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The sacked director general of State Security Service, Lawal Daura. [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

EXCLUSIVE: Former Daura’s ally says disgraced SSS boss took bribes, betrayed Buhari

Officials say the claims provide a rare insight into how corruption and partisanship have stunted the SSS’ potential.

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

Lawal Daura: A long, lawless journey to dismissal

PREMIUM TIMES recaps the tenure of Lawal Daura, the controversial SSS director who was sacked on Tuesday.

President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Buhari, Osinbajo agree on sack of Lawal Daura – Presidency

The presidency said there was no power tussle between the top two officials.

Senate President Bukola Saraki at the World Press Conference in the National Assembly

Why I won’t relinquish Senate presidency — Saraki

Mr Saraki said he was not desperate for power.

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Saraki reacts to allegation he connived with Lawal Daura

The Senate President addresses a press conference following Tuesday’s siege at the National Assembly.

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

EXCLUSIVE: How ex-SSS DG Lawal Daura was arrested

Mr Daura was sacked after masked SSS operatives laid siege on the National Assembly.

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

APC backtracks, defends SSS siege on National Assembly

The ruling party says its investigation revealed that Tuesday’s crisis at the parliament was orchestrated by Senate President Bukola Saraki.

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the SSS

ROUND UP: How National Assembly siege by SSS happened

The DG of the SSS was eventually sacked from office.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

ASUU speaks on sex-for-mark scandals involving lecturers

Since April, three Nigerian universities have been in the spotlight, after their lecturers got involved in sexual harassment scandals.

Senator Akpabio addressing reporters at the Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo

Governor Emmanuel sacks commissioners who welcomed Akpabio

A jubilant crowd thronged the airport to welcome back the senator.

Newly Acting Director General, State Security Service, (SSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). 04270/7/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN Pic 35 Newly Acting Director General, Department of State Services, (DSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). 04271/7/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN

Acting DG takes over at SSS as Daura’s whereabouts remain unknown

The sacked DG’s official convoy returned without him from the Presidential Villa to the Yellow House hours after Mr Daura was fired.

NASS Siege: Osinbajo meets ‘most senior SSS official’, Magu

Mr Osinbajo had earlier announced the sack of the former DG of SSS, Lawan Daura

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

Police not involved in NASS siege – IGP Idris

The police boss says the siege at the National Assembly reached him as a surprise.

Ben Bruce speaking to newsmen during the National Assembly DSS shutdown

SSS lifts siege on National Assembly

The SSS DG, Lawal Daura, was earlier sacked.

Protesters gathered at the entrance National Assembly during th DSS shutdown

UK Government speaks on SSS siege at National Assembly

The British High Commission says the independence of democratic institutions must be respected.

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

Osinbajo sacks Lawal Daura as SSS DG

“Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.”

Rivers Rep, Boma Goodhead, dares DSS

NASS Siege: Osinbajo summons SSS DG Daura, IGP Idris

The two security chiefs arrived at the villa on Tuesday afternoon.

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

APC speaks on SSS siege on National Assembly

Masked gun-wielding security officials in the early hours of Tuesday barricaded the National Assembly.

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Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor abandons Akpabio, says won’t resign

“I have no reason whatsoever to resign or jump ship from a government that is both responsive and performing optimally.”

NSE suspends trading on Conoil shares

The NSE gives reason for the suspension.

Akpabio resigns as Senate minority leader

Akpabio is expected to defect to the APC.

Rivers Rep, Boma Goodhead, dares DSS

LIVE UPDATES: SSS blocks National Assembly as plot to remove Saraki thickens

The lawmakers were later allowed to enter the chamber.

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the SSS

Senators speak on National Assembly siege by SSS

A PDP senator blames minority leader Godswill Akpabio.

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

Masked SSS personnel ‘want more guns’ as NASS siege unfolds

The move is believed to be in support of a move to oust senate president, Bukola Saraki.

SSS blocks National Assembly as ‘Senators move to oust Saraki’

The action is perceived as a bid to aid pro-Buhari Senators impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.