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Senate confirms Buhari’s nominee earlier rejected under Saraki

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Senate has approved the nomination of Aliyu Saidu Abubakar as non-executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

His approval comes after the 8th Senate led by Bukola Saraki, had in 2016 rejected his nomination for the post.

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Abubakar represents the Northeast geopolitical zone in the commission. He was confirmed on Thursday along with Eng Uba Maska, who was reappointed executive commissioner (North West); Professor Millionaire Abowei, non-Executive director (South South), and Abdulazeez Mohammed Salman (North Central).


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