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Nigerian senate is considering two options to overcome constitutional hindrances over the rejection of Mr. Ibrahim Magu, as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.


Following the second Senate rejection of Mr. Magu, administration officials and sympathisers had cited section 171 of the constitution to buttress the claim that Mr. Magu does not need Senate confirmation.

The provision stipulates that the President shall have the power to make appointments, including ambassadors, permanent secretaries, and heads of extra-ministerial departments.

Responding to the development, a senior official of the Senate said the Senate was pondering the option of going to the Supreme Court or altering that provision.

Noting the options, he said: “One is to amend it and make Section 171 subject to any act of the National Assembly.

Two, is to go to Supreme Court to show that that section does not preclude the National Assembly from making laws that would subject certain appointments to Senate confirmation.

“If you look at section 5 of the constitution, which defines the powers of the National Assembly, it makes those powers subject to Acts of the National Assembly. “So we can go and advance all the arguments at the Supreme Court and get it settled or just amend the constitution to avoid wasting our time.”

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  1. Legislooters sure knows the ways to advance their course to suit their irresponsible and unethical agendas but senseless and brainless to give definitive poverty alleviating policy to the executive.Shame of a nation;!!

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  2. It is the Senate that is delaying progress in Nigeria.

    And thinking of amending the constitution shows the Senate is not ready to serve the country but themselves. And it is a pity most of them are fighting the corruption instead of supporting the noble way of puting our reputation and economy back into the right track.

    Looted money that is enough to give Nigeria good roads, water and electricity and stability are now surfacing from different locations of the country under Magu leadership of EFCC.

    I wished the patriotic members of the Senate stand firm on defending the country before the bad ones drag their names and reputation into mud.

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  3. CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME FROM SENATE?

    INCLUDING MR COMMON SENSE SENATOR. PERHAPS HE HAS LOST HIS COMMON SENSE WHEN IT COMES TO MATTER LIKE THIS

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  4. With all these monies being recovered by Magu and his team the senate is still bent on nailing him? They must be seriously hiding something

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