WHY WE COULDN’T CONFIRM MAGU AS EFCC BOSS – SARAKI

Saraki: Why we couldn’t confirm Magu as EFCC boss Onwuka Nzeshi and Chukwu David / 2 hours ago …says NASS members should elect their leaders for stability President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has disclosed that the failure of the Presidency to follow laid down procedures and parliamentary conventions was responsible for the refusal of the Senate to confirm the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate President spoke yesterday at the orientation programme for Senators-elect and House of Representatives…

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17 DIFFERENT SUITS CHALLENGING MAGU’S CONTINUATION AS EFCC CHAIRMAN ARE IN COURT

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja No fewer than 17 suits on the propriety or otherwise of Mr. Ibrahim Magu remaining as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have been filed before various divisions of the Federal High Court, The PUNCH learnt on Tuesday. Lawyers, who appeared before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja when one of the cases came up on Tuesday, said a related case was filed in the Yola Division of the court in Adamawa State, while another case on the same…

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FRESH MOVES TO REMOVE MAGU AS EFCC BOSS BEGINS, SEE THOSE BEHIND IT, NOT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

By Tunde Oyesina Fresh move to unseat the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has begun before the Federal High Court in Abuja. An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Wale Balogun, has dragged the Federal Government before the court challenging the decision to retain Magu after he was rejected twice by the Senate. In the originating summons dated August 25th, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation, the Senate, EFCC and Magu were listed as 1st to 5th defendants respectively. The plaintiff asked…

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BUHARI IS PROBING AGF- MAGU FACEOFF SAYS FG

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari is investigating the feud between the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. Mohammed said this during a breakfast show on Channels Television titled, ‘Sunrise Daily’ on Tuesday. When asked to explain what caused the feud, Mohammed said, “That is what the investigation will bring out. The President is aware and is investigating it. He is the employer of…

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BUHARI SHOULD FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR MAGU SAYS AKEREDOLU

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Saturday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to shop for a replacement of Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. He said that this was necessary should the Senate decide not to clear him again for the third time. Akeredolu, who said that the country must not be allowed to grind to a halt over the non-clearance of Magu made this suggestion in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, while featuring on Fresh FM Ibadan live radio program monitored by DAILY POST.

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PEOPLE THINK I’M ALWAYS UNDER PRESSURE BUT I SLEEP VERY WELL- IBRAHIM MAGU

Acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, says contrary to popular opinion, he is not under any pressure regarding his work. According to him, he sleeps very well. Magu said this in a new interview with Daily Trust. “The moment you are given an assignment, you concentrate, you go all the way without expecting anybody to appreciate what you are doing. But as long as you are convinced that what you are doing is right, you move forward. It hasn’t affected me. There is no mental pressure. People think I’m always under…

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MOST NIGERIANS DON’T BELIEVE CORRUPTION IS BAD – MAGU

Mr Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said some Nigerians do not believe that corruption is bad, saying corruption over the years has impeded the growth of Nigeria. Magu, who spoke at the Project on Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria, organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA), called on stakeholders of anti-corruption not be discouraged with the way corruption is celebrated in the country. He further advocate for a grassroots mobilisation and sensitisation of Nigerians, especially youths on the dangers of corrupt…

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PRESIDENCY DRAGS SENATE TO SUPREME COURT OVER MAGU, OTHERS

The Presidency has reiterated its stance that certain federal appointments should not require the Senate’s confirmation. It said the refusal by the Senate to confirm the appointment of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, had more to do with politics than with the law. This is the position of a legal advisory prepared by judicial and legal experts as a working document in the Presidency on the differences in the constitutional interpretations on matters of certain federal appointments The Senate had on July 4…

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PRESIDENCY INSISTS IT DOES NOT NEED SENATE CONFIRMATION FOR MAGU

•CJN’s ruling boosts confidence The row over the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, assumed a new dimension yesterday, with the Presidency insisting that his nomination does not require the confirmation  of the Senate. It based its decision on an advisory prepared by judicial and legal experts on Section 171 of the 1999 Constitution. The advisory unearthed a ruling of the Supreme Court on the matter where the Chief Justice of the Nigeria (CJN), before his elevation as CJN, had ruled in line…

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MAGU: SENATE GIVES OSINBAJO THREE CONDITIONS

Fresh effort is being made to end the frosty relationship between the Presidency and the Senate to end their frosty relationship. But the Red Chamber of the National Assembly has given the Aso Rock Villa three conditions it must meet for peace to reign. Top of the conditions is the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the withdrawal of a statement credited to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo through Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State that there is no going…

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