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5 March 2014

Nigeria: Jonathan Sacks Sports Minister Abdullahi - Swears in 11 New Ministers

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President Goodluck Jonathan.

President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi.

The sack was announced just before the commencement of Wednesday's meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation, FEC.

The president also swore-in 11 new ministers and assigned them ministries.

Those sworn-in include: Musiliu Obanikoro (Lagos), Minister of State Defence; Mohammed Wakil (Borno), Minister of State Power; Abduljelili Adesiyan (Osun), Minister of Police Affairs; Aminu Wali (Kano), Minister of Foreign Affairs; Akon Eyakenyi (Akwa Ibom), Minister of Land and Housing; Lawrencia Laraba(Kaduna State), Minister of Environment; Tamuno Danagogo (Rivers), Minister of Sports; Asabe Asmau Ahmed (Niger), Minister of State Agriculture; Aliyu Gusau (Zamfara), Minister of Defence; Boni Haruna (Adamawa), Minister of Youth Development; and Khaliru Alhassan (Sokoto State), Minister of State, Health.

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