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President Bola Tinubu on May 29, taking the oath of office to become the 16th elected President of Nigeria.

President Bola Tinubu signing the oath of office after taking the oath to become President of Nigeria.

Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari passing the reigns of power to President Bola Tinubu.

President Bola Tinubu taking a parade. Nigeria’s service chiefs, heads of security agencies were present at the inauguration.

President Bola Tinubu gave his inauguration speech and highlighted some of the areas his government will be focusing on.

There have been series of coups in West Africa in the last few years. A group of Malian colonels led by Assimi Goita ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August 2020. The coup followed anti-government protests over deteriorating security, contested legislative elections and allegations of corruption.

In Chad, the army took power in April 2021 after President Idriss Deby was killed on the battlefield while visiting troops fighting rebels in the north. Also, Special forces commander Colonel Mamady Doumbouya ousted President Alpha Conde of Guinea in September 2021.

Burkina Faso's army ousted President Roch Kabore in January 2022, blaming him for failing to contain violence by Islamist militants. There was a second coup eight months later when current junta leader Captain Ibrahim Traore, seized power in September following a mutiny.

Niger's presidential guards held President Mohamed Bazoum inside his palace in the capital Niamey on 26 July and subsequently announced they had overthrown his government. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is currently making efforts to restore democracy there.

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Thousands took the streets of London on 14/10/23 in an unprecedented march to show support to the people of Palestine. They called for the end of the occupation of Palestine by Israel. 

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President Bola Tinubu has officially assumed office 30/5/23 after a successful inauguration ceremony on Monday marking the beginning of a new era for Nigeria under his leadership

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Dangote Refinery was launched on May 22, to meet 100 per cent of Nigeria’s domestic demand for all refined products – with 57m Litres per day of gasoline, 27m litres per day of diesel, 11m litres per day of kerosene, and 9m litres per day of aviation fuel.