Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament

Corruption

BREAKING: Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura

Senators loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari In a desperate move to carry out their plan have seemingly moved to a private residence on Asokoro Drive, Abuja.

Images of the incident were shared widely on social media.

This followed the sack of Lawal Daura by acting President Yemi Osinbajo following the siege on the National Assembly laid by security agents on Tuesday. The motive for the blockade was not immediately clear. He later left for the SSS headquarters after the meeting to take charge of the security agency.

Matthew Seiyefa, a director of the Department of State Services (DSS) from Bayelsa state, has been appointed as acting director-general of the service.

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"The unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable", said a statement issued later by Osinbajo's office.

The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

Saraki was also expected to meet with Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). They prevented lawmakers and journalists from gaining access into the premises in what many believe to be a plot to implement the impeachment of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has asked politicians to operate within the guidelines of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Saraki had called a meeting of parliamentary leaders to hold on Tuesday amid pressures on the lawmakers to approve funding for next year's election.

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