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Nigerian government refutes ministerial list reports


The Nigerian government Tuesday denied it has sent names of ministerial nominees to the country’s Senate for approval.

President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in over a month ago and it was believed that he would send names of nominees to the Senate after the lawmakers resumed from a two-week break.

But a Nigerian spokesman denied media reports that the names of the nominees have been sent.

“I have no breaking news on the appointment of ministers because I have not been briefed about it,” Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said in a Facebook post.

“My Twitter account is a verified one. Whoever wants to know what I have said should go to it, not to a fake one. Ignore the report they are attributing to me, please.”

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