EXCLUSIVE: How SSS boss defied Reps, threatened Gov. Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

The Director-General of the State Security Service, Lawal Daura, on Thursday vowed “necessary action” against Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for blocking SSS operatives from arresting a senior judge in Port Harcourt last month, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

At a meeting with members of the House of Representatives, Mr. Daura said the governor was only protected by Constitutional immunity, and would be dealt with once he loses his immunity, several sources at the meeting told PREMIUM TIMES.

The warning came when Mr. Daura appeared before the House Ad-Hoc Committee investigating the crackdown on the judges, two of whom sit on the Supreme Court.

Our sources said the SSS chief refused to fully cooperate with the committee and withheld details of the department’s arrests of judges in October, infuriating many members.

One source said Mr. Daura failed to disclose “anything spectacular” that could aid the committee’s inquiry, preferring instead to “tell us about how legal his agency’s actions were and who crossed his path.”

The SSS carried out the coordinated operation in different cities on October 7 and 8, and arrested seven judges.

The operation generated intense controversy, with many Nigerians questioning the powers of the SSS to arrest suspects of alleged corruption and economic crimes.

On October 11, the House of Representatives set up a committee to investigate the raids and its aftermath. The committee was inaugurated on Wednesday by Speaker Yakubu Dogara who condemned the operation and urged his colleagues to carefully examine whether the agency acted within its powers.

Mr. Daura appeared before the committee on Thursday, and immediately sought a private session with the members.

But some lawmakers said after extensive exchanges between them and the top intelligence official, they could not obtain useful details.

“It was a very important hearing but he insulted the sensitivity of all of us present by failing to provide anything useful that we haven’t already read in the media,” one lawmaker said furiously. He requested to speak anonymously because of the sensitivity of the matter.

At some point, some of the lawmakers said they queried why Mr. Daura requested an executive session in the first place.

“We made him understand that his cocky attitude was unacceptable and not in the best interest of our country,” another lawmaker said. “Yet this is why he took us into a private session.”

The SSS has become increasingly opaque since President Buhari appointed Mr. Daura last year. The agency, which used to have a spokesperson, immediately cancelled all channels of communications with the public and the media.

Lawmakers say Mr. Daura did not act any different on Thursday.

“He pushed back against all relevant questions that we asked him,” a lawmaker said, “preferring only to stick to his position that what he did was legal.”

The lawmakers said Mr. Daura stuck to his talking point even on the preparation against the arraignment of the judges.

“He refused to answer us, saying we will see the details we’re requesting when he presents them against the judges in court.”

The lawmakers said Mr. Daura issued a series of threats against some prominent citizens who spoke out against the conduct of the organisation in recent times.

Neither Mr. Daura not the SSS could be reached for comments.

But our sources said amongst those Mr. Daura threatened to deal with was Mr. Wike, who prevented the SSS from arresting a judge in Port-Harcourt during the raid, sparking a row between the governor and the agency at the time.

“He thoroughly condemned the actions of Wike. And vowed to take necessary action against him when he no longer enjoys immunity,” the lawmaker said. Mr. Wike took office in May 2015 and is expected to complete his first term in 2019.

One lawmaker said Mr. Daura acted as if he was the head of a secret agency.

The lawmaker said the committee would expand its findings to include questions about the SSS’ portrayal of itself as a secret organisation.

“The Defence Intelligence Agency is the organisation I know to be secret in this country,” the lawmaker said. “There may be others in the military or for financial intelligence, but I know for a fact that the SSS is not a secret organisation.”

Other agencies such as the EFCC and the ICPC also made submission to the committee yesterday, but they confined themselves to enumerating their constitutional role, the lawmakers said.

“Both of them submitted documents that are less than 10 pages just to basically explain what laws allowed them to do,” another lawmaker said. “But we decided to give them a pass because they were only dragged into a matter that does not concern them.”

“We all know the SSS is solely responsible for the arrest, detention and allegations of fraud against the judges.”


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  • Dayo

    The agencies did what is good. The house members have demonstrated they could not be trusted with sensitive information. They have dined with corruption and may be spies for the judges.
    Kudos for the professionalism displayed by the security agencies.

    • Yemi

      They are angry wt the man just bcus he didn’t give them an information that wld help them protect their corrupt elements in the judiciary,bunch of thieves God anger will definitely visit all nigeria enemies

      • Gideons

        Amen and resounding amen.

        • Mohammed Bode

          Amen and Amen

  • Spoken word

    Wike should start buying pampers.he is going to need it when he goes to jail.

    • stargazer

      Nigerians, please fear all-powerful Daura. As human, sorry god, Daura knows he’ll make it to 2019 or 2013 when Wike will be out of office. Even more, he knows he’ll keep his seat at the SSS. All hail god f Daura and kudos to all his e-cheerleaders…

  • Arabakpura

    The law maker cannot be anonymous when Wike’s acolyte – Kingsley Chinda is in the committee! When you say that SSS is not secret, then we need a proper definition of the meaning of that acronym!

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      when and where have corruption cases fallen under state secrets? when and where did the trial of alleged thieves fall under national secret?

  • Walter Debosky

    Is it right for a sitting governor to be threatened by Daura ? Is Daura God ?

    • band olu

      The so called sitting governor is a thug, he should b stripped of his immunity which he has been using for impunity & locked up…

      • Watch man

        You have a point there!

      • thusspokez

        Thank God, Nigerians don’t live in the barbaric age.

    • Jon Lawrence

      A sitting governor or a citizen? No one is above the law. Immunity was supposed to guard against suing executive officers over civil matters that will disrupt them, it was never a license to commit criminal offence. Using your position to prevent law enforcement agencies from doing their job is a criminal act that should have warranted his immediate arrest irrespective of his position, for wilful tampering wirh a crime scene.

  • Rommel

    How many intelligence agencies in the world have spokes persons? it was only in Nigeria under the absurdity called Jonathan administration that such nonsense was obtainable,SSS has triple roles which include secret agency so they are right to operate like a secret organization, can anyone imagine an agency like the CIA having spokesperson? people should get serious

    • iwe paul

      All security agencies have spokespersons,if they decide to. Nothing absurd about it and stop insulting our intelligence on this forum.

    • Watch man

      The current CIA spokesperson is Dean Boyd.

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        Gbam. Thanks for Telling him. Worst part is these guys have never worked for the Company or any other intel groups but they come and make absurd comments on issues they dont have clearance for.

  • persona

    The HOR is not serious. They want the head of an intelligence agency to give them briefing on what they have against judges after the following:
    1- Wike used same tip off to rescue a judge
    2- Dogara had already gone public to say the act is wrong when indeed the laws establishing DSS makes them act in the manner they did.
    3- The rep of Wike was also present at the hearing.
    4- The ex-CJN had said that the evidence on the ground was far reaching and thus the NJC helpless.
    It is a shame that PT is even calling this an exclusive without balancing the “potential” reason why Daura stuck to his guns.
    If the lawmakers need to hear from DSS that they acted within their powers then what do we have lawmakers for who don’t even know the laws that empower the DSS to function?
    That Daura passed threats to Wike, I very much doubt because Daura cant guarantee his tenure and may be gone before Wike exits BUT if indeed that happened, he(DSS) clearly has evidence that can be used against Wike and should therefore be used because Wike did over sabi for matter wey no be him own.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      SSS is not an Intelligence agency. They are non external security service. There’s a difference.

      • Eluba Inas

        Take it easy man. What is your beef with SSS? Abi you don put ya hand in the cookie jar and fear dey catch you or na just to protect your handout.

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          I am a law abiding citizen and i believe everyone must abide by the laws and constitution. And as a R.E.D person i hate the term “SECRET” in governance because absolute power of secrecy, secretly corrupts absolutely.

      • persona

        They are charged to gather intelligence according to the act that set them up sir.

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          yes. gathering intelligence for internal security of that state. that is true but that doesnt make them an intelligence agency. does that mean police informants are secret agents? that is why NIA, MI6, CIA dont operate on their countries soil (intelligence agencies)

          • persona

            There’s a difference between informants and staff. The sole duties of the DSS are to provide security details for high profile personnel and to gather the needed intelligence within to ensure their job is done. The spy agencies are the ones you are referring to and spies are outward facing and that doesn’t make them secret else we would be saying our embassies alongside other embassies globally are spies even as they all have spies embedded within. In our case, we have military attaches in those countries, they are our spies but are from the military. Intelligence gathering is the act that they all do and doing it secretly without giving themselves out is what spycraft is all about it can be done anywhere by anyone charged to do it under our laws. DSS is a secret agency. You will probably only identify them based on their guns and when they wear ballistic vests with prints on them, no uniform except those on protective details.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            thank you. so you see the kinda secrecy Daura is claiming is the kind the Military intelligence are constituted to have. The SSS arrested civilians for stealing/corruption. how is that now something of the official secrecy act?

          • persona

            Please go back to the statement I made earlier this thread. When a representative of Wike is asking question about the evidence that DSS has when his principal aided the escape fo a judge that was meant to be arrested. The CJN did say that the evidence on ground made it compelling to request the supreme court justices to step down. The DSS is not hiding fact, they will not play into the hands of people who have taken a stand that the arrest is illegal and that is why Daura told them the legality and if they are lawmakers of repute, they should dispute the legality therein. The HOR is not an investigative body that will be demanding security briefing. The man reports to his commander in chief and not some people who cant distinguish between an semi automatic rifle and a an automatic rifle.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            Fair Enough

      • Salisu

        What is the full meaning of SSS?

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          state security services, in some countries state secret service. Not Intelligence service.

    • Salisu

      Most intelligent contribution so far. Keep it up.

  • Ralph

    If any member of the House of Representatives has a security background, they will understand Daura and his stand. The security of the nation is paramount to any one Judge or Rep Members. Kudos to Daura jare!!

    • Benny

      The National Assembly have an oversight function over any parastatal of government. Haven’t you heard of the FBI subjecting themselves to the scrutiny of the US Congress?

      • kinsly

        Yes but not handing over vital evidence.

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          Subjecting yourself is handing over evidence. And the FBI share everything with the Lawmakers and Judges so a case and arrest wararants can be determined. If this was a civilised country, The SSS are meant to forward the intel to EFCC or ICPS or NPF to raid the jusges whilst they the SSS give Logistical and intelligence support. The SSS are subjected to scrutiny by the house only the NIA, and Military intelligence who are subjected only to the house/senate committee on intelligence.

          • Salisu

            Your stupidity has no limit. You expect state secrets should be released to legislators? You need brain transplant.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            How is corruption state secrets? recovering Stolen money is state secret? anything state secrets never goes on trial. And i have never insulted anyone here because my intellect is the highest in 15 galaxies. i will not exchange insults with you because the Boot has no need to pick a sugar syrup licking argument with an ant.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      This is corruption charges not security. Boko-Haram and other armed groups are security threat. The SSS is doing Nothing in those area’s.

      • Doyin

        Money used to bribe all judges to free Dasuki and co is againt security.

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          And did the SSS mention Dasuki Bribed any of them Judges for his ongoing case?

          • Doyin

            Bribing through other lawyers.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            Tell me where the proof can be found and i wont debate with you again.

          • Doyin

            And Ademola gave bail to Dasuki.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            everyone deserves bail. They have given bail to worse offenders. Bail is in the constitution for a reason and once given bail your arresters must abide by the verdict of courts. If court rulings are disobeyed what hopes of justice has the common man got?

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          And even at that. Corruption is the Jurisdiction of the Independent “CORRUPT” practices commission, EFCC or NPF. both NJC. Support constitution and not your sentiments.

          • Doyin

            Your constitution supports stealing and stealing. Do you know how many suspects are grateful locked for common stealing while your mama hippo of bayelsa waka free.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            My mother is dead. I know not of who you speak. Are you in support of constitutional violation?

  • Owoeye Gbenga

    How can somebody be threatening an elected Governor this way? This is barbaric in a civilized world.Is he God? He should remember that power,absolute power belong to God almighty.What if God says he is not going to see tomorrow n ko? The president is dictating and his brother also is dictating.What kind of country is this? He should remember that God is the omniscience and omnipresent. These our leaders don’t learn from the past at all.Leader like Idi-Amin of Uganda,Sanni Abacha of Nigeria,Saddam Hussein of Iraq,Ghaddafi of Libya,Pharaoh of Egypt and King Nebucadnezzar of babylon,what end their life? God humiliated and dealt with them in his own way. So,who are you to say I will do this and that to your fellow human being? Is only God almighty that have the capacity and ultimate power to say so because we are all empty vessel in the hand of God almighty and at the same time we are only a dust which we will all go back to one after the other.So, people should stop arrogating power to threat people created by God because you are not God.

    • Commentsfile..!!!

      Please remove God in this your “2cantalk” article..
      in a civilized society, by now that your almighty Wike
      would have been paying for his silly action in this regard.
      he was protecting himself because he was very sure that
      if that judge get arrested he would be the next man
      on the line… the clean up must continue no matter who
      is standing on its way…

    • North/West Allies

      Even Junaid Mohammed said it that Mr. Daura is now the president of Nigeria, but I love karma years to come he will be paid back with his own coin

      • Doyin

        No karma laws in Nigeria for now. This is pay back law. You will out live this either in jail or as e-rat. It would go for 5 decades.

    • Doyin

      Ask Wike what was he using at the midnight arrest arena? Power! Of course. Power pass power. Wike’s is an abuse of power. Daura’s is power to arrest suspected criminal at the midnight. Wise young head.

    • Toyin Sonoiki

      and when the governor interferes and obstructs the administration of justice by a federal agency what is that called???…Wike overreached himself by his conduct and put his immunity to question because it is not contemplated that it would be used in this manner…

    • abodes_124

      ..man no condition is permanent in this world…was a popular song. God dey.

  • Kensty

    Law makers embarrassing themselves. Thank you Daura for damping these thieves

    • musa aliyu

      God bless you.

    • thusspokez

      You lot are so backward in your way of thinking. Cheerleaders of barbarity and law of the jungle.

  • MO the Observer

    What an hilarious set of buffoons called REP… the ogun wey go punish una still dey drink blood… well done Daura

    • Benny

      It’s about time you deactivate that button! I mean the Mumu button! What an ediot you are!

      • MO the Observer

        I laff your generation sote laff wan tear my belle… na who mumu inside me and you… ass hole licker … you can hug a working transformer or all I care… me no get mumu button… as you be mumu detector… you fit help yourself deactivate the detector from yourself…ote. lazy political E-rat… you think people will support the house against Daura abi… guy, read peoples comment on here… you will know that Naija youths are waking from their slumber

      • Doyin

        He is smart.

  • thusspokez

    At a meeting with members of the House of Representatives, Mr. Daura said the governor was only protected by Constitutional immunity, and would be dealt with once he loses his immunity, several sources at the meeting told PREMIUM TIMES.

    This sort of abuse of office by the likes Mr. Duara has gone on for too long in Nigeria; and (new) governments often overlook and fail to prosecute the offender public officials. If the likes of Mr. Daura knows that he will face prosecution on change of government or in future, he will be very careful how he carries out his duties, not to mention his frequent abuse and undermining of the Nigerian constitution.

    • Commentsfile..!!!

      Yes..!! to be careful like the Judiciary..
      to be careful like the representatives..
      to be careful like the Senate…
      to be careful like the former DSS of PDP wing..
      to be careful like You who will never come to terms with reality..
      you would have been making an excellent point if we were to be
      under Mr Jonathan…you can still take a back walk Bro if you so wish..

      • thusspokez

        I am sure you would love it if all Nigerians were to go back to wearing grass-skirts and live forever happily in the jungle — with no constitution nor law and order; no due process nor right way to do things!

    • Doyin

      Frequent abuse and undermining of Nigeria constitution? What is happening undermining the looting of University Nigeria. If you don’t steal SSS won’t border you.

  • Al

    WELL DONE DAURA, KEEP IT ON!! When it is there turn to be guest in yellow house it’s then they will learn basket and water no be mates

  • Decimator

    Ever becoming clearer that there is no Nation called Nigeria.The end of the beginning has come.

    • Doyin

      There is a nation called Nigeria. Only it is now difficult to loot.

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        And you believe that?

        • Doyin

          That is my core belief.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            Ok. Am watching. but do remember these words in the future when the truth is out “I TOLD YOU SO”.

          • tundemash

            And if Nigeria prospers contrary to the hope and wish of you sad losers, what then would u do ?

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            LOl. Nigeria will prosper because there are youths like me and we have formed a group and we are Building technologies and high-tech global solutions that would make us $Billionaire’s and our tax payments in total would hit over $10B a year. I have succeeded in coming up 5 inventions like Facebook, oculus, Smart self drive cars, anti crime technologies and weapons. i have the best weapons plant in Nigeria being built in uyo. Tho our weapons licence was revoked by this tribalism government because of plant location in the south south. i worry not because we relocating to ghana but there are more inventions to come. but what is painful is that the government would take credit for our work because our Tax and vat payments will boost the countries GDP by another $300B and we will create millions of jobs. But i stand on the fact that it wasnt the government who saved Nigeria. its us nigeria;s inventors. I dont believe in Buhari and his generation would do any better than all previous administrations.

          • tundemash

            You are suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            How? define what you just said. even better show me your diagnosis. Tho text book Narcissism is one of my traits but i doubt its in matter that affects the betterment of lives and my country. My personality however is beyond the reasoning of 21st century homo sapiens. people from the 25th century, beyond and i are the same. I am Homo Novus

          • tundemash

            Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
            And there you have an evaluation of yourself kid, that you requested. If you think i will waste a few more of more time ranting with a clearly mentally unstable juvenile whose mates are those in the 25th century, you are wasting your time; your 25th century mates are in Aro Hospital !

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            you copied that from google stringing words. That is not the definition. I have no inflated sense of my importance. I am important to those i have changed their lives for better and those i am still going to make their lives better, but i dont care about that because its inconsequential in the grand cosmic scheme of things. And criticize me all you want, i dont care or flinch because its not to my face. if it was, it would be the last time you draw breath. I am a lover and believer of the Anti-christ also. i dont care what you think because you will all die centuries before me and i know my achievements. I dont have fear, emotions and sentiments dont exist in me so your diagnosis is for your fellow homo sapiens.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            so tell me what you are doing to make Nigeria better? rather than insult those of us who are working hard to better the lives of the flock because we are sheep dogs by gene.

          • persona

            Just to ask, what is there to invent in weaponry and how do you make VAT and other taxes when we are a net importer of arms in Nigeria and not an exporter moreso as you claim your license has been withdrawn? Can you define what an invention is sir? I am very vast and interested in what you just mentioned here.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            An invention on Terra Aqualantia (earth) term probably is the a time depend period of scientific advance in “Bonding of earth based Periodic table material (on a nano and larger scale) to solve the survival and evolutionary needs of society through advancement in the scientific physical or chemical manipulation of matter to produce new and innovative solutions applicable for use within the visible and physical dimensional plane of the objects (invention) and manipulator (user) existence.

          • persona

            You may be involved in something BUT there is no innovation in arms. The definition of innovation clearly negates whatever you may be doing, try refrain from using the word.
            The figures you pushed around is not even attained in either Russia, China or US. As regards coming together to move the country forward, so many people are doing same, the elite(political and economic) are the counterweight trying to ensure their greed is preserved.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            There always is going to be innovation in everything. Even the common ass and sneeze wiping item like toilet and tissue paper would evolve in looks, purpose, molecular structure. all through innovations. And as for my figures. Like the DotCom boom sky rocketed the global Billionaire num rate. A new revolution has come. Nigerians have people who can compete in this new revolution era because ICT is available to all globally. All Nigeria needs is the numbers and a about 5 Nigerian owned companies like facebook, Maglev, MTN (Nigeria has a GLOBACOM), Phillips, and our Supaskills. The tax gotten from employee’s, Global business partnership and daily operations of such companies would amount hugely. The best Nigerian government to me, is the Government that enforced the local content Law. No more imports if we can build it here. And believe me, we can invent, build and grow everything in Nigeria.

          • persona

            The issue I have with what you are saying is, you are mixing things up. Invention is not innovation. Get that right. Innovation can either be fundamental or incremental. My concern is such don’t happen with arms and that is the point I am making clear here. From Hyperloop to AI, potentials abound. The country is not open for biz yet and reason is because we have the herd mentality, we collectively destroy and we collectively support even if the person heads nowhere. If your claim of 3 projects derailed is anything to go with, clearly, it satisfies my earlier conditions. Innovation is the embodiment of impactful ideas for the MARKETPLACE. Nobody owns the MARKETPLACE, ideas which translate to innovations are not region based, the economic and physical conditions must be met. If you are working on stuff and its getting derailed, think from first principles sir.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            Philosophy and real world are different. The projects got derailed because they provide what we said on the box. But greedy people dont see the bigger picture. and you know Your politicians see N50B as huge money, our looters would go after anything more than N1B. so they moment you make the mistake of saying your company would donate percentages to the people, Your idea is gone from you forever. I did my maths very well and two of the derailed inventions appeared in the paper after implementation and our figures were correct according to the papers that the current companies (belonging to an old corrupt man) managing the system makes on monthly the exact figures we arrived at. And inventions and innovations are the same thing and sometimes related. Innovation creates new ways and things and inventions are born from innovations. And we not getting derailed again because we dont get the government involved in things we do. we build solutions and go straight to the end users and media to endorse and spread the word. The users would write the government on our behalf if need be. But we never work with the Federal Govt anymore just state Government. We rather push projects through there. less Bureaucracy in the state level. You doubt my figures? i will just go ahead and prove my theory and research and then send you links to follow from time to time. What we are doing is not building a solar system. its not complicated or difficult to reach those figures. our motor is “Nothing is impossible”. that is why nothing is impossible for us.

      • Lo

        Doyin, I feel sorry for you. It is now that looting is going on smoothly without interference. Where are the trillions in the so called TSA?. Buhari’s kind of looting is the type of ” military style”. Do not be deceived!!.

        • Doyin

          You know nothing about TSA. It is one pocket for all arms and agencies of Nigeria Govt except those that Govt gives exemption. Look at your mirror and speak to yourself that Buhari is looting. People deceiving people.

          • abodes_124

            Do not know if he is or not. I just recall that he handled a ‘juicy’ portfolio while Abacha was looting us blind. Could some of the Abacha loot come through that ‘juice’

        • abodes_124

          Did we know that looting was going on under Abacha the fierce corruption fighter ?

      • abodes_124

        It is so easy now because the official position is that looting can not happen under Buhari . so they loot away.merrily with no care in the world. The majority of pensioners in Nigeria have not been paid for the past 18 months. At least under GEJ they would arrest the occasional pension boss but not now. they cart away the money knowing no one would dare say it is happening.

  • Steve

    Mr Daura is just hoping that he and Buhari will be there till 2019. What if God says that Buhari goes today, Daura should remember that he is going with him

    • Doyin

      Your wish.

    • Reginald Dandeson

      I was just wondering about that, you know!!! Not only as you observed, but the Daura guy spoke as though he was 100% sure Wike would leave office come 2019. Or is this simply a deja vu insinuation of a finalized grand plan of what Nigerians should expect of the outcome of the 2019 general elections? Am not pro-Wike but the handwriting on the wall, as shown by Mr Daura, portends great danger to the Nigerian nation if President Buhari is planning to go fully dictatorial.

      If not so, how can Daura be so confident of dealing with Wike when the latter loses his immunity, when, in actual fact, if Wike is re-elected in 2019, he and Buhari would be losing immunity at the same time. That is, considering that Nigerians would return Buhari to office in 2019. Daura may just be getting overly enthusiastic, unless he is hoping to still head the SSS even after Buhari’s tenure.

      • abodes_124

        No he is not enthusiastic. he knows what the outcomes of the 2019 elections will be. I happen to know also. You appear to be in some doubt?

        • Reginald Dandeson

          Please, let us into what you know of the outcomes of the 2019 elections.

          • abodes_124

            Of course. Buhari will be reelected with a sweeping majority [97%]. APC will win the Govenorship election in 32 out of 36 states. APC will have an overwhelming majority in the Senate and Federal House of Assembly. Details to follow after the ‘elections’

          • Reginald Dandeson

            Just one thing in your post confirms to me that it’s all sarcasm: ‘elections.’

          • abodes_124

            Prophets are allowed a bit of sarasm

          • Reginald Dandeson

            I guess you’re right. Lol.

      • Karl Imom

        Look, you are ignorant of the system. Government is a continuous process. The constitution gives governors immunity from prosecution, NOT investigation. So, DSS will go ahead for now and investigate Wike and leave the findings on file pending his departure from office. His departure may happen in 2019, if he loses election that year. If he wins in 2019, it will happen in 2023 when term limit applies. Bearing in mind that government is continuous, these are possible scenarios of the situation: 1) Wike wins in 2019, Buhari wins in 2019, no action will be taken. 2) Wike wins in 2019, and Buhari loses , no action will be taken against him. 3). Wike loses in 2019, Buhari wins in 2019, Wike loses immunity and will be prosecuted. 4). Wike loses in 2019, Buhari loses in 2019. Wike loses immunity and will still prosecuted by the incoming administration based on the result of DSS investigation in 2016. The same applies to Governor Fayose whom they are investigating for Ekiti election fraud and money laundering.

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          yeah like Sylva was cleared of corruption charges in 2015 after his APC party came into office. You are the Ignorant one here. Politicians dont offend their allies except allies defect.

          • Reginald Dandeson

            Thank you for that awareness. I’d actually wanted to ask him how much continuity we’ve seen in the activities of the DSS since the change of government from Jonathan to Buhari or from PDP era since 1999 to the APC era.

          • Karl Imom

            I do NOT write for demented trolls like you. WE are talking about the law NOT politicians – Petty Swine!!

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            You are an illiterate. Another Black Monkey child of a slave. You mentioned names above and you say you talked about law only. did Sylva not have corruption cases? you backward wretched creatures. What have you contributed to Nigeria’s development? what have you contributed to the country’s GDP? what are you doing to better the country? Besides coming online and making Tribalism driven comments after you have Collect Bribe from corrupt old men as their media persons and come online to voice Nepotism. Of course you dont write for me, why would i ever read or receive lectures from you? no intellect in what you post or in your comments. and what school did you even attend? what did you study? am sure some dull degree i could get a 1st class from whilst not even attending classes. Go to hell coward. Brave and outspoken across the keyboard. face to face you wont speak because you are a coward.

          • Karl Imom

            Bastard. I have seem many of your illogical and mutually inconsistent comments on this webpage – a clear indication that you are a highly demented jobless rascal with lots of time to spend drooling on the internet. You are a “First Class Thief”, and that is NOT synonymous with a “First Class”.degree. From your writings, you do not come across as a degree holder; rather, you have come across as a troll with an incurable neurotic personality syndrome. Show your qualifications with verifiable evidence of schools you have attended before asking others to show you their qualifications. You have NO basic prerequisite to attended any of the universities I attended – Petty Swine!!

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            show up for duel or forever hold your piece. Anyway have fun. got things to do.

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  • INSIGHT

    For goodness sake, what else do these jobless lawmakers want after they have known that the laws backed the SSS actions. They are even trying to amend the laws. Trying to save their heads.

    • thusspokez

      Nigerian laws are written, passed and supported by Nigerian lawmakers. If they subsequently, find that a particular law is not working as intended or is being abused by people, then it is their duty to review and calibrate the law.

      • Karl Imom

        Lawmakers are NOT supposed to amend laws to protect a specific group of people in the society from investigation and prosecution. Their proposed amendment here is to protect judges. That is NOT going to happen in Nigeria. Any constitutional amendment coming from this Dogara congress is bound to fail because Nigerians already know that Dogara is a thief trying to change laws to protect himself.

        • thusspokez

          As usual, many of you are incapable of following the discussion but just write whatever emotion that comes to mind.

          You don’t seem to realise the extent of the SSS abuse of human rights and undermining of the Nigerian constitution.

          What will it take, for people like you to wake up? And then, you are also angry with the lawmakers for trying to do their jobs to protect Nigerians from the SSS gross abuse of thier human rights.

          What is the matter with people like you?–You don’t seem to know what is good for you!

          • Karl Imom

            Mr. Capable, you incredibly fail to comprehend contents of a simple article. If National Assembly has promised to change law(s) that empower DSS to conduct STING Operations, then it means, DSS did not violate any laws. Do you have ears to hear and comprehend simple English expressions? If laws were violated, the need for change of laws would never have arisen; Congress would have been talking about sanctioning DSS Director rather than change of laws. Have a nice day.

          • thusspokez

            If National Assembly has promised to change law(s) that empower DSS to conduct STING Operations, then it means, DSS did not violate any laws.

            Illiterates like you would never get it because you are too stµpid.

            You still don’t get the main contention, namely, that SSS is acting outside its constitutional mandate and hence, is undermining the Nigeria Constitution.

            The Nigeria Constitution does not give the SSS powers to investigate financial crimes nor enforce any economic and financial crimes laws These are the responsibilities of the other law enforcement agencies, notably the EFCC, ICPC and the Nigeria Police. I suggested that you read the following online documents to give you an understanding of the different roles of Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies:

            [1] ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (ESTABLISHMENT) ACT 2004
            [2] NIGERIA POLICE ACT
            [3] THE CORRUPT PRACTICES AND OTHER RELATED OFFENCES ACT 2000 [ICPC]
            [4] NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCIES ACT

          • Karl Imom

            No need responding to an empty GONG. Have a nice day – Petty Swine

          • thusspokez

            Just what I had expecting from people like you, namely, to raise the proverbial ‘white flag’ after trying so hard and then realising that even your best argument is not good enough and at best, puerile.

    • tuby NY

      U spoke WELL..

  • Kunle Adufe

    Mr.Daura,l appreciate u.This is d way to deal with these ‘law manipulators’ who abandoned their sole duty and decided on areas that not concern them.I think a day is coming to flush out these manipulators from National assembly.

  • Tunji Olarewaju

    Buhari don dey fall my hand.:trust the Otta gorilla, he’d have declared a state of emergency in Rivers state by now and remove that thugnor!

  • absam777

    Lawbreakers nor Lawmakers. They are fishing for information to give Wike for money or favour. What has the issue got to do with Thurgor Wike ?

  • Watch man

    Does immunity still work in Nigeria? As a sitting governor, Ngige was abducted and eventually removed from office through federal might under “saint Obasanjo”. The same PDP style could be visited on Wike (or is it Wicked). What goes around keeps coming around. Lol!

    • Right Minded

      Why not ask Buhari or Daura to try it and see if Nigeria will not be brought down in one day. Daura can only rant in front of d Fulani rubber stamp rep members. Why not he step his cow foot on Niger Delta soil and see if he would leave alive.

  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

    “””’the SSS chief refused to fully cooperate with the committee and withheld details of the department’s arrests of judges in October, infuriating many members.””””‘

    “”””Mr. Daura failed to disclose “anything spectacular” that could aid the committee’s inquiry, preferring instead to “tell us about how legal his agency’s actions were and who crossed his path.”””””

    “”””The lawmakers said Mr. Daura issued a series of threats against some prominent citizens who spoke out against the conduct of the organisation in recent times.””””.

    “”””The SSS has become increasingly opaque since President Buhari appointed Mr. Daura last year. The agency, which used to have a spokesperson, immediately cancelled all channels of communications with the public and the media.””””

    “”One lawmaker said Mr. Daura acted as if he was the head of a secret agency.”””””

    “”””The lawmaker said the committee would expand its findings to include questions about the SSS’ portrayal of itself as a secret organisation. “The Defence Intelligence Agency is the organisation I know to be secret in this country,” the lawmaker said. “There may be others in the military or for financial intelligence, but I know for a fact that the SSS is not a secret organisation.”””””.

    Those Extracts as for those who would just start insulting the House members out of Sentiments and misplaced judgements. And those who believe Please read them again and tell me if the Reps dont have our interest in Mind. We should fight corruption but in accordance with the constitution because if we dont, then Entrapment and blackmails would be the tool of the government in dealing with its oppositions or activists

    • Karl Imom

      Which laws were broken when judges were arrested? Sting Operation is legit in every democracy except in Nigeria where thieves like Dogara abound. The Reps are thieves disguising to be working for Nigerians. Let them probe allegations of Budget padding, criminal allowances, and bogus salaries they have allocated to themselves. Fortunately, DSS derives its authority from the constitution, so there is NOT much Dogara can do about it. He will NEVER get two-thirds majority of the states to amend the constitution to allow him steal more money from Nigerians.

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        i ask, when and where has a corruption investigation become a secret? when and where has the trial or investigation of thieves become a national secret? The DSS hoped into a jurisdiction that isnt Their’s.

  • Gary

    In 1984/85, Buhari had the NSO as his enforcers for authoritarianism that even his military colleagues could not stomach.
    Now thirty years later, Buhari has with the help of his cousin as DG, rebranded the SSS to carry on the mission and tactics of the NSO of old.

    And it’s all perfectly legal; unless the NASS summons the will to use the power of the purse to keep Lawal Daura in check and more importantly, move quickly to amend the law that virtually makes the SSS a tool of a capricious President. As is now the case under Buhari. Anyone in doubt should look beyond the issue of the judges and ask why Daura’s SSS remains blind and deaf to the campaign of ethnic-cleansing by Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna and the Middle Belt. But Governor Wike in Rivers remains a bigger threat to national security in the reasoning of our Gestapo Chief.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      “”””ask why Daura’s SSS remains blind and deaf to the campaign of ethnic-cleansing by Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna and the Middle Belt.””””. very very Good point. But Nigerians support Buhari Blindly because of his so called promise called “anti corruption war”. Nigerians dont care how the war is fought or if anyone accused is innocent. Because of poverty, Nigerians want the law and constitution broken to arrest people alleged to be corrupt or enemy of the state. It will backfire on every Nigerian soon.

  • Emmanuel

    The bottom line of the meeting between those Reps and the DG of SSS is that, the Reps know that they have cupboards that are full of skeletons. They want to appear to be on the same page with the Corrupt Judges (pretending to be defending the Corrupt Judges) so that Judges in various courts in Nigeria will be clement on them while hearing cases against the Lawmakers in the future. Many of them know that they will end in jail one day.

  • FineBoy

    Why will you want details of case heading to court discuss in the open. These Reps are useless

    • duwdu

      Exactly.

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  • thusspokez

    On primitive logic: the end justifies the means

    The SSS is serial abuser of human rights; it undermines the Nigerian constitution and ignores due process, but it would seem that some posters here don’t seem to understand the seriousness of these institutional criminality or they are prepared to forgive because in their perverse logic, the end justifies the means.

  • thusspokez

    On Lawal Daura — unelected — threat to an elected public oficial

    Lawal Daura is an uncollected public official — inferior to similarly elected public official — and in a democracy, he answers to the latter. And yet there he was in the (public) House of Rep, of all places, and issuing threat to a elected holder of public office. This can only happen in a backward country like Nigeria. Any where else, and he would be pressure to quit his job.

    • Karl Imom

      Your point is useless. The un-elected has nation-wide constitutional oversight and power to investigate where there is evidence of corruption and security threat. Wike is elected only by the people of .Rivers State , so his authority is limited to matters in that state. It is criminal to impede the process of law. He has no authority to question authority of the powers vested in the DSS Director by the constitution

      • thusspokez

        Ignorance of people like you is far more detrimental to Nigeria’s progress than corruption is.

        • Karl Imom

          Only the most demented troll would argue that a DSS Director with national security oversight under the constitution is inferior to a rogue state governor. What petty Swine!!!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Nyesom Wike, should be caged and impeached as Rivers State, governor as the supreme court stinks with huge bribes it recieved from criminals like Nyesom Wike, who claimed to have scored 1.4m votes in a state like Rivers State, with only eligible INEC registered voters of 293,000 voters.Supreme court and appeal courts justices are deeply very corrupt as NJC has not been able to rein in on corrupt and indicted justices/judges.

    • iwe paul

      You must be a joke. Where did you get inec registered voters in Rivers state of 293,000. Do you research before you spew wrong data and facts on this forum

  • thusspokez

    On mutually exclusiveness of being corrupt and ability to do one’s job

    Some, and even if all, lawmakers were corrupt, it does not logically follow that being corrupt and one’s ability to do one’s job are mutually exclusive. Further, it is the lawmakers’ duty — and being corrupt is no disqualification — to write and pass laws for governing Nigeria.

    • Old No7

      “being corrupt is no disqualification — to write and pass laws for governing Nigeria” Wow! this is one of the dumbest comment posted so far!

      • Arkhuma

        I totally agree with you. Sums up why the smartly corrupt ones at the helms of affairs in this country continue to take us for a ride. They know that whatever dumb idea they propagate will be guzzled down by their even dumber supporters who unfortunately are in the majority. Why someone could openly say corruption and ability to make laws for the general goodness of the people are mutually exclusive befuddles me. A corrupt man will ensure that he inserts checks to protect his corrupt tendencies if saddled with the responsibility of making law. This is what is playing out in the NASS. All they now think of is how to encumber the anti corruption effort with unnecessary checks to protect their sleazy interests. Let’s think of it, if the heat on these judges gets hotter, they will start naming their benefactors which will definitely include the legislators.

        • thusspokez

          I totally agree with you.

          You agree with someone’s assertion even thought that person has not given you the reason for their assertion. This is like agreeing with someone who says he hates women. Don’t you think you need to ask him why?

          • Arkhuma

            Does it matter what his reason is? I agreed with him on principle that saying a corrupt person can sit and make unbiased laws supposedly to bring order to a society is fundamentally flawed. That is why in saner clime, any little hint of moral deficiency is enough to cause the resignation of a public official. If the executive is corrupt and there seems to be no check on them it is because the legislature and judiciary are seemingly compromised. If the legislators are corrupt, it equally infers that the people are morally bankrupt because they and only they have the power to ensure that rogues are not their representatives. Nigeria is where we are today because we as a people have not truly grasps what values we want as a nation with an intendment for progress. Our present values are embodiments of a rogue state where we want to best ourselves in all things that is abhorrent to a sane society. Corruption, kidnapping, nepotism, lack of empathy among others define us a a people. Until we push our consciousness to reject these anti societal orientations, we will never move forward.

            On the contradiction of a corrupt law maker sitting on judgement or attempting to amend existing laws which is being used to bring supposedly corrupt official to equity, I feel this is duplicitous. Why not wait for the courts to pronounce the judges innocent before they start the exercise of ammendment. Have they concluded already that the judges are innocent of the crimes they’ve been accused of? Why try to badger the DSS if they don’t have a skeleton in their own cupboard? Are they not even guilty of going against their own rule in the NASS by dabbling into a clear case of judicial process. They are always quick to say because a case is in court, they can’t discuss it especially if it involves one of them. Now why are they so interested in these judges’ case? I strongly feel this is the reason why corruption and law making must be mutually exclusive and a corrupt legislator can only make bad laws. Dogara and co must first come to equity over their budget padding accusations before going on a wild goose chase.

            Please stop supporting stupidity, we are better and more intelligent than these rogues in power want us to believe.

          • thusspokez

            it matter what his reason is?

            This is a rather stµpid question. Yes it matters!

            I agreed with him on principle that saying a corrupt person can sit and make unbiased laws supposedly to bring order to a society is fundamentally flawed

            Where in the following @Old No7’s comment did you find this principle?

            “being corrupt is no disqualification — to write and pass laws for governing Nigeria” Wow! this is one of the dumbest comment posted so far!

            On the contradiction of a corrupt law maker sitting on judgement or attempting to amend existing laws which is being used to bring supposedly corrupt official to equity, I feel this is duplicitous.

            Where in this news report did you read that Nigerian lawmakers were contemplating writing laws to protect corrupt officials?

            A lot of you are either poor readers with poor comprehension or just too lazy to read full news reports. Nevertheless you would read the comments by the mørøns, fruitcakes and retarđs who only read new headlines, then imagine what is in the report and them start rumours such as: lawmakers are planning new laws to help protect corrupt people — rumours which gullible people like you read and accept as facts because you are a poor reader with poor comprehension or just too lazy to read the full news reports before commenting.

          • Arkhuma

            “being corrupt is no disqualification — to write and pass laws for
            governing Nigeria” Wow! this is one of the dumbest comment posted so
            far!

            What should be gleaned from the statement of @Old No7’s is that it is dumb to say a corrupt person should not be disqualified to write and pass laws. Thus, the principle in his statement is that ….a corrupt person must not be saddled with that responsibility. If someone is told that he has just made a dumb retort, he is simply being told that what he just said assails every right sense of reasoning. This I clearly agreed with.

            “Where in this news report did you read that Nigerian lawmakers were contemplating writing laws to protect corrupt officials?” you have asked.

            Maybe you are new to Nigerian politics. There is no smoke without fire. Speaker Dogara has been quoted extensively, without any rebuttal, that they are intent on amending the laws regulating the activities of the DSS. What else do you need to show their intention. If I may ask you, which do you prefer? A defective law regulating the activities of the DSS but which is currently effective in unmasking corrupt judicial officials or an amendment to the law which we are being told will protect the human rights of the corrupt? My argument is since the issue of the arrested judicial officials are now in court, the NASS should wait for judicial pronouncement on the cases before concluding that the process or law is defective.

            Lastly, I will advise you not lose your sense of modesty simply because you want to make a point or you think your point of view is superior to others. Calling people retard, moron et al. shows that you are not one to sit in a gathering of enlightened discussion. It actually takes a retard or moron to recognize another of his kind. Thanks for sharing your thought. Cheers.

          • thusspokez

            Thus, the principle in his statement is that ….a corrupt person must not be saddled with that responsibility.

            It is not a principle as it fails to meet even the basic requirements, namely, fundamental truth; and in the form of ’cause and effect’ — which most people associate with principles. Anyway, you have still no provided any reason you think that an elected legislator suspected of corruption should be disqualified from carrying out his or her constitutional responsibility for which he or she had been elected.

            Maybe you are new to Nigerian politics.

            This is how people like you give Nigeria a very bad name around the world. I asked you were you had read that Nigerian legislators were drafting laws to protect some corrupt public officials but the only answer you could give is that:

            1 “Maybe you are new to Nigerian politics.”
            2 “There is no smoke without fire

            You don’t realise how ridiculous you sound. Sadly, this is what I often hear from stµpid Nigerians around the world when they make claims about Nigeria and can’t prove it. Usually their hosts accept these lies — masquerading as facts — lies perpetrated by Nigerians against Nigeria.

            Speaker Dogara has been quoted extensively, without any rebuttal, that they are intent on amending the laws regulating the activities of the DSS

            I agree with Dogara. And his comment has nothing to do with protecting corrupt politicians but everything to do with alarming abuse of the law by the SSS. Both the EFCC and Police have raided homes and offices of corrupt people, but I don’t recollect Dogara ever threatening to review the acts of parliament which created them.

            Dogara is not happy with the SSS because of the latter outreaching itself; going beyond its constitutional mandate, and its alarming abuse of human rights. I wonder how many of the mørøns and retarðs who flood onto Nigerian websites, to comment on every issue, had bothered to read the Act of Parliament which created the SSS or even visited the SSS own website where
            the SSS constitutional mandates are clearly spelt out by the SSS itself: For example:

            The State Security Service shall be charged with responsibility for-

            (a) the prevention and detection within Nigeria of any crime against the internal security of Nigeria;

            (b)the protection and preservation of all non-military classified matters concerning the internal security of Nigeria; and

            (c) such other responsibilities affecting internal security within Nigeria as the National Assembly or the President, as the case may be, may deem necessary.

            So, shouldn’t the National Assembly be worried that the simple institution which it had created to handle national security has now turned into a monster, encroaching on the duties of the EFCC, the ICPC and the Nigeria Police.

            BTW if this monster SSS is doing the combined jobs of these other law enforcement agencies, who then is doing the SSS own job for which it was created for? For example, it should be helping the Nigerian army to secure liberated villages and towns in the North-East by working with the local people to gather intelligence to prevent repeat attack by boko haram.

            These are the serious issues and concerns which descent Nigerians should be discussing on this forum, instead all we have is daily distraction by the mørøns and retarđs with their silly conspiracy theories. And when you challenge them to a debate, their reaction always, is to disappear because they have nothing upstairs or are afraid of being expose as idiøts.

            Calling people retard, moron et al. shows that you are not one to sit in a gathering of enlightened discussion.

            Don’t be silly, what should one call mørøns and retarđs? Mørøns and retarđs — of course. If these people don’t like it, then they should stop acting like one!

        • abodes_124

          Gosh we have a few select smart persons in Nigeria. So then we should close down the legislative houses full of corrupt people and sack the judges who are all corrupt [ less Justice Abang] and let our saintly executive branch run the affairs of the country unhindered by all these corrupt people. Sounds suspiciously like what was done between 1966 and 1999 [less Shagari’s rule] . Its just that in those days they were straightforward and called them military coups. Now it is being achieved by ‘fighting corruption’

      • thusspokez

        Wow! this is one of the dumbest comment posted so far!

        Well, if you are not dumber than I am, why don’t your write and present a convincing counter argument to why you think my argument is flawed.

        Let you and I debate this issue, but I bet you can’t. Nevertheless, I throw you this challenge and I hope that you don’t disappear — as people like you often do because you don’t have the wherewithal to debate.

        • Commentsfile..!!!

          Stop this childish tantrums…
          debate what and where?
          like fayose challenged Buhari abi?
          You no de tire??

          • thusspokez

            I am debating and wish that my adversaries will do likewise. All they have is one liners or introduce off-topics into the discussion.

        • Woolly Dee.

          You don’t need to take it personal with the guy, what he was saying was a fact.

          • thusspokez

            This is a discussion forum, you are supposed to argue your point, damn it!

      • Sincerely Yours

        Remember “stealing is not corruption”. People of like minds.

        • Otile

          Also nepotism is not corruption.

      • Commentsfile..!!!

        forgive his “dumbness” please…
        he is fayose of PT…

      • okenwa

        When has someones oppinion become a crime.

    • Contact Point

      They were not corrupt, they are (stiil) corrupt ok. Well you can take a visit to equity if you are corrupt meanwhile

  • Chinedu

    I truly enjoin the national assembly as a matter of expediency to amend the law setting up SSS to reflect the position that the head of the agency must be the most senior serving officer of the department. And this as well should go for the other armed forces. They can also look into creating an armed forces council made up of senior serving officers to handle issues of discipline,promotion,retirement and recommendation for appointment of such heads among other issues affecting the forces. The point is that arbitrariness of appointments create inconsistencies in actions and also breeds nepotism. I maintain the point that it is only by building our institutions right that we can move forward.

    • princegab

      Good talk, but who is to make the changes, this NASS? Well, ask jibrin who these half baked lawmakers are.

    • Karl Imom

      Constitutionally, that change must be ratified by two-thirds of 36 states plus Abuja Federal Capital Territory to become law. Do you see any possibility of that happening? Tell Mr. Dogara to come clean of Budget padding allegations leveled against him before seeking to cover up corrupt Judges.

      • iwe paul

        But I thought the budget padding issue started with the executive,or have you forgotten so soon? Nigerians!!!! Incase you have forgotten,buhari was forced to retract,abi withdraw his budget proposal after it emerged some people in the executive padded it and sent something different to the national assembly after our President had presented it to the National assembly. And no one I am aware of is being prosecuted in the executive for that monumental attempted fraud. A little bit of honesty will do us all a lot of good. Anti- corruption my foot!

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          God will Bless you. dont mind these sentimental E-rats. They are so quick to forget things. thats why they dont like, maths, physics and chemistry etc. short term memory dont do one much good in sciences.

        • okenwa

          Dont mind those people with padded brains.

        • Karl Imom

          In the Budget Office directly under the Presidency, those who were accused of participating in the budget padding saga were fired, others were transferred out of the office. Prior to Jubiril’s allegations, it was assumed the the fraud was limited to the Budget Office.

          • iwe paul

            Jibrin’s allegations only came out after he fell out with the speaker and principal officers in the house. We only started hearing of padding in the National Assembly after he was removed as Appropriations Committee chairman. I find it particularly difficult to take him seriously. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands. It will be very difficult to prosecute any legislator for a budget that was supposed to have been scrutinized also by the executive and already signed into law by the President. My opinion is that he is on a wild goose chase, and the executive headed by Mr President would be equally guilty in this shameful alleged budget ‘padding’ saga,if indeed there is a case to make out of it.

      • okenwa

        Buhari said he will not allow paddling in 2017 budget meaning he allowed the paddling in 2016 budget. Did you get it?

        • Tonnero

          We got it. So what do you plan to do about it?

      • thusspokez

        Could you direct readers to the section in the Nigerian constitution which specified ‘two-third of 36 state’ to ratify changes to the SSS?

        • Karl Imom

          See Part II, Section 9 (3) of the 1999 Constitution for information regarding constitutional amendments.

          • thusspokez

            “(3) An Act of the National Assembly for the purpose of altering the provisions of this section, section 8 or Chapter IV of this Constitution shall not be passed by either House of the National Assembly unless the proposal is approved by the votes of not less than four-fifths majority of all the members of each House, and also approved by resolution of the House of Assembly of not less than two-third of all States.”

            Applicable to “section 8 or Chapter IV of this Constitution” — not to every changes. The NASS has carried out many amendments in its life-time, how many of them have involved the 36+1 states Houses’ approval?

          • Karl Imom

            Mention a single one of them that has found its way into the 1999 constitution.

          • thusspokez

            I suggest that you go away and enjoy your stµpidity and puerile questions!

      • paul irumundomon

        Where did you get the constitution you just quoted from, I hope you don’t have your own constitution.

  • paul irumundomon

    In a society that practice rule of law, when the house of representative, request your presence, you accept their request and go there with almost respect. Nigeria is dog eat dog law, an Indian one time questioned a senator, in the open house of the senate, and in idian, they treat Nigerians like piece of garbage

    • Contact Point

      Whe you invite a man as important as head of DSS, i think you must MUST comport yourself and not allow your political affiliation override the interest of the nation. PDPig n other should lean to put away politics to what concerns us

    • Jon Lawrence

      House of representatives has their limits. The FIB do not tell the house of representatives or Senate all the intimate details of an on going investigation.

      • paul irumundomon

        They have their limits, to question who, don’t go into area you know nothing about. He should not have gone at all, is a combinations of how lawless Nigeria has gotten. I just pray for the youths, who’s future this government is gambling with. The same youth don’t know the power they possess, some just write for the purpose to be heard, and go along with all kinds of nonsense.

  • princegab

    Naija is truly dying hard. Many in vicious competition to kill her.

  • Burning Spear

    Madness unlimited that is what we are undergoing in Nigeria right now under the Satanic Rule of Bingo Buhari—————Sadly these are the types of rubbish that we often experience whenever the Fulanis from Mali are in power in Nigeria…………..Separation

    • loveNigeria

      We know you IPOB……that POWER!!!! will continue to elude you in as much as you don’t accept and love other people or tribe. Come to think of it, what would Yoruba benefit joining hand with IGBO when during the first Military coup(?) when Adekunle Fajuyi dead for Aguiyi Ironsi in Oyo state. Till today, IGBO never respect or honor that HERO. Go die, Buhari is the president, Period!

      • Netanyahu

        Just tell us what concerns your enemies in this matter now. Are you drunk or high on something this early on a Sunday morning, Mr. historian? Are you people cursed?

    • Noble

      This is a typical tribalistic (hate) statement from Southerners who see nothing good in our Northern brethren.

      • Tonnero

        Not southerners. You mean Igbo people. Even the SS whose son lost the election are not as crude and uncivil. Poor home training.

  • tuby NY

    If these statements above that were bn attributed to lawmakers questioning Daura were true? These lawmakers are NOT that educated or KNOWS sh*T. Because it is obvious they don’t their laws or the definition of the DSS or DSS roles in the country they claimed to be serving!

    DSS is a SUPER secret service that serves ONLY at the discretion of the President and ONLY him. They report only to him, guard him, source and investigate any security threat (within n outside d country) info for him; and handle state secret for Mr. President according to his wish. Their operations and budget CAN NEVER and MUST NEVER be disclosed OR TALKED publicly too.

    So one would think these “misinformed n seemly less-educated” lawmakers wuld know all these FACTS before questioning Mr. Daura like one beer-parlor kinda session huh.

    • musa Ayo

      You are very correct. They are used to the partisan nature of the SSS in the last dispensation. Hence their reasons for asking for an ongoing investigation to be revealed to them. Nonsense.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      when and where have corruption cases fallen under state secrets? when and where did the trial of alleged thieves fall under national secret?

    • Noble

      Tell them my brother. OBJ is now vindicated!

    • Daniel

      You that is too wise, is it the duty of SSS to arrest people accused of corruption?

  • Ade Omowest

    These ‘unarmed robbers’ (apology to OBJ) in the House of Rep. are busybody. Are they law court now? Whoever DSS or SSS arrested unjustly should proceed to a court of law. As for Wike, like the big-mouthed Fayose of Ekiti, Immunity is not for life and they will soon answer for their atrocities.

    • Noble

      Correct, accurate and precised.Thank you.

  • Decimator

    Nigeria is definitely not working as all the comments on this forum is clearly indicating, it has never worked for the past years of its experiment,
    and there is no sign it will ever work. It is obvious that some folks either sponsored or in earnest see their future in illiteracy, dictatorship and Tyranny while a whole lot of others don’t. Why for God sake should the pot of soup (Niger/ Niga Area, where people have Malaria, (Mal- Abnormal)) keep on boiling. Let those who believe in Tyranny have their free space or Nation where they flourish in Tyranny and lawlessness and leave
    others to perish in constitutional democracy, so simple.

    • Jon Lawrence

      To an average Nigeria things are not working means he not allowed anymore to steal with impunity. To them dictatorship mean in ability to get away with any crime. With all due respect to the so called lawmakers, how much did they know about the law. They tend to find their mojo when it involves trying to help rogues out of problems. You don’t ever see them forming committee over issues that relates to the welfare of the masses they claimed to represent.

      • thusspokez

        With all due respect to the so called lawmakers, how much did they know about the law.

        How much do any politician, anywhere in the world, knows about anything, nevertheless (assuming you are a voter) you are one of those who elect them.

      • Decimator

        Well the illiteracy, dictatorship and Tyranny I am referring to are the English dictionary definitions of these words, not any other definition attached to them by a particular person or group. Thanks

        • Jon Lawrence

          Well my own definition is based on the practical and the reality of Nigeria not your fictional, academic and theorical dictionary definition.

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    Daura is now acting “god”…..hmmmmmm!!!!

  • chris

    Daura is a mad man

  • chris

    I put the whole blame on the senate who fails to live up to their responsibilities,that is why some one can claim to be a kingcom in a democratic setting

  • chris

    who is Daura what has he done before