Stay tuned as Pulse brings you live updates from the inauguration ceremony of Nigeria's President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
Today, May 29, 2015 is the inauguration ceremony of Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
The ceremony commenced at 9am at the Eagle Square in Abuja. Stay tuned as Pulse brings you live updates from the ceremony as events unfold.
11:20 - Newly sworn-in president, Buhari goes on guard parade
10:51 - Cheers and screams as Muhammadu Buhari takes his oath of allegiance and is sworn in as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. After his swearing-in, a celebratory song was rendered by KWAM 1 who led chants of “Sai Buhari.”
10:41 - Osinbajo and wife take oath of allegiance. He is now the Vice President of Nigeria
10:25 - Buhari and Jonathan exchange pleasantries
10:20AM - Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan arrives Eagles Square. All stand as the National Anthem is being sung.
10:13AM - President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has arrived. He is greeting the large number of VIP guests before taking his seat.
The Eagles Square is packed
9:52 - Fuji singer KWAM 1 performs on stage
9:51 - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives
9:50 - Ghana's President John Mahama, arrives Eagle Square.
9:49 - Nigerian Pop singers Psquare performing on stage.
9:44 - Outgoing Vice President Namadi just arrives
9:44 - Equatorial Guinea, president Theodore Nguema arrives Eagle Square for the inauguration.
7:30 - Family members of President-elect Buhari and Vice-President-elect Osinbajo arrive
7:10 - The presidential inauguration motor arrives (a bulletproof Mercedes Benz)
7:00 - Security personnel are situated at the Eagles Square, Abuja numbering into the hundreds including the SSS, Polce, NSCDC, and many others.
May 29, 2015 - All roads lead to the Eagles Square, Abuja where the inauguration ceremony marking transition of power holds.
May 28, 2015: Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, arrives in Nigeria for the inauguration.
Security is tight in and around the vicinity of the Eagles Square. At the moment there are well over a thousand security personnel involving Soldiers, SSS, Polce, NSCDC, and many others.
Inauguration dinner holds in Abuja
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Eagle Square being prepared for inauguration ceremony
Preparations for the event are ongoing and the venue, Eagle Square is already wearing a different look. READ MORE…
Buhari receives handover document from Jonathan
Jonathan presented the report to Buhari today, May 28, 2015 after taking him on a tour of Aso Rock. READ MORE…
Goodluck Jonathan takes Buhari on tour of Aso Rock
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Buhari arrives Nigeria with his children
The President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) arrived the country from London for the ceremony with two of his children, Zahra and Yusuf Buhari. READ MORE…