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President Joe Biden looks signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House [Evan Vucci/AP Photo]

World powers hopeful for reset with U.S. as Joe Biden takes office

Leaders from around the world congratulated newly sworn-in U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, expressing cautious optimism over future relations after four years of tumult under Donald Trump.
Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week- universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks to host Joe Biden inauguration TV show

Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week: universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor swears-in two high court judges

They are Justice Olubukola Aigbokhaevbo, who until her appointment was the Deputy Chief Registrar (Special Duties), Lagos Division, and Justice Rahman Oshodi, who once acted as Secretary to the Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Section on Business Law.
US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, December 23, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Donald Trump: I won’t attend Joe Biden’s inauguration

Trump’s decision to skip Biden’s swearing-in ceremony comes after weeks of his refusal to acknowledge that Biden had defeated him in the Nov. 3 election. Trump finally acknowledged his loss in a video on Thursday, saying that a new administration will take office in January.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana opposition MPs to boycott President Akufo-Addo swearing-in

Members of Parliament of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have served notice they will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC crisis: Ministers move against Kwara governor over caretaker list

Two serving ministers from Kwara State; Lai Mohammed and Gbemisola Saraki and other stakeholders in All Progressives Congress (APC) have moved against Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s efforts to stop Hon Bashir Bolarinwa from being recognised as the Chairman of the state caretaker committee, describing the actions as illegal, illogical and unacceptable.
Anih noted that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had taken proactive steps in meeting the demands of the protesters, adding that the youths should be patient and give government time to see fulfillment of the programmes.

Enugu governor applauds role of corps members in healthcare delivery

Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has lauded the role of corps members in healthcare delivery during the global COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Oba of Benin hails Governor Obaseki, deputy on second term inauguration

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo , Ewuare II has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Comrade Philip Shaibu for the inauguration to begin their second term in office.

Governor Obaseki, deputy to be sworn-in for second term Thursday

In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the event would be held at the Tennis Court at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, adding that all necessary arrangements for the inauguration ceremony have been concluded.
Supporters, at 10-15am, defiled social distancing rules as Governor Godwin Obaseki and wife arrived Polling Unit in Benin to vote.

PDP: Governor Obaseki’s inauguration will comply with coronavirus protocols

The inauguration of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo will hold on Thursday in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
Tunji Bello

Tunji Bello, others get portfolios as Lagos governor inaugurates exco members

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, yesterday, inaugurated the new State Executive Council, with a task to members to be diligent in their duties, saying, “we must accelerate the trajectory of growth and development of Lagos State as we can’t afford to disappoint Lagosians.”

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