Saturday, July 2, 2011

Nigerian leader reappoints 12 ministers to old jobs

2 July 2011

* Oil minister returns

* Critics question team's reformist credentials

* More appointments expected next week

ABUJA, July 2 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reappointed 12 ministers from the outgoing government to their old jobs on Saturday following general elections in April, including oil minister Deziani Alison-Madueke.

Jonathan was sworn in for his first full term over a month ago and his ministerial choices are being closely watched by Nigerians and foreign investors keen for a team capable of driving badly needed reforms in Africa's most populous nation.

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