Buhari speaks on his health, suggests travelling for more treatment soon

President Buhari arriving from London Friday
President Buhari arriving from London Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja expressed gratitude to Nigerians for all the prayers and show of goodwill, pledging to rededicate himself to the service of the nation.

Addressing the country from the State House, shortly after arriving from London, President Buhari said he was fully committed to serving the nation and protecting the right of all Nigerians.

‘‘I am deeply grateful to all Nigerians, Muslims and Christians alike who have prayed and have continued to pray for my good health.

‘‘This is a testimony that in spite of the hardship being experienced, Nigerians support the government in its effort to tackle our country’s challenges,’’ the president said.

He said his health had improved significantly, following the medical attention he received during his vacation in London.

“The best way for me to repay you is to rededicate myself to serving you, protecting your interest and keeping your trust. I thank you very much.

“I am feeling much better now. There may, however, be need for further follow up within some weeks,’’ he stated.

In his remark, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said it was satisfying for Nigerians and the Federal Executive Council to receive the President back in the country “hale and hearty’’.

“It is a day of joy not only for us but for the whole country, Africa and the world. Your arrival has vindicated our position that you will return safely,’’ he said.

The vice president thanked the president for respecting the constitution and entrusting power to him before travelling, noting that it was a tough job “going around in borrowed robes”.

The Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, and the Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin, also made remarks to welcome the president.

President Buhari returned to Nigeria after 51 days of medical vacation in London, United Kingdom.

PREMIUM TIMES correspondent in Kaduna said a presidential jet, 5N-FGN, conveying the president landed at exactly 7:40 a.m. at the Nigerian Air Force Base in the city.

Mr. Buhari was dressed in a black caftan with a black cap to march, and was received by Kaduna officials, amidst tight security.

He was immediately taken into a waiting helicopter to Abuja.

“Only select journalists were allowed to take photos and record video of his landing and takeoff,” our reporter said.

Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, said Mr. Buhari’s  plane landed in Kaduna  well after 7.am today in Kaduna, debunking earlier reports that the president flew in at about 4.am.

Mr. Adesina had announced Thursday that Mr. Buhari would return to Nigeria Friday (today).

Mr. Buhari left Nigeria on 19 January 19 for a vacation in London and was scheduled to return to work on 6 February.

During his visit to UK, he also said he would conduct some medical checks.

However, a day to his resumption, he requested for an extension of his holiday, following the recommendation of his doctors that he wait for further tests and rest.

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

While in London, the president received visitors at his base in the British capital, and made telephone calls to dignitaries in Nigeria.

There are widespread speculations in Nigeria that he is unwell but the presidency has repeatedly dismissed the insinuations.


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  • MaskedPhantom

    So he finally made it back. Well, Allah be praised. But we are watching carefully to see it is the real Buhari or an impersonator from Niamey.

    • Iskacountryman

      abeg look him padded chest…na buhari…

  • Tommy Soto

    There are videos up on youtube walking from the plane to the helicopter.

    here’s the title of one without the link but is easy to locate

    Welcome Back President Buhari: See how the President Landed after Medical Trip in UK

    by Vireo Huttoni

  • Man_Enough

    once again, the mighty one has proved that His ways are way beyond ours. He said, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy”. all glory and honour be ascribed to Him and Him alone.

  • Fairgame

    Power abhors a vacuum. He must show up or be impeached after 90 days and he has shown up. Atleast the way he showed up is better than Yar Adua’s. however what manner of country is Nigeria that a man who cannot dispense the functions of his office continues to hang on To power and the country continues to foot his medical bill in foreign currency while his deputy is doing his best to keep working in the midst of the president’s cabal? The Vice President is to continue acting? Nigeria we hail thee.

    • Lex Locus

      @disqus_kMRvp57RFC:disqus

      So why did
      he come back to Nigeria? Just to come and sleep again – after sleeping in
      London for 50 days? This is a show of vain. The pictures show a sick man in a
      sick body. Anyone who has eyes can see this man is not fit to continue to hold
      office. Nigerians must wake up and stop being silly. A sick person in LUTH
      hospital can walk a little but that does not mean he’s not sick. Even there are
      terminally sick people who can talk for few minutes. That does not mean they are
      not terminally sick. The whole point of returning to Nigeria is more annoying than
      his staying away in London for the rest of his life. A president who comes to
      come and sleep is no president at all.

      • Amir

        You may leave this world before that sick man. By the way your sickness upstairs is incurable!

    • otitokoro

      Power belongs to the people of Nigeria and not to an insufferable cabal whose raison d’etre is to rape and suffocate. The cabal should be dislodged so that this country can continue to progress under the able leadership of acting President Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

    • Moore

      Bury your hatred for PMB. Are you making a new constitution for us. We is it stated that he must resign after 90 days. Those that gave you job as Internet rat have lost the presidential election and moved on but you are still very bitter that your brother, Mr ATM without PIN lost to PMB. Sorry for remaining permanently depressed, you will be saved of your anger before it leads you to suicide.

    • Collins Ikem Ejiofor

      Kill him off and take over! Whenever you fell sick, abdicate all your responsibility and your businesses if any!

      • Joe

        Can you read what you wrote please. Nigeria is not PMB’s personal business. People like you cannot survive outside government and that is why your likes and buhari prefer to end up like abacha and yar adua at the detriment of 180million people. Selfish!

    • Iskacountryman

      you de find trouble…

    • Peter

      Nigeria we hate thee! You got everything right except for one thing. The power play is between the shrewd Yoruba politicians and the hawkish Fulani politicians. The Fulani hawks knew what would have happened after the 90 days constitutional mandate, and the Yorubas were banking on the hawks making that slip. The hawks have beaten them to it. Even if Buhari dies today, the hawks would still find an answer to outwit and outmanouvre their opponents.

  • emmanuel

    Is it easy for Osinbajo to still operate like yesterday when we now have a President – Mamman Daura and VP – Abba Kyari in the Villa who would spin mischief where there should be none?
    Will the President be in his inner room or come out. Who will the defence Chiefs and Minsters deffer to? This is plotical or leadership interregnum of a sort.
    Buhari should just resign and have Osinbajo do the thing. We nor want confusion or he should take over his responsibilies.

  • Tafidan Dogon Daji

    May i welcome President Muhammadu Buhari from his London vocation and/or medical trip.I also wish him well.In the similar vein,i call upon him to make an upon commendation of his VP and the Acting President,Prof Yemi Osinbajo for offering his best to this great nation most especially his head-on attack on Economy and Security while he,PMB was away.
    To my fellow country men and women,Osinbajo’s stewardship clearly shows that what Nigeria needs are leaders with vision,integrity,justice,fairness and not their religion,tribe or where they come from.Osinbajo has proven to be a leader with One Nation One Destiny at heart.

  • ilesanmi

    From the impression given, the president is not yet OK. His return is a mere game planned by the “born to rule” vultures and wolves to erase the 51days already counted against him on one hand and to reduce Osibajo’s image which has almost assumed a substantive president, to the discomfort of the cabal.
    The president is expected to go back soonest for a fresh count to resume and if the count becomes worrisome the game activates. So it will continue until the objective is perfectly achieved.

    • How Kontri?

      @disqus_683kSz3IoF:disqus

      I think Buhari only came back for a few days to sign cheques for the befit of the only two groups of Nigerians
      he recognizes; i.e Muslims and northern Nigerians. Otherwise there was nothing else that could be so urgent
      for rushing back home with no plans or ideas for Nigeria as a whole only to say he will soon be going back to
      London for medical treatment.

      The return of Buhari has somehow dampened the mood of the nation and made a lot of people very sad.
      They equate his presence with economic recession, devaluation of the currency, inflation and general lack
      of direction. Buhari’s aides and handlers could not excite Nigerians about Buhari’s return because Nigerians
      will prefer he doesn’t return to make their lives worse than he met it. Buhari is shorthand for country collapse
      and economic destruction.

      • Republika

        How Kontri:

        You are right because within 60 days of taking office as president,
        Buhari wangled one billion Naira from the Central Bank and stuffed it into
        the pocket of his crony – Brigadier Buba Marwa – without any executive council
        approval, but solely as Buhari’s one-man diktat over the cash assets of Nigeria;
        with a whisper and with Buhari’s forefinger firmly on his lips, signalling that secrets
        be kept secret.

        That first heinous decision in office burnt the borrowed robes of ‘integrity’
        that some Nigeria’s un-thinking journalists had dressed up Muhamadu Buhari in
        That’s surely not the act of the apostles, that’s not the portraiture of a man of integrity –
        that’s rather the illustration of a reflexively corrupt president. That’s why the Senate
        said it will probe cash withdrawals by President Buhari from July to September 2015.

  • Decimator

    In his remark, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said it was satisfying for Nigerians and the Federal Executive Council to receive the President
    back in the country “hale and hearty’ PT

    He said his health had improved significantly, following the medical attention he received during his vacation in London.PT

    Meanwhile he was just on holiday and never admitted to a hospital.

    What a shameless contradiction.

    It is over.

    Period

    • Iskacountryman

      hale and hearty…perhaps…

  • muhammadunfagge

    Alhamdulillah. All praise is due to Allah.

  • JOHN

    Though Buhari is physically in Nigeria, he cannot perform any presidential function until he transmits a letter to that effect to the Senate President and the letter is read at plenary in the senate. Meanwhile the hawks and vultures should not instigate him to act unconstitutionally which is gross misconduct and impeachable offence.

    • The Elder

      @disqus_XSRplMUXXT:disqus

      Where is Lai Muhamed now?

      Where is
      Lai Muhammed? He was the one who said last week that President Buhari and was
      not attending any hospital for any medical problem. Now, see what President
      Buhari said today:

      I have received I think the best of treatment I could receive. I couldn’t recall
      being so sick since I was a young man. ‎Blood transfusion, going to the
      laboratories, and so on and so forth. I couldn’t recall when last I had blood
      transfusion, I couldn’t recall honestly

      I just want
      to appeal to Nigerians who now feel angry or feel like slapping Lai Muhammed to
      forgive and forget. Lai Muhammed was not born to steal. He was born to lie. No
      amount of slaps can make up for the home training he lacks.

      • Okons

        LAI MUHAMMED is too local to be appointed a Minister for Information because he’s too local

        to speak even for a local government and shouldn’t have been pitchforked to a job above his head

        for which he has no knowledge, no self-confidence, no moral compass, no prudence, no insight, and,

        no sense of right and wrong. Lai Muhammed was telling lies all through that Buhari was not sick at all.

        Buhari has now said with his own mouth that he’s never been as seriously sick as this since January.

    • The Elder

      @disqus_XSRplMUXXT:disqus

      Where is Lai Muhamed now?

      Where is
      Lai Muhammed? He was the one who said last week that President Buhari was not sick,
      and was not attending any hospital for any medical problem. Now, see what President
      Buhari said today:

      •“I have received I think the best of treatment I could receive. I couldn’t recall
      being so sick since I was a young man. ‎Blood transfusion, going to the
      laboratories, and so on and so forth. I couldn’t recall when last I had blood
      transfusion, I couldn’t recall honestly”

      I just want
      to appeal to Nigerians who now feel angry or feel like slapping Lai Muhammed to
      forgive and forget. Lai Muhammed was not born to steal. He was born to lie. No
      amount of slaps can make up for the home training he lacks.

      • Pointsblank

        THE SENATE MUST RAISE A MEDICAL PANEL TO DECIDE THE CONSTITUTIONAL
        QUESTION WHETHER MUHAMADU BUHARI IS INCAPACITATED IN MEDICAL TERMS.
        IF THE DETERMINATION IS YES, BUHARI SHALL STAND REMOVED AS PRESIDENT.

        • Peter

          But who will do this when the likes of Julius and Tundemash to twist Buhari’s medical travails. Despite the fact that Buhari and his befuddled have set Nigeria 35 years back, it has not occurred to them that the Fulani’s and their Yoruba collaborators are taking Nigerians for fools. They did not find all this hide and seek Buhari health stories funny at all just they are playing politics.

        • Peter

          But who will do this when the likes of Julius and Tundemash are there to twist
          Buhari’s medical travails. Despite the fact that Buhari and his
          befuddled APC members have set Nigeria 35 years back, it has not occurred to them
          that the Fulani’s and their Yoruba collaborators are taking Nigerians
          for fools. They did not find all this hide and seek Buhari health
          stories funny at all just because they are playing politics.

      • Chris Bonnie

        Actually, he said Mr. President went on medical vacation.

      • Julius

        lolz, this is what your life is reduced to.. ranting and changing the subject after you’ve lost credibility to even speak on the topic. Its sad ! . Hatred will get you nowhere in life. Look at what your people are going thru…ranting, crying, whining and selling fake dreams about some fake republic. Again, Sad !!

    • tundemash

      Did you teach on how he transmitted power to his deputy before he left ? There is only ONE Presidency, you haters can continue to rant.

    • Julius

      Read what he said again !

  • Julius

    “In his remark, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said it was satisfying for Nigerians and the Federal Executive Council to receive the President back in the country “hale and hearty’’….wrong Mr. VP, the biafrauds are not happy a bit. It is a sad day for them but, I think for the rest of us, we are grateful to God that he is back home and expect him back to work soon !

    • Huck231

      HOW IS IT SAD FOR THEM? IT IS SAD FOR BUHARI HIMSELF THAT DOCTORS HAVE DECLARED HIM UNFIT TO RULE NIGERIA. GOING BACK TO UK MEANS WHAT, SAD FOR THEM OR THE PERSON IN QUESTION? BLOCK HEADS.

      • Julius

        Moron, your moniker fits you. I’m gonna assume that you’ve never been to or being treated for anything in your life that the Dr. advice you to come back later date for follow up . Animal like you no dey think.

    • Acting Citizen of Nigeria

      I’ll remain an acting citizen until Nigeria is restructured. But if not, I prefer we all go our different ways. That’s why I prayed that the rabid dog never returned until Osinbajo restructured Nigeria.

      Buhari’s activities, more than anything else, had brought Biafra closer than ever. His return is celebrated by Biafran agitators more than anyone, because he would provide everyone with enough reasons to not want to be citizens of this godforsaken country.

  • K.K.K

    @Julius11:disqus

    I don’t agree with those saying that Nigerians who are irritated should not slap Lai Muhamed hard for telling lies.
    That’s not a good advice. Lai Muhammed at 65 should have sense if he doesn’t want to be slapped all around.
    When a 65-year-old Lai Muhammed comes to the public last week to say Muhamdu Buhari is not sick, he is daft.
    An elderly man of that age who tells lies every day deserves any slapping the youths can put hard on his face.
    Lai Muhamed should never be in any government actually. He has no logical sense or ethics for public service.
    His type should be got rid of if Muhamadu Buhari does not want to end up as a total disgrace in Niigeria history.
    Muhammadu Buhari has now arrived today to confess he was so terribly sick he was getting blood transfusion.

    • FreeNigeria

      Welcome to Nigeria, where lying is a natural habit

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  • systematic

    welcome back ones again mr president

  • Olamide Oluwo

    Imagine the alacrity with which he reminds 190 million Nigerians that our hospitals are too filthy for him to receive treatment, and so will jet out back to London. Imagine the crude effrontery with which he mocks 190 million Nigerians! A people whose tax earnings the dumb must now spend on medical tourism. So dumb and clueless that he does not even consider bringing at least just one hospital in Nigeria to standard. So he goes to London for just medical laboratory tests. So when will our hospitals be standard? And by the way, where are the billions on Naira budgeted for Aso Rock Clinic?

    • Ukpaka

      You’re not very smart at all. Blame the GEJ, Dasukis, former service ctieves, DEZIANI, Metu and a host of others that carted away billions of dollar from Central bank and shared with their friends while people are dying. They could have built hospitals with the loot.
      Use your brain. Why is Diezani not here in Nigeria to receive cancer treatment after all the money she stole?.
      You don’t have a hospital in Nigeria…yes, i said it.

      • Olamide Oluwo

        Is the beautiful one, Diezanni, your president? Why must diversionary tactic be your way out instead of facing the facts? Is it not stuuuuuuuuuupidity or some may argue, criminality for a President to run to seek treatment abroad despite the resources available in the country? Is the amount budgeted for Hajj pilgrimage every year not more than what would equip one hospital to handle his terminal illness? Why did he not go to Mecca to get treatment or resort to Sharia and incantations thereof?

        • Ukpaka

          not worth replying to….have a good life.

        • Alhaji

          God bless you for reason like a human.

          • Mufu Ola

            Like a human or moron?

          • Ukpaka

            I was thinking Nigeria just don’t have good Hospitals…..I just found out they don’t have good schools too.

      • Acting Citizen of Nigeria

        Can’t you live your life without mentioning GEJ? His government was very corrupt, yes. But he’s not the one who has gone to London to spend two months in hospital there, even after he allocated more money for Aso rock hospital than all the teaching hospitals in the land combined. It’s Buhari, the saint. Can you tell us why Buhari had the guts to tell us about how it was young people that took care of him in London, and why he’d be jetting back to London again to have those young fingers all over his body again? The young people he said took care of him, did they learn the job by reading and reciting the Koran morning afternoon and night, as Buhari had always encouraged the northern youths?

        • Ukpaka

          You don’t have a hospital in Nigeria…is that too hard to understand?. Hospital is not just about building….competent professionals have to run the hospital and you don’t have COMPETENT doctors. If your plan is for him to stay and die in Nigeria, then you have to think again. Why did Patient Johnathan run to Germany for food poisoning?…because she knew you don’t have hospitals in Nigeria. I figure you’re stuck with so called hospitals in Nigeria but others have options and you can’t stop them.

  • Curious

    African leaders are so useless and power drunk. Why not simply resign and take care of your health instead of padding your clothes to look fat in order to conceal emaciation and loss of bone mass?

    • Ukpaka

      complain complain complain!
      First, he is dead. ok, he’s not dead but needs to address Nigerians. He comes back and the next thing is….why not simply resign. Always something. Dead or alive, all those who stole from the poor masses will surely pay for it.

      • Mizch

        PMB is no.1 wailing wailer. That is the root of his sickness. He complained against Shagari and overthrew him. He complained against IBB and hated him.
        He contested three times and never congratulated the winners he lost to, and never supported them as they governed. He was given the chance to win in 2015 and he has BROKEN DOWN COMPLAINING AGAINST FORMER PRESIDENT. He is no.1 complainant.

        • Mufu Ola

          What then would u call Igbos who spend all their lives lamenting & complaining?

        • Ukpaka

          This is the exact reason Nigerians…especially people like you will suffer until death. You never care about issue but personality. Election is over and Johnathan has moved on. You need to move on too.
          Leave the president to do his part and move on. He gets sick just like anybody. He has reason to complain because Nigerians had no idea what was going on in the country under Johnathan until Buhari came to power. This country has been bleeding for years. It will take some time for things to be normal…assuming we stay on the right track. Knowing nigerians, they might go back to the thieves because they know how to make it look like everything is good while they steal the country blind.Nigerians will always get what they deserve.

  • burning spear

    It serves the loud mouthed Yorubas right–for their campaign–Bingo Buhari wld have remained in Mali or London and left us alone to our fate—-Sad that the man had to be rushed back in spite of the ailment—troubling his Fulani soul–by the Sultan of Sokoto-ati Danbazua the man who smuggled late Yara Adua from Mecca to Nigeria——–Bingo Buhari lied to Nigeria that he was going on vacation but ended up in hospital in London—That alone is an impeachable offence—————–He lied to us he had no house—Yet newspaper reports indicated he was leaving in His House in London————-He lied he had no House in Abuja—it turned out he had one tucked away in abuja worth over 15b—Is that the kind of man we should be celebrating his arrival–back from Hell?–Bingo Buhari and the Apes in Apc have lied about almost everything on earth———————Happily we now know the difference between Ijaw man Jonathan and the lying tongue of this Fulani man from the Cameroon Mountains——————Osibanjo must be leaking his wounds by now in aso rock——-He was sold to the public as a saint—————————-while Bingo Buhari was being vilified———–like –the thief–and liar—-that he was————-to Nigerians—————————The earlier he leaves for London the better for Nigeria————–Bingo Buhari is now a National disaster

  • IMPEACH Buhari NOW!!!

    So Bokohari just came to SHOW FACE so that the Yorubas can forget about Oshitbanjo’s chances. But how did God create the useless country called Nigeria? And there is not even a single Senator bold enough to move a motion for Buhari’s impeachement?

  • Ukpaka

    Welcome back Mr. President. You will live to see a better Nigeria.
    The mess and stench we have in Nigeria will not disappear in a few years.
    Nigerians are always in a hurry: they want economy fixed in a few months, they want to get from Lagos to Onitsha in 2 hrs, even pastors will rush through service just to get to COLLECTION phase, etc.
    Have you ever noticed every vehicle involved in an accident is a mangled piece of metal….because we are so much in a hurry. Slow down, take the necessary steps and you will reach your goals!

  • uOkwunna

    Let him address the nation so that we will be sure that APC is not parading “look-like” as our president because that party is a party of deceit and subterfuge.

  • Mizch

    PMB is divisive. He didn’t need to mention “Moslems and Christians.” There are many Nigerians who voted for him but are neither Moslems nor Christians. The other day he alleged there were “mischief makers.” What has he be been since he overthrew former President Shehu Sharing?

    • Ukpaka

      Always talking about things that are irrelevant. Grow up!

      • Mizch

        Pity you are behind. Always following. Oya comment!

      • Julius

        He can’t and won’t grow up. People like him like to reason like a child..they lack the capacity to reason.

  • ojays

    I wish the president quick recovery. I think he came just to break the cycle of 90days duration he must not be absent. Since he has to go back. He will now work for a few days and go back for treatment. He can follow such cycles till 2019.
    If his health can’t withstand the rigors of office I think he should resign and election should be fast tracked to 2018 or Osinbajo should complete his tenure but should not contest for presidency afterwards. To avert war.

    • Exeter Buoy

      @disqus_2jTEkxx4rF:disqus

      Forget the quick recovery. Just shine your eyes! All Nigerians must
      become spies from today. All Nigerians must buy or borrow calculator to add up
      the approvals of money Muhamadu Buhari came back to sign for “his
      people”. It was “his people” who dragged him back to Nigeria. There can be
      only one reason for that, which is money. Buhari was dragged to Nigeria to come
      and sign “approved” on bogus invoices of mostly illiterate Fulani ‘herdsmen’ in
      suit and tie or in flowing gown.

      Since Buhari said he will be president from Monday, by sending letter to
      the Senate, watch out for crazy approvals of nonsense contracts. Watch for
      bogus payment advice to the Finance Ministry running too, into billions of Naira.
      This three-week presidency is more or less to empty the treasury. This is my
      own opinion and no Editor in Hijab inside Premium Times can deny me my
      fundamental human right to hold the opinion that Buhari is too tribalistic and
      Islamist for half the country, and, to impart that information.

    • Foreign News

      @disqus_2jTEkxx4rF:disqus

      “Buhari is not sick at all……Says Lai Muhammed”

      “In the capital, Abuja, the head of state, Muhamadu Buhari looking gaunt in a billowing black kaftan,
      stepped off the helicopter and walked across the tarmac to be greeted by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
      while he was away, aides had to counter persistent rumours online that he was seriously ill or even dead,
      despite photographs showing him meeting senior Nigerian politicians. On Thursday he was shown in
      photographs looking painfully thin at a meeting with the most senior cleric in the Anglican
      communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. His admission that he needs at least a
      few more days rest and further treatment will undoubtedly fuel speculation about the
      seriousness of his condition. His office has repeatedly maintained he was
      “hale and hearty” throughout his time in London”.

      ………FRANCE 24 INTERNATIONAL

      • Acting Citizen of Nigeria

        Don’t mind these liars, especially the fake pastor VP. Buhari even said he has never been as sick as he was during this time that a pastor said he was “Hale and hearty, and chatty”. And they only selected the journalists that would cover his arrival.

  • M.C. Odahikhome

    DEAR EDITOR,

    I want to
    thank the highly educated reporters and editors of Premium Times for raising the
    bar of public discussion in Nigeria despite that the APC Islamists did their damndest
    to grind Nigerian youths into absolute illiteracy, especially the Islamists APC
    party branch in Lagos state where illiteracy reigns supreme under the command
    and control of a plea-bargained, drugs-running criminal (according to U.S court
    records) called Bola Tinubu.

    Next, I want to thank the highly cerebral
    contributors in the chat room whose often viewpoints make interesting reading.
    Nigeria was dancing on the brinks under the buffoonish Goodluck Jonatha,
    according to the past U.S Ambassador John Campbell. Today, in my own view,
    Nigeria is much worse and looking straight into the abyss. The APC party
    ignoramuses have destroyed all the pillars of the nation with their collective
    ignorance, so much so that PDP opposition party should be crying for winning
    the next 2019 election by a landslide, because there is no harvest anymore in
    Nigeria but the labourers are plentiful.

    • SAM .A

      , You are absolutely correct about PT forum , but after that , talk is cheap . You must be one of the Nigerian youths grounded in absolute illiteracy . Your comment is not only jaundiced , it is tinted with ethnicity and bigotry .
      Do you remember Mr Tournah in last week news , who is now on the run . A trained lawyer , Godson of Fantastically corrupt Jonathan , from Bayelsa a Youth by your definition , he is 33 , he organized the youths for Jonathan’s campaign after his 2 years of acting . Jonathan won and he did not only awarded him MON , he also gave the youth leader the key to where national cake was stored , what did your youth leader do with it ? He built a multibillion palace and made a gate of gold and fence of gold , while the salaries of Bayelsa workers are not paid , and a lot of poor people in his vicinity are doing 1 0 0 , 0 0 1 . It is these ignorant youths u should address and the PDP government under Ngozi Iweala , Diezani ,and Jonathan who fritter away the multibillion dollars accrued from oil. gas and other revenue and catapulted Nigeria to recession . Mere opening a News papers as a youth or elder you will see how much money Jonathan allowed to be looted and shared by politicians and your so called Youth leaders .

      • Julius

        Man !, it is highly insulting reading these fools and trying to respond to them calmly . Thanks for your response with facts, the truth will always be the truth.

    • Frank Bassey

      Some home truth

  • burning spear

    It serves the loud mouthed Yorubas right–for their campaign–Bingo Buhari wld have remained in Mali or London and left us alone to our fate—-Sad that the man had to be rushed back in spite of the ailment—troubling his Fulani soul–by the Sultan of Sokoto-ati Danbazua the man who smuggled late Yara Adua from Mecca to Nigeria——–Bingo Buhari lied to Nigeria that he was going on vacation but ended up in hospital in London—That alone is an impeachable offence—————–He lied to us he had no house—Yet newspaper reports indicated he was leaving in His House in London————-He lied he had no House in Abuja—it turned out he had one tucked away in abuja worth over 15b—Is that the kind of man we should be celebrating his arrival–back from Hell?–Bingo Buhari and the Apes in Apc have lied about almost everything on earth———————Happily we now know the difference between Ijaw man Jonathan and the lying tongue of this Fulani man from the Cameroon Mountains——————Osibanjo must be leaking his wounds by now in aso rock——-He was sold to the public as a saint—————————-while Bingo Buhari was being vilified———–like –the thief–and liar—-that he was————-to Nigerians—————————The earlier he leaves for London the better for Nigeria————–Bingo Buhari is now a National disaster

  • Abubakar Abdulmusawwir

    Mischief makers are at work again. They don’t surrender, though God has
    shamed them by returning Buhari home alive. Now that he says he would be
    going to UK for check-up. They are up to some mischief! They have
    embarked on a project of spreading mischievous lies and gossip to see
    Nigerians are under the impression that Buhari is incapacitated thereby
    paving ways for calling for his resignation. But good students of
    history will always remember that Buhari was not the first President to
    go on medical vacation abroad and remain for months, Babangida did it
    and came out more energetic, stronger and healthier. Buhari’s decision
    to hand over power willingly to Osinbajo should be praise and seen as
    highest level of respect for our laws and love of the Nation for not
    creating a vacuum.

    • No-Comment

      “Raji Fashola must go!”……….Says Campaign for Democracy

      “Perturbed by the lingering epileptic power supply in the country, particularly in the South East zone,
      the Campaign for Democracy, CD has given the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde
      Fashola (SAN) up till 30 days from now to revive the ailing power sector or resign his appointment
      as a minister of the federal republic.

      National Publicity Secretary of CD, Dede Uzor A. Uzor who gave the ultimatum in a press statement issued
      in Onitsha, Anambra state, yesterday, said Fashola has failed woefully to increase the megawatt from 4,320
      where he met it since two years ago till date. Rather, Fashola allowed the megawatt to decrease to less than
      1,000 at the moment, a situation which he said forced Nigerians to witness zero megawatt on January 30,
      this year with a total nationwide power blackout”.

      ………….VANGUARD
      (March 11th, 2017)

      • Uncle Laolu (Lagos state)

        …………..No, no, no…..go to where?……go home? No, no, no!…….Raji Fashola must go to jail……..
        …There’s no question of going home to sleep because he’s incompetent….when there’s fraud too……
        …………..Raji Fashola must be brought to trial for stealing…..not just to go and enjoy his loot……….

    • Suleiman

      Is he really alive or a walking dead? Of what use is a sick president who cannot perform the duties of the president? Sick Nigerians who are sicker than Buhari himself! Oh, I almost forgot that a dead Yar’aduwa continued to sign checks until he was finally buried. Nigerians are so dumb that even the dumbest ass can rule them

  • AFRICANER

    First of all, all human beings are created equal in the eyes of GOD! Buhari is NOT more important than his fellow countrymen and women languishing in poorly equipped hospitals, because Buhari budgeted more money for his Aso Rock clinic than the entire Nigeria’s teaching hospitals combined!

    Now, he is flying himself on Nigeria’s many unnecessary air crafts, spending months abroad, wasting foreign reserves, and resources that could be used to develop Nigerian Institutions, with very little result. This man is the most selfish human being I have ever seen. He looks at the country’s treasury as his mother’s purse!

    • Julius

      Was Jonathan and his wife the most selfish when they were equally traveling to Germany and the UK for medical check-up and treatment/surgery while the same Aso Rock clinic was there for their use ? Your selective self-serving outrage is appalling and sad. Do not let hatred consume you, its not good for your health.

      • Peter

        Shut up Julius. We are talking about Buhari and his failings here. Pocket your hatred for Jonathan and his wife because it will kill you and your entire household one of these days. Buhari vowed to do better those things he felt Jonathan did not do well. Jonathan and his wife, including the PDP and have moved on. All eyes are now on Buhari and his rickety APC party to take us there. If a proclaimed son of god dies, don’t blame the people when they question the authenticity of god, his father. Buhari must own up his deficiencies, his illness notwithstanding.

        • Julius

          Oh, I do agree that we must hold Buhari and his party accountable for their deficiencies but, my point is that those of you ranting about whats wrong with the country and the presidency now are hypocrites because you are trying to tell us that you just woke up and see how the country is doing. Nonsense. Buhari went to the UK for medical just as Jonathan and his wife did. I can’t recall reading y’all fake outrage then.

        • dele20

          PMB’s administration has no deficiencies, is really working tirelessly,but better blame GEJ

          • Peter

            You have eyes but cannot see. I pity you.

          • Mosley

            Two years has been used to nurse illness. If it were Jonathan, I am sure these APC erats must have turned the country upside down. Even a bank will not tolerate a sick new CEO for a day, lest we talk of a country. Rubbish.

          • Olatubosun

            Yes o…
            And he will continue to work..
            God bless Nigeria and God bless buhari and his cabinets

          • dele20

            Amen

        • Acting Citizen of Nigeria

          They refuse to understand that as bad as GEJ and his government was, they’ve moved on and we mow have a new masquerade on the stage. I wonder why some people keep telling us about the bad dance steps of a masquerade that has left the stage, instead of the one dancing right now. This government is so shrouded in evil secrecy that paragraph 16 of this Premium Times news we are commenting on says that only selected journalists were allowed to take photos/videos of the president’s arrival!

          Now, can someone explain why a president whose absence/disappearance became a massive international worry/speculations would return and “only a selected journalists” are allowed to capture the evidence of his return? Have we become so worthless that these people feel they can always feed us only what they want? Who is benefiting from the continued controversy over Buhari’s true state of health that the people around this government has continued to encourage?

      • dele20

        Help me ask him ooooo, Jonathan sucked Nigeria dry

        • Mosley

          That is the sucker lies fed to your sickly brains.

          • dele20

            Mumu guy is supporting his uncle instead of facing reality

          • Julius

            What lies ?

        • Julius

          Don’t mind their fake concerns and outrages . Hypocrites dem be !

        • Olatubosun

          Yes o…
          He even paved way for corrupt politicians to siphon our money

      • dele20

        Parasite that destroyed host “Nigeria” is GEJ

        • Julius

          and his wife. Remember that she claimed to have died 7 times and came back alive after 7 surgeries in 7 days in Germany, at all of our expense.

      • Olatubosun

        Jonathan and his wife ruined this country of ours

        • Julius

          They contributed immensely to ruining the country. You are right.

      • Acting Citizen of Nigeria

        I agree with you that Jonathan and (well…his wife alone actually) spent taxpayers’ money flying abroad for medical treatment. But…abeg remind me what is the meaning of “CHANGE”? Does it mean doing the same bad thing even worse than the other person did it?

        It seems that if Buhari orders that your parents and children be killed for doing nothing, you’d do/say nothing but find a way to sneak in a blame for Jonathan and give example a similar thing done by the past administration.

        Is that what human brains are meant for?

    • dele20

      Low mentality, callous reasoning in you, so I’m not surprised at your thinking

    • Acting Citizen of Nigeria

      The one wey pain me pass na that man wey say he be pastor, Pastor Yemi Osinbanjo. He told us that Buhari was “hale and hearty…and chatty”. But Buhari has come out to say he had blood transfusion and that he “…has never been this sick all his life…” And I want to ask, how did a man who is as sick as he has never been in his life become hale and hearty for Osibanjo? How does this pastor want anyone to believe any other things he says?

      And Buhari shouldn’t have blown open all the lies his people told us about how he was just only resting.

  • Emona

    All I can say is that APC people should have mercy on Buhari for God’s sake. He is somebody’s father, if he is their father would they be rushing him back to work knowing fully well that he is still very sick. If he is there father wouldn’t they have allowed him to rest and receive proper medical attention? Why are they trying by all means to send him to his grave because of mere political power that expires in 4-8 years.

    • dele20

      PMB will surely be in long life and prosperity

  • dele20

    PMB needs to be recuperated as 2019 election is still waiting ahead of him to be re-elected, we Nigerians need to wholeheartedly support this great administration

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o…
      God will continue to bless Pmb

  • Mosley

    PMB case is like that of a man who marries a new wife, instead of honeymoon spends all the time treating one illness or the order.

  • Olatubosun

    My president Will continue with his good work..
    God bless Nigeria and God bless buhari and his cabinets

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Jehovah God, will continue to heal president Muhammadu Buhari,s health so as for him to regain full health to lead Nigeria to the promised land.

    • Really

      He is hale, hearty und chatty.

      What healing are you talking about?