Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan has dissolved the country's Cabinet, a little more than a month after taking power from ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua.
State-run television announced the move on its Wednesday evening newscast, without giving details.
Outgoing Information Minister Dora Akunyili later confirmed the news, saying Mr. Jonathan did not give a reason for his decision. Akunyili said permanent secretaries will take charge of Nigerian ministries on Thursday.
Parliament named Vice President Jonathan the country's acting leader in February, during Mr. Yar'Adua's three-month absence for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. The president has since returned to Nigeria, but he has not been seen in public since late November.
Most of the outgoing Cabinet members were appointed by Mr. Yar'Adua, although Mr. Jonathan recently installed his own justice minister to replace a Yar'Adua ally.
The previous justice minister, Michael Aondoakaa, had resisted a transfer of power to Mr. Jonathan despite the president's illness.
President Yar'Adua's condition is still not clear. Officials said in November that he was suffering from acute pericarditis, the inflammation of the membrane around the heart. He also is known to have a chronic kidney ailment.