Nigeria's Jonathan sworn in as president just after Yar'Adua death

Yar'Adua will be buried in his northern home town of Katsina at 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Thursday.

Nigeria's Jonathan sworn in as president just after Yar'Adua death

Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan was swiftly sworn in as head of state on Thursday following the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua, a Reuters correspondent at the ceremony said.

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua died late on Wednesday, aged 58, after a long battle with kidney and heart ailments.

Yar'Adua will be buried in his northern home town of Katsina at 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Thursday.

Government ministers, state governors and ambassadors watched as Jonathan took the oath of office at the presidential villa in Abuja in a ceremony presided over by Nigeria's chief justice.


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