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Umaru Yar'Adua takes oath as Nigerian president

The 56-year-old former state governor takes over from Olusegun Obasanjo, completing the first transfer of power from one civilian to another.

world Updated: May 29, 2007 16:04 IST
Reuters

Umaru Yar'Adua took the oath of office as president of Nigeria on Tuesday after elections last month dubbed "not credible" by international observers.

The 56-year-old former state governor takes over from Olusegun Obasanjo, completing the first transfer of power from one civilian to another in Africa's most populous nation and top oil producer.

First Published: May 29, 2007 16:01 IST