BREAKING News: Buhari Takes Oath Of Office As New President Of NigeriaFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, May 29th, 2015
By Ganiyu Nasirudeen – The New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has just been sworn-in at the Eagle square, in FCT Abuja.
The oath of office was administered by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed.
Earlier, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo took his oath of office as vice president of Nigeria.
The ceremony was witnessed by the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan, his Vice, Namadi Sambo, the new ruling APC Chieftains, including its national Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, former President Olusegun Obasanjo as well as other APC and PDP Chieftains.
The swearing-in was immediately followed by the presentation of the country’s constitution by the CJN to the new President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces.
The inauguration was also well attended by distinguished guests and world leaders.
President Buhari’s Profile
Muhammadu Buhari was born on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Adamu and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.
He attended primary school in Daura and Mai’adua before proceeding to Katsina Model School in 1953, and Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government College Katsina) from 1956 to 1961. He then joined the Nigerian Military Training School in Kaduna, where his military career began.
A retired Major General in the Nigerian Army who was Head of State of Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état.
He ran unsuccessfully for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 elections.
Buhari won the 2015 general election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.
President Buhari’s emergence marked the first time in Nigeria’s history that an incumbent elected President peacefully transferred power to an elected leader of the opposition.
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