- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu submitted his supplementary ministerial list to the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, August, 2
- The 19 additional ministerial nominees include the Vice Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja, Professor Mamman Tahir
- Prof Tahir serves as VC Baze University, Abuja, owned by Datti Baba-Ahmed, the running mate to Peter Obi in the 2023 presidential election
FCT, Abuja - The Vice Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja, Professor Mamman Tahir, has been nominated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a ministerial nominee for screening and confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
Baze University, Abuja, is owned by Datti Baba-Ahmed, the running mate of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Prof Tahir, from Adamawa state, made the second batch of Tinubu’s ministerial list sent to the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, August 2.
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Chimamanda joins Peter Obi, Baba-Ahmed at tribunal challenging Tinubu's victory
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has arrived at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja, Nigeria.
Adichie joined Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, on Tuesday, August 1.
President Tinubu sends 19 new ministerial nominees to Senate
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Bola Tinubu transmitted 19 additional names to the Senate for screening and confirmation.
The new list brought the nominees to 47, and they are all expected to be screened and confirmed by the Red Chamber.
Ministerial List: States of origin of President Tinubu's 19 nominees Revealed
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday, August 2nd, transmitted to the Senate the second list of 19 ministerial nominees for screening and confirmation.
The assistant to President Tinubu on Social Media, Digital Communications Strategist D. Olusegun, shared the states of origin of the 19 ministerial nominees on Twitter.
Tribunal reserves judgement in Peter Obi’s petition challenging Tinubu's victory
The presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgment on the petition of Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, challenging the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The five-member justices led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, on Tuesday, August 1, said the court would communicate the judgement date to the parties.
List of states where President Tinubu picked 2 ministerial nominees
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has nominated at least a ministerial nominee from all the 36 states and the FCT after the second batch of nominees were submitted to the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, August 2.
The additional 19 nominees have made the total number of ministerial nominees 47.
Here are states with more than one ministerial nomination.