THE Department of State Services (DSS) has dismantled Boko Haram’s aggressive fundraising operations to finance its plans through kidnapping, armed robbery and gun-running. In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, the DSS said it was questioning two suspects, Ibrahim Sule and Bello Shehu, who were arrested on March 13, at Nasarawa

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Senators yesterday told Customs chief Col. Hameed Ali to resign. The upper chamber declared the Customs Comptroller-General unfit to hold public office. The lawmakers resolved to ask Col. Ali to immediately throw in the towel in the interest of good governance and rule of law. The Senate also came down hard on the Attorney-General of

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There was tension in parts of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, yesterday as three filling stations under construction were demolished allegedly on the orders of Governor Ayo Fayose. The incident happened few hours after members of the state chapter of Petrol Dealers Association of Nigeria (PEDAN) suspended their two-day strike, following the

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Customs chief Hameed Ali will not appear before the Senate today. Senators have been insisting that the Comptroller-General should appear “in uniform” to explain the planned enforcement of duty collection on old vehicles. Col. Ali told reporters in Abuja yesterday that he would stay away from the Senate in deference to a court order. Attorney-

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Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has accused the Senate of being on a vengeance mission against Comptroller General of Customs Hameed Ali. Senate President Bukola Saraki was said to have imported a bullet-proof Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) which was impounded by the Customs. This is believed to be the hidden reason behind the summoning of

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As part of its preparations for the 2019 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled manual transmission of results from polling units. It will now use e-Collation and Result Transmission System in all the 120, 000 polling units. The commission opted for the new result transmission system after a three-year trial or test

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To activist-lawyer Femi Falana, the Senate has taken every step in the wrong direction in its faceoff with Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel. In this article, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) explains why the Red Chamber lacks the constitutional competence to invite the Customs’ chief on policy matters and

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