Nigerian Senate confirms ministerial nominees

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The president withdrew one nominee.

The Senate has confirmed 11 out of a dozen ministerial nominees forwarded to it by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The nominees were sent to the Senate on January 20.

Those confirmed include Akon Eyakenyi, Musiliu Obanikoro, Aminu Wali, Mohammed Wakil, Lawrencia Mallam, and Aliyu Gusau.

Others are Adewale Adesiyan, T.W. Danagogo, Asabe Ahmed, Boni Haruna, and Khaliru Alhassan.

One nominee Jamila Salik from Kano State, was, however, not confirmed. Ms. Salik’s nomination was withdrawn by the presidency.

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