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Senate begins screening of Buhari’s ministerial nominees

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Senate on Wednesday began screening of some of the ministerial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

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Presiding by Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the lawmakers are currently drilling one of the nominees from Abia State, Uchechukwu Ogah, who is likely to be given petroleum ministry portfolio.

Recall that when the Senate confirmed receiving the ministerial nominee list on Tuesday, it had to postpone its annual recess which was to start on Thursday for one week, in order to screen the nominees.

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Announcing the postponement, the Chairman, Senate ad hoc committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, said the exercise would be thorough.

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According to Mr Adeyeye, the Senate would suspend its rules to sit beyond 2pm and conduct plenary on Mondays and Fridays until all the nominees have been successfully grilled.

Details later.

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