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BREAKING: Senate confirms Aliyu as ICPC chairman






The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Musa Aliyu as chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC).

The Senate also confirmed the appointments of Gadji Dantata and Saka Sulieman as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).


Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, announced confirmation of Mr Aliyu and the two members of the FJSC after the senators cleared them by a voice vote at the plenary.

Mr Aliyu, a lawyer and a former attorney general of Jigawa State, was separately screened at the Committee of the Whole.


He was nominated for the position on Tuesday alongside Clifford Oparaodu who will serve as the commission’s secretary.

During the screening, the new ICPC chairman told the senators that he is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)-designate.


He said he had his primary education between 1983 and 1989 before enrolling to Government College, Bauchi, in 1990 for his secondary school education.

Mr Aliyu explained that he obtained his secondary school leaving certificate in 1995 and proceeded to Bayero University, Kano to study Law in 1998.


He also said he graduated from Bayero University faculty of Law in 2003 and enrolled for his law school in 2004 before he started practicing as a lawyer.

Mr Aliyu informed the senators that he is the Chairman of Human Right and Rule of Law Association and that he also belonged to many human rights and anti-corruption organisations.