The Assembly members, who vowed not to collaborate with anyone to truncate the government of Governor Fayose, added that they were prepared to spend the rest of their tenure in DSS cell, instead of joining people that they roundly defeated in five straight elections to cause another political instability in Ekiti State
The House raised the alarm at a press conference addressed by the Speaker, Right Honourable (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole; his deputy, Right Honourable Segun Adewumi; chairman of House Committee on Health, Dr Babajide Omotoso, and other House members that were not affected by the DSS abduction, on Saturday
He stated that “In a bid to employ propaganda to manipulate the international community against the efforts of the Federal Government, in the ongoing war against terror in the North-West region, MUSA had approached a foreign mission in Nigeria for logistics and financial support to fight the Boko Haram
Vanguard gathered that the security officials were said to have received petitions that Umeh was among those supporting the pro-Biafra agitators, whose leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is still being detained by the security operatives
NAN reports that Danjuma’s abduction occurred two weeks after the mother of the state Deputy Governor, Hajiya Beli Manu, was kidnapped for several hours before she was released
The Caretaker Chairman of the council, Steven Agya, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jalingo.
Agya said the council had mobilised youths to join hands with security agents in searching for the kidnapped man
The DSS in a statement by Tony Opuiyo on Tuesday said the civil servant, Uwem Udo Ekpo, a Chief Programme Analyst in the Office of the Accountant General of the Fedration, was working with a gang led by one Sunny Okoh, a hacker
Kanu, David Nwawusi and Benjamin Madubugwu were charged with treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and conspiracy.
The association said the letter was a reminder of its earlier petition submitted to DSS on September 22, 2015, in which it expressed concern over the misuse of the mandate given to the NANS executive
Bubuche warned members of the public to desist from sending their sensitive photographs to the Internet so that criminals would not use them against them
Meseko said the duo had reported to the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja on invitation at about 10am only to be taken into custody without any cogent reason till 5pm when they were released
Addressing newsmen at the residence of Ubani at Ovom in Obingwa Local Government Area, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Bonnie Iwuoha, said the government demands explanation from the security agencies on why they invaded the residence of the commissioner and two-time member of the House of Representatives at the wee hours of the morning
Waziri said as security agencies, they will continue to educate Nigerians on the roles of security agencies and how to divulge information in order to curb insecurity
The statement, signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, however, said there was nothing strange in the development as the DSS operatives were only routinely posted to the office of the Senate president and not chosen by him
Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who gave the November 3 order that was flouted by the DSS, said on Friday: “I have made an order which has to be obeyed and the order is to the effect that the accused be allowed to go abroad as from November 4 to treat his ailment within three weeks and return to the court on November 26 for his trial in the charges brought against him
DPR’s Operations Controller, Benjamin Ewuga, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi on Monday that the collaboration was to ensure delivery of petroleum products to exact locations
In a statement on Thursday, the DSS said the public should ignore the claim by Dasuki that he was being persecuted.
It said the invitation was not on the old case of arms running and money laundering for which he is standing trial before Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court in Abuja
However, after the order by Justice Adeniyi Ademola, Dasuki needed a surety to vouch for his promise to return to the country to continue with his trial on allegations of gun running and illegal possession of firearms.
Haruna stood in for him
The DSS, which obtained the remand order on the suspects, told the court that they were arrested in connection with a foiled attack on Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State in September
A statement issued on Sunday in Yenagoa by the state PDP Chairman, Chief Serena Dokubo-Spiff, said the sudden removal of the Commissioner of Police, Paul Okafor, coming shortly after similar transfer of the state Director of Department of State Services, Baba Alhassan, from Bayelsa State and just a month to the election raised questions about the motives for such actions