Nigeria2015 Transition: History is made as Buhari Takes Over – LIVE UPDATES

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Following his victory at the recent Presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari would be sworn in as Nigeria’s president today.

He is taking over from Goodluck Jonathan who has led the country since the death of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2010.

His swearing-in makes history as Nigeria’s first switch of power from a ruling party to an opposition.

Mr. Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party has ruled Nigeria since 1999 when the country returned to democracy. Mr. Buhari belongs to the All Progressives Congress.

It will also be Mr. Buhari’s second time ruling Nigeria. He seized power through a military coup in 1983 but was toppled by another coup in 1985.

Our reporters are at the venue of the event and will bring you live updates and details from the venue of the ceremony.

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  • objective

    I think Buhari was toppled in 1985.

    • Your Biodun

      And what’s that got to do with this historic day?? What’s your point really??

      • Gabriel Olasebikan

        Just a point of correction. I am sure you didn’t note that PT said 1984.How old are you sir?

        • Your Biodun

          I was born in 1984..

      • objective

        He came back 30 years after, which shows that whatever you set your mind on, you can achieve it. The other reason why I made the comment is achieved positively and we should not dwell on it. Congratulations Nigeria!

  • eddy

    Congratulations Nigeria. It is a new dawn!

    • Cattle Rancher

      Talk about a revolution !!!

  • Majek tunde

    I was in Ojuelegba having suya when buhar’s overthrow was announced.Where were you?
    Share your coup night experience

    • Dazmillion

      I was a small primary school boy, in my house watching voltron, when the channel was rudely changed to NTA by my old man

  • agbobu

    PRESIDENT BUHARI YOUR FIRST MAJOR TASK IS TO TALK TO NIGERIANS, EYE BALL TO EYE BALL, . AFTER YOU HAVE SEEN THE BRIEFS AND THE REAL POSITION OF THINGS. WE WILL WANT TO KNOW THE MONUMENTAL DISASTER AND THE VERY HORRIBLE MESS THAT YOU HAVE INHERITED FROM FROM GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS NOT UP TO THE TASK BUT VERY ROTTEN AND GOD FORSAKEN ADMINISTRATION. THEN TELL US YOUR GAME PLAN AND HOW YOU INTEND TO START CLEARING THE VERY TERRIBLE MESS THAT GOODLUCK JONATHAN LEFT. THERE MUST BE NO HOLE BARRED, YOU AND YOUR INCOMING ADMINISTRATION MUST NOT SPARE ANY WRONG DOER, NO MATTER WHO THE PERSON IS OR THE OFFICE THE PERSON HELD. WE TRUST AND BELIEVE IN YOU AND WITH THE GUIDANCE OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD YOU WILL NOT LET US DOWN. THOSE WHO HAVE POLLUTED AND MESSED UP OUR COUNTRY MUST BE MADE TO CLEAN UP THEIR MESS AFTER VERY VERIFIABLE, DILIGENT AND DUE LEGAL PROCESSES. IF ANY ONE CAN NOT DO THE TIME, THAT PERSON MUST NOT DO THE CRIME. PRESIDENT ELECT BUHARI YOU MUST LET NIGERIANS KNOW THAT IT WILL NO LONGER BE BUSINESS AS USUAL UNDER YOUR PRESIDENCY AND TELL NIGERIANS THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WE THE PEOPLE ARE SOLIDLY BEHIND YOU AND WE WISH YOU THE BEST. NIGERIANS WILL BE REALISTIC AS NO MORTAL CAN REVERSE THE MONUMENTAL CALAMITY GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HAVE LEFT BEHIND, BUT WE THE PEOPLE HAVE HOPE AND A LOT OF CONFIDENCE THAT YOU WILL GIVE ALL IT TAKES TO RE POSITION NIGERIA AND GIVE US A NEW AND AND VERY HONEST BEGINNING. SHAME ON GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS GOD FORSAKEN ADMINISTRATION. NIGERIANS EXPECTED MUCH FROM GOODLUCK JONATHAN BUT WHAT HE GAVE US WAS AN ABYSMAL AND PAROCHAIL FAILURE. HE GAVE US THE WORST AND THE MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA. AT THE END OF THE DAY AND WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN, HE WILL BE CALLED TO ACCOUNT FOR HIS VERY GROSS MISDEEDS AND VERY MASSIVE MAL ADMISTRATION

    • Majek tunde

      Well written.You said it all

    • objective

      Let us know how all the “leaders” harmed Nigeria. Jonathan did quite badly, but don’t let all the others use him to cover their misdeeds.

  • .Hard Talk

    I weep for Nigeria
    I cry for Nigeria
    My Nigeria, my Nigeria
    My Nigeria where truth is alien
    My Nigeria where mediocrity is exalted
    My Nigeria where different standards exist – depending on your region and/or ethnicity
    My Nigeria where the blind must now lead the sighted

    Where winning elections is now by active terrorism from a forest
    Where spilling of blood to make the opponent undesirable becomes the formular
    Where the innocent are bombed to death
    Where children are shot dead on their dormitory beds
    Where workers are bombed to death at bus stations
    Where traders and customers are bombed to death at markets
    My Nigeria, where the blind must now lead the sighted

    • anwari

      weeping is actually therapeutic, so it is good to weep sometimes. pls weep on, for the rest of us, we are rejoicing at this change.

    • tundemash

      May your cries be everlasting

  • .Hard Talk

    CELEBRATING INCOMPETENCE!!!!!

    I weep for Nigeria
    I cry for Nigeria
    My Nigeria, my Nigeria
    My Nigeria where truth is alien
    My Nigeria where mediocrity is exalted
    My Nigeria where different standards exist – depending on your region and/or ethnicity
    My Nigeria where the blind must now lead the sighted

    Where winning elections is now by active terrorism from a forest
    Where spilling of blood to make the opponent undesirable becomes the formular
    Where the innocent are bombed to death
    Where children are shot dead on their dormitory beds
    Where workers are bombed to death at bus stations
    Where traders and customers are bombed to death at markets
    My Nigeria, where the blind must now lead the sighted

    • Raqruq

      cry well well o

    • Marvin

      Well put. God bless you my brother.
      God has a way of bringing the real change. That real change will come naturally the way it came in 2010

    • Omerigwe Bass

      Nice one. But lets give him space. Judgement awaits him after death. He will pay for all his bad deeds like everyone else including the media houses who give skewed reports in favour of evil men

    • dareolu1

      And how many times do you want to weep, this is how many post on this forum now, same statement…..no you’re not weeping, you are simply hurting and blabbing, that’s all

    • gets

      Go to hell

    • tundemash

      May your cries be everlasting !

  • Odus

    The beginning of the end ——————————— behold the uneducated & uncivilized ecomes president. I just can’t believe it.

    • Abdullah Musa

      You may as well drown in your poor upbringing!
      He led the nation thirty years ago.
      There is still time for you to learn to accept defeat with equanimity.

    • tundemash

      Go and commit suicide

  • anwari

    congratulations nigeria, it is a new dawn! indeed, it is a new dawn.

  • Uncle Gaga (Bruce Wayne)

    President Jonathan can not help himself!
    Why in the world would you choose to commission warships at the inauguration ceremony of your successor?
    We have invited guests from around the world and you decide to trivialize the event by coupling it with the commissioning of war vessels??? has this ever been done anywhere in the world before?

    This is an insult to Nigerians! An insult to the incoming President, and an insult to the invited guests! Most of all, it demonstrates that President Jonathan is few sandwiches short of a picnic, and he deserves anything and everything that comes to him. This is the biggest disrespect ever!
    ….imagine the balls on this clown!!!!!

    • objective

      Let us overlook. Today is a day of Joy. Congratulations to you too!

    • Republican in VI

      Let it go, we have a new govt thats what matters

    • tundemash

      Clueless to the other. Allow the misfit Otuoke cl0wn to go. His nightmare begins soon.

    • SHOKOLOKOBANGOSHO

      Those of you in America can choke on your sandwiches but leave us out of it. it is not a staple here in Nigeria and you know it. You have lost your mind with this kind of useless talk. The correct saying in America by Americans is that someone is a few fries short of a happy meal. I wonder what you are doing in that country if you cannot grasp the simplest concepts of that society. Please come back home to be fed real food.

  • agbobu

    NOW WE HAVE PRESIDENT BUHARI A VERY FIT, A VERY PROPER PERSON, A VERY WILLING, A VERY READY, AVERY ABLE AND ABOVE ALL AN ALMIGHTY GOD FEARING FEARING PRESIDENT. A VERY RIGHT MOVE IN THE VERY RIGHT DIRECTION, A VERY GOOD BEGINNING. NOW WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT IN PLACE, THAT IS PUTTING ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IT. WE DO NO LONGER HAVE A GOVERNMENT OF PROCRASTINATION, A DO NOTHING BUT STEAL AND LOOT ALL OUR MONEY AND WEALTH, THAT CHARACTERISED THE FORMER GOVERNMENT OF GOODLUCK JONATHAN.

  • tundemash

    Bye Bye to jati jati. Never shall the shadow of the Otu of Otuoke be near governance again !

    • SHOKOLOKOBANGOSHO

      Why are you so bitter to the end?
      Move on like everyone has.

      • tundemash

        F00l , what is bitter in wishing Nigeria well?
        Never shall the shadow of the Clueless One be near governance again!.
        You are suffering post-election defeat trauma.