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Osinbajo meets acting DSS boss Mathew Seiyefa

Osinbajo meets acting DSS boss Mathew Seiyefa

The PDP recalled that it issued series of statements at the weekend alerting Nigerians to the plots against the National Assembly and democracy ahead of President Buhari's overseas trip noting that the Presidency was silent on all the alarms raised by the Buhari Presidency.

A top source quoted by the report said: "What the IGP told Daura was that he had enough police officers and men now manning the NASS and did not need to deploy more personnel there".

The party also admonished the acting President to shelve the idea of using Daura as "the fall guy" for the siege by security forces.

He has also been asked to handover to the most senior person in the secret service.

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The police and operatives of the DSS early on Tuesday, blocked the main gate of the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining access into the complex.

Images of the blockade were shared widely on social media.

The acting president had earlier sacked the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, over the incident.

He said that the unlawful act perpetrated without the knowledge of the Presidency was condemnable, completely unacceptable and unauthorised.

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Seiyefa was shortly after Daura's sack, spotted in the Presidential Villa, where he had a meeting with Osinbajo.

The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

49 senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have appended their signatures against the failed attempt to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Secondus in his statement said the United Kingdom should not allow its environment be turned into a haven for anti-democracy conspirators.

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The defections cost the APC its Senate majority and present a challenge to Buhari's re-election bid because most of those who left joined the opposition People's Democratic Party which ruled Nigeria from 1999 until Buhari took office in May 2015.