Just In: Buhari Nominates The New Diplomat’s Chairman, 40 Others As Non-Career Ambassadors

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The New Diplomat‘s Chairman, Mr. Oma Djebah was among the 41 non-career Ambassador nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, for confirmation by the Senate.

The names of the nominees were read at the plenary by Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan.

Djebah, a former Commissioner for Information in Delta state is a consummate media professional  with experience spanning over three decades.non-career Ambassador nominated

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He has worked  with distinction as Group Political Editor of THISDAY and later the Deputy Editor of newspaper newspaper before his appointment as Delta State  Commissioner for Information in 2007. Prior to that he had worked at The Guardian newspaper.

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Mr Djebah has presented papers at various international conferences on journalism at the United Nations, Africa, North America, UK, Sweden, publishing over 500 articles including in UN publications.

In 2006, he became the second journalist to ever serve on a UN high-level panel on New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in New York.

The New Diplomat‘s Chairman has served as a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s panel on Media and Governance in Africa. He is currently at the School of Graduate Studies, Communications Management, McMaster-Syracuse University looking at subject matters as global media, peace communications and  crisis management in an age of turbulence.

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Below are names and states of the nominees:

1. Umar Sulieman, Adamawa
2. L. S Mandama, Adamawa
Oboro Akpabio, Akwa Ibom
4. Elejah Onyeagba, Anambra
5. Abubakar Siyi, Bauchi
6. Philip Ikurusi, Bayelsa
7. Tarzoor Terhemen, Benue
8. Paul Adikwu, Benue
9. Al-Bishir Al-Hussain, Borno
10. Bwala Bukar, Borno
11. Monique Ekpong, Cross River
12. Oma Djebah, Delta
13. Ominyi Eze, Ebonyi
14. Yamah Musa, Edo
15. C. O Ugwu, Enugu
16. Hajara Salim, Gombe
17. Obiezu Chinyerem, Imo
18. Ali Magashi, Jigawa
19. M. A Markarfi, Kaduna
20. Hamisu Takalmawa, Kano
21. Jazuli Gadalanci, Kano
22. Amina Kurawa, Kano
23. Yahaya Lawal, Katsina
24. Dare Sunday Awoniyi, Kogi
25. Ibrahim Laaro, Kwara
26. Abioye Bello, Kwara
27. Zara Umar, Kwara
28. Ademola Seriki, Lagos
29.Henry Omaku, Nasarawa
30. Sarafa Isola, Ogun
31.Nimi Akinkube, Ondo
32. Adejaba Bello, Osun
33. Adeshina Alege, Oyo
34. Debo Adeshina, Oyo
35. Folakemi Akinyele, Oyo
36. Shehu Yibaikwal, Plateau
37. Maureen Tamuno, Rivers
38. Faruk Yabo, Sokoto
39.Adamu Hassan, Taraba
40. Yusuf Mohammed, Yobe
41. Abubakar Moriki, Zamfara

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