Buhari begins vacation as Osinbajo becomes acting president

Buhari and Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation, his office announced Friday.

The president will be on break from his official functions February 5 to February 10, 2016.

During his absence, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the president, a statement signed by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said.

“In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, President Buhari has dispatched a formal notice of his vacation to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives,” the statement said.

President Buhari is taking his first vacation only eight months since coming to office.

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  • Maria

    So, it is true?

    • Outraged

      Yes. It is true that Baba is a democrat

      • Maria

        I thought they say Osinbajo is like Jonathan?

        • Outraged

          How? Osinbajo is an erudite Law professor not a fake PHD ineffectual buffoon

          • David Adeniran

            Lol!

          • Unekwesylvester

            U yarabas pretend to be having the best of this regime. Whereas the bite n d pains is written all over ur faces hypocrites. The fact is that u can’t cover the truth for too long. The game is already underway

          • Outraged

            Actually Yorubas don’t care about any government in power. Remember they even voted against Obasanjo in 1999. Yorubas have been in opposition since 1960 and has been the most developed. Yorubas just wanted to teach Jonathan a lesson for biting the fingers that fed him 2011. No hard feelings, If yoruba is not in power they will still develop.

          • Reason-ability

            I am not sure Yorubas wanted to teach Jonathan a lesson at all! I am proudly Yoruba and I voted against Jonathan because he obviously was incompetent. Even first time around I did not vote for him for the same reason because he had shown no promise of competence in the 2 years he was serving Umaru Yar’adua’s term. We Yorubas just do not like incompetence. I will vote for Olisa Agbakoba any day he decides to go into politics because I see him as competent, same with Soludo even though he tends to talk too much

          • Unekwesylvester

            When ur late kinsmen Fela Anikulapo Kuti released his work. (Suffering and smiling) it twas he Yarabas he was actually referring to. Since Gej. left office he’s gannerd more fame internationally than when he was in office, what kind of lesson have u taught him. The truth is that this limbo-economic policy government has left u poorer that than ever

          • Outraged

            Actually Jonathan is swimming in disgrace now. No amount of whitewashing can wash away the smell following joenothing.

          • Darlington

            Why this hatred for GEJ? You’re hatred personified!

          • igwe

            erudite slave of Buhari, shameless Law professor working under useless old illiterate , dead brain president

          • Outraged

            better than ineffectual buffoon

          • SAM .A

            This poison you have been brewing in you against Hausa/Fulani & Yoruba will end up consuming you , your Ibo men has been acting as vice to Hausa since 1966, they were not called slaves , Zik was a ceremonial president to active PM who was an Hausa/Fulani man.Why this level of sadness , acrimony and animosity?Tell your terrorist brother to release the boat they hijacked, sons of baby factory.

          • agbobu

            THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR NAILING IT RIGHT ON THE HEAD AND CALLING IT AS IT IS.

        • Johnson

          Were you deceived into comparing apples with oranges? If this is a joke, please stop it! Meanwhile, going by what he said recently, I am pleased that his acting presidency wouldn’t be a pressure release window for looters undergoing grilling and trials.

        • Peter_Edo

          Maria, u sabi find trouble… hahahaha

          • Otile

            Hahahaha, she/he sabi find senseless trouble. maria my foot.

        • Otile

          You are empty. If you were a scholar you would agree or dispute why you think that Hon Osinbajo differs from Dr Jonathan, not just simplistically “I thought they say Osinbajo is like Jonathan?”

      • Reason-ability

        Our President is a man of integrity and that is why he has taken to democracy like a fish to water. Once you are innately honest you will do well in all positions. God will preserve this President for us IJN. Amen. Long live PMB. Long live Osinbajo and long live the FRN. Amen

        • Otile

          Long live Hon Osinbajo
          Long live Biafra
          Long live the Islamic Republic of Arewa
          Death to oppressive rulers

    • Otile

      What is true? That Mohamed Buhari is sick is no brainer.

  • Bo Biz

    I hope everything is ok(health-wise) with my president,and he is only going for a well deserved short break.Sir,please take enough rest and resume duties in five days to continue the urgent work of fighting corruption,reviving our economy and reforming the judiciary.Nigeria need you the most now !

    • Outraged

      No fear, all is well with Baba. We are all human. Remember is he cleaning the mess the ineffectual buffoon created

      • Bo Biz

        Our ancestors will dare not let us down.President Buhari has come that Nigeria may be great again.

      • Tunsj

        You read my mind.

        • Otile

          So you are saying he is your marabout. Oga o.

      • yukkmouff

        Lol…………I’m no fan of the APC bigwigs, but I must agree with you on that one; the chap from Otueke is definitely a buffoon!

    • Maria

      I saw Baba yesterday… he is strong.

      • Darlington

        While travelling abroad for medical check with all the billions budgeted for State House Clinic? I wish him quick recovery and well-deserved rest. He should spend up to three weeks to take care of his self. His handlers should equally be transparent in handling this development not to give room to insinuations.

      • Otile

        You are a liar. You have been seeing another Alhaji Baba, not Imam Baba Mohamed Buhari. SSS and M15 will not let you get close to Mohamed. Iro ni.

    • The Nigeria Future Project

      He deserves a break – Nigeria is a country that creates un-necessary stress. It is a shame that Nigeria is not a country where presidents can take their vacations and seek medical help. No presidents of Western Nations leave their countries for medical check up. It is time for us to make Nigeria a better place for all including our leaders

      • share Idea

        The president never told us he would going on vacation before now and why sudden decision while in UK. Nigeria we hail thee

    • share Idea

      On bases of probability, he is most likely going to attend to his health needs but we wish long life so that he can complete his tenure.

  • ogechi

    Rest well my Father,and Comeback looking 30yrs younger than ur age,with full Strenght to save our land from Economic Saboteurs

    • Joseph

      GOOD ONE OGE

  • Analyst

    Fayose warned the North and never listen. He is sick and very sick…..you can see how everything is slow and ruined up in the country.

    • Analyst

      Before December he will take another vacation – at least four because he need to meet with Doctors.

      • Bo Biz

        SO WHAT ?

      • Joseph

        Better than a sick person like you, who refused to see your Dr. the Psychiatrist. Or you dont know you are sick in the head? Normal people dont takl like that. I advice you to visit ant psychiatric hospital near you B4 is too late.

    • Tunsj

      Trash talk. You may need to take a quick peek in a mirror to see who is really sick.

    • Buhari4Ever

      You are worse than a goat

      • Darlington

        Our prayer is for Buhari to remain strong in good health. Base on Buhari’s age, I think the work load as a president is becoming too much for him. He should take up to three weeks for rest, at the same time attend to his medical challenges.

    • Joseph

      God will give you exactly what you wish for your fellow humans, including the sickness you wish for your president in the name of whatever god you worship. From now on begin to claim your sickness. AMEN

      • Analyst

        Full flesh goat. You are not happy Nigeria will experience light for few days

    • Richard

      Go to Ekiti and see the performance of your god- Fayose . Don’t be a hypocrite. Buhari is an a hover compared to the moron, Fayose.

  • Screw-em

    Sai Changii- Buhari need this R & R. he has achieved far more in his short eight months in the helm of affairs of this nation than the otuoke dweeb in six horrendous years. Folks, get ready for a revitalized PMB after February 10th.

    • 9ja deserves better dan Buhari

      name his achievements—is it on light—water—roads———–education————————employment——————what’ stealing and padding the budget yes-

  • Curious K

    Get well soon president Buhari, we cannot afford another Yar adua – Jonathan stalemate.

  • igwe

    going for surgery on his dead brain cells

    • Darlington

      Pls bros, we are all humans okay, stop this nonsense. Buhari will remain strong to finish his term, but his aides should be transparent to Nigerians. Where is Buhari? Nigeria or abroad? Is he sick? Someone should talk to Nigerians.

      • igwe

        forget that rubbish, buhari is dead brain fellow

      • share Idea

        I agree with you, in as much as I criticise him for the way he handles governance, I will never wish him dead, I pray that he recovers quickly if he is sick or rest properly to come complete his term.

        I will also wish that he listens to opposing views and wean himself of cheap lies. Nigeria we hail thee

      • IZON Redeemer

        Buhari has been rushed into a hospitasl in london–cause he is yet to leave London after attending the fund raising ceremony for the Syrian refugees that does not concern Nigeria–but Buhari show up uninvited looking very frail and sickly–may be brain dead

        • Rommel

          Shut up Ijaw,the man spoke to BBC few hours ago,he told you he will be back on the 10th,who does that? I asked you to give me the Ijaw definition of morality and am yet to receive answer from you

    • Old No7

      That will be your case before this month runs out

  • MC

    Heard he went for a prostrate cancer treatment in the UK and a lot of people are wishing he doesn’t return alive.

    • Rommel

      Irrelevant,what matters is that we know where he is and Osinbajo is in charge.

      • MC

        Who are the ‘we’ in your statement?

        • Rommel

          Nigerians

          • MC

            Story! Oga, the man is very sick though I know that you Yoruba APCs would want him gone forever.

          • Rommel

            Point of correction,I am not Yoruba,secondly the man is not sick,I also heard he just concluded interview on the BBC

          • MC

            Hahahahaha!!! Interview on BBC? Well, people have cancer and still go for interviews. If this were true, then it would be to pass a message that all is well with him. What kind of vacation can he possibly be going for now??? That man is very sick and senile period. Our source is reliable!

          • Rommel

            It is possible that you are having mental problems,someone tells you that he is going for five day vacation,before the man left for France,his movement was made and we knew he would spend some in UK and then we expect him back on the 10th and people are bringing all sets of conjecture? what is wrong with people? how could a 73 year old recover from surgery in 5 days? use your brain sometimes?

          • MC

            Oga it seems you live in dark ages! There are many ways to treat cancer these days or is it that you wish to advertise your ignorance here? Haven’t you heard of OCC (Overnight Cancer Cure), laser surgeries et al. See, I don’t waste time with Also Rans. If this kind of ignorance is exhibited by you again, I shall stop replying your writings. I had thought you were different from Wahala, Maria, Julius and all those other bigoted slaves of politicians. Wait and see if he comes back in 5 days.

          • Rommel

            I am sure you live in Nigeria while I live in the western hemisphere so I wonder who lives in dark ages,it is only undeveloped minds like the ones that exist in Nigeria,possibly you inclusive that does not understand the limitations of sciences,

          • whales1212

            But sometimes may be you need to appreciate the gut, the confidence and unbelievable display of ignorance. Nigerians know virtually everything on the surface of the earth. Lol

          • whales1212

            Dr is it that you have privileged information about his case file or you just wish this old man all sorts of evil as you’ve stated?

          • agbobu

            JUST SHUT UP!!!

          • Otile

            I am not Yoruba, not APC, not PDP, yet I will not be sad to see Imam Mohamed go forever. May we swear in Hon Osinbajo soon. On this one I am singing from the same hymnal book with our Odua brothers. Ifa Orunmilla ba omo yin o ooo.

          • whales1212

            Hmm, “the heart of man is desperately wicked”

          • Otile

            The heart of Buhari is desperately wicked. Two months ago he cruelly committed two horrible massacres, one at Onitsha, the other at birnin Zaria. Hmm, what say ye?

        • agbobu

          WE THE PEOPLE THE MASSES

      • Otile

        May Imam kaput while Honorable Osinbajo takes over. All say amen.

    • agbobu

      SO WHAT, HE THAT HAS NO MEDICAL PROBLEM RAISE YOU HAND, HE THAT HAS NOT COMMITED ANY SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE. SHAME ON YOU

    • asuevie

      God will deliver him…

      • agbobu

        MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS YOU

    • Malchine

      That is bad, because if he returns, he will be more aggressive with Nigerians.
      Tyranny will flourish. Let him rest and come back oooo, a beg.

  • wish he no come back again sam

    President Buhari will be in London from February 5 to February 10, 2016 before returning to Nigeria.This is no vacation–the man is going into a hospital–in London–period—The Buharimice should stop lying—-How can a seriousd president take a vacation when salaries are yet to be paid to civil servants-the economy is in a mess?————And nothing on what dasuki said–that he gave him $300,000 ati 5 vehicles-Why London and how much is his stay going to cost the tax payers? When we said Buhari bought a House in Londong long b4, the Apes in APC lied to us that he leaves in hyde park with his Fulani kaya-animals

    • Rommel

      At least we know how long he will be away and considering his age,if he undergoes any major health check,it would certainly take him longer days to recover so what is your point? why does anyone need to tell lies,5 days is less than a week and besides,a 73 year old man would definitely be asked by his doctor to be checking in occasionally so what is even wrong with allowing the VP to learn on the Job?

      • asuevie

        the grand plan unfolding, eh?
        God is the ultimate Decider. It will only be for the good of the people.

        Buhari handlers are killing him gradually without notice even by his family. And ignorant people are praising him that he is doing a good job, without economic positive impact. They have almost succeeded in over-runing his health.

    • agbobu

      SO WHAT IF IF HE IS HAVING MEDICAL CHECK UP OR TREATMENT. IS HE NOT HUMAN? PRESIDENT BUHARI HAS DONE, NIGERIA, ALL NIGERIANS AND ALL HUMANITY PROUD. THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUHARI AND THE ALMIGHTY GOD WILL ALWAYS GUIDE AND PROTECT YOU.

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Then, tell the Nigerian People THE TRUTH.

        • agbobu

          I WILL SEE WHEN THE GOD FORSAKEN GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS SENT TO JAIL FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE,FOR ALL THE VERY MASSIVE LOOTINGS AND STEALING HE AND HIS ADMINISTRATION PERPETUATED. BE REST ASSURED THAT HE WILL HAVE A VERY FAIR, VERY VERIFIABLE AND VERY FREE DUE LEGAL PROCESS. YOU SHOULD BE VERY WORRIED ABOUT THE DEZIANIGATE WHICH WILL BE VERY REVEALLING AND VERY MIND BUDGLING. HAVE A VERY NICE DAY.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            Agbodu,
            This not about GEJ but about the current president of the federal republic of Nigeria. REASON-ABILITY is human enough to understand my worriness.

        • Reason-ability

          He told you. He has gone on a 5 day vacation. Think. If he is a sickler like some have alleged, he is a very favoured sickler to have attained 73 years of age. So I rule out sickle cell from him. I am sure he is an AS (carrier of the S blood group). If he has prostate cancer like is being wished on him, sorry again most men of over 70 have prostate cancer but it is a slow killer. He will be with us till God calls him to death natuarally. Prostate cancer is seen under autopsy of most men of over 75 years of age and it was not the cause of death. If it is kidney or liver that the evil wishers allege, PMB does not show such signs as a bloated tummy, bloated legs, extreme fatigue or anemia, instead he shows a man that is energised. If he is very sick he would not have been able to keep up such a tight schedule. I surmise that PMB needs a rest and he may also need his checkup. All of us visit our doctors so there is nothing untoward about that. He does not need to tell us a lie about his health and say that he is ill, when he is not just to satisfy the evil desires of wailers. This is not Umaru Yar’adua. PMB will be back in 5 days.

          • Otile

            Don’t speak from both sides of your mouth. You and I know very well that you don’t want Buhari home alive. You know very well that his injustice is bound to split Nigeria unless we swear in Hon Osinbajo soon. So, don’t be two-faced. Let your yes be yes. This is why people don’t trust awon Omo Odua.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            What does the constitution of Nigeria says about POWER TRANSITION from the president to the vice president?

  • Rommel

    Where are those people who have been saying that Osinbajo does not know what goes on in government?

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    WHY PRESIDENT BUHARI’S GOVT FAILED TO DELIVER.

    1] The Nigerian Constitution will hinder me administration.

    2] My current Age will limit my performance in government.

    3] NASS Leadership is detrimental to our govt and the Budget that Obama himself helped us prepare before the 2015 elections.

    4] However the Judiciary is my main headache. I intend to sack all the judges when I came back from my vacation.

    5] Igbo people are out to frustrate me, with Biafra agitation.

    6] Ijaw Ex-militant leader, Tompolo’s supporters are affecting crude oil production WHICH we the Fulanis know does not belong to Niger deltan Ijaws and others in the South south.

    7] Yoruba people are traitors and not sincere….

    8] Indicted people are not returning their loots to me because it is the money from my government that we are using to cover up for them again.

    IT IS ONE EXCUSE AFTER ANOTHER. ALMOST A YEAR GONE. BUHARI HAVE ONLY 2 YEARS REMAINING TO DO HIS WORK, AS 7 MONTHS IN 2018 AND 5 MONTHS IN 2018 ARE FOR ELECTION CAMPAIGN AND HANDOVER

    • Ben

      You are on your own!

      • agbobu

        GBAM!!!!

    • agbobu

      CAN YOU JUST HEAR YOURSELF? YOU WRITE AND TALK BEFORE YOU THINK.

  • Muhammad Hamisu Ya’u

    The so-called Analyst, check through the opinion you will find that you failed in your antics for wishing the peoples’ president ills. Even if he is sick, it’s natural one can be sick, we can wish him well as well.

  • agbobu

    ANY PERSON OR GROUP OF PERSONS PUTTING PRESURE ON THR GOVERNMENT OF BUHARI AND PRESIDENT BUHARI, TO SLOW DOWN OR BRAKE OR DISCONTINUE THIS VERY NOBLE FIGHT ON CORRUPTION, IS NOT ONLY THE ENEMY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BUHARI AND BUHARI, BUT ALSO THE ENEMY OF NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS. THE WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION MUST BE FOUGHT TO ITS VERY LOGICAL END. ANY THING SHORT OF THAT IS NOT AN OPTION AND WILL NEVER EVER BE ACCEPTABLE BY WE THE PEOPLE THE MASSES. END OF STORY!

    • Burning Spear

      Buhari is a thief nobody can put pressure on him–He said so himself–The story is that Buhari does not hear I beg—He did Not hear appeals to him from the wife of late Tai Solarin–who pleaded with him to allow her give the Asthma medication of her husband to him in prison—-The wife went as far as meeting with the British Prime Minister then to beg Buhari. He refused-to bulge–The drug offenders-nko? Who-were executed depite pleas from world leaders-So-is itJonathan that will put pressure on Buhari not to steal again-or to stop making noise about his fake corruption war—-with Amaechi?——-The man is a thief-and deaf to all reasons-worst than abacha–Nigerians will soon disocver the real Buhari–Only a mad man will beg a thief like Buhari who sneaked into the Senate to steal the National budget—–then pad it up with fake figures-Is that the type of man who can end corruption in Nigeria with his thieving baby pancake wife-?-

      • agbobu

        YOU ARE VERY PATHETIC, VERY DESPICABLE, VERY MEAN AND ABOVE ALL VERY OUT OF POINT AND OUT OF ORDER. SHAME ON YOU!!!

    • Lucas balo

      You are absolutely on point.

  • Analyst

    Tinubu is rolling his body on the bed now…very happy….he wish this would be permanent.

    • kevenreal

      Osunbade will never be sworn in not matter what happens…..common commissioner.

      • Analyst

        That is what they said when GEJ was about to take over. Keep dreaming…there is a finger controlling the affair of the nation.

    • nick

      you are the one celebrating and rolling on your bed not Tinubu…you are not God….all of us are pencil in the hand of the creator….watch it!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE
    I, Brigadier Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro, of the Nigerian Army, hereby make the following declaration on behalf of my colleagues and members of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

    Fellow country men, the intervention of the military at the end of 1983 was welcomed by the nation with unprecedented enthusiasm. Nigerians were unified in accepting the intervention and looked forward hopefully to progressive changes for the better. Almost two years later, it has become clear that the fulfillment of expectations is not forthcoming.

    Because this generation of Nigerians and indeed future generations have no other country but Nigeria, we could not stay passive and watch a small group of individuals misuse power to the detriment of our national aspirations and interest.

    No nation can ever achieve meaningful strides in its development where there is an absence of cohesion in the hierarchy of government; where it has become clear that positive action by the policy makers is hindered because as a body it lacks a unity of purpose.

    It is evident that the nation would be endangered with the risk of continuous misdirection. We are presently confronted with that danger. In such a situation, if action can be taken to arrest further damage, it should and must be taken. This is precisely what we have done.

    The Nigerian public has been made to believe that the slow pace of action of the Federal Government headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari was due to the enormity of the problems left by the last civilian administration.

    Although it is true that a lot of problems were left behind by the last civilian government, the real reason, however, for the very slow pace of action is due to lack of unanimity of purpose among the ruling body; subsequently, the business of governance has gradually been subjected to ill-motivated power play considerations. The ruling body, the Supreme Military Council, has, therefore, progressively been made redundant by the actions of a select few members charged with the day-to-day implementation of the SMC’s policies and decision.

    The concept of collective leadership has been substituted by stubborn and illadvised unilateral actions, thereby destroying the principles upon which the government came to power. Any effort made to advise the leadership, met with stubborn resistance and was viewed as a challenge to authority or disloyalty.

    Thus, the scene was being set for systematic elimination of what, was termed oppositions. All the energies of the rulership were directed at this imaginary opposition rather than to effective leadership.

    The result of this misdirected effort is now very evident in the country as a whole. The government has started to drift. The economy does not seem to be getting any better as we witness daily increased inflation.

    The nation’s meager resources are once again being wasted on unproductive ventures. Government has distanced itself from the people and the yearnings and aspirations of the people as constantly reflected in the media have been ignored.

    This is because a few people have arrogated to themselves the right to make the decisions for the larger part of the ruling body. All these events have shown that the present composition of our country’s leadership cannot, therefore, justify its continued occupation of that position.

    Furthermore, the initial objectives and programmes of action which were meant to have been implemented since the ascension to power of the Buhari Administration in January 1984 have been betrayed and discarded. The present state of uncertainty and stagnation cannot be permitted to degenerate into suppression and retrogression.

    We feel duty bound to use the resources and means at our disposal to restore hope in the minds of Nigerians and renew aspirations for a better future. We are no prophets of doom for our beloved country, Nigeria. We, therefore, count on everyone’s cooperation and assistance.

    I appeal to you, fellow countrymen, particularly my colleagues in arms to refrain from any act that will lead to unnecessary violence and bloodshed among us. Rest assured that our action is in the interest of the nation and the armed forces.

    In order to enable a new order to be introduced, the following bodies are dissolved forthwith pending further announcements: (a) The Supreme Military Council (b) The Federal Executive Council (c) The National Council of States. All seaports and airports are closed, all borders remain closed.

    Finally, a dusk to dawn curfew is hereby imposed in Lagos and all state capitals until further notice. All military commanders will ensure effective maintenance of law and order. Further announcements will be made in due course. God bless Nigeria. Amen.

    • asuevie

      hallucinating?….lol
      We want peace. Democracy still remain the best! corruption or no corruption.

    • demgosoonknow

      What became of Babangida and his co-travellers in subterfuge and deceit? Is it not the same Buhari that is here to clean up the putrid mess left by these charlatans all these years?

  • GEJ FOREVER

    NOTHING SPOIL ……. ALL PRESIDENTS GO TO “CAMP DAVID”

    There is no cause for alarm … even United States of America Presidents go to Camp David from time to time

    In the heat of the rigors of Presidential duties … there is always need to take sometime off for rest, evaluation, and articulation of action plans.

    Methinks, Buhari’s vacation is timely!

    • Julius

      Mention one, I mean just one US presidents out of the 366 presidents of US who has ever spent vacation outside of US territory? The same is true of economic migrants – Britain and France. But African leaders, because of the very poor education and low IQ and/or self esteem, reun to Europe and America for vacation while in office at tax payer’s expense. And the editors of media houses like PT are seemingly uninformed and too parochial and partisan to see differently. Instead their Editorial are focused on bigoted topics such as how to remove a CBN gov because he is Biafran.

      • whales1212

        Cameron does outside UK. Stop talking about what you don’t know. I wonder how you guys priorities things, even vacation is causing so much debate? Lol

  • Otile

    Mohamed Buhari just like Musa Yar’Adua if you are coming back to Nigeria to administer injustice to Igbo people may you not come back alive, may your health deteriorate, may you never enjoy the perks of presidency any more. All say amen.

    • Ade

      The mad man of the creek

      • Otile

        The mad slave of Sambisa forest.

  • Benjamin

    Biafra is Buhari’s night mare, For the blood of Biafrans he shed 1967-2016 every one k ows that God’s judgement is comig upon him and his Islamic ZOO . Just wait and SEE.

    • wonderboi

      When will you free yourself from all these rubbish that has actually occupy your big -weed smoking-head,

  • asuevie

    we are to pray for our leaders and the country Nigeria.

    • Otile

      We pray for the corrupt ones, deceivers and oppressive ones to die off.

  • tuby NY

    Well, WELL deserved one sir!! God and the good ppl of Nigeria are wth U..

  • cmanx

    Yeroba knew that buhari will die in office that is why they push him to become president

  • Maria Darego

    The whole trip to France to address the European Parliament and onward trip to London to attend a Syria conference that does not concern Nigeria was a smokescreen for Mr Buhari to attend to his health! The smokescreen fell apart when Mr. Buhari met his doctors and they informed him that they needed to keep him for some days!!! Hence the hurriedly cooked up vacation!!!! The people who can read between the lines would understand the huge capital budget for the State House clinic!!! Mr. Buhari knows he can only shuttle to London for so many times to see his Doctors without people asking questions!!! Very soon the Doctors would be coming to him at state house clinic!

    • michael

      his annual medical bill that nigerians will pay is more than the money that goes to ministry of health for a year, this is what nigerians get when they vote for a sick man.

    • nick

      president Buhari is a human…maybe u are spirit that can not fall sick..bigotry have eaten up every of your singular comment on this platform….we are pencil in the hand of the creator…so watch it.

      • Maria Darego

        All they needed to say was that he was going to attend to his health and the matter would end there! Why must they always lie? What are they going to say if he is not able to make it back in the “vacation” time they cooked up?

        • nick

          what diffrence does it make..you hatred for Mr president will always make u to raise dust on any issue..truth or lies!…

  • michael

    i know he is going for medical check up, i wish him quick recovery, but in case he did not make it, osibanjo should prepare for what will come upon him because northerners will make nigeria ungovernable for him the way the did to goodluck.

    • nick

      he will make it!

      • Otile

        Sure, he will make it to the grave soon.

        • nick

          we are pencil in the hands of God..death have no best friend….i pity your ignorance

          • Otile

            Am I ignorant to say that your master Mohamed is not immortal?

          • nick

            death is closer to u…even more to pmb….you cannot play God..wat a man sow…u know the rest!

    • Otile

      That’s inevitable, bro.

  • Prof Pat Mumuwole Onajite

    This is pure hypocrisy and treachery. Wanting to look good in the eyes of the world. What a shame! Can Mr Buhari point to a single statement of concern or condemnation he made during the case of former President M. Yar Adua when he deliberately left office and refused to hand over to Dr Jonathan? Mr Buhari did not make a single comment through out the 9month long drama. Instead he was most likely very very very angry that Dr Jonathan will have to take over. Buhari refused to comment despite the chaos and tension and shame that it brought to every Nigerian…and he claims to love Nigeria. Now, in a self serving fashion with obvious intent to portray himself as demoncratic, he elects to go on vacation and allow Master Osinbinade to act as president.

    Dr MLK Junior did say, “the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of injustice choose to be neutral”. The general understanding is that to be neutral in such circumstances is tantamount to approval of the subject matter. Buhari was guilty of that offense of silence. Why is he trying to demonstrate that he is civilized? Rubbish!

    • FormerNigerian

      I love your new word “demoncratic”. LOL!

      • Otile

        You see Deri can be humorous when he is not attacking his Igbo enemies.

    • Ways Inc

      Are you truly a Professor? If yes, on which field? If someone is silent, is it now a crime? God Bless Federal Republic Of Nigeria. God Bless Me And You. God is Working.

      • nick

        oluwole professor!

      • Otile

        You know very well that he is referring to Babalo nla Awason.

        • Otile

          I mean to say Babalowo nla Awosan.

    • Lawal

      You sound like a baby factory Prof. A Prof worth his salt would know that Buhari was actively involved in the Save Nigeria Group protests under Pastor Tunde Bakare that insisted that Jonathan must be allowed to act,which led to the “Doctrine of Necessity” that made Jonathan Acting President.

    • Ade

      Professor of isiewu from Biafraud.

  • Malchine

    So annual leave can come after 8 months of employment! Employers take note.

    • Ifeoma

      Have you forgotten Buhari failed Maths? How can u be sure that he counts the way you count? I did not say anything o!

    • Omotolaaraujo

      I am entitled to annual leave immediately after the allocation at the beginning of each year. If he needs medical treatment, he should not waste time. If he wants a vacation, or both, what’s the problem?

      • nick

        dont mind him!

      • Damilola

        I’m sure ur employers must take a note of an employee who seeks for vacation when his attention is earnestly needed… just saying though

      • Otile

        Deception is the problem here. This how Turai Yar’Adua and her concubines deceived us until Musa was buried in the soil of Birnin Katsina. Have you forgotten?

    • demgosoonknow

      Leave accrues day to day on the job. The president has just taken 5 days of his accrued vacation over an 8 month period. Anybody can use vacation days as the may have acquired over a period of time ( except if you are a labourer or pay as you work kind of employee) The president is not. Enlighten yourself ok?

      • Otile

        Enlighten yourself with al Taqyya, ok?

    • Otile

      Nobody can grant you annual leave after 8 months of bungling. Imam Mohamed Buhari is sick, he’s not going to Ingila to enjoy no annual leave jare. al Taqiyya.

    • aisha ani

      It depends on your contract besides it’s only 5 days, you can still get some time off work after 6 months.

    • Mohammed Yahaya

      Even after six months finds out

  • Domingos

    Buhari is going to London for Medical treatment, oh SORRY, I mean vacation. And like Yar Adua he decided to speak with BBC hours ago to RE-ASSURE the world and maybe Nigerians that he is ok. Time will tell. ——But you mean there is no place in Nigeria where Buhari can spend his vacation? What of Sambissa reserve? Or as maybe Camp Sambissa just like Camp David in the US of A. Mumu!

    • DOD

      Cancer is dealing with the man. They can’t hide it forever

      • tundemash

        I thought he was supposed to have died before the election Mr. Sore Loser ?

  • Julius

    .Mention one, I mean just one US presidents out of the 366 presidents of US who has ever spent vacation outside of US territory? The same is true of economic migrants – Britain and France. But African leaders, because of the very poor education and low IQ and/or self esteem, reun to Europe and America for vacation while in office at tax payer’s expense. And the editors of media houses like PT are seemingly uninformed and too parochial and partisan to see differently. Instead their Editorial are focused on bigoted topics such as how to remove a CBN gov because he is Biafran.

    • Ways Inc

      Julius, why can’t you do some investigating journalism first before you talk about tax payer’s money? If PMB use his salary to go there, should that be a problem to us? Try to find out first before castigating him n remember he is entitled to vacation allowance. The problem of most people talking here is that, do we all know the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria? If yes, how many Nigerians know how to apply it appropriately either for or against? How many Nigerians even understand the protocols in the Government settings? See until everyone understand what it takes to get it right, that is when someone like you will stop talking this way. They hate Obama despite the facts he brought good will for the Americans. God Bless Federal Republic Of Nigeria. God Bless Me And You. God is Working.

      • Damilola

        The problem is not with Nigerians now, but with the party in power that threw all sense common and scarce into dundrum. Now people can spew anyti to the seat of power regardless of facts and reasoning just to suit their purpose.

        • Godfrey Etokebe

          Are you DEMANDING for SENSORSHIP?

          • Damilola

            Ehhhhh. Sensorwhat? It seems u didn’t get my message well… the Cain we used in flogging the first wife is hanging low at the roof of the house for the newest wife… they’re reaping what they sowed.

  • Spoken word

    This is a real president,not the parodies we previously had.

    • Olu from South Africa

      ….not the parodies we previously had. “He” is always busy looting and re-looting 24/7 365 days.

      • Spoken word

        Can you make sense for once.

        • Otile

          Can you make sense yourself?

    • Damilola

      Anyone with the symptoms of hypertension should endeavour to go thru this page daily. I recommend this, cos by the time such person is thru laughing he will get a sleep peacefully. Real president cos he went on vacation or cos he handed over plz? Real president cos a Naira is now equal to a dollar? Real president cos we’re spending more on petrol to power our gen? Where is the body language plz ?we need it bk. Real president cos industries, corporations and companies across sectors are retrenching in thousands every week in lieu of jobs promised?? Real president cos the Chibok girls have been recovered? I guess two months never pass. Real president cos of the many “CHANGE” bills dt have been presented to the NASS for revolution the country is in dire for? Real president cos Bokoharam have been resided to “technical conclusion” that they should continue rading and hunting the “dogs and baboons”? …. real president for media investigation and trials? Thank God some few ones are in court now after many out cries and not until the accused made d attempt to drag his incarcerators (prosecutors) to court.

      • Spoken word

        Have u taken the dildo out of your butt yet.i am sure you can sleep like a baby now.goodnight.

        • Damilola

          The dildo is still dea oo. Infact I slept with it I really feel u buddy

          • Spoken word

            I always knew you took it up the arse.

          • Damilola

            Looolz…

          • Spoken word

            Sicko

  • Mayo

    If the President is going on vacation, shouldn’t we also know where he will be vacationing? The US which we emulate in a lot of things says where its President will be when he goes on vacation. When GEJ went on vacation (or retreat), we were also told where he would be. I’m surprised that Premium Times didn’t ask where the President was spending his vacation.

    • Otile

      Jonathan and the American presidents do not use al-Taqiyya to deceive. When Yar’Adua was lying in a morgue in Saudi Arabia islamists lied to us that he went on a lesser hajj while his wife and her concubines were looting out treasury. We know what the Fulanis can do with the support of their Yo-robber slaves.

  • Burning Spear

    WAEC May/June 2015 Results [State By State]. Zones under Goodluck Jonathan.

    1] Abia State (63.94%)

    2] Anambra state (61.18%).

    3] Edo state (61.05%) 3rd .

    4] Rivers State 4th

    5] Imo State 5th

    6] Lagos 6th.

    7] Bayelsa 7th.

    8] Delta 8th

    9] Enugu 9th

    10] Ebonyi 10th.

    The Worst Performing States Are As Follows–Those -under Certificate less Buhari—–now in London.

    30] Sokoto 30th

    31] Bauchi 31st

    32] Kebbi 32nd

    33] Katsina 33rd

    34] Gombe 34th

    35] Jigawa 35th

    36] Zamfara 36th

    If your state is not on this list, in fairness your state is NOT doing well or they are in the Middle league according Mr Ena. Then ask Buhari for your state result-It maybe with the Nigerian Army Records Department-.

    • The Nigerian quagmire

      I’m pretty sure that a lot of miracle centers why cheating has been perfected are all over the South East. I know yibos in the US who were medical students at Nsuka but lack what is expected of a real medical student. They are just used to cheating . They even tried to cheat their way through US university.

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      Smoldering Spear,

      Are your diapers getting wet? Do you need me to change your diapers for you? LOL.

      • Burning Spear

        visionless Ibo man–follow follow–do they really know u in 9ja

        • Gugurus Ekpa

          Smoldering Spear,

          Is that what the toddler inside of you is saying? Where did you drop your pacifier?

    • DOD

      Haba zamfara just bc the name starts with a Z does not mean they should come last!!!!!

  • Taster

    You deserved the rest the daura idi0t, the headache is too much for you, and there is no better place to vacate than uk as to keep feeding them your trash about fighting corruption and terrorism when you can`t define the words in the real sense.

    Biafra is here to stay – There will be no peace for you and your fellow-daura idi0ts untill Kanu is released.

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      You sound like a rat in diapers. Why?

      • Otile

        Diaper sniffer, for you the world revolves around diapers. Dan iska kawai.

        • Gugurus Ekpa

          Otile,

          Are those diapers of yours wet again?

      • Taster

        Because, you need to be saved from your delusion.

        • Gugurus Ekpa

          This is why you sound like a rat in diapers?

    • Oladele

      You well so?

      • Taster

        Yet to come to terms with a demented fellow like you.

        • Oladele

          Na im be say you no well!

    • Abate Dokpu

      Taster, how many have —– you tasted? Cretin

      • Taster

        You dad just came-by while you were about five minutes left, idi0t.

        • Abate Dokpu

          So you tasted my dad? How was the experience? I’m sure he gave it to you real good, even from his grave. Vermin.

    • Sir Demo

      Na human be this or a malfunctioning robot?

    • excel

      Am sure you are suffering from dementia, you need help.

      • Taster

        You must be an escapee from sambisa.
        How was the war with your boko pals? technically defeated, keh?

    • tundemash

      Ekaette Ashewo, we expect you to be hunting since money is fast disappearing at Wadata plaza for those hold men to pay you.

      • Otile

        Abubakar tundemash, you got a corrupt mind. We are talking about your ailing slave master but you are here attacking and insulting a young lady. If your master Buhari is coming home to do injustice to Igbo people may he never come back alive, may he follow the way of Yar’Adua. Abubakar tundemash say amen.

        • tundemash

          By the HIS Grace, you will be 6 feet underneath by the time Buhari comes back!

    • Proudly Nigerian

      are you sure this is not a cut and paste picture of somebody else…… One used to assume it was beauty and brains and not beast.

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Wailers of the world, have your tear ducts dried up after wailing us an ocean because Buhari went on vacation?

  • Ibrahim M Umar

    Actually, this is a very nice decision lets see his take up. Up Mr. Osibanjo you are our next president as we hope.

    • Mohammed Yahaya

      Good thinking!

  • J.Johnson

    Editor Premium Times,

    THIS IS NOT LOOKING GOOD. Why handover the presidency for 5-days holiday? Is he going swimming or what?
    Even if under water he could function with Thuraya phone. What then is cooking here? Or he’s going for surgery?
    Well, if that is it, there would be sense in handing over to avoid a repeat of the Umaru Yar’Adua debacle in 2010.

  • Chukwuka Okoroafor

    Well this tells us how unenviable being president of a country like Nigeria is. The job visibly took a toll on Yar’Adua and Jonathan and now we see that Buhari has aged considerably since May 29th of last year. Having centralized authority in a highly diverse nation like ours cannot be good for one’s health in the long run, yet so many people desire to have this power. Anyway, I hope Buhari just needs rest and it is not something more than that.

    • Otile

      Let him have eternal rest. Nonsense

  • Sir Demo

    President Yemi Osinbajo! Wailers una see una miserable life?

  • DOD

    I hope he never comes back from this vacation

    • Rufus

      may your] aged father never recover from his pains and headaches….amen

    • excel

      You are a dead living being.

    • tundemash

      We hope when he comes on Feb. 10, you will be 6 feet underneath!

    • Otile

      Amen

  • bensony

    Another yaradua in the making.

  • excel

    Rest well. Mr President. His excellence Professor Yemi Osinbajo always get your back.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Wrong caption !! Buhari is seeing his doctors in London…………let truth be told .

    • adeade

      Every Nigerian knows that baba PMB needs some rest and doesn’t want to think about Nigerians for the moment.. Nigerian wahala is soo much that an unhealthy person will not be able to cope… See GEJ black hair turning grey after becoming the President..

    • FrankNero

      What is wrong with taking a short vacation and even seeing a doctor?

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        What is wrong with taking the vacation at Obudu and seeing our local doctors .

  • Engr. A Baruwa

    PMB needs the rest …just too many criminals to deal with… I beg take the rest you deserve it …well done

    • Iniabasi Akpan

      Hmmm..justify everything. Its d reason we r where we r today.

  • Burning spear

    My Doctors Are Based In the London Since 1978, That Is Why I Traveled – Buhari.

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday started a 6-day vacation in London. He is expected to go back on duty on February 10.

    According to his itinerary released earlier in the week, Buhari was scheduled back in the country over the weekend.

    Some members of his delegation were already on their way back to the country while the President stayed back in the city to attend to medical issues and have some rest too.

    “Some of the President’s close aides are already on their way back to the country,” the source said.

    Buhari had told some Nigerians resident in United Kingdom earlier in the day that his doctors who he has been using since 1978 are based in London….

  • favourtalk

    May God grant you good health for you to come back and finish the anti corruption crusade and security fight since assumption of office. Let the wailers continue, it won’t stop Nigerian from supporting you with what you have been doing. Kudos sir

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