EFCC: Senate Defers Magu’s Screening

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Senate Suspends Magu’s Screening As EFCC Chairman

There are strong indications that the Senate may no longer continue with the confirmation hearing on the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It would be recalled, the upper chamber of the National Assembly had on Wednesday December 7, 2016 announced that it will begin the screening of Magu on Thursday (today).

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The announcement was made by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who chaired the plenary.

However, Leadership reports that some forces within the Presidency are against Magu’s emergence as the chairman of the EFCC.

This is even as the Department of State Service (DSS) is also said to be a collaborator in the scheme to edge out the anti-corruption czar through a damning security report it has sent to the Senate against Magu.

Mr. Buhari appointed Mr. Magu acting chair of the EFCC after the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde on November 9, 2015.

Mr. Magu, if confirmed by the Senate, will be the fourth head of the Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, after Nuhu Ribadu, Farida Waziri and Mr. Lamorde.

More details to be added as the story develops…



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