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Ibrahim Magu will remain as EFCC Acting Chairman – Presidency Source

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The President might not be changing his mind as it concerns the removal of Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, as suggested by the Senate to the President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Senate had last week stepped down the confirmation of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners whose nominations were sent by Buhari for two weeks over the President’s failure to implement some of the resolutions of the National Assembly.

At the centre of the crisis is Magu’s continued stay in office in acting capacity despite the fact that the Senate had rejected his nomination on two occasions.

The President had on Wednesday set up a committee chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to look into the face-off with a view to ending it.

But despite the peace move, Buhari has not changed his position on Magu according to reports.

A Presidency source ruled out the possibility that the President may abandon Magu in order to allow peace to reign.

“The President will stick to Magu. Shopping for a replacement is not on the card at the moment,” the source said.

When reminded that Magu’s sack is key among the Senate’s demands, the source said that is why former senators, who are now ministers, are members of the committee set up by the President.

“The former senators are expected to leverage on their experience in the National Assembly to come up with how to reach out to their former colleagues without necessarily compromising government’s position on the matter,” he added.

Chaired by Osinbajo, the committee has all ministers who are former members of the National Assembly, the president’s liaison officers in the National Assembly and all ministers who have personal relationship with the lawmakers as members.

Ministers who are former senators include Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment), Udo Udoma (Budget and National Planning), Heineken Lokpobiri (State, Agriculture and Natural Resources), Hadi Sirika (State for Aviation) and Aisha Alhassan (Women Affairs).

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Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)

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Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos

Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.

The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.

The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.

The state police command is yet to react to the incident.

RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)

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Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo (videos)

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Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo (videos)

There has been a jailbreak at the Oko Prison in Benin City, Edo state on Monday morning, October 19.

According to reports, suspected thugs hijacked the peaceful end SARS protest, stormed the prison facility, and overpowered the prison officials before setting the prisoners free.

One of the prisoners who escaped said he has been awaiting trial for two years.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners
#EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners

Hoodlums free prisoners in Benin

Hoodlums have hijacked the #EndSARS protesters around Kings Square in Benin City, the capital city of Edo State.

The hoodlums have reportedly broken the walls of the headquarters of the Nigeria Correctional Centre (Nigeria prisons in Benin).

The hoodlums after gaining entrance into the prison through the fence freed inmates in the prisons along Benin Sapele Road, near the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ office.

Also Read: BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media, Crusoe Osagie, told Channels Television that the hoodlums exchanged fire with security operatives at the Maximum prison in Benin City.

“The hoodlums are currently exchanging fire with the security personnel at the Maximum security prison in Oko, Benin City,” Osagie said.

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