Nigeria’s acting leader dissolves cabinet

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“He did not give us any reason for the dissolution of the cabinet. Permanent secretaries will take charge of the ministries from tomorrow,” outgoing Information Minister Dora Akunyili told reporters after a lengthy cabinet meeting.

The powerful governors of Nigeria’s 36 states and senior ruling party officials should now put forward nominees for new ministers who will then be screened and approved by the Senate, a process which could take weeks.

In the interim, Jonathan is the sole administrator of Africa’s most populous nation and biggest oil and gas producer, because as acting president he has no deputy in the presidency

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