5 things to know about new DG of DSS, Matthew Seiyefa

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He hails from Ekeremor in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Some lawmakers like Senator Ben Bruce took to social media to make the revelation, saying they were doing everything to protect "our democracy". The motive for the blockade was not immediately clear.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had on Tuesday sacked the Director General, Department of State Service, Lawal Daura with immediate effect, over the invasion of the premises of the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Consequently, he assured Nigerians that all persons within the security agencies who participated in this travesty will be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.

After meeting with Osinbajo, he left the villa without speaking with reporters.

The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

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In an official and verified Twitter Account of the Presidency its states that "UPDATE: Matthew B. Seiyefa, the most senior Director in the Department of State Services (DSS), will act as Director-General until further notice".

There have been fillers of impeachment move against the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, since his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC), to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A raft of parliamentarians have quit Buhari's ruling party over the last few weeks and joined the main opposition.

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

However, Idris was said to have turned down the request, saying he already has enough officers on ground manning the National Assembly.

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