SSS ejects ex-SSS DG, Kayode Are, from Lagos home; $2.2billion arms deal: EFCC pressuring SSS to hand over Dasuki; Ex-NSA Dasuki transferred from SSS to EFCC; Faleke rejects Bello as Kogi APC governorship candidate; 9 killed as pro-Biafra protests turn bloody . . .
SSS ejects ex-SSS DG, Kayode Are, from Lagos home
The Nigerian Secret Police, State Security Services (SSS) has wantonly ejected a former Director General (DG) of the same SSS in Lagos.
Reports indicate that operatives of the SSS on Wednesday stormed the Lagos residence of one of its former Director Generals, Kayode Are who served the secret agency from1999 to 2007, ejecting his family and throwing out his properties. Unconfirmed reports say that the SSS or workers under some directives from the SSS removed the roof over the house in an attempt to drive home the point of the current DG SSS.
The SSS took thIS action despite a court injunction served on it Tuesday barring it from ejecting Mr. Are from his Ikoyi home.
Shortly after the current DG SSS, Lawan Daura, assumed office after his appointment by President Muhammad Buhari, reports say that he wrote Mr. Are, directing him to vacate the property, stating that the allocation of the official residence to him was questionable.
Again, shortly after Daura directed Are to vacate the property, Are made a representation to him explaining that the allocation to him was in order just like those of his predecessors and successor but the SSS DG insisted he must quit and gave him a December 31 deadline to leave.
Faleke rejects Bello as Kogi APC governorship candidate
The running mate to the late APC governorship candidate, Abubakar Audu, who participated in the November 21, 2015 governorship election in Kogi, Rep. James Faleke (photo: above, has rejected the party’s decision to present Alh. Yahaya Bello for the Dec 5 supplementary election. INEC declared the Nov 21 election as inconclusive following the cancellation of voting in 91 polling units across the state.
However, Audu died on Nov 22 as the result of the election was announced and the electoral body asked APC to nominate another candidate to replace Audu in the supplementary election fixed for Dec 5. Yahaya Bello was the runner-up in the party’s primary where late Audu emerged as the candidate of the All Peoples Congress for the election.
Faleke said on Monday, while briefing newsmen at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, that the decision was not acceptable as Bello did not participate in any of the campaigns or primary before the election. He said he was at the party headquarters for a meeting to resolve the issue but was shocked as he was only briefed on the party’s position on the issue.
$2.2billion arms deal: EFCC pressuring SSS to hand over Dasuki
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is putting pressure on the State Security Service to hand over former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to it for interrogation over the ongoing investigation into arms procurement contracts during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Mr. Dasuki was arrested by the SSS on Tuesday after about a month-long siege on his residence in Abuja.
The agency thereafter took him to its headquarters where he has been in detention since then.
9 killed as pro-Biafra protests turn bloody
The three-week-long pro-Biafra protests turned bloody, yesterday, as the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) killed nine of the protesters and injured 18 in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State.
Pro-Biafra protesters mounted road blocks and bonfires at Onitsha Head Bridge in Anambra State, yesterday.
Irked by the stubborn disposition of the pro- Biafra agitators, who blocked the Niger Bridge Head and refused to give way to motorists, the JTF comprising Army, Navy, Police and Civil Defence troops, yesterday afternoon, opened fire at protesting members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, killing nine people and injuring 18. Five people were killed at Niger Bridge Head while three were killed at Obodoukwu Road. A suya (barbecue meat) seller said to have been hit by a stray bullet died instantly. The protesters were having a peaceful procession across South East states and had vowed to continue their blockage of the bridge for three days until detained Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu is released.
Ex-NSA Dasuki transferred from SSS to EFCC
Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd.) who was arrested on Tuesday by operatives of the Nigerian secret police, State Security Services (SSS), has been transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC had been pressuring the SSS to hand over the ex-NSA chief for the agency to commence interrogation over the ongoing investigation into arms procurement contracts during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
MR | Express news