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Tinubu sends second ministerial list today

Today, President Bola Tinubu will submit a fresh set of nominations for cabinet positions to the Senate for consideration.

The names would either be announced on Tuesday night or very early on Wednesday morning, according to a very trustworthy source in the Senate.

The insider confidentially informed our correspondent that today’s plenary would read the names of the new group of ministerial nominees.

The congressman further stated that the 28 nominees’ screening will be completed today, allowing for the screening of the following group.

The fresh slate of nominees will be announced on Wednesday, and we’ll finish viewing them by Monday.

We want to finish the screening before taking a break. The member stated, “We wouldn’t want a situation where we would go on break and then start summoning MPs back to come for screening.

Out of the 28 ministerial nominees the President had previously presented, the Senate had on Monday already vetted 14 of them.

Nine of the 14 remaining candidates were evaluated on Tuesday. Those screened on Tuesday were Senator David Umahi (Ebonyi), Olawale Edun (Ogun State), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna State), Ahmed Dangiwa(Katsina State), Uche Nnaji (Enugu State), Stella Okotete (Delta State), Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo State), Ekperikpe Ekpo (CrossRiver State) and Hannatu Musawa(Katsina State).

Edun, a financial expert, provided opinions on the country’s exchange rate during his screening.

According to Edun, Nigeria may duplicate India’s success in palliative sharing through the acquisition of biometric data.

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Adelabu criticized the Federal Government’s economic management ministries for failing to monitor and oversee the CBN’s operations.

The president is saddened by the fact that nations like the Benin Republic, Niger, and Cameroon, our neighbors, have consistent electricity while we are unable to do so despite having the resources and capabilities, as well as the caliber of people we have as a country.

Earlier, the lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Sunday Karimi, during the ministerial screening moved against El-Rufai.

Karimi, after El-Rufai’s presentations, stood up and told the chamber that he had a petition written against the former governor over the issue of insecurity in Southern Kaduna.

He said, “Your performance in any office you find yourself in the country has been outstanding. In the Bureau of Public Enterprises, your record is there, in FCT as a minister, your record is there, and as two-time governor of Kaduna state, you did well.”

Raising up a brown envelope, Karimi further stated, “But, I have a very strong petition against you that borders on security, unity and cohesiveness of the Nigerian nation.

And I think that the petition has to be considered in this screening exercise.”

Karimi then proceeded to lay the petition before Jibrin Barau, the Deputy Senate President, who was presiding over the screening exercise at the time.

Barau, in response, said, “I don’t know if you followed the normal process, but this is the opportunity for nominees to explain and showcase themselves, later we will come to confirmation and approval.

Other senators commended El-Rufai, noting that the former governor was competent enough to be a minister

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