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Power of Confirmation: Senate Unfazed by Presidency’s Decision to Head to S’Court

EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu

EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu

Senators have remain unfazed by reports that the presidency may likely head to the Supreme Court to seek a judicial interpretation of Section 171 of the constitution, in a bid to resolve the impasse on the powers of the Senate to confirm the nominees of the president and by extension whether the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, can remain in office despite his rejection by the upper legislative chamber. Continue reading

PDP Leaders Jubilant as S’Court Silences Sheriff for Good

Ali Modu Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff

It was celebration galore for the leadership of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday, following the Supreme Court ruling, which upheld the constitution of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee to lead the party, effectively slamming the door against the former National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff. Continue reading

PDP Crisis: Sheriff, Makarfi Factions Endorse Governors’ Position

Ali Modu Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff

The two antagonists in the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led executive and the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee (NCC) – have expressed their support for the resolution reached by the governors to reunite the party irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling on the leadership tussle. Continue reading