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Why President insists on Magu as EFCC boss

The Presidency’s insistence on Ibrahim Magu as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chief may have been strengthened by opinions of legal giants, The Nation has learnt.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said yesterday in Kaduna that Magu would not be removed. The Senate is insisting on Magu’s removal, saying it will shun nominations from the Executive if the EFCC chief remains.

Some legal experts, including Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) met for about five hours on Wednesday night to review the “Magu issue and the Senate’s threat”.

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