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Vol 52 No 14

Published 8th July 2011


Nigeria

The usual suspects

Jonathan’s new cabinet repays old favours and special interests with no concessions to a restive north

President Goodluck Jonathan shows little desire to impose himself on the country as the 36 state governors and the National Assembly jockey to push their nominees into the cabinet. He seems willing to reward all those who helped him to the highest office, hence the slowness of cabinet formation. Optimists point to signs that Jonathan is preparing for a second term, during which he may become his own man.

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