Jonathan selects Nigeria ministers

Acting-president sends list of 18 cabinet members to the senate for approval.

    Yar'Adua has been ill for months, allowing Jonathan
    to take over temporary power in early February

    A senate source confirmed that the house has received the list.

    The new nominees are expected to appear before the senate which will screen and confirm them ahead of their inauguration.

    Political instability abounds in Nigeria, where Jonathan took temporary power in early February from Umaru Yar'Adua, the president.

    Yar'Adua is ill with a heart condition and was in Saudi Arabia receiving treatment for months, leading to calls within Nigeria that he has left an unconstitutional power vacuum.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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