‘No cause for worry’, Buhari ‘speaks’ on his health

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked millions of Nigerians who have been sending good wishes and praying for his health and well-being in mosques and churches throughout the country, his spokesperson said Tuesday.

The president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said in a statement that the president was immensely grateful for the prayers, show of love and concern, and said there was “no cause for worry”.

“President Buhari wishes to reassure Nigerians that there is no cause for worry,” the statement said.

Mr. Buhari proceeded on medical vacation on January 19 and wrote to the Senate that Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo would act in his absence.

Speculations about his condition increased after the president wrote the Senate to extend his vacation indefinitely, beyond the initial 10 days, for health reasons.

The presidency has, however, repeatedly said Mr. Buhari is hale and hearty, but has not disclosed his illness.

Mr. Adesina said on Tuesday in a brief statement that “During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the President staying longer than originally planned.”


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  • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

    May Allah give you good health. And to those whishing you dead,you don’t need to talk,nemesis is already onboard.

    • Senator D

      “Nemesis is already onboard”??? Thank God you know about retribution. Let’s allow God reward us accordingly so don’t panic…

    • Otile

      Wayo Allah. E don baje for Imam.

    • Telibllo

      AAMIN.. The Best President in the Recent time that made Osinbajo knows the way to go without being greedy. I hope Osinbajo (not Osinbanjo ooo) could follow Buhari’s path… he could only try now, he is yet to achieve Buhari’s feat in terms of integrity.. Osinbajo could only emulate Buhari’s integrity – Osinbajo is not there yet…

      • Otile

        Unlike your god Imam, Osinbajo has no forged certificate to brag about.

      • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

        Well let’s wait and see where God is taking us.

  • Senator D

    No Cause for worry. Am like?????? Who cares? Osinbanjo is doing better. We now have light in my area for the past one week…

    • Telibllo

      This man – corrupt senator d, does not know what….. he talks of a man that does not exist, mba who is osinbanjo???

  • Ogom

    Who’s worried?

  • Senator D

    NIGERIA FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION: 2015/2016 ACADEMIC SESSION.

    COURSE TITLE: Introduction to APC Government
    COURSE CODE: APC 101
    TIME ALLOWED: 45 Mins
    INSTRUCTION: Attempt All Questions

    1. Discuss the probability of APC blaming GEJ for the next 3-years for
    a. Dollar increase.
    b. Fuel Price increase
    c. Power Failure
    d. Unemployment
    e. Fulani Herdsmen Killings

    2. If APC = All Promises Cancelled, where PMB is a constant, discuss the speed at which:
    ( i.) =N= 5000 promise is cancelled
    (ii.) Feeding of school pupil is politicised
    (iii.) NYSC allowance is constant amidst recession
    (iv.) Fuel pump prices are increased deceitfully

    3. Define the term, ”Budget padding”.

    4. Mention 3 types of APC propaganda you know, and how they can be used in 21st century politics.

    5. Mention 5 IDP you know that feeds with =N=14,000 everyday.

    6. Mention the next 3 countries PMB will travel to and the disgrace he will receive.

    7. If PMB is silent when herdsmen kill people and buys fighter jets when Biafra is mentioned, what is the probability that PMB is not a terrorist? Can you xplain why IPOB are called terrorist by Buhari and Fulani herdsmen are labelled foreigners?

    8. Write short notes on these mad phrases;
    (i). masquerade dressing,
    (ii.) importation of grass
    (iii). fantastically corrupt.

    9. If x is change and y is lies/ propaganda, solve the equation, 2x + 5y = ?

    10. If you used to be corrupt as a member of PDP and prosecuted by EFCC, but now fantastically corrupt as member of APC but NOT prosecuted by EFCC, explain the effect of generational curse on this deception called APC.

    11. with a labeled diagram, describe the famous losses ever witnessed in recent time:
    (i)– loss of budget.
    (II)– loss of WAEC certificate.
    (iii)- loss of the moon.
    (iv)- loss of ear drum.

    12. If President Buhari @ 73yrs received his 1953 secondary school classmates, with relevant logic, explain how old PMB was when he finished secondary school considering the fact that from 1953-2016 is 63 years.

    Your Time Starts Now!!!

    • abubakar yussif

      The ans is u are psychologically unstable and a disgrace to ur parents

      • Senator D

        You go cry blood… Maluu… Cow! Certificate forger!

      • Senator D

        Since you are brain dead that’s why the questions there are confusing to you. No matter how you try you will never be able to answer any of those questions correctly so you resort to mudslinging, if you even know how to comprehend sef…

        • abubakar yussif

          Your histrionics will lead u nowhere that doesn’t solve our problem the greatest problem of Nigeria is we the people livin within called citizens instead of proffering solutions and praying for a better Nigeria we just love mocking ourselves and saying all kinds of trash as if we are not part of the entity Nigeria. This is total crass ineptitude

      • Otile

        Say that you have no clue what is going on in Imam’s deceiving administration and failed the test. The test is the exact scenario of what is going on in Imam’s rudderless administration. Gaskiya ne.

    • Alpha

      @senatorD, thought you were one of them, why this bitter?

      Anyway, I’ll not attempt your witty exam, which, I concur, are damned apt. But your venom seems to be for ulterior motives, though ostensibly claiming or pandering to current popular sentiments.

  • Senator D

    Osinbanjo is doing far better. May God make Buahri continually sick so that sanity will return to Nigeria with Osinbanjo as acting C-in-C…

    • George

      Yorubas are looking for short cut to power it will never happen.

      • Senator D

        Do you notice the calm in the polity? If am to choose between two devils (Buhari and Osinbajo) I will choose Osinbajo— he is a better devil…

        • George

          I hates them all no matter what they do I pray they are consume by their own makings

          • Senator D

            Relax dear. Nigeria is God’s project and anyone who dares to mess it up will pay with their lives… Ask Abacha and others…

        • share Idea

          So there is something good with devil that your type will talk about better devil – what a country

        • Telibllo

          The calm that made food prices going up???, dollars hit unprecedented 520 Naira to a dollar; mumu senator d. Remember Osinbajo had been Chairman of Buhari’s economic team… importantly, Osinbajo will achieve greatness with Buhari weather you like it or you nosedived

      • Otile

        I rather have their rule than the rule of terror from the deceiving Caliphate.

    • Telibllo

      Anyone Who Wishes Buhari Dead Will Die Before Him – Pastor Tunde Bakare
      NAIJA NEWS
      by Makinde! April 19, 2015 4:55 pm

    • Telibllo

      sther Okono, a diehard supporter of the former President, Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, who during the 2015 campaign among others wished President Muhammadu Buhari dead is reportedly dead last Friday, January 22, IgbereTv published online

      Check by News Punch on his facebook timeline confirmed that she was a fierce hater of the president. Virtually all posts on her facebook timeline are anti-APC/Buhari.

      According to her facebook profile, she was a graduate of University of Uyo.

  • Julius

    PT, what’s the news here ?

  • Elder Valuer

    THAT IS GOOD

    • Otile

      Iro ni, it is not good. The evil deceiver is dying a slow death like Nebuka…

  • sammyctu ode

    Our dear president may your health continue to improve and long life shall be your portion IJN.

    • Senator D

      “..may your health improve”??? I thought he was hale, hearty and Chatty?

  • Senator D

    The best-funded clinic in Nigeria does not suffice to treat the president’s ear infection. Nor does the president have enough confidence in the same clinic to do his ‘routine checkups’ there. Imagine, then, the fate of Nigerians who have no choice, but must seek treatment at the ill-equipped, wretchedly funded hospitals in our country. Are these Nigerians not simply woebegone, bereft of hope?” wrote novelist and political columnist Okey Ndibe.

    —Excerpted from The Los Angeles Time Today, 21 February 2017

  • Watch man

    “‘No cause for worry’, Buhari ‘speaks’ on his health”
    Where in this report did PMB speak to Nigerians? PT, check the meaning of the word “speak” in your dictionary. The caption should have been captioned differently. It is misleading.

    • Anuoluwapo

      That’s why the ‘speaks’ is in quote

    • Epsilon_Delta

      “Buhari ‘speaks’ on his health” is not the same as “Buhari speaks on his health”. They are very correct.

      • Otile

        Throw away that al-Taquiyya garbage to pit latrine, it has no place among civilized people. Barayi banza.

        • Epsilon_Delta

          Are you of sound mind? You made no sense.

    • Sadiq Garba

      Or you check your understanding of “Use of English”.

  • Senator D

    “It is Buhari’s second extended trip to London for medical treatment, after he spent two weeks there last June. The June trip was to treat an ear infection, according to officials. At the time, critics questioned why Buhari couldn’t have been treated for such a simple ailment at the special presidential hospital State House Clinic Abuja, reputed to be the best hospital in the country.

    The government upgraded the hospital in 2016 at a cost of $16 million, more than the total capital budget for Nigeria’s 16 federal teaching hospitals. The hospital provides care for the president, vice president, their families and staff.

    Imagine, then, the fate of Nigerians who have no choice, but must seek treatment at the ill-equipped, wretchedly funded hospitals in Nigeria”.

    —–Los Angeles Time today.

  • George

    We are not worry only praying that you never return in peace but in pieces as the bloods of the baboons and monkeys awaits you at the gate o HELL.

    • Sam

      Really?

      Not all prayers are answered and not all wishes come to pass.

    • Al

      Holy Ghost fire you and people like you, calamities will skin you alive follow you up to your grave. May Almighty god bless Muhammadu buhari and his people abundantly Amin

      • Otile

        Is Imam Buhari no going to ask for forgiveness from the millions he offended? Man, hell is real.

        • Al

          If you are not satisfied with Muhammed buhari government you better jump into lagoon or drink battery acid sharp sharp

          • Otile

            Jump in first to show me how. Example is the best precept. Musulimi ka jo ko?

    • NwaIgbo

      Return to sender! Remember death is one person and there is no way you will escape yours when your miserable life comes to an end with no person recognizing a nonethetity like you. Ewu

  • wode

    “During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the President staying longer than originally planned.”

    PMB seemed to have over-driven his health with a closely knitted concatenation of schedules during the period when he had to go to Gambia twice stopping over at 3 or 4 different African countries holding meetings, etc having all these together with other local engagements. This was confirmed in a write-up by Femi Adesina during the period when he(PMB) was supposed to be marking his birthday. I think the President should not forget that, though he’s being driven by passion and determination to right the wrongs over the past years, he should not forget that he doesn’t have the age and associated health on his side.

    I pray God Almighty to strengthen him with more wisdom, good health and long live to see to a successful surgeon of the country to that which would be pride of all.

  • Ken

    How long is the rest going to take? Two months? 3 or 4? We should know. I wish him well. Meanwhile allow the Acting president to function for now. The hawks in Aso Rock should beware.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    The cause for worry is that you (certificate forger and perjurer Muhammadu Buhari) are wasting Nigeria’s scarce foreign exchange on yourself when you know you are terminally ill.

  • Mizch

    Nigerians should really worry because their elected messiah president is away from his sworn duties and spending in Pounds Sterling. More so, the calibre of people he put together can finish the country and forge papers for him to sign on his return. Those who went to school know that it is not easy for a student who misses classes for over two weeks to retain his normal grade. Facts be told, this president is old and sick. God save him and the suffering Nigerian masses.

  • Senator D

    Osinbajo carry GO… Deception of the highest order. The Cabal in Aso Rock are intimidated by the rising profile of the VP now acting C-in-C that’s why this rubbish is cropping up… Who doesn’t know that Nigeria is experiencing a certain level of calm and direction under the Acting C-in-C? Let that person challenge me here and now or forever keep silent!

  • Senator D

    The CABAL in Aso Rock is spewing out this rubbish just to intimidate the Acting President… Who cares about Buhari when Osinbajo is giving Nigerians a sense of belonging? Please Chief of Staff (Abba Kyari) and co. stop this rubbish… Jealousy will destroy you guys very soon…

  • Senator D

    Nigeria is God’s project and anyone who dares to mess it up will pay with their lives… Ask Abacha and others…

  • Daniel

    Our sovereignty is gone. Nigerians must rise and demand answers now!

    De ja vu…

  • FreeNigeria

    We saw all these play out with Yar Adua. This drama will soon end shamefully, same way Yar Adua ended. Sad my country people don’t learn

    • Telibllo

      Anyone Who Wishes Buhari Dead Will Die Before Him – Pastor Tunde Bakare
      NAIJA NEWS
      by Makinde! April 19, 2015 4:55 pm

      Take heed

    • Tunsj

      You are an embarrassment to the country.

  • Senator D

    The CABAL in Aso Rock is spewing out this rubbish just to intimidate the Acting President…

  • Senator D

    Please Chief of Staff (Abba Kyari) and co. stop this rubbish..

  • Senator D

    If President Buhari @ 73yrs received his 1953 secondary school classmates, with relevant logic, explain how old PMB was when he finished secondary school considering the fact that from 1953-2016 is 63 years.

  • Mizch

    When people are WORRIED, they pray for rescue and divine help. When they do not have problems, they praise God. Now, Aso Rock spinners are telling Nigerians “not to worrry” and so NOT TO PRAY. for the rescue of PMB. Therefore, let the celebrations begin, because the President is “hale and hearty” and enjoying Pounds Sterling in London. Hurrah Nigeria!

  • George

    Someone somehow should please do us a favor because I saw Tea on their table, Saraki Nigerians will be forever be grateful to you if you can end this over night joke called Buhari.

    • Telibllo

      Anyone Who Wishes Buhari Dead Will Die Before Him – Pastor Tunde Bakare
      NAIJA NEWS
      by Makinde! April 19, 2015 4:55 pm

      • George

        Cat has long cut that yeye fake pastor tongue called tunde bakare including the Abaka