Tag Archives: SENATE

BREAKING: Senate rejects two ambassadorial nominees, confirms 45

The senate has rejected Sylvanus Nsofor (Imo) and Jacob Daudu (Ondo), two of the non-career ambassadors nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate, however, confirmed 45 persons as non-career ambassadors. It was explained that the decision to reject the above-named nominees ...

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Senate calls for Ali’s resignation after his refusal to appear before the house

The Senate has called for the resignation of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali. The lawmakers said on Wednesday that Mr. Ali was not fit to hold public office. The call follows Mr. Ali’s decision not to ...

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Hameed Ali explains why he will not honour Senate invitation

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Hamid Ali has explained that he will not be able to appear before the Senate. It was explained that a legal practitioner has asked the Federal High Court Abuja to ...

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Magu was not rejected because of DSS report – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has disclosed that the report issued by the Department of State Services (DSS) was not the reason behind the senate’s refusal to confirm Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). ...

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Hameed Ali appears before Senate in mufti, sent back

The Senate on Thursday turned back the Comptroller  General (C-G) of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) for appearing  in mufti. Senators by  a voice vote directed  him to return to the senate on Wednesday, March 22 in proper uniform designated for the ...

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MAGU’s REJECTION: DSS report is the height of official ridicule of the office of the president

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has accused the Senate of ridiculing the office of President Muhammadu Buhari by rejecting the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Falana advised Buhari to restrain the ...

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I was not given fair hearing, I’ll fight till my last day in office – Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, who was on Wednesday rejected by the Senate, says whether he is confirmed or not, he will keep fighting corruption until his last day in office. On ...

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Senate rejects Magu for the second time

The Senate on Wednesday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate rejected the nomination following a letter by the Department of State Security (DSS) which upheld an earlier ...

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Senate to hold confirmation hearing for Magu on Wednesday

The senate has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Senate President Bukola Saraki announced this on Tuesday, that the hearing will hold on Wednesday. This is coming a few ...

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Hameed Ali replies Senate: I was not appointed CGof Customs to wear uniform

In an apparent response to the Senate’s directive, the Comptroller General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, has said that he was not employed to wear uniform. He told TVC on Friday that rather, he was appointed to work effectively. ...

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