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Biden to be inaugurated as 46th U.S. president amid tight security

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Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the U.S. on Wednesday, capping off a chaotic election season in a country still divided by Donald Trump’s unfounded claims of voter fraud.

The inauguration ceremony will start 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 will 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 will be working in Washington to secure the inauguration.

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

Vice President Mike Pence will be in attendance.

Trump will leave the White House early and plans to hold a small ceremony at a nearby military base before heading to Florida, where he is expected to take residence at his Mar-a-Lago Resort.

A Jesuit priest, Leo O’Donovan, will start the inauguration ceremony and pop star Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem.

Other celebrities including singer Jennifer Lopez will participate.

Biden will give the traditional inaugural address, a key speech that marks his first formal address to the nation as president and is seen as a key chance to set the tone of his term.

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TapSwap sets July 1st as new launch date

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The popular crypto-currency platform, TapSwap has officially postponed her launch date from May 30th to July 1st, citing some reason for numerous bots.

This was made known to the public via the official social media platform of the crypto-currency platform on X.com (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday.

It was gathered that TapSwap decided to shift the launch date to July after they discovered some illegal bots are compromises the integrity of the token distribution process, hence enabling users to earn an unfair amount of Shares.

In order to rectify this issue, according to a statement released by TapSwap, they need sometime to identify, stop, and ban these bots, noting that this move will reward those who have earned them honestly.

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BREAKING: Tinubu signs old National Anthem bill into law

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Nigerian president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has officially signed the old national anthem bill, making it a law.

THE DAILY PAGE recalls that the Nigeria senate on Tuesday passed a bill seeking to revert from the current national anthem to the old national anthem, “Nigeria, we hail thee”.

This was made known to the public by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday during a joint session of the National Assembly.

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NLC rejects N60,000 new minimum wage proposed by FG

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has proposed N60000 new minimum wage has been rejected by the Nigeria Labour Congress, which claims it is offensive to the sensitivities of Nigerian workers.

According to a report by the Cable Newspaper, the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress rejected an earlier proposal by the federal government for a minimum salary of N48,000. This rejection occurred in as little as two weeks.

THE DAILY PAGE recalls that the National Labor Council (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had suggested a minimum salary of N615,500 for Nigerian workers, noting the country’s high cost of living. They also gave the federal government until May 31 to complete the process of setting a new national minimum wage.

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