Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday in the country's first ever democratic handover of power. He faces a tough battle to diversify an economy reliant on oil and hampered by terrorism and endemic corruption.
Retired major-general Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 election as a self-described "converted democrat," taking over from incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. However, it's not the first time he has led the country—he ruled as dictator between 1983 and 1985, after taking power in a coup.
"The common themes raised by all we met focused on the need for good governance, security and an end to systemic corruption," said Kato Mukuru, global head of research at Exotix Partners, in a research note published after the election results.
"President-elect Buhari and Vice President-elect Osinbajo are universally accepted as being the right team to deliver on this, but after being disappointed on many occasions by their leaders, many people were hopeful, rather than expectant."