The Thread: “The fear of Magu” | Nigerians react to Magu’s rejection with proverbs and solutions

Ibrahim Magu, Acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been rejected by the Senate to assume the role of Chairman of the EFCC at the confirmation hearing which held yesterday. This is the second time the Senate is rejecting Magu, whose nomination came from Buhari.

Whilst Buhari claimed that Magu had been cleared by the DSS (seeing as they had handed down a letter of indictment the first time around upon which the Senate rejected Magu), the Senate claimed they’d received a fresh letter from the DSS that stated Magu failed ‘the integrity test’. It was quite the bizarre confirmation, which raised lots of questions from citizens.

In the end, it was a case of cabal versus cabal and the cabal with the most powers won (or is it the most fibs?).  Did anyone really think the confirmation would sail through seamlessly when Magu has 11 of the Senators on hook for corruption? Oh, well, here’s what Twitter NG thinks:


…is the beginning of rejection.


Dino, you hear?

Simple how much has been recovered by EFCC, he had no clue.

Opinions. Opinions.

Soft work by village winches. Oga Magu, you might want to consider appeasing the gods.

Wickid, innit?

If you say so.

That it does. That it does.

Different strokes, man.

We eat our cake and have it. Deal with it.

Teaser alert!

For real?

How’ bout that?

This, too.

Egg on the face, bruh. Egg on the gadam face.

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