Nigeria's Military In Major Shake-Up


In a major shakeup of the high command, President Goodluck Jonathan has fired his entire military leadership and named their successors in order to bring new ideas and 'restore sanity' to his administration.
Photo: Vanguard

President Goodluck Jonathan (right) being received by service chiefs.

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