Nigeria: It’s Official – Buhari Renominates Magu As EFCC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to reconsider and confirm Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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Senate President Bukola Saraki read Mr. Buhari’s letter notifying the lawmakers of the re-nomination on Tuesday, just after the Senate returned from an executive session.

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PREMIUM TIMES had on Monday exclusively reported that the President had re-nominated Mr. Magu for the top job at the EFCC, after earlier rejection by the Senate over claims made against the nominee by the State Security Service, SSS.

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The President’s insistence on Mr. Magu followed Investigations that involved Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami and the Itse Sagay-led presidential advisory council on anti-corruption, presidency sources told PREMIUM TIMES.

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The investigations absolved Mr. Magu of any wrongdoing and afterwards he was recommended to be re-nominated by the president.

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In his letter to the Senate, Mr. Buhari said investigations revealed that Mr. Magu was not guilty of allegations laid against him by the SSS, hence his re-nomination.

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