, including those of two Justices of the Supreme Court – Justice Walter Onnoghen and Justice Sylvester Ngwuta – by armed men of the Department of State Service and reported arrest as a direct assault on the judiciary.

    Onnoghen is the second in command and in line to succeed the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Muhammad.

    Addressing journalists on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, Fayose, said “It should […]

  • Invasion of my office was to enable Dogara destroy evidence – Jibrin

    Invasion of my office was to enable Dogara destroy evidence – Jibrin

    Embattled Kano federal lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has alleged that the sealing of his office was part of a plan to enable Speaker Yakubu Dogara destroy evidences of corruption allegations levelled against him.

    Jibrin made this allegation in a statement on Friday, in reaction to the decision of the House to seal his office as it started implementing the resolution to suspend Abdulmumin Jibrin for 180 sitting days.

    “As you may all be aware, the Sergeant-At-Arm of the National Assembly stormed and sealed […]

  • Dickson condemns invasion of aide’s residence, wants policemen prosecuted

    Dickson condemns invasion of aide’s residence, wants policemen prosecuted

    The Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has condemned the invasion of the home of his aide, Mr. Richie Etonye, describing it as “an act of irresponsibility.”

    Etonye’s residence in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, was invaded on Tuesday, August 23, by policemen numbering over 50, allegedly on the instruction of the leaders of All Progressives Congress in Abuja.

    Dickson in a statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said since the APC won the presidential election, its […]