• Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    House of Representatives, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday said the invasion of the homes of senior judicial officers by the Department of State Services was a disorganised and worrisome act.

    Dogara said the clampdown was a duplication of the function of other anti-corruption agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and promised sweeping reforms to prevent its recurrence.

    The Speaker made the observations when he inaugurated a House committee charged with investigating the clampdown and its aftermath.

    “It is untidy, it […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gunmen raid Edo BDC market, cart away over N12m

    Gunmen raid Edo BDC market, cart away over N12m

    A three-man gang of armed robbers at the weekend raided the popular Bureau De Change market along Sakpoba Road in Benin the Edo State capital and carted away over N12million in the process.

    The gun wielding robbers, who were dressed in the outfit of men of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), were said to have trailed one of the Hausa traders at the exchange market who went to the bank to cash money for his office.

    Some of the traders at […]

  • NJC writes Senate over raid on judges home

    NJC writes Senate over raid on judges home

    According to reports, the National Judicial Council has written to the Senate on the recent raid on the homes of some judges in the country by operatives of the Department of State Services.

    This was disclosed during the plenary on Wednesday by the Chairman of Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator David Umaru.

    Umaru said: “The essence of bringing up this matter is to seek approval from the Senate for the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal […]

  • Raid on judges’ homes: DSS forced me to sign document at gunpoint

    Raid on judges’ homes: DSS forced me to sign document at gunpoint

    One of the seven Nigerian judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in recent raids, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, has opened up on the encounter, declaring that the service forced him to sign a document at gunpoint.

    In a letter addressed to the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Mahmud Mohammed dated October 11, 2016, which was obtained by the media, Ademola also accused the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, of being behind his ordeal as a revenge for the punishment […]

  • Reps set up committee to probe DSS’ raid on judges’ homes

    Reps set up committee to probe DSS’ raid on judges’ homes

    According to reports, the House of Representatives has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the raids carried out by the Department of State Services (DSS) on some judges homes across the country over the weekend.

    The homes of seven judges was raided by the DSS on allegations of corruption.

    On Tuesday, the house resolved to investigate the matter, following an urgent motion on matters of public importance sponsored by Kingsley Chinda.

    While moving the motion on the floor the house, he […]

  • NJC to hold emergency meeting over DSS raid on judges

    NJC to hold emergency meeting over DSS raid on judges

    Nigerian judges will hold emergency talks Tuesday following the “deeply regrettable” detention of several judges by secret police in a corruption probe, the country’s chief justice said Monday.

    At least seven judges were detained by Nigerian security forces over the weekend in connection with allegedly receiving bribes, drawing sharp condemnation from the bar association and from rights groups who described the raids as “unprecedented”.

    The Department of State Services (DSS) said it had seized $800,000 (715,000 euros) in cash during the nation-wide […]

  • Judges arrests: Lawyers trade words on DSS raid

    Judges arrests: Lawyers trade words on DSS raid

    Some Abuja-based lawyers have condemned the arrest and invasion of homes of judges by the Department of State Services (DSS).

    The lawyers spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Abuja on Sunday.

    While some decried the invasion of the homes of the judges at night, others described it as a step in the right direction.

    The critics said that the DSS had no right to invade the houses of the judges because the allegations had nothing to do […]

  • Raid on judges, unveiling of full dictatorship, says Ozekhome

    Raid on judges, unveiling of full dictatorship, says Ozekhome

    According to reports, the firestorm of protest set off by the invasion of the homes of some judges by the Department of State Security (DSS) continued to rage yesterday as notable lawyers lampooned the security agency.

    In his reaction to the raid on the judges, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, characterized it as the unveiling of dictatorship.

    He said: “A leopard cannot change its spots. Welcome to full-blown dictatorship and fascism that are now here with […]

  • CPC begins raid of supermarkets over sale of fake items

    CPC begins raid of supermarkets over sale of fake items

    The Ondo State Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it is ready to sanction any supermarket that sells expired drugs and drinks across the state.

    It said similar sanctions would be meted out on defaulting supermarkets across the country.

    The council Chairman, Alhaji Jimoh Bello, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Akure.

    Bello said that council had put all necessary machineries in place to ensure that any product sold in the state was not faked […]

  • Armed robbers raid Ogenyi Onazi’s home, vow to return

    Armed robbers raid Ogenyi Onazi’s home, vow to return

    Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi’s house, was on Monday attacked by four armed robbers.

    This was was confirmed by the Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, who said the hoodlums took “valuable items including a white Toyota Highlander and an undisclosed amount of cash.”

    Onazi’s father is also reported to have been assaulted by the robbers, after they gained entry into their home in Jos, Plateau State.

    The player has also reacted to the incident and revealed that the thieves left a message saying […]