News - National Intelligence Agency

President Buhari Heads To China

2 weeks ago /
Nation  Politics 

President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday depart for China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold September 3 - 4, 2018 in Beijing.

Buhari To Attend ECOWAS Summit In Togo On Sunday

1 month ago /
Nation  Politics 

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Lome, Republic of Togo, to participate in two high-level meetings.

Security Chiefs Concerned Over Plot To Disrupt 2019 Elections – Presidency

5 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s security chiefs have expressed worry over plans by some groups in the country to disrupt the processes leading to the 2019 general elections, the presidency has said.

Security Services Assures Of Balance Between Security And Freedom Of Expression

5 months ago /
Nation 

In the midst of the debate over the right to freedom of expression and the government's efforts to ensure that the digital space and the mass media generally do not become a playground for terrorism and destabilization, security agencies in the country have given assurances that they would maintain a balance between openness and national security.

Security Operatives Lay Siege To Ex-NIA DG Home For Second Day

6 months ago /
Nation 

For the second day running, armed security operatives are laying siege to the official residence of a former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA,  Dauda Mohammed.

UPDATED: Buhari Holds Meeting With Security Chiefs

7 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President,  Muhammadu Buhari, is presiding over an expanded security meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.  Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo , all the service chiefs, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris,  National Intelligence Agency DG, Ahmed Abujakar, Department of State Services DG, Lawal Musa Daura,  Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama,...

FG Dragged To Court Over Appointment Of NIA Director-General

7 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari and the attorney general of the federation and Minister Of Justice, Abubakar Malami  have been dragged before the federal high court sitting in Abuja over the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the director-general, national intelligence agency The plaintiff and rights activist, Deji Adayanju, representative of the 'concerned...

NIA $44 Million Saga: House Of Representatives Orders Probe

8 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has mandated its committee on national security and intelligence to investigate the alleged carting away of fourty-four million dollars from the national intelligence agency. The committee is also to investigate the controversy surrounding the appointment of the agency’s new director general. Nigeria’s house of representatives expressed concern over...

President Buhari Appoints Substantive DG For NIA

8 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a substantive Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The new Director General is Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a retired career Foreign Service officer, who till his appointment served as Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations. Abubakar had extensive...

President Muhammadu Buhari Congratulates Bukola Saraki

9 months ago /
Nation 

President Buhari in statement says he joins all members of the National Assembly, friends and family in celebrating the life of a distinguished Nigerian who has made his mark on the political scene. The President believes that at 55, and having served as a two-term governor, senator and Senate President, Dr...

President Buhari Receives Panel Report On NIA

9 months ago /
Nation 

The Babagana Kingibe committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to review the activities of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, has submitted its report.The former secretary to the government of the federation who was accompanied by other members of the his committee presented   their report to the President at...

All Those Found Culpable In The Osborne Towers Scandal Will Be Appropriately Sanctioned - Buhari

9 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says all those found culpable in the Osborne Towers scandal will be made to account and appropriately sanctioned.Receiving a report of the panel established to review the operational, technical and administrative structure of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), President Buhari  described the discovery of monies in the...

President Buhari To Attend Counter-Terrorism Summit In Jordan

9 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to attend a counter-terrorism summit in Jordan on December 2 and 3. A statement issued Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the President would join other Heads of State in Aqaba, to review strategies in fighting terrorism and reinforce...

Court Grants EFCC Warrants To Arrest Ex-DSS, NIA Bosses

9 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained two separate warrants from a court to arrest a former Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Ita Ekpenyong and that of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayodele Oke. The commission confirmed this to reporters on Monday, adding that...

DSS-EFCC Standoff: Nobody Is Above The Law, Says Magu

9 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has reacted to the face-off between operatives of the EFCC and those of the State Security Services (SSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Magu in his reaction on Wednesday, in Abuja, says there is no going back on the plan to...

Stop DSS, NIA From Obstructing Justice, SERAP Tells Buhari

9 months ago /
Nation 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the standoff between the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the State Security Service (SSS), and National Intelligence Agency, (NIA) on Tuesday. The group described the clash as counter-productive to the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. SERAP...

Senate Probes Alleged EFCC, DSS, NIA Feud

10 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday announced that it would probe alleged feud between Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Department of State Services and National Intelligence Agency over operational issues. The face-off was said to have stemmed from EFCC’s attempted arrest of former directors-general of DSS, Ita Ekpenyong, and NIA, Ayodele Oke. The Senate...

Court Orders Forfeiture Of Ikoyi Apartment Where EFCC Found N13bn

10 months ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture to the Federal Government, the property known as Flat 7b No 16, Osborn Road Ikoyi, Lagos. It is the property linked to the dismissed Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke, where the EFCC recovered the...

EFCC Summons Former NIA DG, Wife

10 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade. EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this in a statement signed by him on Wednesday. According to Uwujaren, the summon was in furtherance...

SERAP Asks Buhari To Handover Lawal, Oke To EFCC, ICPC

10 months ago /
Nation 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has commended the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Mr Ayodele Oke. The group is also calling on President Buhari to hand over the dismissed...


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