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Nigerian papers impatient over delays over a Cabinet

Nigeria's newspapers, which approved of the new military takeover, are becoming impatient with delays by the military leader, Maj. Gen. Muhammad Buhari , in announcing a new Cabinet. General Buhari says he won't be rushed into taking rash decisions, Monitor correspondent David Winder reports.

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Announcement of the new federal executive council is imminent, however. Half the new council, which is responsible for running the country's day-to-day affairs, is expected to be civilians who have never served in government. The move to tap people without prior service is viewed as a reflection of the unpopularity of politicians with the Nigerian public. A supreme military council remains the top policy-forming body here.

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