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Friday, May 29, 2015


History has been made in Nigeria today, as at exactly 10.55AM the new President, retired army general, Muhammadu Buhari, was sworn in. The event held at the Eagles Square in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.Past Nigerian leaders as well as other world leaders converged on the Federal Capital Territory to witness the inauguration.

Moments before this, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, a distinguished Nigerian lawyer and Christian preacher was invited to the podium to be sworn-in as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This is Nigeria’s first transfer of power from the ruling party to the opposition since 1999, when democracy was restored after years of military rule.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates by about 2.6 million votes in the March 28, 2015 Presidential election. The APC also won majority of the seats in the National Assembly, giving it full control of the 8th National Assembly.

Buhari won on the promise that he would eradicate corruption and restore sanity in government.

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