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President nominates Ochenyi, Hassan as ministers

The two nominees are expected to serve as replacement for Late James Ocholi and Amina Mohammed.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (R) receive a letter of confirmation from the President of the Senate of Nigeria Bukola Saraki in Abuja, Nigeria, November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

The two nominees are Prof. Stephen Ikanyo Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleman Zamah Hassan (Gombe).

The two nominees are expected to serve as replacements for Late James Ocholi and Amina Mohammed, former minister for environment, who is the current United Nations deputy secretary- general.

A Kogi-based lawyer, Daniel Makolo, recently called on President Buhari to appoint a Kogi indigene to replace the Minister of State for Labour, late Ocholi.

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