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BREAKING NEWS: Citing negative security report, Senate rejects Magu as EFCC chairman

The Senate has rejected Ibrahim Magu’s nomination as Chairman of the EFCC.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Aliyu Abdullahi, who addressed journalists after a closed-door session on Thursday, said the rejection was based on “security report.”

The lawmakers said they could not okay President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Mr. Magu based on security report available to them.

“The Senate wishes to inform the public that based on available security report, the Senate cannot proceed with the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“The nomination of Ibrahim Magu is hereby rejected and has been returned to the President for further action,” Mr. Abdullahi said.

The Senate had slated today, Thursday, to screen Mr. Magu, who has been acting as EFCC Chairman in the past one year.

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