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BREAKING: Biden sworn-in as 46th U.S President

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Joe Biden has been sworn in as the President of the United States. He did so at exactly 5:48 pm Nigerian time.

Mr Biden is the 46th president of the United States.

The oath was administered by Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

The inauguration ceremony started at 10:30 am (1530 GMT) with Biden and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris sworn into office at noon.

Hundreds of thousands of people usually attend the ceremony, but this time around there was only be a small crowd due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has now killed more than 400,000 Americans.

Security precautions have also been bolstered after rioters supporting outgoing President Trump stormed the Capitol earlier this month.

More than 25,000 National Guard troops are working in Washington to secure the inauguration.

In a break with tradition, Trump did not attend Biden’s swearing-in and subsequent gathering of all living presidents.

Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance.

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