Chief Justice Roberts
President Carter
President Clinton
President Bush
President Obama
Fellow Americans, and people of the world:
thank you.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined
in a great national effort to
rebuild our country and to restore its
promise for all of our people.
Together, we will determine the course of
America and the world for
years to come.
We will face challenges. We will confront
hardships. But we will get the
job done.
Every four years, we gather on these steps
to carry out the orderly and
peaceful transfer of power, and we are
grateful to President Obama
and First Lady Michelle Obama for their
gracious aid throughout this
transition. They have been magnificent.
Today’s ceremony, however, has very special
meaning. Because today
we are not merely transferring power from
one Administration to
another, or from one party to another – but
we are transferring power
from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to
you, the American People.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s
Capital has reaped the
rewards of government while the people
have borne the cost.
Washington flourished – but the people did
not share in its wealth.
Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and
the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not
the citizens of our country.
Their victories have not been your victories;
their triumphs have not
been your triumphs; and while they
celebrated in our nation’s Capital,
there was little to celebrate for struggling
families all across our land.
That all changes – starting right here, and
right now, because this
moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today
and everyone watching all
across America.
This is your day. This is your celebration.
And this, the United States of America, is
your country.
What truly matters is not which party
controls our government, but
whether our government is controlled by
the people.
January 20th 2017, will be remembered as
the day the people became
the rulers of this nation again.
The forgotten men and women of our
country will be forgotten no
Everyone is listening to you now.
You came by the tens of millions to become
part of a historic
movement the likes of which the world has
never seen before.
At the center of this movement is a crucial
conviction: that a nation
exists to serve its citizens.
Americans want great schools for their
children, safe neighborhoods
for their families, and good jobs for
These are the just and reasonable demands
of a righteous public.
But for too many of our citizens, a different
reality exists: Mothers and
children trapped in poverty in our inner
cities; rusted-out factories
scattered like tombstones across the
landscape of our nation; an
education system, flush with cash, but
which leaves our young and
beautiful students deprived of knowledge;
and the crime and gangs
and drugs that have stolen too many lives
and robbed our country of
so much unrealized potential.
This American carnage stops right here and
stops right now.
We are one nation – and their pain is our
pain. Their dreams are our
dreams; and their success will be our
success. We share one heart,
one home, and one glorious destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an oath of
allegiance to all
For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign
industry at the expense of
American industry;
Subsidized the armies of other countries
while allowing for the very
sad depletion of our military;
We’ve defended other nation’s borders
while refusing to defend our
And spent trillions of dollars overseas while
America’s infrastructure
has fallen into disrepair and decay.
We’ve made other countries rich while the
wealth, strength, and
confidence of our country has disappeared
over the horizon.
One by one, the factories shuttered and left
our shores, with not even
a thought about the millions upon millions
of American workers left
The wealth of our middle class has been
ripped from their homes and
then redistributed across the entire world.
But that is the past. And now we are looking
only to the future.
We assembled here today are issuing a new
decree to be heard in
every city, in every foreign capital, and in
every hall of power.
From this day forward, a new vision will
govern our land.
From this moment on, it’s going to be
America First.
Every decision on trade, on taxes, on
immigration, on foreign affairs,
will be made to benefit American workers
and American families.
We must protect our borders from the
ravages of other countries
making our products, stealing our
companies, and destroying our jobs.
Protection will lead to great prosperity and
I will fight for you with every breath in my
body – and I will never, ever
let you down.
America will start winning again, winning
like never before.
We will bring back our jobs. We will bring
back our borders. We will
bring back our wealth. And we will bring
back our dreams.
We will build new roads, and highways, and
bridges, and airports, and
tunnels, and railways all across our
wonderful nation.
We will get our people off of welfare and
back to work – rebuilding our
country with American hands and American
We will follow two simple rules: Buy
American and Hire American.
We will seek friendship and goodwill with
the nations of the world –
but we do so with the understanding that it
is the right of all nations to
put their own interests first.
We do not seek to impose our way of life on
anyone, but rather to let it
shine as an example for everyone to follow.
We will reinforce old alliances and form new
ones – and unite the
civilized world against Radical Islamic
Terrorism, which we will
eradicate completely from the face of the
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total
allegiance to the United
States of America, and through our loyalty to
our country, we will
rediscover our loyalty to each other.
When you open your heart to patriotism,
there is no room for prejudice.
The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it
is when God’s people live
together in unity.”
We must speak our minds openly, debate
our disagreements honestly,
but always pursue solidarity.
When America is united, America is totally
There should be no fear – we are protected,
and we will always be
We will be protected by the great men and
women of our military and
law enforcement and, most importantly, we
are protected by God.
Finally, we must think big and dream even
In America, we understand that a nation is
only living as long as it is
We will no longer accept politicians who are
all talk and no action –
constantly complaining but never doing
anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over.
Now arrives the hour of action.
Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done.
No challenge can match
the heart and fight and spirit of America.
We will not fail. Our country will thrive and
prosper again.
We stand at the birth of a new millennium,
ready to unlock the
mysteries of space, to free the Earth from
the miseries of disease, and
to harness the energies, industries and
technologies of tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir our souls, lift
our sights, and heal our
It is time to remember that old wisdom our
soldiers will never forget:
that whether we are black or brown or
white, we all bleed the same red
blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same
glorious freedoms, and we all
salute the same great American Flag.
And whether a child is born in the urban
sprawl of Detroit or the
windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up
at the same night sky, they
fill their heart with the same dreams, and
they are infused with the
breath of life by the same almighty Creator.
So to all Americans, in every city near and
far, small and large, from
mountain to mountain, and from ocean to
ocean, hear these words:
You will never be ignored again.
Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams,
will define our American
destiny. And your courage and goodness
and love will forever guide us
along the way.
Together, We Will Make America Strong
We Will Make America Wealthy Again.
We Will Make America Proud Again.
We Will Make America Safe Again.
And, Yes, Together, We Will Make America
Great Again. Thank you,
God Bless You, And God Bless America.




The action of President Buhari in fighting corruption provokes the reaction of the corrupt to fight back with equal if not more powerful reaction. They are fighting back with their lives. This reaction is responsible for the hardship we are faced with today.

No light, no water, no fuel, no food, no no no is the chorus sang all over the country at present. No doubt that times are really hard, but every man who sees beyond their nose can see a silver lining in the cloudy future. 


The hope that keeps a pregnant woman going, is knowing for sure that the pains will be over after a period of time. This hope is what keeps her alive, strongly up and doing.


After more than 50 years as an independent nation, 3 republics past and 16 years wasted in an uninterrupted democracy, Nigerians for the first time elected a leader that didn’t emerge by chance- but by a conscious attempt to be the president of the country. According to history, no Nigerian leader had emerged from a conscious preparation to be a president except President Buhari.


Sir Abubakar Tafawa balewa the first and only prime minister of Nigeria never dreamt or prepared to lead Nigeria when he did, it was a chance provided by the great Sir Ahmadu Bellow the Sardauna of Sokoto who had every chances to become the prime minister but rejected, and sent his deputy at party level to fill in that space.


Alhaji Shehu Shagari became president after Obasanjo willingly relinquished power to a democratically elected president. Then, he was vying for a senatorial seat but the calculation changed and he found himself on the presidential seat, the rest is now an history.


Ernest Shonekan came into power only to fill a vacuum created by the annulment of the June 12, 1993 elections by the then military President Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.


Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s came from prison to the presidency by miracle is a well known story, and how he literarily dragged the unwilling and ill Umaru Musa Yar’dua to presidency is also a well known story. Sooner than we all thought, Goodluck Jonathan became a child of necessity- this necessitated his emergence as president of our country without  ever preparing for the challenge of being a president. It took him almost his entire tenure to learn the act of being a president.


Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Murtala Muhammed, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, Gen. Sani Abacha and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar were all “accidental public servants”.


Only President Buhari came to power with a conscious attempt to becoming a president. He had plans with a task of building the country from the scratch, by firstly identifying the menace in the system and deal with it head on.


In every system, there is a critical sector that when it fixed, other sectors will automatically fix themselves. In the case of Nigeria, this critical sector is corruption.


Corruption is a lucrative sector in our system that is responsible for almost all ills and when fixed, insecurity will fix itself, unemployment will do the same, power failure will exist only in history books, brain drain will turn the other way round, foreign investor and tourist will find home in Nigeria, and a lot more of serious change.


Isaac Newton’s 3rd law of motion states “to every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” this law explains the hardship Nigerians are faced with today. The action of President Buhari in fighting corruption provokes the reaction of the corrupt to fight back with equal if not more powerful reaction. They are fighting back with their lives. This reaction is responsible for the hardship we are faced with today, but with a fraction of time am sure they will be defeated because they are the treacherous enemies of the state.


Buhari acted by implementing TSA, being a major step to plugging leakages, they reacted by changing their monies to dollars and starching them in suck-aways, farms and villages. This resulted in the scarcity of dollar and the free fall of Naira in the parallel market.


Buhari acted by reducing pump price by 50k and removing the controversial fuel subsidy, they reacted by creating an artificial scarcity, just to get back to the president with the people’s anger.


Buhari acted by producing an unprecedented budget with higher capital expenditure, which gives hopes for better days, but they swiftly reacted by paddling the budget, trying to ridicule the government at the detriment of the masses resulting to delaying the passage of the budget. Without a passed budget, it is always difficult to pay salaries let alone do anything significant.


Buhari acted by “unbundling” NNPC into 7 units for transparency and accountability, they reacted by cutting off fuel supply chains to power stations, throwing the whole country into darkness for days.


They will always follow the Newton’s law, in an effort to bring back corruption while we will always be at the offensive side to stamp out corruption. A little more patience is just what is needed… There is light at D end of d tunnel…

pls share 4 public enlightenment 👍

By Yusuf Idris Amoke.

Edited by: Ayandare Theophilus.

Good morning.