*Two candidates rejected
Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of former Commissioner for Finance in Kwara, Alhaji Nurudeen Muhammed and 44 other nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari as Ambassadors-Designate.
Those confirmed are all non-career Ambassadors.
However, the Red Chamber declined to confirm two nominees.
They are Mr Jacob Igbekele Daodu from Ondo state and Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, from Imo state.
The rejection was anchored on a negative report received on the Ondo nominee and the fact that the nominee from Imo appears frail and tired even as the committee that screened him could not get satisfactory answers to the questions posed to him.
Meanwhile, those confirmed by Senate are: Uzoma Emenike (Abia), Aminu Lawal (Adamawa), Godwin Umoh (Akwa Ibom), Christopher Okeke (Anambra), Yusuf Maitama (Bauchi), Baba Maigudu (Bauchi), Stanley Douye (Bayelsa) Stephen Uba (Benue) Baba Ahmed Gida (Borno) Utobong Asuquo (Cross River), Frank Ofegina (Delta) Joda Udoh (Ebonyi), Yagwe Ede (Edo), Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti), Chris Eze (Enugu), Sulieman Hassan (Gombe), Aminu Dalhatu (Jigawa) and Ahmed Bamilli (Kaduna).
Other are Deborah Yahaya (Kaduna), D. Abdulkadir (Kano), Haruna Arungungu (Kano), Musa Udo (Katsina), Mohammed Rimi (Katsina), Tijani Bande (Kebbi), Y. Aliu (Kogi) Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara), Mohammed Isa (Kwara), Adesola Omotade (Lagos), Modupe Remi (Lagos), Musa Mohammed (Nasarawa), Ahmed Ibeto (Niger), Susan Aderonke Folarin (Ogun), Afolayon Adeyemi (Osun), A. Olaniyi (Oyo), James Dmika (Plateau), Haruna Abdullahi (Plateau), Orji Ngofa (Rivers), Sahibi Isa Dada (Sokoto), Kabir Umar (Sokoto) Jika Ado (Taraba), Goni Zana (Yobe), Garba T. (Zamfara) Bala Mohammad (Zamfara) and Ibrahim Dada (FCT).
www.gongnews.net recalls that the Senate had earlier confirmed 47 career Ambassadors who have already been posted but are yet to move.