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Nigeria: Concerns over Buhari’s health as he returns to his doctors in UK

By Chinedu Asadu
Posted on Friday, 25 June 2021 09:01, updated on Tuesday, 20 July 2021 10:53

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is back on medical leave (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

What exactly is the health status of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari? No one still knows, more than five years after his first medical trip to the United Kingdom as president. As he jets off for yet another overseas medical trip on Friday, the 78-year-old former army general has come under growing pressure to disclose his health condition. And once again, Vice-President Osinbajo has not been left in charge, despite constitutional rules over vacations. UPDATE: The trip has been postponed, according to an aide to the president.

10 weeks after President Buhari returned from London where he had gone to receive medical attention, the presidency announced on Thursday that he is returning to the UK for “a scheduled medical follow-up”.