Osinbajo meets acting DSS boss Mathew Seiyefa

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

The takeover of Nigeria's National Assembly complex by operatives of the Directorate of State Securityhas been described by the government as a gross violation of the constitutional order.

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris is also in the closed-door meeting.

Said: "The Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that its personnel was not involved in any way whatsoever in the blockade of the National Assembly in the early hours of today, 7th August, 2018".

"We call on the Military, the Nigerian Police, Department of State Security and all other security agencies not to engage in any unconstitutional operations or allow themselves to be dragged into partisan political activities directly or indirectly".

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Sectors that didn't fare as well included financial services, government and transportation, all of which lost jobs. Typically, when unemployment has fallen below 4 per cent in the past, wages have increased at a faster pace.

Recall that Senate President Bukola Saraki had called for a leadership meeting of the national assembly.

Sequel to Daura's summary dismissal, Osinbajo approved the appointment of Mr. Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting DG of the DSS. Osinbajo is acting president for Buhari, who last week left for a 10-day holiday in Britain.

Saraki was also expected to meet with Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Seiyefa, had earlier arrived the presidential Villa in an official SUV, by 4 p.m., clutching a file and was received at the entrance by the ADC to the acting President.

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.

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