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Buhari extends leave

By Tonye Bakare   |   05 February 2017   |   4:24 pm

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his 10-day leave. The notice of the extension was contained in a letter he dispatched to the National Assembly.

Buhari left Nigeria in January for London to “undergo routine medical check-ups” during a short holiday and was expected to resume work on February 6.

But his spokesman Femi Adesina said the president extended the vacation on the advice of his doctors. He, however, did not say when the president would return to Nigeria.


“President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors,” Adesina said in a statement.

“The President had planned to return to Abuja this (Sunday) evening but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives.

“Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes.”

Buhari’s current visit to London would make it the second time in less than a year he has gone there for medical treatment.

He visited London in June 2016 for treatment to what the presidency described as a persistent inner ear infection, which caused him to pull out of several scheduled engagements. But his latest visit, however, has been dogged by the rumours of his death.




  • sam yam

    Nigerians run to Britain and other countries not realizing those doctors could be working with the CIA or British Intelligence. They inject them with poisons which cause stroke or death for example President Musa Yar’adua was exposed to a hypoxic gaseous mixture under anesthesia which rendered him brain dead. The Western intelligence agencies want war in Nigeria, lets see how they hurt president Buhari.

  • William Norris

    The Dullard is Dead !!!

    • The Philanthropist

      How does that increase your bank account or pay your debts you moron, you definitely don’t have parents or elderly ones to wish someone dead

    • Otunba Adewale Elijah Ogunleye

      You must be a full for such statements wishing your president dead idiot

    • Bobby A

      William Norris

      Are you God ? Do you know whether you will die before President Buhari . Do we usually see northerners
      openly postingdirty and insulting messages against the southern leader ? I suspect you are from one of
      the core eastern states .

  • Abubakar musa

    Buhari will recover and get back to Nig soon inshaALLAH.

    • DaddyG

      For your dream Buhari will resigned in 29 days to come

  • T-Man

    If Buhari is too old or too sick, please let him resign and concentrate on taking care of his health. We have been through this kind of situation before with Yaradu

  • Emma Mali

    What has he done since he came in to improve health care. why do our leaders run outside to receive health care. This president lacks the capacity to govern this country. He is deficient both intellectually and health wise. we should be wiser next time with our choice of leaders.

  • Emma Mali

    Age should be a factor next time we get to the polls. We need energetic leaders as a developing country. we dont have time to waste nursing terminal disease while our economy grope around in uncertainty. Let him resign honorably. it will be a great honour to his name forever.

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