Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament

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

Recall that Prof Osinbajo on Tuesday ordered the sack of the Director General, Department of State Service (DSS) Lawal Daura with immediate effect, following the unauthorized invasion of the premises of the National Assembly.

He said: "I can authoritatively tell you that those senators behind the desecration of the National Assembly collected $1m each to impeach the Senate President and his Deputy".

He said, the "unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable".

He described the "unauthorised takeover" of the National Assembly as "a gross violation of constitutional order" and "rule of law".

The acting President, therefore, assured Nigerians that all persons within the law enforcement apparatus, who participated in "this travesty" would be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.

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Security forces temporarily blocked the entrance to Nigeria's parliament on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers and others from entering for up to an hour, witnesses said.

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).

Nigeria's senate minority leader has resigned from his position amid speculations he might officially defect from the opposition party to the ruling party on Wednesday.

The lawmakers have since gained entry to the National Assembly.

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