By ADEMOLA AJAYI

 

THE crisis brewing between the Nigeria Military and the Department of State Services, DSS is not healthy at a time the nation is facing serious security changes occasioned by the Boko Haram insurgents violent campaigns.buhari.
The inter agency rivalry erupted a few days ago over who to provide Body Guide to President Muhammadu Buhari between the DSS who is constitutionally and traditionally trained and empowered to so do and the military whose constitutional role solely empowered it to stamp out external aggressors.
The brewing crisis came into the open when the letters they had earlier exchanged found their ways into the public domain. But a great deal of Nigerians believed there are more to the inter agency feud, suspicious and even open hostility between them.
There is the need therefore to reassess the nation’s security concern, particularly because of the evasive gloating of the presidential media aid, Mr Femi Adesina that security reassignment in Aso Rock bothers on security architecture for efficient delivery.
Every agency of Govt either Military or Para-military was established to perform specific or General function with the aid of the act that set up such as an agency. In other words, the duties, functions and responsibilities of every agency has been spelt out in the act that established such agency and the Department of State Services (DSS) is one of such agencies.
A brief background of today DSS came from the “E” Department or special Branch of the Police Force in 1948 and later metamorphosed into Nigeria Security Organization through the NSO Decree of 1976. Read More →

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THE Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has found love again since after his first wife, Clara, died in 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

Daily Independent can now reveal that the former Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President is set to remarry as he has found love in far away Ethiopia.

His new lover is an Ethiopian damsel, named Lala Fortez, a former air hostess, who is in her 30s.

According to reports, 25 exclusive invitation cards had so far been distributed to VIP’s in Edo State Read More →

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by Mudiaga Affe and James Azania

 


The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has warned police orderlies to stop carrying handbags belonging to politicians or their principals.
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This came just as the IG cautioned federal highway patrol policemen against mounting roadblocks, adding that they were ordered back to the highways to ease traffic congestion, assist accident victims, fight armed robbery and other acts of criminality.

The IG, who was fielding questions from newsmen in Calabar, Cross River State on Thursday, said the duty of an orderly was to ensure the safety and well being of his principal and not to play the role of a house boy.

Abubakar said the era of assigning more than two police orderlies to everybody that applied was over.

He added the force had put mechanism and monitoring gadgets in place to monitor and arrest those carrying bags for their principals.

“So, VIP should take note that when we give them orderlies, they are not supposed to be turn into house boys and house girls,” he said.

Abubakar commended the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan for re-equipping the police force in the country, saying in the 21st Century policing, the police had created a department where Deputy Inspector-General would be in charge of Info-tech.

He said the info-tech device would monitor the activities of people and anything that had to do with Internet, computers and the modern world of technology that could be used to track vehicles.

The IG said he would create police that belong to the people, serve the people, respect the people and would be there for the people of Nigeria.

He noted that Nigeria remained the only country in the world where the people castigate their police.

He said, “We want to see a shift on that, we want to accept criticism that are real, realistic in nature because we want to change, not just for somebody to sit down and accuse the police that they have not done this or that.”

He solicited the support of the media in the efforts towards protecting the country, describing the media as an important organ in the fight against crime and criminality.

Meanwhile, Abubakar called on state governors to assist in the effective policing of the country.

He was in Benin, Edo State on Thursday in continuation of his visits to police commands across the country.

Receiving 50 Toyota Hilux patrol vans donated to the police by the Edo State Government, Abubakar commended Governor Adams Oshiomhole for what he described as countless assistance rendered to security agencies in the state.

 

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