Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have blocked all the entrances into the national assembly.

The operatives are turning away cars of lawmakers.

TheCable reported that senate leader, Ahmed Lawal met with Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS, at about 1am on Tuesday.

Earlier on Monday, he met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the state house.

It is not yet clear what the agenda of the meeting was and no explanation has been given for why the security agency is turning back national assembly staff and lawmakers.

On Monday, Senate President Bukola Saraki called for a leadership meeting of the national assembly.

Saraki is also expected to meet with Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as regards the 2019 elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the approval of N242 billion for the polls.

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