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Nigerian acting leader in bid to cement grip on power focus 04/09/2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Nigerian acting leader in bid to cement grip on power



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04/09/2010

LAGOS — Nigeria’s acting leader moved to cement his control on power this week, appointing a new Cabinet and state oil firm chief, raising hopes of much-needed change in Africa’s leading crude producer.
Goodluck Jonathan, who took over from ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua two months ago, has about a year before elections — not much time for reform in a nation where the majority of people remain stuck in poverty despite the oil wealth.
Observers say he is also facing political pressures in addition to the time limits.
Jonathan sacked the entire Cabinet set in place by Yar’Adua last month and unveiled a new line up in which he retained less than half of his predecessor’s choices..... MORE


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