Nigeria president fires intelligence chief for 'blocking parliament'

BREAKING: Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura

Images of the blockade were shared widely on social media.

Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), following the sack of the former Director-General Lawal Daura on Tuesday.

The new DSS boss who came to the Presidential villa Abuja, in an SUV vehicle was later chauffeured in a different auto, a Peugeot 508 model with Lagos registration number: AAA 961 BB as he left.

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.

The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

Saraki, the country's third-highest ranking politician, last week left the APC for the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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This is coming up after the Senator representing Kwara South, Rafiu Ibrahim, had alleged that senators belonging to the Parliamentary Support Group, PSG, received the sum of $1m each to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.

It is not clear if the meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon will still hold after today's turn of events.

"We urge Nigerians and the global community to condemn this illegal invasion of the National Assembly complex and the attempt to asphyxiate the legislature as undemocratic, uncivilized and irresponsible", said Saraki in a tweet.

The sack is believed to be related to Mr Daura's role in the siege on the National Assembly on Tuesday.

"Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that".

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