JUST IN: Senate reveals final decision on Magu, expects Buhari’s response

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The Nigerian Senate has revealed its final decision on Ibrahim Magu, the embattled chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

We await Buhari's action over our rejection of Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu was rejected by the Senate a recently

It however said it was awaiting a response from the executive arm of the government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the issue.

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Magu was recently rejected by the Senate after a screening exercise. The upper legislative chamber reportedly pegged its action on a security report from the Department of State Services (DSS).

Vanguard reports that Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan, revealed that the chamber was waiting for the response of the executive to the rejection.

“The Senate had already taken a decision, we will only wait for the response of the executive,” Lawan said.

The report said President Mohammadu Buhari has received a written report of the Senate’s rejection of Magu.

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Senator Ita Enang, a senior special assistant to President Buhari, has reportedly confirmed the receipt of the Senate’s action on Magu, but has not revealed what is contained in the letter.

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“Yes, there has been a communication between the President of the Senate and the President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari.

“But the content thereof is privileged between them. I don’t know,” he said simply.

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