Buhari returns to Abuja after 103 days in London – LIVE UPDATES

Buhari arrives Nigeria

President Muhamadu Buhari is expected back in Abuja in the coming hours after spending some 103 days in London where he received medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

Mr. Buhari’s prolonged absence sparked protests, the latest led by the group, Resume or Resign.

During his stay in the United Kingdom, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo acted as president.

Mr. Buhari is travelling via Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, and is billed to arrive at 5p.m.

Already, there is jubilation along the Umaru Musa Yar’adua express way, also known as Airport Road, Abuja.

PREMIUM TIMES’ Evelyn Okakwu is at the Abuja airport. She, alongisde, other reporters, will bring you live updates on Mr. Buhari’s return.

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There is jubilation at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Expressway, also known as Airport Road, Abuja.

Also at the presidential wing of the airport, different groups are singing in various languages, awaiting Mr. Buhari’s arrival.

There is high presence of security operatives. Only accredited journalists are allowed access into the presidential wing of the airport.


The presidency has tweeted this photos of the presidential motorcade, including mostly Mercedes Benz S-Class vehicles. The photos are captioned “Awaiting the president”.


Groups jostling for attention near the Abuja airport where they await Mr. Buhari’s arrival.


The president is expected to inspect a guard of honour at the presidential wing of the airport.

Special Adviser to the President has just released a short video saying the who-is-who in the Nigerian government are at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, waiting for the president.

“It is a carnival-like atmosphere here,” he said. “Nigeria has not witnessed anything like this for sometime. “It is a special day for Nigeria.

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The Guard of honour is ready at the airport. The president will inspect it on arrival.

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The President’s plane has landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 4.36pm.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geofrey Onyeama, tweets, welcoming the President back.

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo receives the President

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