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President Muhammadu Buhari

Yesterday was May 29th, a day that has long been used for political inaugurations since Nigeria’s return to democratic governance in 1999. As expected, it was a big day, especially for all the elected officials that were sworn in; including President Muhammadu Buhari.

The day was also a public holiday, meaning that many Nigerians had the time to watch the ceremonies on their TV screens whilst reacting to it online. Some of the commentaries underscored how disillusioned Nigerians are over the country’s political system. Other commentaries simply poked fun at some of the dramas that unfolded yesterday.

Nairametrics hereby brings to you some of the best reactions. Please see below:

Mixed feelings: While some Nigerians expressed lukewarm excitement over the development, others could simply not be bothered.

Some others didn’t even know that yesterday was Inauguration Day. This makes you wonder what they thought the public holiday was meant for; National Twitter Day perhaps? Oh well…

Meanwhile, other Nigerians focused on the major drama that unfolded at President Muhammadu Buhari’s Inauguration ceremony. This involved the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole, who was taught a simple lesson on protocols.

Now, just in case you didn’t know about this until now, let us bring you up to speed. Mr Oshiomole was feeling too good about himself, so much so he went to stand where he wasn’t supposed to be. And so he was “removed”.

Although this happened in a matter of minutes, Nigerians observed it. You cannot blame them for making fun of it; it was hilarious.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari was carrying a strange turquoise bag and everybody wants to know why. What was in the bag and why was he carrying it himself? Could that be where his next level agenda is? Oh well, we still have the next four years to find out.

Oh, by the way, let’s not forget the man in the black suit who was just eyeballing the Vice President’s pretty wife. Like someone already asked, what is his problem?

Meanwhile, on to the important stuff; Nigerians expect better leadership. After all, they deserve it. Therefore, President Buhari must do everything within his power to ensure that he makes a positive impact this time around. Otherwise, posterity will judge him on our behalf.


Now, just in case you didn’t see it, Nairametrics recommended 4 ways President Buhari can uplift the capital market during his second term. These include:

  1.  Appoint a board for the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  2. Fast forwarding the privatization programme.
  3.  Listing FG’s share of Joint Venture Oil Assets.
  4. Articulating a clear macro environment.
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  1. You may be right and it can happen.The economic team lies at the office of the vice-president,to be fair to govt,they did acted to handle the recession,now we have a lift-off in 2018,which grew about 2 % in 2018,meaning business confidence is being restored.The vice-president economic team did and aimed for human development with the problem of lifting the human spirit.
    This is the problem in Nigeria,we take a leap forward for the country be great,we takes 2 steps backward in build the country.THOSE IN CHARGE IN AUTHORITY AND POWER HAVE NO MORAL COURAGE,PRINCIPLE,MENTAL CAPACITY TO UP-LIFT OUR NIGERIA,OUR AFRICANESS,OUR BLACKNESS,OUR SOUL,OUR PRIDE.
    As for the board of sec not appointed,it may not the problem for Mr Buhari but the minister for finance,she should forward the director general and the rest of the board on recommendation to mr Buhari and confirmation by the senate,the lady in charge of sec is still in acting position.
    The problem of Nigerian oil joint venture may have solved the problem. it’self.This business arrangement of Nigerian govt sharing the production of oil with foreign oil coy,will be unstainable by the next election Why ? with the population being over 200 million Nigerians by next election,secondly we do have car manufacturing coy about 13 companies,if the economy grows a minimum of 3 %,up to the next election.THE PRESENT GOVT MAY HAVE UN-REST,FUEL SHORTAGE E.T.C MAJOR PROBLEM TO SOLVE THIS NEW PROBLEM THEY WILL FACES.
    As for an articulate macro economic plan, if they can formulate an economic plan and carries out the
    economic plan.i doubt this,they did and had a plan before, and it did not happen.The only macro economic plan that can happen in Nigeria is for the govt to implements Professor Solodu economic plan secondly the govt act as a state,uses national security controls certain economic keys.inceases manufacturing in defence industry e.t.c, e.t.c


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