Buhari returns to Nigeria Friday — Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari alighting from the plane on one of his trips
President Muhammadu Buhari alighting from the plane on one of his trips

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria tomorrow, Friday, his office has said.

The president left the country on January 19 for medical leave, but later extended his stay indefinitely amid concerns over his health condition.

A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said on Thursday that the holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.

It also said President Buhari expressed appreciation to Nigerians and non-Nigerians who had prayed fervently for him, and sent their good wishes.

Read Mr. Adesina’s statement below:

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI EXPECTED BACK FRIDAY

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017.

The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.

President Buhari expresses appreciation to teeming Nigerians from across the country, and beyond, who had prayed fervently for him, and also sent their good wishes.

FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
March 9, 2017.


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  • FreeNigeria

    Nooooooooo, stay in UK and enjoy the luxury oyibo people are giving you. Good Healthcare, constant power supply, running water, good roads, security etc. Something you and your wayward gang of thieves denied Nigerians

    • El Patron

      Have we ever had any of those since independence in 1960?

      • Epsilon_Delta

        Buhari has been there since independence!

        • Isa Yusuf

          People who want to rule should please go and contest election. We are in a democracy. Alternatively they should join the armed forces or send their children to join the armed forces and stage a coup. Those are the options for them. People should stop taking advantage of the social media to display their wickedness, evilness, blindness, nepotism, tribalism, haterate, religious bigotry and perverssive ignorance. 2019 is at the corner.

    • Otile

      Abokina, Imam Mohamed Buhari is a failure.

  • Abdulrahman Abdulyekeen

    Where are the haters and wailers?

    • Otile

      Are you asking about the Shiites and Biafrans Buhari murdered their relatives? The are still licking their wounds.

  • GEJ FOREVER

    TREASONABLE FELONY!

    It is treasonable felony for anybody to refer to Muhammadu Buhari as President …… where is his WASC?

  • Riseup Nigeria

    Nigerians have cried, wailed and prayed to God for salvation, only God can save Nigeria, may Gods will be done.

  • El Patron

    Just when we were beginning to enjoy the talk and do Presidency of Osinbajo.

  • vay

    Do Nigerians actually want buhari back? Hmmmmmm…… Food for the thought

  • Say the truth

    Not necessary please. Sir please stay there and rest more. Better still go to your village for more rest and recuperation.

  • Right Minded

    I knew there was more to the closure of the Abuja airport. This is the exact reason why Abuja airport was shut down temporarily so as to smuggle Buhari into the country just like Yaradua.

    • Adie Samuel Eneji

      That is true brother

    • muhammadunfagge

      Dear Wrong Minded. Your wrong mind wrongs you every time. In which mad state do smugglers explain details of their smuggling? Do you have mind at all?

  • Riseup Nigeria

    Government of propaganda, by the liars and falsehoods peddlers, for the blind and mental dwarfs.
    For me, If Buhari have any iota of integrity, decorum or fear of God in him, he should resign and save nigerians from further hardships, suffering and death which his hate, clannish, vindictive, tribal, ethnic, religious bigotry, and his myopic, fumbling and tumbling leadership have inflicted on nigerians. It is a big shame that at his age, Buhari is still taking the seat of power as a matter of life and death. What a shame, even when his mind, body and education cannot contribute anything positive again to that seat. Since Buhari transferred power to osibanjo and went and hid in London, nigeria nation have witnessed a sort of revival, there is now peace in the Niger delta, the killings by fulani murderers have drastically reduced, the economy is showing serious recovery signs, the first appointment done by osibanjo reflected justice, equity and fairness to all the six geopolitical zones of nigeria, something that Buhari have shown for two years, that he is incapable of doing because of his desire to inflict injustice, bias, hate, marginalization and cheating on some zones of nigeria.
    Surely if the federal government continue with the good, sincere and honorable steps of osibanjo, peace, love, unity, progress and prosperity shall surely return back to nigeria.
    May God touch Buharis heart to resign and allow nigeria to recover from the mess he put our nation.

    • Riseup Nigeria

      Ok

    • Gibson Bosah

      Always take ur drugs at least 2hrs b4 u login.just advise!!!

      • Riseup Nigeria

        For hitting the nail at the head?, you are an agent of darkness.

    • Osibanjo did the right thing, but that doesn’t mean that he did not get PMB blessing first.

  • Ibrahim Kabir Maje

    I wonder why people are so blind to see reasons!
    Religious bigotry and ethnic chauvinism will never let us do justice to ourselves none to our leaders. It was less than a month when people from Niger Delta were so busy bombing the pipeline in the name of sabotage, medias were so busy spreading hatress, Speritual leaders crying for revenge and dividing the fellow Nigerians, yet failed to acknowledge the good work started by none corruptable and honest prisident of our time. But soon after Osinbajo took over power as acting president, we hear nothing but support from these unpatriotic, scavenging, long throat looters.

    I am very sure that sooner or later, they will continue with the contracts they have received from our prolong national thiefs. All patriotic Nigerians will celebrate and welcome back our president except if you are blind like FAYOSE, FKD, Suleiman. GO KILL YOURSELF, NIGERIA IS PROGRESSING UNDER OUR HERO PMB.

    • vay

      Re-read through ur write up Mr n correct ur errors. In -corruptible is not enough to call someone a hero….. Buhari has too much flop to be regarded hero…in the light of humanity but can’t really say for the land of barbarians tho

    • Really

      Your incorruptible president, if this report is anything to go with, is just returning from medical trip he vowed to stop.

      That is a very good example of being incorruptible!

      Nothing more to add

  • Sai baba, Sai baba, Sai baba!

    • vay

      That was last year……. Sai nonsense sai jatijati

  • Bimbo.

    Buhari is a good man who means well for the masses, but to sensationalize him is a disservice to him and the country. I hope he comes back to realize those who truly love him or themselves. Corruption continues with those who don’t share the same principles as Buhari. I pray the President can see all these.

    • Col. W. Mariam

      We don’t want him to come back and slow things down. Osinbanjo is doing a fine job as it is.
      Buhari should resign and take proper care of his health before something back happens.

      • Col. W. Mariam

        something BAD!!!

      • Water No Get Enemy

        You are a very wicked soul to wish Mr.President bad. He shall be back and your likes wishing him bad will be put to shame.Prepare to go and jump into the Lagos lagoon or Abuja lake when his plane touches down.Wicked “yeye” colonel!

  • Billy Salman

    hammmmmmm, I sincerely hoped Buahai would not be able to govern again, I fear the worse for my country… I can smell bad omen in the near future… God help us

    • muazu wali

      You have prayed for his death. You wished that only his corpse will return.We are waiting to see the response to yourr last prayer.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The souls of our brave unarmed youth whose untimely deaths was ordered and extra-judicially executed on the watch of Buhari are fighting back from their graves, they are restless, they want justice . Buhari is facing Karma .

    • tundemash

      Mor0n, were MASSOB members not killed under Dumbo Jo ?

      http://www*nairaland*com/956515/16-massob-members-killed-83

    • muazu wali

      No one will argue. We know you are a Biafran destined to play a second fiddle in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

      • Adamu

        You call yourself northerner, you guy doesn’t belong to Nigeria. Check you history very well you were from Niger and some from chald. North central does not support you guys hypocrisy. So each time you talk don’t claim to be representing the interest of North. Rather your family will better.

  • LionHeart

    I hope he will follow the footsteps of Osinbajo.

    • muazu wali

      Buhari is already the President. An Ag. President follows the foot steps of the President.

  • Otile

    When they announced that Buhari is coming back on March 10th, the question is March 10th of what year?

  • paul irumundomon

    What is so spectacular to buhari coming back to Nigeria, what good would accompany his return. Is there any other leader, from any other country, who just left his or her country, this long, and those who work for him, lied since january 19th, till date. He can stay in london and Nigerians, definitely will continue the suffering this government caused everyone.

    • tundemash

      What is spectacular is you losers already celebrated his death. Shame on you !

      • Really

        And you are now celebrating his life?

        Good to hear that you and Mohammadu Buhari have value for human lives. At least your own.

        • tundemash

          If your life is so miserable, not worth celebrating it is your cup of tea. Why spread false rumour of death of 70yr old man ? Pray you live as long as he did and you haven’t become imbecilic by then.

        • paul irumundomon

          You should understand, how those born to be terrorist act. Their celebration is out of ignorance and foolishness. A better and more qualified man is in charge, Nigeria don’t need buhari anymore.

    • muazu wali

      I can guess, you are PDP, or IPOB or Biafran.

      • paul irumundomon

        Afront, who cares what names you people call others, I am not pdp or apc either, both parties have no class. You people are suffering and anyone, who tries to remind you confused people your problems, are called all sorts of bad names in the book. Call me a man from North Korea, it won’t change who I am.
        He can go back secretely, and spend another six months, who really cares anymore.
        This is what Nigerians deserves. He does not need to buy tickets like me and only God knows, if you can afford one.

        • muazu wali

          You can join PDP or APC and contest for President so that you freely fly without tickets. Mu Mu.

          • paul irumundomon

            I said you can continue to celebrate failure. You can’t afford to even buy a one way ticket, you are not only stuck but for ever, since you have no choice, enjoy in your suffering and with more celebrations. Nigeria don’t need your man any more, a better and more qualified man is now in charge, he can go back to london, if, I mean if that is where he came from. Confused people, if you know the meaning of mumu, it should have be your last name, confused dults, who carry the Brian of toldlers.

  • Mizch

    This is like hoping tthat NEPA will give Nigeria constant light from March 11th.

  • Buhari d daft cow.

    Bahari is a scarecrow.

    • muazu wali

      That’s who you are a daft cow.

      • Buhari d daft cow.

        U are just a little piece of shit

        • muazu wali

          How can a human being talking to you in excellent English turn into a piece of shit! Check your biology text book you creep.

      • Joe

        Aboki muazu, I am no surprise by your level of sentiment and ignorance. It is normal for u to defend your uncle Buhari. If you were exposed or educated you will know that there is no rule of law in Nigeria. Rather, every judgment by the judiciary tends to please the presidency.
        Herdsmen fulani (your brothers) were busy killing but all these were normal by you.

  • thusspokez

    Surprising impromptu announcement. Let’s see if it happens. Hope that another last minute excuse is not given to postpone his return to Nigeria.

    • muazu wali

      PDP has made politics dishonourable and crooked. I do not blame you. The present administration is different. Things will never be the same again”

      • thusspokez

        What are you talking about? Did you read my comment before responding?

        • muazu wali

          You wrote in English not Greek. Sixteen years of PDP has made Nigerians sceptics and never again to trust government. What I am saying is that you can trust this one.

      • paul irumundomon

        What have you, as an individual gained since buhari came, just name one.

        • muazu wali

          High quality leadership. Justice and equity for all Nigerians not for the elite. For the first time a President is fighting political jobbers, godfathers, political thieves, corrupt judiciary as well as civil servants. I feel safe. At least here in the north we are very grateful.

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  • Mama Kay

    Reading some comments here, you know the usual culprits who have lost out in the war against corruption.

    Sorry guys, but majority of Nigerians know why the haters are wailing, so carry on with your hatred and let Buhari’s team carry on with putting Nigeria on the right course.

    Of course, it’s a free world and people unhappy with this government can relocate elsewhere or wait till 2019 to cast their single vote for the candidate of corruption.

  • Tommy Soto

    Let’s try and keep up P.T.

    Nigeria: Buhari Returns, Lands in Kaduna, Choppered to Presidential Villa

    By Omololu Ogunmade

    Abuja — President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the country Friday at about 4 a.m., 51 days after he left the country on a medical vacation.

    Owing to the closure of the Abuja airport, presidency sources informed THISDAY that his plane was scheduled to land at the Kaduna airport in the wee hours of Friday, following which he was to be flown by helicopter to the President Villa, Abuja.

    The sources also revealed that the president might address the nation Friday after his long absence, in order to quell any concerns over his capacity to govern.

    The news of his return Friday was broken last night in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina.

    • muazu wali

      You are wrong. After he landed he drove straight to Daura where his kinsmen have been anxious to see him. Prof. Is still acting on his behalf.

  • Senator D

    Laughing in Greek….

  • Onyeokwe

    Foolani herdsmen terrorists will start killing Nigerians again, now that their leader Mumu_mmadu booharry will return back to the Zoo today.

  • muazu wali

    I am sure you are afraid of Buhari. Do not worry he is not looking for cockroaches, rats or termites. He kills vampires. You are nobody.

    • emmanuel

      And kill economy too, like Etisalat, businesses, farmland, Southern Kaduna people, farmers across middlebelt and Southern Nigeria.

      • muazu wali

        That’s the problem with Nigerians. They have such a mind set which only listens to itself. I have already told you that Buhati is hunting crocks and those who really ruined our economy. Look at the millions of dollars removed from the economy and hidden in toilets or transferred away overseas! Who has ruined the economy, PDP or APC?!

        • paul irumundomon

          Do you know the salary of a general in nigeria army, look it up. And see how many years it will take ten generals to save 200,000 dollars to buy two houses in dubai. The chief of nigeria army, with plenty wives to mentain, have houses in dubai, is he above the law or buhari bias selective trials is worth celebrating.

    • paul irumundomon

      Is only in africa, fellow africans, call others cockroaches, termites and rats, even during slavery, bought African slaves were never called those names.
      Wole soyinka called Nigerians the other day millipedes, that is why Africans will continue to be backward.