Magu, Governors shun anti corruption rally

The discredit of the Nigerian anti corruption commission, the Economic and Financial Crimes commission, EFCC, is beginning to take its toll on the acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, as he was said to have boycotted the Anti-corruption rally scheduled for the Northern region. Also absent from the rally are governors of Kwara, Abdufatah Ahmed; Kogi, Yahaya Bello; Niger, Abubakar Sani Bello; Nasarawa, Umaru Tanko Almakura and Plateau, Simon Lalong. The rally was said to have been organized by members of the entertainment industry, who have been having a running battle with…

Read More

Nigeria suspended by Egmont Anti corruption group

A major blow to the current anti-corruption war was given recently by an international group, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. The group is currently meeting in China. with this suspension, the group has effectively lent its voice to the push that the current Economic and Financial Crimes commission, EFCC, has lost it as far as anti corruption war is concerned. The current EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has been having a running battle with the Senate, who rejected his nomination twice, and has insisted that the he be dropped…

Read More

Magu: Presidency Gets Legal Advice to Approach Supreme Court

The Presidency will soon approach the Supreme Court to make a pronouncement on the lingering crisis between the executive and the National Assembly over the powers of the President to appoint some heads of government agencies without recourse to the Senate based on the provisions of Section 171 of the Constitution. A Presidency source, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja, on Sunday, said the development was based on legal advice made available to the government on the different interpretations of the law on the matter. The Acting President, Yemi…

Read More

Suspended NIA Boss Bought Ikoyi House for $1.6Million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday named Mrs. Folashade Oke as the owner of Flat 7 B , No . 13 , Osborne Road , Osborne Towers , Ikoyi , Lagos , where the sums of $ 43 , 449 ,947 , £ 27 , 800 and N23 , 218 ,000 were recently recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Mrs . Oke is the wife of the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency , Amb. Ayo Oke, whose agency had laid claim to the…

Read More

Senate Puts Off RECs Confirmation of Magu, As Sagay, Others Kick

The end is not yet near to the drama unfolding in the Upper Chamber. Yesterday, the Senate protested against the retention of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission despite the rejection of his nomination by the lawmakers. Several senators, at the plenary on Tuesday, spoke against the consideration of a letter from the Presidency requesting legislative approval for the nomination of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission. They insisted that the process be abandoned until Magu was removed.…

Read More

Senate Rejects Magu

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu to become the substantive Chairman of the anti graft agency has just been dashed After hours of grueling drill by the senate, Magu was unable to convince the Senate that he was fit and proper for the exalted position. The latest damning report by the Department of State Security, DSS, was the last straw that broke the camel’s back, as he failed the integrity test. Magu struggled to extricate himself from serious damning…

Read More