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Nigerian leader fires military’s top brass, names new chief

LAGOS, Nigeria — In a major shake-up of the high command of Nigeria’s military, which is battling Islamic insurgents, President Goodluck Jonathan fired all his service chiefs Thursday and appointed an air force officer from the northeast as the top military commander.

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  • Headline: Nigerian leader fires military’s top brass, names new chief
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 7 on 01/17/2014
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