Nigeria: Acting president's new Cabinet sworn in

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria's acting president has sworn in the oil-rich nation's new Cabinet, which includes a woman overseeing the country's petroleum ministry.

Acting President Goodluck Jonathan swore in the 38 members Tuesday. He put Diezani Allison-Madueke at the head of the petroleum ministry, a key post for a country that is the
No. 3 supplier of crude oil to the U.S. She is a former employee of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the major force in Nigeria's oil exploration.

Jonathan also restored Dora Akunyili as information minister. She circulated a memo to the Cabinet in February calling on it to grant then-Vice President Jonathan powers to
act on behalf of President Umaru Yar'Adua. Yar'Adua has been ill and absent from office for months.

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Comment by Success Kanayo Uchime on April 8, 2010 at 3:31am
It's a great development for Nigeria and we all are happy about it!
Comment by Edwin Eriata Oribhabor on April 7, 2010 at 7:54pm
I congratulate the President on his appointments.

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