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President Buhari Returns To Nigeria On Friday, Confirms Presidency-President Muhammadu Buhari is to return to the country from his indefinite holiday on Friday morning according to an announcement by the Presidency.

The President’s supposed annual holiday turned to a medical vacation when his ten day-break elapsed and he informed the National Assembly that he was attending to an unnamed medical issue, demanding for his holiday extension.

Buhari so far has spent over 50 days in the United Kingdom as doctors attend to his health problems. He is expected to arrive back to the country via Kaduna airport on Friday, dousing anxiety that he might not return back for a long time

President Buhari left Nigeria on January 19th for what the government said was an annual vacation. The vacation was supposed to last for 10 days but was extended indefinitely when the president sent a letter to the National Assembly asking for more time to attend to medical issues as suggested by his doctors.

Similar moves in the last three weeks by the president’s close allies to allow him to return back to the country in the face of public outcry as Nigerians demanded for information about the nature of his ailments had been thwarted by doctor’s advice that he should not be rushed back until his health had been taken off the danger level.

A source had informed last weekend of the preparedness by the president to return, a move which was canceled because he was still being watched as his sugar level continued to rise and was being regulated.

As the presidency kept being economical with the truth to feed the nation with the nature of the president’s ailment, the World had been given unhealthy impression and disturbing assumptions on his state of health. Lack of definite information about the president’s state of health had given way to many speculations that the president may no longer be suitable for his official duty. Many speculators claimed the President was placed on intensive care and may never recover, advocating that his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo should be allowed to act in his place as president. had insisted that the president’s condition was not as presumed by the public and that he was not bed-ridden as speculated.

All along, President Buhari after his diagnosis and brief admission in the hospital has all along being treated at his official home, Abuja House in London. Confirmation about the claim came to light during the week when Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury visited him in Abuja House in London.

Last two weeks, a high-powered Nigerian delegation from the National Assembly, led by the Senate President, Olusola Saraki visited him to sympathize on his state of ill-health.

The long spell abroad and lack of definite information had spurred demand by the International media suggesting that Nigeria should swear-in acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the incumbent president.

President Buhari in hand shake with the Bishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby during his visit to Abuja House in London

A source hinted that the current situation of Osinbajo acting capacity may be retained while the president regains his full recovery in his residence in Abuja.

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