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President Buhari finally returns to Nigeria

Posted: March 11, 2017 at 12:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

President Buhari finally returns to NiGERIA


After a mystery-shrouded extended medical leave in the UK, Buhari landed in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital today (March 10). Buhari’s absence has been officially attributed to an unspecified ailment. Details remain scant.

So after nearly two months, it’s still unclear what required such apparently extensive treatment—and what the prognosis for his long-term health might be. Stoking more uncertainty, Buhari, in a video message, hinted that his return might be temporary, saying there may be need “for further followup within some weeks.”


In the UK, Buhari underwent tests and a blood transfusion as part of his treatment, In his words.. “I have rested as much as humanly possible, I have received I think the best of treatment I could receive. I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including the military with its ups and downs,” he said in a meeting with government officials.

Buhari walked unaided from his plane after it landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna then boarded a waiting helicopter to Abuja.

The president’s spokesman Femi Adesina later clarified that Buhari would not resume his duties at least over the weekend but would formalise his return to power next week.

Adesina said in a tweet that he will send a letter to the National Assembly on Monday, adding: “That makes his return to work formal, and constitutional.”

Watch Buhari’s welcome address; https:


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