ACTING PRESIDENT, YOMI OSINBAJO SACKS DG DSS
Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday sacked the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Lawal Daura. Operatives of the DSS had early this morning invaded the National Assembly, stopping lawmakers and others from gaining entrance. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, disclosed this on his Twitter handle, @akandeoj.
He wrote, “AgP Yemi Osinbajo has directed the termination of the appointment of the DG of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura.”
Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.
UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
1. The leadership of the national assembly has called off its meeting scheduled to hold at noon on Tuesday. Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, disclosed this while speaking to journalists at the entrance of the National Assembly Complex in Abuja. Senate President Bukola Saraki had called the meeting after several calls on the lawmakers to cut short their recess and reconvene. Lasun said the meeting was called off on Tuesday morning following the blockade mounted at the entrance of the complex by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
2. Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned as Minority Leader of the senate. There are rumors that he will be installed as Senate President this morning.
3. Speaking to Channels TV today, Ben Bruce said he has reached out to the US embassy and will reach out to other European countries to revoke the visas of Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders that orchestrated this seige. He said the plan is to install Akpabio as senate president and impeach Saraki. ”The back gate has been blocked and other gates opened for senators who are antidemocratic that is APC senators who will install Akpabio as senate president and impeach Saraki and Ekweremadu”, he said
4. According to Dino Melaye, APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, is currently overseeing the collection of signatures of APC senators for the impeachement of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Reno Omokri is also making the same allegation.
5. Adams Oshiomhole, the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, is not yet aware of what is happening at the Nigerian parliament, his spokesperson has revealed The National Assembly was taken over by operatives of the State Security Service and police officers this morning. They initially prevented lawmakers from entering, but later allowed them following attempts to break in. Journalists and staff of the assembly had not been allowed to enter as at the time of this report.
6. PDP federal lawmakers have barricaded the entrance of the senate chamber. Yusuf Tajudeen, a member of the house of reps who spoke on behalf of the PDP lawmakers, said the action followed the alleged plot to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki. He called on Nigerians to rise in defence of democracy . “Right now, we have about 50 senators and 120 members of house of reps. We are in the white house lobby seated there keeping vigil