The main headlines of the mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Thursday, August 9, are focused on the invasion of the National Assembly by the operatives of the Department of State Service and the reaction of the lawmakers to it.
The Punch reports that the Senate President Bukola Saraki, and the All Progressives Congress caucus in the House of Representatives have called for a full investigation into the invasion of the National Assembly on Tuesday by the operatives of the Department of State Services.
Saraki, who made the call at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, also dared the APC senators to carry out their impeachment threat against him, stressing that only two-thirds of members of the Senate could remove him and other leaders of the National Assembly.
The Guardian reports that yesterday, Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki singled lawmaker, Boma Goodhead, out for special recognition over her heroic deed during the siege placing her life on the line as she dared the DSS operatives to shoot.
As if she was incensed by their silence, the female legislator kept moving towards the hooded muscular men of the DSS, shouting: “I dare you to shoot, shoot me."
This Day reports that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo got the consent of President Muhammadu Buhari to dismiss the former Director-General of the State Security Services (SSS), Mr. Lawal Daura, the presidency said wednesday.
The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this while answering questions from journalists at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the State House, and said the presidency was one, hence a decision of that magnitude would not have been taken without a sense of unanimity between the president and his deputy.
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Vanguard reports that the accounts of the Akwa Ibom state government have been frozen by the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) it was learnt yesterday, but spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren denied this in a telephone conversation.
The development came on a day leading stalwarts of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) descended on the state to welcome immediate past governor of the state and former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio into the party’s fold.
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