Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 8th August, 2018
1. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo sacks Lawal Daura As DSS boss
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, terminated the appointment of the Director General of the Department of State Security Services, Lawal Musa Daura.
The news of the termination was released by Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant-Media & Publicity to Osinbajo, following the NASS invasion by DSS operatives.
2. Security operatives take over National Assembly complex
Security operatives comprising men of the Department State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Police, yesterday blocked all entry or exit from the National Assembly.
The security operatives also blocked the lawmakers and NASS workers from gaining access to the offices but later allowed the lawmakers go in.
3. National Assembly leaders put off planned meeting after DSS invasion
The expected meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and INEC officials earlier scheduled for noon on Tuesday, has been put off.
This was made public by Honourable Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, while speaking to newsmen at the entrance of the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.
4. Saraki to hold World press conference today
Senate President Bukola Saraki is set to hold a world press conference Wednesday (today) afternoon at 12 noon.
This information was disclosed on Tuesday by a media aide to the Senate President, Bamikole Banks Omisore, via a tweet.
5. Mathew Seiyefa appointed new acting DG of DSS
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.
Seiyefa, who hails from Bayelsa State, had earlier served as the Director of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), before he was transferred to the DSS headquarters.
6. Oshiomole holds meeting with APC senators in Abuja
National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, held a crucial meeting with some senators in the party on Tuesday.
The meeting held at the former campaign office of the APC, now private office of the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole.
7. Osinbajo vows sponsors of National Assembly invasion would be punished
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has described as a gross violation of the law, the blockage of the National Assembly by security operatives from the Department of State Services, (DSS) and the Police.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Laolu Akande today, Osinbajo said the act is a gross violation of constitutional order and perpetrators would be fished out and punished.
8. Senator Bruce accuses Senator Akpabio of masterminding National Assembly siege
Senator Ben Murray Bruce has alleged that Godswill Akpabio and senators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are behind the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS operatives.
Adding that he would move to have their visas revoked by western nations for their anti-democratic moves.
9. Akpabio resigns as senate minority leader
Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned his position as minority leader of the Nigerian Senate.
The resignation letter, dated 4th August 2018 however did not state any reason for the resignation.
10. Saraki receives rousing welcome at National Assembly after DSS invasion
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s arrival at the National Assembly after the siege by operatives of the Department of State Services, was met with jubilation.
In one of the videos, he is seen with Hon. Boma Goodhead, the Honourable Member from Rivers State who defied the masked gunmen from DSS at the gates of the National Assembly.