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….

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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…

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