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President Tinubu Back To Base After Ramaphosa’s Inauguration



President Tinubu back to Abuja from South Africa

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has returned to Abuja after gracing the swearing-in ceremony of President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa for a second term in office. reports that Tinubu arrived in Abuja at about 5:30 pm on Thursday.

Tinubu had departed Lagos on Tuesday for Pretoria to attend the inauguration. He had been before then arrived Lagos last Friday for the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

The Nigerian leader departed the Presidential wing of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on a chattered Dassault Falcon 8X aircraft around 11:06 am.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, had said in a statement that Tinubu would attend Ramaphosa’s inauguration following his re-election as President for a second term.

While in South Africa, besides witnessing the inauguration ceremony, President Tinubu also held a closed-door meeting with Ramaphosa when he (Ramaphosa) visited the Nigerian leader at his hotel.

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The statement noted that both leaders identified the similarities in the challenges being faced by African countries and agreed on the need to work together to tackle those challenges.

The statement partly read, “I really enjoyed your speech at the ceremony. I was delighted listening to you. We have lots of issues in common, and we need to work more closely together. It was a good celebration.”

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