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Breaking: Senate confirms Muiz Banire as AMCON chair, Shonubi as CBN deputy governor

Breaking: Senate confirms Muiz Banire as AMCON chair, Shonubi as CBN deputy governor

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, October 10, confirmed Muiz Banire, a former legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress, as the chairman of the governing board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

The Senate has also confirmed Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi as deputy governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Shonubi was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 8, via a statement signed by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

Banire, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was appointed on Tuesday, July 17.

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Banire, who was APC former legal adviser, was suspended from the party following allegations of anti-party activities.

Banire had been in a serious rift with some leaders of the party which he accused of imposition of candidates in elections as well as other actions that are injurious to APC’s successes.

He was accused of working against the party in the last local government election as well as suing a top party member.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday, October 8, swore in Senator Lawal Gumuau from Bauchi south senatorial district and Senator Ahmad Baba Kaita from Katsina North senatorial district.

The two senators were sworn in a day after the National Assembly was reopened after a long break.

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