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Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by lightblazingnow(m): 10:58am On Jul 15, 2017
Senate gives Osinbajo 3 conditions to accept Magu


The Nigerian senate has given the Aso Rock Villa three conditions it must meet for peace to reign.

Top of the conditions is the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the withdrawal of a statement credited to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo through Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State that there is no going back on Magu’s nomination.

The other conditions include Presidency’s compliance with the resolutions/decisions/ summons of the National Assembly on budget and other issues, as well as prevailing on Power, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Raji Fashola to withdraw his statement attacking the integrity of the National Assembly.

The conditions were tabled by the Senate leadership before a mediator who is trying to bring the warring sides together.

Sources said yesterday that the mediator enjoys the confidence of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Bukola Saraki.

The parley is understood to have succeeded for now in bridging the communication gap between the two arms of government.

It was learnt that the latest initiative is part of the effort to “resolve the feud between the two arms in a family manner” without any of the sides feeling hurt.

But it was gathered that Osinbajo made it clear that only President Buhari could determine Magu’s fate.

It was also gathered that Saraki told the intermediary that he has no personal grudges against the Acting President.

He, however, said senators were determined to protect the legislative institution.

According to a top source, the three conditions formed the kernel of talks between Osinbajo and Saraki last week, with the two leaders agreeing on a mature way of addressing the “grey areas.”

The source said the Presidency had been trying to address the three conditions with only Magu’s fate still hanging in the balance.

The source said: “We are getting closer to a win-win situation between the two arms. In fact, when the mediator met with Saraki, he said he had “met with Osinbajo and he nurses no personal grudges at all.

“He also said what the senators wanted was that the Senate be respected in accordance with its constitutional mandate by complying with its resolutions, decisions and summons.”

The source also explained that the Presidency has been forthcoming on the conditions set by the Senate.

The source said: “As for compliance with the resolutions or decisions or summons of the National Assembly, the Presidency gave a commitment to the Senate leadership to give due regards to the legislature.

“You know the Acting President is a lawyer and he believes in the principle of separation of powers.

“On Magu, the Acting President insisted that only his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari can determine the fate of the Acting chairman of EFCC.

“He said the Senate would have to wait for the return of the President.”

“Regarding a statement credited to el-Rufai, the mediation has revealed that the governor ran his own errand because nothing warranted the comments in the mandate given to him to represent the Acting President. Neither the Presidency nor Osinbajo can be held liable for el-Rufai’s comments.”

Rufai, representing Osinbajo at a public function in Kaduna, had quoted the Acting President as saying there was no going back on Magu’s nomination for the EFCC job.

There were however indications that the Acting President had directed the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Fashola to “clarify his statement” in a way that it will not hurt the relationship between the two arms of government.

The source added: “This was why Fashola tactically apologised to the National Assembly in an interview with reporters on Tuesday on the sidelines of the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum held at the old Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja.

“He said if he was being misunderstood, his intention was not to quarrel with anybody but to see a better Nigeria.

“The Presidency believes such a mature retraction of Fashola’s virulent comments will assuage the National Assembly.”

In complying with the directive of the Acting President, Fashola had said: “There is no problem between me as an individual and the National Assembly.

“And let me make that very clear, many of the senators and honourable members are my personal friends, and so you don’t fight your friends. But we have a disagreement.

“You will remember when President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, he had enormous support from the leadership of the National Assembly. So it means that we all agree there is a problem.

“There is also disagreement which I don’t think should make us disagreeable about the best way to implement that plan, and I think that is all there is to it.

“It is perhaps possible that in the heat of the moment, while trying to canvass different positions, we are misconstrued as fighting. But I am not fighting anybody. We have a disagreement it shouldn’t make us disagreeable.

“So my responsibility is to continue to engage. Also even if I wasn’t a minister, I am a citizen also, so the parliamentarians are also representing me.

“So these are the issues and if I have been misunderstood, my intention was not to quarrel with anybody but to see a better Nigeria which I believe they also want to see.”

Investigation showed that the Senate might also soft-pedal on its decision to reject nominees from the Executive.

A government source said: “With last week’s talks between the Acting President and the President of the Senate, we are expecting that tension will ease.

“The government has met some of the conditions tabled for peace between the two arms. Although the discussion is still ongoing, the latest mediator has done well.

“Ordinarily, since all the key actors are members of the same party, there is no basis for the Executive-National Assembly face-off.

“The two sides have substantially mended fences. We are hopeful that all will be well soon.”


http://www.nigerianeye.com/2017/07/senate-gives-osinbajo-3-conditions-to.html?m=1

Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by Samusu(m): 11:05am On Jul 15, 2017
OK, noted

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by Nobody: 11:23am On Jul 15, 2017
Nonsense

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by CoolFreeday(m): 11:24am On Jul 15, 2017
useless national assembly

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by cyberguy72(m): 11:58am On Jul 15, 2017
Useless Presidency

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by sunnysunny69(m): 11:58am On Jul 15, 2017
We practice a presidential system of government where there is separation of power. The legislatures makes the law, the executives enforces and judiciary interpret. In instances where there is a disagreement on separation of powers, the judiciary has the job of deciding who is right.

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by wallex1983(m): 12:01pm On Jul 15, 2017
Magu can be reassigned to another position in the country that doesn't require senate approval.

But next time, when the executive appoints someone to act, especially in a sensitive office such as the EFCC chairman, his name should be quickly forwarded to the senate for approval before he begins to step on toes

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by wallex1983(m): 12:08pm On Jul 15, 2017
Senate wants to be respected, even in their recklessness.

Nigeria is finished.

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by lightblazingnow(m): 12:09pm On Jul 15, 2017
Grace

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by tomakint: 12:27pm On Jul 15, 2017
If Osinbajo will be wise, let him not bother to honour those baseless conditions they are damn too shallow and inconsequential to the issues on ground. Saraki's ego is taking a huge toll on him. His trial at the Court of Appeal should commence soon and his azzz kicked out of the useless chamber.

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by 989900: 12:37pm On Jul 15, 2017
Crapola
Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by KahlDrogo(m): 12:38pm On Jul 15, 2017
Top of the conditions is the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu


Ayamnotunderstanding.

They gave three conditions to confirm Magu and the topmost condition is for him to be fired?

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by doublestrika: 12:43pm On Jul 15, 2017
About 80% of Nigeria problems come from the national assembly

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by xtivin(m): 1:06pm On Jul 15, 2017
tomakint:
If Osinbajo will be wise, let him not bother to honour those baseless conditions they are damn too shallow and inconsequential to the issues on ground. Saraki's ego is taking a huge toll on him. His trial at the Court of Appeal should commence soon and his azzz kicked out of the useless chamber.
The senate is a united house at the moment, Saraki is PDP/APC so he has to play both script

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by LionDeLeo: 1:20pm On Jul 15, 2017
KahlDrogo:




Ayamnotunderstanding.

They gave three conditions to confirm Magu and the topmost condition is for him to be fired?

A clear indication you actually read the report thoroughly.

The legislooters are obviously confused.

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by KahlDrogo(m): 1:29pm On Jul 15, 2017
cyberguy72:
Useless Presidency
Wawa or Abakaliki my brother? cheesy

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by mansakhalifa(m): 1:38pm On Jul 15, 2017
2nd paragraph totally rubbishes the headline and infact,to an extent,the entire story. Whoever wrote this.

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by mansakhalifa(m): 1:38pm On Jul 15, 2017
2nd paragraph totally rubbishes the headline and infact,to an extent,the entire story. Whoever wrote this..

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by cyberguy72(m): 1:46pm On Jul 15, 2017
KahlDrogo:
Wawa or Abakaliki my brother? cheesy
Afonja ...from the brown roof region

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by CharlotteFlair(f): 2:33pm On Jul 15, 2017
tomakint:
If Osinbajo will be wise, let him not bother to honour those baseless conditions they are damn too shallow and inconsequential to the issues on ground. Saraki's ego is taking a huge toll on him. His trial at the Court of Appeal should commence soon and his azzz kicked out of the useless chamber.
Forgive and forget and enjoy the unfolding drama grin
Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by CharlotteFlair(f): 2:36pm On Jul 15, 2017
KahlDrogo:
Wawa or Abakaliki my brother? cheesy
You have been running rabid for some time now. I just want to inform you that I can cure your craze but my methods are crude and you may not like it.

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by tomakint: 2:38pm On Jul 15, 2017
xtivin:

The senate is a united house at the moment, Saraki is PDP/APC so he has to play both script
Absolutely you captured it well and I clearly understood the drama at the Senate. Unfortunately for Saraki the "phoney unity" at the Senate is not helping the masses but rather giving the Executive some sympathies before the masses and this is the clear picture arrogant Saraki and his co travellers fail to see. Watch as more drama will start unfolding. Saraki is already in a tight corner.

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by KahlDrogo(m): 2:41pm On Jul 15, 2017
CharlotteFlair:
You have been running rabid for some time now. I just want to inform you that I can cure your craze but my methods are crude and you may not like it.
Your methods are crude? shocked

I bet you apply doggy as opposed to missionary. grin

I can cope with that. grin

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by rooftech: 2:44pm On Jul 15, 2017
Osinbajo should just start arresting the criminals starting from Akwa Ibom state ,they rest will just crumble.
Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by muller101(m): 2:46pm On Jul 15, 2017
Gang of official criminals

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by nairalandbuzz(m): 3:26pm On Jul 15, 2017
Damn... We must restructure in this Nation
Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by DIKEnaWAR: 3:27pm On Jul 15, 2017
Nonsense
Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by coldsummer: 3:28pm On Jul 15, 2017
Ok ok
Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by MadCow1: 3:28pm On Jul 15, 2017
Osibanjo does not negotiate with terrorists

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by brainpulse: 3:28pm On Jul 15, 2017
Anyone that has not called his representatives in the Senate or house of representatives has no justification to question this executives.
Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by 5starmilitant: 3:29pm On Jul 15, 2017
I think Osibanjo is being used to fight a planned battle, and I just hope he doesn't regret this. Because I don't trust hell rufai and these northerners. They(north) always have hidden agendas when it's getting near election. This battle if not carefully handled, may tighten his chances of becoming president.

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Re: Senate Gives Osinbajo 3 Conditions To Accept Magu by Jombojombo(f): 3:29pm On Jul 15, 2017
Gud

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