Nigeria’s Senate on Wednesday rejected the appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee to head the country’s anti-graft agency, in a blow to the government’s war on corruption.
Buhari rode to power in 2015 on an anti-corruption platform and appointed Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
But the Senate refused to approve Magu’s official appointment, citing internal security reports that accuse him of corruption.
Buhari had previously cleared Magu after investigating the allegations in the reports, which have not been made public.
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