The senate has rejected two out of the 47 non-career ambassadorial nominees presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Hon Justice Sylvanus Nsofor of Imo state and Daodu Igbekele Jacob from Ondo state were stepped down based on a report from the senate committee on Foreign Affairs.
45 other nominees were approved.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of 28 nominees for confirmation as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The request was contained in a letter dated February 27 and read by senate president, Bukola Saraki, in plenary on Thursday.
The letter was sent to the upper legislative chamber by Yemi Osinbajo who was at the time the Acting President.