Nigerian party reshuffle looks seriousThe divisions within the PDP that surfaced a couple weeks ago, seem to more serious now.
Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan sacks ministers amid PDP splits
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine cabinet ministers amid serious divisions in the governing party.
Two weeks ago, seven of the country's powerful state governors and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar formed a splinter-group in the PDP.
They were angry after their allies were disqualified from party elections.
BBC Nigeria analyst Naziru Mikailu says the factions are jockeying for power ahead of 2015 polls.
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has won every national election since the end of military rule in 1999, so the party's presidential candidate would be in a strong position to become Nigeria's next leader…
No official reason has been given for the reshuffle, while a presidential spokesman said there would be no rush to replace the sacked officials…
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