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Presidency Gives, Update on Magu's Probe, Tells Nigerians What to Expect

A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, has said Nigerians should expect to be surprised by the findings of the panel probing Ibrahim Magu, the recently suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to The Cable, Mallam Shehu told Channels TV on Sunday, July 19, that the presidency has been receiving some updates from the panel. The presidential aide expressed the confidence that the panel was competent-enough-to-do the right-thing because it is composed of people with integrity.

The presidential aide said Nigerians should brace themselves for some surprises when the panel is done with the investigation. 'By the time they're done with this job and they come out with the reports prepare yourselves for surprises,' he said.

Meanwhile, it earlier reported that the tenure of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu as the commandant-general of the Nigeria-Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been extended.

The approval for the extension was given by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, July 19, as contained in a statement by NSCDC boss's media assistant, Ekunola Gbenga.

Muhammadu's first tenure was to end on Friday, July 17, prompting_insinuations that the president may give the NSCDC Commandant-General the waiver to continue the good work. But on Friday, minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, under whom the NSCDC operates, said President Muhammadu Buhari is impressed by Muhammadu's commitment to the corps.

Aregbesola said 6 month extension has been approved for Muhammadu to continue as NSCDC Commandant-General effective from July 17, 2020. 'The minister graciously recommended this extension of tenure due to the track record of innovative programmes in the Corps-as-well-as-the need to consolidate some of the on_going projects,' the NSCDC boss' media official disclosed.

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