- The Senate warns that it would henceforth not attend to nominations from the presidency if Ibrahim Magu is not sacked
- The upper chamber insists that it will not change its position on the acting EFCC chairman
- Senate celebrates as court affirms power to reject Magu
The Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately terminate the appointment of Ibrahim Magu who currently serves as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The upper chamber warned that it would henceforth not attend to nominations from the presidency if Magu is not sacked, Vanguard reports.
The Senate spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi, speaking to journalists on Thursday, February 1, maintained that the Senate will not change its position on the acting EFCC chairman.
When making clarification on the controversies surrounding the Senate’s suspension of the confirmation of nominees from President Buhari, Abdullahi said the impasse would persist until its power of confirmation of nominees to the boards of commissions established by enabling laws, but not listed in the 1999 constitution as amended was clarified.
Meanwhile, the Senate has said it has been vindicated on the rejection of the appointment of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the EFCC.
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Punch reports that the chairman of the Senate committee on media and public affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi, who briefed journalists in Abuja on Thursday, February 1, announced that a Federal High Court had ruled that the upper chamber of the National Assembly had the powers to confirm or reject his appointment.
NAIJ.com gathered that Sabi-Abdullahi made a copy of the ruling available to journalists, a copy of which was obtained by Punch.
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