N20bn counterfeit money: How we arrested printer – DSS

An operative of the Department of State Security Services, (DSS) Mr. Folusho Rotimi, today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how specimens of fake Nigerian currency was recovered from Parkview, Ikoyi’s home of a businessman, John Elem. Elem is standing trial before Justice Saliu Saidu  on charges of counterfeiting about N20 billion Nigeria’s currency, by the DSS. The offences according to the prosecuting counsel, Mr. E.K. Ugwu, violated the Counterfeit Currency Offences Act, 2004. Though, the defendant had denied the allegations and he is currently on bail. At the resumed…

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Extradition: Court slams N100,000 cost against Kashamu

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, awarded cost of N100,000 in favour of Department of State Security Services (DSS) and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, against Senator Buruji Kashamu, for his unduly delay in hearing of application filed to stop his extradition to United State of America (USA), to face alleged drug related charges. Kashamu, a Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, had in his suit marked FHC/L/CS/930/2018, joined as respondents: the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police Lagos Police Command, Director General State…

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President Buhari appoints Yusuf Bichi as new DSS DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as new director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS). A statement by the senior special assistant to the President, Garba Shehu said the appointment takes effect from the 14th of September. The appointee is a core Secret Service operative. He attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. The new director-general began his career in the security division of the…

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Kashamu writes INEC, DSS, Police: to disregard PDP expulsion 

The Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has formally written the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Department of State Services (DSS) and Police to disregard his expulsion by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   Kashamu, who was reacting to the correspondences of the PDP national leadership to the three agencies, maintained that the party’s sanction against him was a stillbirth and cannot stand the test of the law.   The lawmaker’s position was contained in a letter dated August 6 and addressed to the PDP National…

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