Buhari's swearing-in a first for Nigeria

LAGOS - Nigeria's new President will be sworn in Friday, marking the first peaceful transfer of power between rival parties in the nation.

Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who won the election in March, will be inaugurated in the capital of Abuja.

When he takes over from Goodluck Jonathan, he'll have to tackle a stubborn militant insurgency and lingering fuel shortages despite Nigeria being a leading oil producer.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined world leaders attending the event, including South African President Jacob Zuma.

"Glad to be back in Nigeria and honored to be leading the U.S. delegation for inauguration," Kerry said.

Comments (3)

Other countries are blessed

Mathew - 29 May 2015

Taura hako mathew. For us zimbabweans it is all but a dream.

obama4ever - 1 June 2015

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