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BREAKING: Tinubu, Shettima sworn in as president, vice-president

Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima have been sworn in as the president and vice-president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


May 29: Tinubu, Shettima arrive Eagles Square ahead of swearing-in


The President-elect, Bola Tinubu has arrived the Eagles Square in Abuja ahead of his inauguration.


Tinubu arrived the Eagles Square with his wife, Remi; and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha.


Also at the Square is the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima and his wife.


The President-elect won the last presidential election after polling the highest number of votes.


Buhari renames airports after Diete-Spiff, Danfodio, Awolowo, Idiagbon


Just hours before his exit from Aso Rock, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renaming of 15 airports after some prominent Nigerian leaders.


The approval was given on Friday, according to a statement from the ministry of aviation, signed by the head of press and public affairs, Odutayo Oluseyi.


The airports include Akure International Airport, named after Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu; Benin International Airport was also named after Oba Akinzua II; Dutse International Airport was renamed to Muhammed Nuhu Sanusi; Ebonyi International Airport Okadigbo will now be known as Chuba Wilberforce; while Gombe International Airport was renamed Brigadier Zakari Maimalari.


Also on the list are Ibadan International Airport (Samuel Ladoke Akintola); Ilorin International Airport (General Tunde Abdullahi Idiagbon); Kaduna International Airport (Gen. Hassan Usman Katsina); and Maiduguri International Airport (President Muhammadu Buhari).


Obi not planning protest, won’t attend Tinubu’s inauguration – Aide


The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, says it will be ‘extremely weird’ of him to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.


Obi, who spoke through his aide, Tai Obasi, also denied planning a demonstration ahead of today’s inauguration of the incoming President.


The rebuttal is coming on the heels of speculation that the former governor of Anambra State and his Obidient movement would stage a protest close to Eagle Square to register their displeasure over the Federal Government’s insistence on having the President-elect inaugurated.


Obasi said, “I don’t know where that report is coming from. We don’t know anything about it or who are behind the proposed protest. But I can categorically tell you that my principal is not aware of anything.

Tinubu presidency: The kingmaker transforms to political king


From his political journey as a Senator, governor and political godfather, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, will today be sworn in as the fifth democratically elected President since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu will today assume office as the 16th President of Nigeria. The man popularly known as Jagaban, the leader of warriors, has never hidden his ambition to rule the country.  True to his conviction and the title bestowed on him by the Emir of Borgu in Niger State, the politician believes that power is not served à la carte.


In 2022, when he announced his desire to succeed Buhari, the old general whom he helped make President, he was advised to remain a kingmaker.


But he insisted, “I have made others king.  It is time for me to be king” while adding the fact that his lifetime’s achievement was to be Nigeria’s President.


Ganduje leaves N241.3bn liability, N75.6bn debt profile

The outgoing Governor of Kano State, Dr Umar Abdullahi Ganduje has left a mounting debt profile of N75.6 billion and N241.3 billion liabilities for the incoming Government of Abba Kabir Yusuf.

Speaking while handing over mantle of power to Yusuf, the outgoing Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji said the Ganduje administration had done its best in managing the affairs of the State.

Alhaji noted that out of the N75.6 billion, N9.2 billion was for the State, while the 44 Local Government Areas have N66.3 billion liabilities.

Responding, the incoming Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, expressed surprised over the departure from the traditional means of handing over power in the State, from 1999 to 2015 when Kwankwaso handed over to Abdullahi Ganduje.

Inauguration Day: Real reason I conceded defeat to Buhari – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has explained why he conceded defeat after losing the 2015 presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Jonathan said he conceded defeat because he was more interested in Nigeria than himself.

He disclosed this during an interview with Arise Television on Monday.

Jonathan noted that the situation of Buhari handing over to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu was a different situation from his time.

Tinubu's inauguration will strengthen me, I’m not a saint – Peter Obi


The Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi has said the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, would strengthen him.


Obi said he won’t back down on his push to secure his mandate despite Tinubu’s inauguration.


Tinubu defeated Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the last presidential election.


Speaking during a Twitter space discussion, Obi, however, said he’s not a saint.


‘No excuses, I will deliver’ — Tinubu vows to fulfill campaign promises


Incoming President Bola Tinubu, says he will deliver on his campaign promises.


Speaking at a dinner organised by the presidential transition council (PTC) at the Aso Rock Villa on Sunday night, Tinubu said there is the need to fight corruption and poverty, among other issues plaguing the country.


The former governor of Lagos said he will not hesitate to ask outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari for counsel in governing the country


“We must fight corruption, poverty, inconsistencies in policies and many other problems confronting us, but don’t pity me, I asked for the job,” he said.


How we were ambushed with southern presidency agenda– Okowa


Ifeanyi Okowa, outgoing governor of Delta state, has spoken on the accusations of betrayal levelled against him regarding the southern presidency agenda.

In the build-up to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary in May 2022, some stakeholders demanded that the presidential ticket be zoned to the south.

However, the party ditched zoning, throwing the contest for the presidential ticket open.

The move elicited heated criticism, with Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, saying the decision was in “clear violation of the party’s constitution”.

‘Wike, el-Rufai, Akeredolu’ — APC diaspora group to honour contributors to Tinubu’s victory


The Diaspora Support For Asiwaju (DSA North America), a group of Nigerians supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC), says it will honour notable individuals that contributed to Bola Tinubu’s success as the president-elect.


In a statement issued by the group during the weekend, the celebratory dinner and award night will hold in Abuja on Tuesday.


Top members of the APC and key figures from the opposition who were believed to have contributed to the APC’s success at the polls would be in attendance.


Folasade Olumo, convener of the group and the deputy women leader of the United States APC chapter, said the event was inspired by the relentless contributions of nationals living in the diaspora who made valuable contributions to the “renewed hope campaign” despite not being physically present.


Buhari appoints Sha’aban Sharada, outgoing rep, to head almajiri commission


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Sha’aban Sharada as the executive secretary of the National Commission for Almajiri and Out-of-School Children Education.


In a statement on Sunday evening, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, said Buhari appointed Sharada, an outgoing member of house of representatives from Kano, after signing the bill establishing the commission into law.


“Following his assent to the national commission for almajiri and out-of-school children education bill 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the outgoing member of the house of representatives for Kano municipal, honourable (Dr) Sha’aban Sharada as executive secretary,” the statement reads.


Sharada has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano and a master of business administration from the University of Chichester, United Kingdom.


May we not have a Nigeria where we’ll miss Buhari – Actor Bishop Umoh


As curtains fall on President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime on May 29, 2023, Nollywood actor, Ime Bishop Umoh, popularly known as Okon, has prayed that the incoming administration doesn’t mismanage the country to a point where citizens would miss the outgoing government.


He said Nigerians always miss their past leaders because the economy gets worse with each government that comes.


The comic actor asserted that the outgoing president only contested to achieve his selfish, lifelong ambition of ruling Nigeria again, alleging that Buhari’s ambition was never that of service.


He prayed that Nigerians would not miss the outgoing president.


I was offered N5000 to work as lawyer – MC Lively on why he quit law for comedy

Popular Skitmaker and content creator, Michael Sani Amanesi, aka MC Lively, has disclosed why he is not practicing as a lawyer despite being called to the Nigerian Bar in 2016.

The Obafemi Awolowo University alumnus said he was offered N5,000 to work at a law firm.

He revealed this in a recent chat with famous media personality, Chude Jideonwo.

MC Lively said, “I love law so much. I excelled at it so much. I really really loves it. But there was such a struggle between what you do in school and things in real life. It’s so different.

‘My cattle, sheep easier to control than Nigerians’ – Buhari

Outgoing Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, has said he would need to reduce the number of cows and sheep in his ranch because he would not have enough money to buy feed for them after office.

Buhari said his animals are easier to control than Nigerians, whom he ruled for eight years.

Buhari has repeatedly said he would return to his hometown in Daura, Katsina State, to look after his cattle.

During his speech at a pre-inauguration Gala Night held on Sunday, Buhari re-echoed that he would go back to his cattle and sheep in Daura.

Evil plans being hatched against me, supporters – Peter Obi laments on Inauguration Day

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the just concluded presidential election, Mr Peter Obi, has alleged that “some evil designs were being hatched against him and his supporters.”

Obi claimed that “efforts will be made to taint his image”, adding that “campaigns of calumny were being perfected to defame his character and diminish his hard-earned integrity in the coming months”.

In a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Monday, Obi disclosed that part of the schemes would aim to degrade his support base and confuse the public.

His statement is coming on the heels of swearing-in of the President-elect Bola Tinubu, Today, Monday.

My family doesn’t need Nigeria’s wealth to survive – Remi Tinubu


Remi Tinubu, the wife of the president-elect, says her family does not need the wealth of Nigeria to survive.


Tinubu who spoke at the 2023 presidential inauguration inter-denominational church service at the National Christian Center, Abuja, said Nigeria’s wealth belongs to all and is for doing the right thing.


She called for prayers from Nigerians, adding that she and her husband would be needing God’s grace to deliver on the expectations of citizens.


While saying she was humbled by her husband’s victory at the polls, Tinubu added that it was time for the country to unite in renewed hope and expect the best.


Twitter ban, Naira redesign: 10 Controversial moments in Buhari’s eight years reign


After 8 years in the saddle, President Muhammadu Buhari will exit the stage and hand over to Bola Tinubu on May 29.

Supporters of the President describe him as the “greatest President,” while his critics have more unflattering words to describe him.

In this report, here are some of the most controversial moments under President Buhari in the past 8 years.

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May 29 inauguration: Make public declaration of your assets – SERAP urges Tinubu


Ahead of Monday’s inauguration, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make public his assets.


SERAP disclosed this on Sunday in a statement by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare.


The group called on the incoming administration to walk the talk concerning its electoral promises.


SERAP added that the incoming government should prioritise the rule of law, media freedom, and efforts to curb corruption.

Buhari made things better for Nigerians, says Fashola


Babatunde Fashola, outgoing minister of works and housing, says feedback received from Nigerians shows that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari improved the country. 

Speaking in an interview with Channels Television on Friday night, Fashola said the Buhari administration fulfilled the 2015 mantra of change.

On May 29, Buhari is expected to leave office after eight years as Nigeria’s president.

Giving an assessment of the Buhari administration, Fashola said the road infrastructure projects executed by the outgoing government have reduced the hours Nigerians spent travelling on roads.





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