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April 18, 2018 4:56 PM Snatched mace: Omo-Agege’s kinsman calls for senator’s recall

Frank Tietie, one of the constituents of the suspended lawmaker representing Delta Central senatorial district, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called on other members of the senatorial district to immediately commence the recall process of the embattled lawmaker if found to have caused the snatching of the mace from the Senate floor on Wednesday. He condemned 29

April 17, 2018 6:18 AM Sex-for-marks: OAU VC gives update on Prof. Akindele

The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said the institution may involve the police to verify a telephone conversation involving Prof. Richard Akindele and the student of the institution. The VC speaking to journalists in Osogbo on Sunday said the university might involve the police to get to the root of the matter 27

March 9, 2018 12:34 PM Peace Corps: What Abuja court did to Dickson Akoh’s trial

An Abuja Federal High Court has adjourned the trial of the Commandant-General of the Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, till May 8. The Peace Corps’ boss is currently facing a 13-count charge bordering on fraud. During yesterday’s session, the Justice John Tsoho-led court adjourned the case because the prosecuting counsel, Ahmed Aliko was absent. Akoh’s counsel 24

March 7, 2018 4:07 PM INEC reports its staff to DSS, give reasons

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday said it has reported some of its senior officials in Taraba State to the Department of State Services, DSS, over illegal registration during the Continuous Voter Registration exercise. A statement by INEC’s Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Taraba State, Fabian Vwamhi, said the illegal 23

March 7, 2018 9:47 AM Finally, DSS Releases Detained INDEPENDENT Abuja Bureau Chief

The Department of State Services (DSS) about 10:30p.m on Tuesday released detained Tony Ezimakor, the Abuja Bureau Chief of Independent Newspapers. Ezimakor was arrested on Wednesday, last week, by DSS over a publication on the payment of about $2 million ransom to Boko Haram for the release of 82 abducted Chibok girls. Apparently embarrassed by the publication 21

March 5, 2018 3:25 PM Journalist Tony Ezimakor Illegally Detained By SSS

Nigerian journalist, Tony Ezimakor, has been detained by the State Security Service, SSS. According to The Independent, Ezimakor was “invited and detained on Wednesday, February 28, at the DSS headquarters in Abuja at about 10.3 0a.m. and has been kept under detention since then.” According to reports he has also been denied his medication. As at the time of this report 25

March 4, 2018 5:42 AM 2019: Enugu APC passes vote of confidence on Buhari, State Working Committee

The Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, weekend, passed a vote of confidence on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. In the same vein, the Party unanimously gave a good performance verdict on its State Working Committee led by Barr. Ben Nwoye. A motion endorsing Buhari for a second term in office was moved by Mr. Sunday 39

March 1, 2018 3:51 PM DSS Detains Tony Ezimakor, INDEPENDENT’s Abuja Bureau Chief

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Tony Ezimakor, INDEPENDENT Newspapers’ Abuja Bureau Chief. Ezimakor had walked into DSS headquarters in Abuja about 10.30a.m on Wednesday to honour an invitation from the security agency, but since then nothing had been heard from him. All the management of INDEPENDENT newspapers could confirm was that as at 10p.m on Wednesday 26

February 27, 2018 12:58 PM DSS arrests Suwe, Katsina Ala kidnap kingpin, others

The Department of State Services, DSS, has arrested Isaiah Suwe, a notorious kidnap suspect who allegedly masterminded heinous crimes in Katsina Ala, Benue state, including armed robbery, murder and cattle rustling. DSS spokesman, Tony Opuiyo said the arrest was made by a joint team of the service operatives and military at Takum in Taraba state 34

February 26, 2018 10:49 AM JUST IN: Buhari receives freed UNIMAID lecturers, 10 Police wives

The three University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers and 10 Police wives released after negotiations with terrorists sect, Boko Haram, are currently in the Presidential Villa. The freed lecturers and the police wives are to be received by President Muhammadu Buhari at noon, on Monday. President Buhari was informed of their release, on February 10, by the Department 25