Tinnub is Nigeria’s fifth president since it restored democracy in 1999.
Bola Tinubu, a former Lagos governor credited with helping the city-state increase its revenue base, has been sworn in as Nigeria’s new president.
He was sworn in by the country’s chief justice, Olukayode Ariwoola, in a colorful ceremony in the capital Abuja on Monday.
Tinnub, 71, succeeds outgoing Muhammadu Buhari, who is not eligible for re-election after two four-year terms that began in 2015.
The new president, the fifth since the return of democracy in 1999, will have to tackle a troubled economy and widespread insecurity in Africa’s most populous country.
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