Osinbajo, Bukola, Dogara pay farewell visit to President Buhari

Buhari should be careful with the politics of his health

Buhari should be careful with the politics of his health

The president's office said Buhari had notified both chambers of parliament of his trip, which will put Osinbajo formally in charge.

Vanguard reported that the ongoing agitation for local government autonomy in the country by the National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, has gotten a boost as senators threw their weight behind the clamour.

Sources tell Naija247news that Nigeria President Buhari was billed to travel to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 10th and three medical personnel had been brought in to Abuja to prepare him adequately for the trip.

He said political leaders must bear in their minds that since the return of democratic rule in 1999 in the last 18 years, the southern part of the country has occupied the position of President for approximately 14 years while the North has had only four years.

A former Senior Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe, on Friday, has cautioned Nigerians against making unsavoury comments about the current state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Buhari has been under pressure to disclose the nature of his illness but has said he would have to have follow-up treatment in London.

Nigeria's president was departing Sunday night for further medical checkups in London, renewing fears over his health after he spent weeks overseas on medical leave earlier this year and said he'd never been so sick in his life. The duration of Buhari's absence will be determined by doctors, Adesina said.

"He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation", the statement signed by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said.

President Buhari posted: "I received Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara at home this evening ahead of my trip tonight".

Buhari delayed his departure by several hours to meet Sunday night with 82 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram, who arrived in the capital, Abuja, earlier in the day.