Tinubu sworn in as President of Nigeria

FORMER Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, has been sworn into office as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Tinubu was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The ICIR had earlier reported that Tinubu emerged Nigeria’s President-elect on the platform of the ruling APC following the outcome of February 25 presidential election after polling highest votes cast to defeat his closest rivals; former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi.



    Chief Justice of Nigeria Kayode Ariwoola, administered the oath of office on Tinubu at exactly 10:37 am on Monday, May 29.

    He mounted the podium alongside his wife, Oluremi Tinubu. His predecessor former President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha Buhari, stood behind him as he took the oath of office.

    Vice President Kashim Shettima earlier took the oath of office minutes before Tinubu.

    The administration of the oath of office on the new President and Vice President marks the commencement of a new administration in Nigeria.


    Nurudeen Akewushola is an investigative reporter and fact-checker with The ICIR. He believes courageous in-depth investigative reporting is the key to social justice, accountability and good governance in society. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 on Twitter.

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