Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Ag. President, Yemi Osinbajo fires DG of DSS

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Lisa Bryan | 08 August, 2018, 13:58

Seiyefa was the director, Institute of Security Studies, Abuja.

Osinbajo, who is acting in place of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is now in London on a 10-day vacation, sacked Daura hours after some DSS operatives invaded the National Assembly complex on Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, Daily Sun findings revealed that earlier, the acting President summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the sacked DG DSS, Lawal Daura, to explain the circumstances that led to the invasion of the National Assembly by security operatives.

Daura was directed to hand over to the most senior officer at the State Security Service, SSS.

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

Sequel to Daura's summary dismissal, Osinbajo approved the appointment of Mr. Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting DG of the DSS.


Senate President Bukola Saraki is set to hold a world press conference Wednesday (today) afternoon at 12 noon.

The lawmaker made the allegation in an interview with Thisday on Tuesday at the lobby of the National Assembly in Abuja.

Atiku, who is a PDP presidential hopeful, urged Buhari to call the police and DSS to order "and abandon this madness". "Seiyefa is also a member of the National Institute".

Osinbajo is acting president for Muhammadu Buhari, who is out of the country on holiday. Parliament went on recess last week until September 25 but meetings were to be held on Tuesday.

Angry Nigerians have however taken to social media to react to the news, throwing "stones" at acting president, prof Yemi Osinbajo.

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