Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced his proposed new cabinetReuters

The Nigerian senate has announced the country's new cabinet, appointed months after newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari took office in May. Buhari said in July he would appoint a new cabinet in September, as he wanted to give priority to more pending issues, such as corruption and the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the north east. The Nigerian leader appointed himself as minister of petroleum resources.

The ministerial list was sent to the senate president, Bukola Saraki, by Buhari. Saraki announced the screening of the nominees would start on 13 October.

Cabinet nominees - Full list

Chris Ngige – Anambra
Kayode Fayemi – Ekiti
Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers
Babatunde Fashola – Lagos
Abdulrahman Danbazau
Aisha Alhassan – Taraba
Ogbonaya Onu – Ebonyi
Kemi Adeosun – Ogun
Abubakar Malami (SAN) – Kebbi
Sen Hadi Sirika –Katsina
Barr. Adebayo Shittu – Oyo
Suleiman Adam – Jigawa
Solomon Dalong – Plateau
Ibe Kachikwu – Delta
Osagie Ehanire – Edo
Audu Ogbeh – Benue
Lai Mohammed – Kwara
Ahmed Isa Ibeto – Niger
Amina Mohammed – Kaduna

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