Politics

Ibrahim Magu’s nomination and confirmation as Chairman EFCC rejected! Customs CG, Ali fails to appear before Senate and more…

Breaking News: Once again The Nigerian Senate has rejected Ibrahim Magu as EFCC boss

In tweets just posted by the official handle of the Nigerian Senate, It appears the Senators are adamant that Ibrahim Magu will not be confirmed as the EFCC Boss:

However, Senators like Ali Ndume who has been supporting Magu all along, made his feelings about the situation known:

Contrary to the statement by the acting Nigerian Customs Service spokesperson about the Comptroller General doing the right thing, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), failed to appear before the Senate.

Ali said he was bereaved. The Senators weren’t pleased with his excuse for his nonappearance. They have demanded he appears tomorrow unfailingly.

 

Benue State Governor, Ortom wants Fulani Herdsmen gone!

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday directed security agents to ensure the exit of Fulani herdsmen from Buruku and Gboko Local Government Areas as a result of recent security breaches.

The directive came as the House of Representatives passed a resolution calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the immediate disarmament of armed and strange herdsmen in Buruku and other parts of Benue State and throughout the country.

 

INEC officials oppose trial in Abuja court over alleged N360 million bribe

The 23 members of staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday opposed the bid by the Federal Government to prosecute them at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The INEC officials were alleged to have accepted bribe of N360 million from politicians during the last National Assembly re-run election in Rivers State contrary to Section 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 and punishable under Section 15 of the Act.

However, shortly after the case was called, their counsel, led by Ahmed Raji (SAN), informed Justice John Tsoho that the defendants had filed a motion challenging the territorial jurisdiction of the case in Abuja.