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Buhari re-nominates Magu as EFCC Chairman

23 January 2017, 08:06

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has again approved the re-nomination of Ibrahim Magu, the current acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as his candidate for the substantive chairmanship of the anti-corruption agency.

Magu’s name had been forwarded to the office of the Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki for confirmation.

Buhari signed the letter nominating Magu before he jet out for a 10-day vacation on Thursday, reports Sahara Reporters.

News 24 recalls that Magu’s nomination for the position was turned down by the Senate in December, 2016, citing a damaging report from the Department of Security Services (DSS), against the nominee.

Following from the rejection, President Buhari ordered the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) to investigate the allegations against Magu and other federal government officials.

Also read: EFCC boss denies lobbying lawmakers to retain chairmanship seat

It remains unclear whether Malami’s report cleared Magu of any wrongdoing.

- News 24

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