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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan sacks nine cabinet ministers

By - BBC | Sep 11th 2013 | 1 min read

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine cabinet ministers, amid serious divisions in the governing party.

Two weeks ago, seven of the country's powerful state governors and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar formed a splinter-group in the PDP.

They were angry after their allies were disqualified from party elections.

BBC Nigeria analyst Naziru Mikailu says the factions are jockeying for power ahead of 2015 polls.


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