UPDATED: ‘Over-ready’ Buhari resumes presidential duties

President Buhari with vice President Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa on Friday shortly after his return from London.
President Buhari with vice President Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa on Friday shortly after his return from London.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is “over-ready” to resume work.

Mr. Buhari returned from medical vacation in London, UK, last Friday and told stunned government officials that he had never been so sick.

Mr. Osinbajo, who acted as president for more than a month that Mr. Buhari was away, briefed the president on Monday.

The meeting, which began at about 12 p.m., lasted for over an hour.

Mr. Osinbajo later told state House correspondents that he met with the president to bring him “up to speed on some of the things done while he was away”.

He said the president took advantage of the briefing to give “a few directives on what we should be doing; the north east, the budget, the economy, basically wide range of issues”.

Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, had earlier said in a statement that the president had signed a letter notifying the National Assembly of his return and resumption of duties.

Mr. Osinbajo confirmed that the letter had already been sent to the National Assembly.

“The president has resumed, and he is doing very well,” he said.

On whether the president appeared strong enough to carry put the task of his office, Mr. Osinbajo said “he has held a meeting with me for well over an hour where we discussed a wide range of issues, so his readiness wasn’t even in doubt at all. I think he is over ready,” he said.

Mr. Osinbajo told reporters that he was reverting “back to my regular position as Vice President”.

On the president’s view of his (Osinbajo) performance as acting President, Mr. Osinbajo simply said, “I think the president was reasonably satisfied”.

He said all decisions he took as acting president received the approval of the president.

“The president is always giving me several responsibilities, but what we must always recognise is that the way this administration works has always been one of team work,” he said.

“There is very little that is done without the president’s clearance. Even these responsibilities that are constitutional, we have full discussions on them and reach agreement on a lot of these issues.

“Practically everything; I discuss fully with him and have his endorsement before we go on and do it,” he said.

The president left for the UK on January 19 for medical vacation.

While he admitted being very ill, details of his health condition are still kept under wraps.


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  • Sam

    Good on you Prof Osinbajo

  • www.electionoffenders.ng

    A very wise and diplomatic Vice President. That is why there is stability in the administration and the Presidents absense was not a cause for tension or crisis.

    When wisdom rules the land, there is always peace.

    This is a lesson to us all, avoid putting miscreants and low intelligence people in positions of authority.

    Character, education and temperament matters,

    We all know that if it was some other person as VP there would have been tension across the land!!

    You know the names of such troublesome people dont you!

  • El Patron

    That’s a matter that takes months to solve not weeks

    • Sarah

      No worries for now, but if things still do not begin to manifest on the ground by week-12, then the administration will lose credibility.
      Meanwhile I will remind VP (BMC) on a weekly basis.

      • emmanuel

        Osinbade is now a lying prophet like the fake Paastor Adesina. Hi sboth lips are set for lies always.
        He said they were a team before Buhari travelled. What this wetin i go chop dey cause. Even Pastors dey lie against themselves like Osinbade did today

  • tundemash

    On the president’s view of his (Osinbajo) performance as acting President, Mr. Osinbajo simply said, “I think the president was reasonably satisfied”.

    He said all decisions he took as acting president received the approval of the president.

    “The president is always giving me several responsibilities, but what we must always recognise is that the way this administration works has always been one of team work,” he said.

    “There is very little that is done without the president’s clearance. Even these responsibilities that are constitutional, we have full discussions on them and reach agreement on a lot of these issues.

    “Practically everything; I discuss fully with him and have his endorsement before we go on and do it,” he said.

    V.P. Osibajo, ,with what you said, the wailers would soon descend on you and accuse you of every crime in this world inclusion islamisation of Nigeria. You have just dashed their hope of causing division within the Presidency !

    • emmanuel

      Did Osinbade need Buharis consent to attend all the nameing ceremonies, freedom parties by artisans, book launch, departmental functions by University students, street carnivals etc which were his core jobs before Buhari travelled?
      Why are you acting as if we all leaved in a different planet from you and Osibande before January 19, 2017?
      Anyway, it runs across – Liar Mohammed, Adesina, Osibande.
      Were you suprised that Garba Shehu kept quiet while Adesina did all the lying when Buhari was away?

      • tundemash

        Yeah right. You don’t “leaved” in a different planet. Stop crying more than the bereaved. Osibajo is happy with his duties, Buhari is happy to delegate; how does that affect your already miserable life ?

  • Gary

    So the State House Stenographers, sorry Reporters, failed to ask the VP to clarify if the President or who issued the letter purportedly granting another one-year extension of service to Dr. Jamilu Shu’ara as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education.

    The public deserves to know if some individuals in Aso Rock are using the President’s name to engage in shenanigans that he might be unaware of to advance personal interests.

    If there’s trust between the two men Nigerians voted for, the President needs to ask his aides to get a second opinion from the VP before issuing policy statements for the administration. That will ensure that unelected appointees are not going rogue in the name of the President.

    • tundemash

      Wailer alert !!!

      Still doubting there is trust between Buhari and Osibajo even with what Buhari has said about Osibajo in the last two days and what Osibajo has said about team work within the Presidency in this news ??? God, thanks for bringing Buhari back alive and for the cordiality between the two men contrary to the wish of the wailing wailers.

      • Otile

        Abubakar tundemash,
        See how hypocritical some of you are. You are calling the VP Osibajo knowing very well that he answers Osibande when the President calls him. You called him Osibajo not once but 3 times. If I called him Osibajo as you did one Oduafraudstar Abdul(julius) would be insulting be now. Are you not going to rebuke Abdul?

        • Julius

          You are worthless liar !. Belittle the man as much as you like but, you will never, ever equal him and his achievements in your wasted life. Regardless what you call him. Its not about insulting you, it’s about reminding your dumb ass the garbage and the lies you are posting.

          • emmanuel

            This is typical of you. Nature has everyone doing great things in their various sphere of influence. Only very local people who reason in their native tradition and locked up in their domain reason like you.
            I tell you the truth, in Nigeria you Yorubas are the most un exposed – you oscillate around South West and spend your weekends eating only ice and Amala at parties. It is known that most of you born and bred in Lagos hardly know all parts of the metropolis.
            The next move is hit London or USA where you do round the clock odd jobs and have no ttime to mix up with the world out there. You return to Nigeria on holiday with the arrogance of leaving in foreign land, but in truth a very obscure and local persons.
            It is therefore very easy to think and voice out ‘you can never achieve what he has achieved’ always.
            My friend, the cocoa farms are back, go build a mud house somewhere in there and post your garbage from there!

          • Julius

            lolz, it’s too funny when you jump from topic to topic but still spewing same worthless garbage. All I got from your disjointed tirade are: Lagos, , London,U S, rice, amala and mud houses. Retard, what was the topic again ?

        • Julius

          “called him Osibajo as you did one Oduafraudstar Abdul(julius) would be “insulting be now”. Are you not going to rebuke Abdul? …..Beautiful grammar !!!..Lmaooooo !

          • Otile

            It is ok you recognized those typos, for once clap for yourself. But it is another thing for you to dwell in the same low mindset as ever – lolz lmooo huu, haa my tribesman is vice president, you will never, ever equal him and his achievements in your wasted life, my tribe pass yours. Knock off this kind of low mentality, it does you no good. Gbo mi nko?

          • Julius

            Moron, I doubt if you even remember the tribal garbage you post everyday on here. You said Buhari the” illiterate” is dead and a ‘YORUBA’ man is doing better than he can ever do. Otile, that was what you posted about a week ago not me . Now, I’m happy because he is my tribesman ?. You are a shameless liar and you ain’t shit.

          • Otile

            “Now, I’m happy because he is my tribesman ?.” Are therefore going to dwell in that vain glory forever? I commanded you to clap for yourself for that achievement of your and you said you are happy because of he is your tribesman, now clap clap, oya.

          • Julius

            ” I commanded you to clap for yourself for that achievement of “your ” (yours) Lmaoo, Mr, grammarticology dey yab grammar ooo !… That was a question, maybe you need to read that again, I didn’t claim him as my tribesman.. dumb ass.

      • Gary

        E-rat, your stupidity speaks for itself.

      • emmanuel

        team work? An Osibande who was always locked out of meetings by the cabal and Buhari never scolded them? why reduce your shame by telling more lies.
        Osinbade’s wife flew commercial Airlines most of the time, because the foolani boys never saw her husband as consequential in Buharis scheme and agenda. Whatelse is more humiliating?
        Moron!

        • tundemash

          MOr0n, I quoted Osibajo’s statement clearly written in this news article. Am i the one who is wrong or Osibajo or you, an amnesty miscreant who is able to see what happens inaide Aso Rock from his one bed room at the amnesty camp ?

          • emmanuel

            You get nausea when i splash the truth on your tiger type Ibadan marks. We all know Osibande has joined Liar Mohammed and Adesina in the dance of shame.
            I already told you on Friday Morning that Mamman Daura is the new President and Abba Kyari the VP. Osibande will be shuttling Niger Delta to enable Oil pump and the boys would rule Nigeria on behalf of Buhari now in the other room.
            Unfortunately, the machine gun now have an appendage and cannot deliver again. So Aisha too would be busy running around town doing some NGO thing.
            In Yar Adua, the German Doctors insisted he was not well enough to leave and the cabal forced him out. When they rushed hm back the Doctors simply rejected him and pronto; he was flown to Saudi where he packed up and was preserved with life support even when the body began to decompose.
            I hope the London Doctors will not reject Buhari too if the condition get past manageable level upon return?
            We already know who and those celebrating his return in public, but praying for him deleting so that another round of hostage begins in Nigeria – turn by turn PLC

          • tundemash

            Your English is a pain to read and comprehend! Go sort out your education first.

  • Paul Graham

    Ologini wole, ekute Ile e paramo
    No shaking!

  • thusspokez

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is “over-ready” to resume work.

    “over-ready”? Excuse me for not mocking!

    VP Yemi Osinbajo is doing a ‘Lie Mohammed’ on the Nigerian people after Buhari had himself told Nigerians that he intends to return to the UK regularly for further checks and treatments.

    • Otile

      Did the same Osibande not tell us that Imam was hale and hearty, enjoying his winter vacation in Landan not in any hospital and not sick?

      • Sir Demo

        Otile tile. The online Ogbanje boy. As shallow spiteful as ever.

        • Julius

          lolz, otile ole olori buruku !

      • Julius

        There you, after you said the man is dead. Right ?

  • Daniel

    What a deluded presidency !

    Nigeria is one hell of a joke in many ways.

    • Sir Demo

      It takes a sane person to discern sanity. U re sick.

      • Daniel

        Fanatics like you do not reason.

        Enjoy your chained change.

  • Frank Bassey

    VP Osinbajo is playing with words. The President is not “over-ready” he is “over-sick” for work. It does appear he returned to put a few things in place before he jets out to UK again. It is not his fault. Let him not go beyond what his capacity will carry him. You can’t beat nature.

    • musa aliyu

      U guys that poisoned him will rot in hell on earth while he continue to dare the firmament, like a gladiator. Ntoooor!!!!

      • Frank Bassey

        Continue deceiving yourselves. Those who cook his food, prepares his kunu and fura da nunu should be answerable to this. There is no poisoning anywhere. Stock wallowing in ignorance and after-taught. The man no well, period.

        • musa aliyu

          Oh here comes one of the lunatic fringes fit for the bottomless pit of hell!

          • Frank Bassey

            When you cannot make intelligent and intellectual argument, you resort to abuse and insult. My friend, face the topic and leave insult alone. My question is, how can those who do not cook for president or handle his food poison him? Leave lunatic and fringes alone; they make no meaning here.

      • emmanuel

        Poison who? Buhari’s health history has never been good. Meanwhile, Nigeria Presidency has become a morbid job for you foolanis, so drum that into your brain. That is what nature ha set up for the impostors who usurp roles to be played by indigenous people of Nigeria.
        Leaches do not leave of their host forever!

      • Otile

        Stop peddling rumors that Yorubas poisoned Imam Buhari. Imam suffered no poison whatsoever, his diseases are age-related ati wickedness-induced infirmities.

    • Julius

      Somebody is playing with you that you are alive.

  • Rommel

    Some people obviously are unhappy that PMB is alive and well

    • Frank Bassey

      Please stop peddling unfounded rumours. You are the one unhappy that PMB is alive and “well”. He has said he is not yet well. What would any one gain from an obituary of the President?

    • Julius

      Otile is the main man on that ! Lmaoooooooo !!

    • emmanuel

      Buhari is waste of time and space. He has taken Nigeria back three decade. Well that he is alive is divine and no man can dispute that, but we would prefer he resigns and let Nigeria move on.
      Rommel, did you forget your comments when ant Patience survived her health ordeals? You guys are too hypocritical and sadistic, but want everyone to dance to your tunes. It does not work that way.
      If you have forgotten, pease use any search engine to re-read your comments.

  • Tunde

    Well done Tag team PMB

  • Nwade Chudi

    Up PMB !!!. We hope there will not be another story tomorrow. Black man with living in denial.

  • FreeNigeria

    Gone for more than a month, was briefed in 60 minutes. My people, that means nothing is happening in this PMB administration.

    • Julius

      Yea, he should be briefed for 1 month. You are a dumb ass !

    • Sir Demo

      Na u sabi! Who are your people? Pls go find ur mate for car parks and beer parlours

    • emmanuel

      Even his electoral campaign speeches never exceeded five minutes. They are only pushing the man to the precipice with steroids for their selfish gains

  • Sun Tzu

    Trying to turn against the VP base on his comment

    • Sarah

      I support the Buhari Presidency’s plans to develop the Niger Delta and Nigeria in general.
      It is part of mine and your civic responsibilities to remind the administration that we are eagerly awaiting fulfilment of their promises.
      By week-12 we will all know whether or not they made empty promises.

  • Sir Demo

    Yegede o Oju ti won o.
    Oju ti awon ole onirokuro ota ododo. Oju esin yin ti si dede, it won’t be long before it will start pouring

  • Julius

    Oh nooo..Otile must be having a nightmare by now.How can a dead man be briefed, resume his office and ready to get to work ? Otile, Mr. intellectual, can you kindly tell us ?

  • EagleEye

    Hello people! Kindly scrutinize Buhari’s lower abdomen and you will find a protruding plastic bag hidden behind his garment. This man is still sick. How can a president be walking around with bag if piss between his legs? This is not proper. Just resign, and then go…and rest in peace.

    • Sir Demo

      Ail louder pls. As for us his supporters we are over joyed he is back to send more Ngilaris to jail.

      • muhammadunfagge

        Good bless you!

      • emmanuel

        And get Danladi the killer Cop back to work?

  • Julius

    5 weeks is not a long time for the government to implement anything. I think you know that very well. Its good to remind him but, don’t blame him yet.

    • Sarah

      Certainly not blaming, just reminding as it is part of mine and your civic responsibilities to remind the administration to fulfil their promises.
      By week-12 we will all know whether or not they made empty promises.

      • Julius

        I agree with you 100%, we all should hold their feet to the fire regarding what they do or do not do, after all they suppose to be representing us. We must also do it without insults and abuse. Thanks for not engaging in that. The only way a government ANY government would do anything in 5 weeks or less will be on an emergency basis..when all hell brake lose.

  • Domingos

    Wanting to hold on to power at all costs and prevent the Senate from impeaching him, he suspends treatment in London, comes back to Nigeria with his drugs, ‘resume’ duties for a week, two or three and returns to UK to continue treatment. This quest to hold on tenaciously to power even on death bed has become and incurable blight among Northern politicians. First was Musa Yadua, then Governor Suntai who crashed from a private Jet and remained Governor even with a damaged brain. And now Buhari. It has no other name, it is called MUMUDITY!

    • Sir Demo

      Chai! Fake frozen fish have wreaked havoc on your brain.

      • Julius

        hahahahaha, fake frozen fish ? Now, that’s funny as hell. I can’t stop laughing !

  • Perry

    Parasites!!! Dont u pple have shame at all? Just look at the photos above, are these Nigeria’s best?

    • Sarah

      Nigerians chose them as the BEST available in a free and fair democratic election as far back as 2015.
      Please offer your alternative to Nigerians at the next elections which INEC has now already announced.

  • DJ

    I love Mohammamed Buhari’s Biceps and 6 pack. I believe he needs to lose more weight so that he can fall into proper shape.

    • emmanuel

      They are deceiving themselves.
      When steriod become too much for an old person, the heart suddenly packs up

  • thusspokez

    PremiumTimes, allow me to write your headline, next time, President Buhari takes a medical timeout:

    “‘Over-ready’ Buhari leaves for another medical timeout”

    And the day after headline:

    Why ‘Over-ready’ Buhari left for another medical timeout”

    Or

    “Buhari: Why I toke another medical timeout”.

  • muhammadunfagge

    That’s very wonderful. That’s great. These two men are the assets of Nigeria for now. Wish him dead or wish him well, he is there ready and even over ready to continue. I hope he will surprise the nation by doing the needful. Buhari is the man. Though there are many loopholes in his leadership, but he is by far better than all those who were democratically elected, all of them combined. We hope you will positively deliver. God is with you insha Allah my Presido.

  • emmanuel

    “Hale and hearty” and ‘over ready’ are the new cliche used for the sickly Buhari in modern parlance.
    We are not swayed, but when they will spirit him back to London or Saudi in weeks, make dem nor bother us.
    Over ready ka over ready ni!
    Watch out for more photoshop of the President at work, attending to official duties from tommorrow

  • George

    From over useless to over callousness to bed-wetting and back to over ready, God will punish Buhari for lying shamelessness.