Visit by President of Niger to Buhari postponed

Visit by President of Niger to Buhari postponed
Visit by President of Niger to Buhari postponed
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06 May, 2017

She however said the ailing Nigerian leader would not do so by being hounded by anyone.

The President of the NMA, told journalists that Buhari should disclose the nature of his ailment and health status in order to douse tension in the country.

A group of politically unaligned members of civil society urged Mr Buhari this week to "heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking a rest to attend to his health without any further delay".

The president's wife Aisha Buhari then tweeted that "his health is not as bad as it's being perceived" and that "he continues to carry out his responsibilities". However, sources close to some of the recipients of the phone calls said the calls did not last more than 30 seconds each.

The director general of the agency, Oke was suspended and being investigated over his claim that the huge sum belonged to NIA.

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President Buhari has refrained from public appearance for weeks on the orders of his doctors who the Federal Government said insisted that he should rest to recover faster from his illness.

The president's absence yesterday at the meeting was the third consecutive time the president would be staying away from FEC.

There is growing concern in Nigeria that the secretiveness around Mr. Buhari's condition, as dictated by the powerful cabal around the president, was reminiscent of the political manipulations orchestrated by a cabal around former President Umaru Yar'Adua who died on May 5, 2010.

Many Nigerians, including Nobel laureate, Prof.

Also President Buhari ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the SGF Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).


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