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And you’re a lawyer! Nigerians blast Osinbajo over National Assembly siege

And you’re a lawyer! Nigerians blast Osinbajo over National Assembly siege

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo - who is acting as head of the country while Buhari is on holiday, ordered the dismissal of DSS chief Lawal Musa Daura "with immediate effect".

Armed men wearing the black uniform of the Department of State Security (DSS) stood at the gates of the building in the capital Abuja and were later joined by police officers, witnesses said.

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

The most senior official in the Department of State Service (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa has been confirmed as the acting Director General of DSS following the exit of Lawal Musa Daura.

Although there's no local law requiring him to step down, APC stalwarts insist Saraki must resign since the ruling party still has majority in the Senate and ought to produce the Senate president in line with democratic conventions.

Atiku, who is a PDP presidential hopeful, urged Buhari to call the police and DSS to order "and abandon this madness".

The acting President, who is a professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, attracted the commendations of his colleagues, who said he had saved the nation's democracy and upheld the supremacy of the rule of law.

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.

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, held a crucial meeting with some senators in the party on Tuesday.