This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Tuesday, August 7 2018.
DSS Operatives Takeover National Assembly Blocks Senators From Entering
Security operatives believed to be men of the Department State Services (DSS), have allegedly blocked all entry or exit from the National Assembly Naija News understands. This is an attempt to try to impeach the Senate President and his Deputy.
In a video made available to Naija News a serving Senator, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim is being denied access into his office by the DSS. He asks the DSS officials “Has the military taken over?”
Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader
Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned his position as minority leader of the Nigerian Senate, Naija News understands.
The resignation letter, dated 4th August 2018 however did not state any reason for the resignation.
Acting President Osinbajo And Senate Leader, Lawan In A Closed Door Meeting
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo is currently in a meeting behind closed doors with the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He was with the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang.
Resign Your Seats Now, Falana Tells Decamped Lawmakers
Mr. Femi Falana, popular Lawyer and Human Right Activist, has recommended that lawmakers who decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and vise versa should resign their seat in the Legislative.
5 Suspects Connected To Kidnap Of Kogi Monarch, Cleric Arrested
Five suspects said to be behind the kidnap of a traditional ruler, a catholic cleric and the recent spate of armed robbery on Okene -Lokoja road have been arrested by the Kogi state police.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Janga, while presenting the suspects to Journalists in Lokoja on Monday said that the suspects were also responsible for cattle rustling in Lokoja and its environs.