Nigeria's Jonathan swears in eight new ministers before poll

March 18, 2015 7:14 PM

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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan swore in eight new ministers on Wednesday, shoring up his power base just 10 days before a closely fought presidential poll.

Jonathan faces an election on March 28 against his main rival for the top job, former military ruler and opposition alliance candidate Muhammadu Buhari, a contest analysts say is the closest since return of democracy in 1999.

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