Trump takes over as 45th U.S. President

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama.

Trump is taking control of America in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Trump raised his right hand and put his left on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and repeated a 35-word oath of office from the U.S. Constitution, with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.

His oath of office was administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Mike Pence was also sworn-in as the 48th Vice President of the U.S.