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Senate considers Buhari’s requests on RECs, ambassadors


The Senate, on Tuesday, considered President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of 27 nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission and three non-career ambassadorial nominees.

The consideration came after the chamber, on March 28, 2017, suspended the consideration for two weeks to protest the retention of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission despite the rejection of his nomination by the legislature.

The Presidency, after Senate’s rejection, had insisted on Magu as the acting Chairman of the EFCC.

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