Trade unions in Nigeria have called a two-day strike ahead of the inauguration of the new president, Umaru Yar'Adua, on 29 May. The industrial action is in protest over the outcome of the April local and national elections, which many people say were deeply flawed. However, it will only have a limited impact as 28 and 29 May have also been declared public holidays by the federal government.

Umaru Yar'Adua of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) took 24,638,063 of the 34 million votes cast in the 21 April presidential poll against the 6,605,299 taken by his strongest competitor, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari of All Nigeria People