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The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu is scheduled to be screened today by the senate as substantive chairman of the agency. The senate president Bukola Saraki said at plenary yesterday, “Tomorrow, (today) we have the acting chairman of EFCC, who is also appearing before us for screening and it will follow at 11:30 am.”

Mr. Magu, who became the fourth chairman of the commission resumed work in acting capacity on November 9, 2015 while his name was sent to the senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 2016, the Nigerian senate rejected Magu’s nomination on December 15 2016 after the Director General of the Department of State Security Services (DSS), Lawal Daura presented a petition accusing the acting chairman of graft. About 10 representatives from foreign missions in Nigeria will monitor Magu’s screening today.

Magu who is successor to Ibrahim Lamorde in the anti-graft agency is also an Assistant Commissioner in the Nigeria police force.

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