President Goodluck Jonathan sacks 9 ministers
Two weeks ago, seven of the country's powerful state governors and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar formed a splinter-group in the PDP.
The ministers affected are Ruqayat Rufai (Education); Zainab Kuchi (Power, [state]); Buka Tijani (Agriculture [state]), Shamsudeen Usman (National Planning; Ita Okon (Science and Technology); Olugbenga Ashiru (Foreign Affairs); Ama Pepple (Lands) and Hadiza Mailafia (Environment).
Sacked Education Minister Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufai was nominated for her position by one of the rebel governors.
No official reason has been given for the reshuffle, while a presidential spokesman said there would be no rush to replace the sacked officials.
PDP crisis or not, this reshuffle is an over-due move in my opinion, many of the incompetent ministers failed in their duties and stewardship to Nigerians.