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Senate screens 14 ministerial nominees on Thursday, 19 to go

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The Senate on Thursday screened 14 ministerial nominees out of the 43 names sent to it by President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

The figure is in addition to the 10 screened by the lawmakers, on Wednesday when the exercise began. This brings the total number of nominees screened to 24, with 19 left.

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Those screened included – Sen. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo), Abubakar Aliyu (Yobe), Mustapha Shehuri (Borno), Retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (Kano), Mrs Zuibaru Dada (Niger) and Timipre Slyva (Bayelsa).

Others are – Mrs Ramatu Aliyu (Kogi), Niyi Adebayo (Ekiti), Mohammed Abdullahi (Nassarawa), Sunday Dare (Oyo), Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa), Sen. Chris Ngige (Anambra) and Sadiya Umar-Farouk (Zamfara).

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan announced at the end of Thursday’s screening that eight more would be screened on Friday.

Lawan said those scheduled for Friday included – Goody Jeddy-Agba (Cross River), Dr Osagie Ehanire (Edo), Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa), Hadi Sirika (Kaduna), Abubakar Malami (Kebbi), Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara), Mrs Paulen Talen (Plateau) and Muhammdu Dingyadi (Sokoto).

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