Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan sworn in

2011-05-29 20:50

Abuja - Nigeria's president has been sworn in for a full four-year term to lead Africa's most populous country.

Nigerian state TV showed President Goodluck Jonathan taking the presidential oath at the main parade ground in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. This is the second time he has been sworn into office in just over a year.

Jonathan first took office May 6 2010 after the death of President Umar Musa Yar'Adua catapulted the former vice president into power.

Sunday's inauguration comes after Jonathan's decisive win in an April 16 election.

Observers say the election was the fairest in more than a decade, but days of post election rioting in northern states left hundreds dead, highlighting the country's religious and ethnic tensions.

Vice President Namadi Sambo was also sworn in on Sunday.

- AP
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