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Breaking News: President Buhari arrives Nigeria from medical trip in London

President Muhammadu Buhari arriving Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Photo; 04387/19/8/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Nigeria Saturday, after nearly four months in the United Kingdom where he received medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

The Nigerian Air Force plane conveying President Muhammadu Buhari touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport in Abuja at exactly 4:36pm .

The president returned to the country from London where he has been receiving medical attention for an undisclosed ailment.

He left Nigeria for a medical trip in London on May 7.

On hand to receive the President are the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, members of the Federal Executive Council and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.

Others are the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari; governors of Imo and Bauchi states – Rochas Okorocha and Mohammed Abubakar, as well as the presidential aides among others.

President Buhari has been away from the country for 103 days on medical vacation in London.

The President left the country on May 7, after handing over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Mr Femi Adeshina, said President Buhari would address Nigerians on Monday, August 21.

Meanwhile, some Nigerians took to the streets of Abuja welcome the President back to the country.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) also joined the people to welcome President Buhari back home to the country after his medical vacation to the United Kingdom.

The party, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, thanked the Acting President for his competent leadership in the absence of the President.

They also commended Professor Osinbajo for his effort to unite Nigeria and drive the recovery of the national economy.

The APC also thanked all Nigerians who had prayed ceaselessly for the speedy recovery and safe return of the President.

The party assured them of the Federal Government’s commitment to fulfilling all the electoral promises made to Nigerians.



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