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17 August 2018

DSS appoints spokesman

Acting Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS) Mr. Matthew Seiyefa has appointed a spokesman for the agency.

He is Mr. P. N. Afunanya.

Since the exit of Ms Marilyn Ogar, who served as DSS spokesperson under the administration of Mr. Ita Ekpenyong at the agency three years ago, the DSS under Mr. Lawal Daura issued statements with the name of a pseudo character, Tony Opuiyo, whom none of the journalists covering the DSS headquarters in Abuja had ever met.

A statement from the DSS Public Relations Department yesterday said that Mr. Afunanya was replacing Mr. Tony Opuiyo.

The statement said Afunanya was the editor of the DSS’ in-house magazine, “The Triple S” – a publication which did not find favour under Daura.

“He has attended several courses within and outside Nigeria, namely Innovation and Strategy at Harvard University, Boston, USA; Security Management and Coordination, London and Investigative Journalism at City University, London.

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