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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 16:02

Nigeria's Acting President Osinbajo sackes DSS chief for 'blocking National Assembly"

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ,  Nigeria’s acting president has sacked the  intelligence boss of the Department State Security (DSS), Lawal Musa Daura for the blockage of the country's National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria.


Osinbajo  the country's vice president made the decision  to fire the  intelligence  chief  due to the  Tuesday morning blockade of the country’s legislature – the National Assembly, NASS.

Osinbajo acted on the capacity as the acting president as Nigerian President Buhari is on vacation in Britain.


The tweet by the Osinbajo’s personal assistant confirmed the discharge of  Lawal Musa Daura and the directive to the former boss of DSS to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service till further notice.

Acting President @ProfOsinbajo has directed the termination, with immediate effect, of the appointment of the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Musa Daura.


"The presidency in a statement said the obstruction of lawmakers was without its consent. The DSS is a security arm that is directly under the presidency. It is responsible for primary domestic intelligence and protection to top government officials.



Armed and masked personnel from the DSS temporarily block the entrance of NASS at a point blocking lawmakers from accessing the premises. After the lawmakers were allowed in, other officials and the media remained barred from the premises.



President Buhari handed over presidential duties to Osinbajo as he left Abuja to London for a 10-day vacation. "


Credit:  africanews

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