Buhari calls Kano Governor during prayer session

FILE PHOTO: Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives meet President Muhammadu Buhari in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday made a phone call to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to thank the people of the state who had gathered to pray for the quick recovery of the president, an official said.

The governor, who organised the special prayer gathering at Government House, Kano, asked the president how he was feeling as soon as he picked the call.

“I’m much better now and I thank you for the prayers and indeed the entire Nigerians”, Mr. Buhari said in a call placed on speakerphone near the hall’s microphone and heard by everyone in the hall.

Governor Ganduje then told the President that he was being overhead by those offering prayers for him, to which Mr. Buhari responded by expressing happiness and gratitude.

Mr. Buhari has been in the UK for over 30 days for health reasons. His spokesperson recently said the president was asked to take a bed rest based on results of some medical tests conducted.

The presidency has not given any date for Mr. Buhari’s return.

The Kano government sponsored Wednesday’s special prayers including the recitation of the Quran for the speedy recovery of the president.

The event, which was conducted at the Africa House of the Government House, drew Islamic clerics from different sects including Izalat, Tijjaniyya and Qaddiriyya.

Before the commencement of the recitation of the Quran, the clerics offered special prayers, saying it is imperative for everyone to pray for the president.

Aminudeen Abubakar, the State Commandant of the Hisbah, said while offering his prayers that regardless of one’s religion, a leader deserves his followers’ prayers.

Kabirullah Kabara, the leader of Qaddiriyya, said they would continue to pray till the president fully recovers.

Among those present during the prayers were the state’s deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar, commissioners, state lawmakers and party stalwarts.

Governor Ganduje said President Buhari needs the prayers of Nigerians for quick recovery.

Mr. Ganduje said the fight against corruption started by the president was gaining momentum.


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  • muhammadunfagge

    That’s wonderful my governor. This is very good. May the almighty Allah reward you and grant good health to the President.

    • Right Minded

      Only gullible foolani people like you will believe such story. Really pathetic.

      • Smart

        My God almighty guide and forgive you, for your unwanted hate

    • Sam

      Amin

  • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

    Nigerians can now see the very change with which they were scammed, when leaders of other nations are trying every thing they can to build their nations and , catch up with real development, Nigerians are gathering to celebrate that their own president can speak through the mobile phone. What a tragedy, what a curse, what a one chance bus tinubu flagged down to carry Nigerians.
    It is very painful that a country that can boast of very strong, energetic, resourceful, intelligent ,bright, youthful and 21st century compliant citizens, should be running around an old, weak, tired, retired, ignorant, illiterate, very sick grand pa, who can not even browse through the internet nor can be able to update himself in any way.
    Nigeria have inadvertently given out her presidential seat to serve as old people rehabilitation home and a sick bed for grandpa’s.
    No wonder within 22 months, Nigerian nation have grievously fallen on her knees.
    May God never allow Satan to ever punish our nation again in this manner, may punishment and pain which Nigerians are passing through as a result of Buharis fumbling and tumbling presidency be magnified against those who brought this disaster and calamity upon our nation. May God deliver our nation from this epidemic called change . help Nigerians Oh God.

    • Sam

      I don’t think anyone who knows your modus operandi will expect you to say something that makes sense atleast to the majority of Nigerians . Those who understands what’s is going on will jubilate to the news of Buhari’s voice following the callous and wicked news of the fake news of his death by your ilks. I pray God uses Buhari to benefit Nigerians at the end of the day.

      • Papa Ogihwriodo

        You people say you went to university and you read big books, not so?
        Did you read common sense with it? I don’t think so at all. Let me explain.
        Look at the photograph above in this news. You see three (3) people there,
        not so? Now, start to use your sense! The first person is Bukola Saraki looking
        straight at something else and smiling, not so? The second person there is who?

        It is Muhamadu Buhari looking at OPPOSITE DIRECTION of Saraki and laughing.
        And the third person there is who? It is the Speaker Dogara looking at OPPOSITE
        DIRECTION to laughing Buhari, and, smiling but with his lips only. Now, think please!!

        First of all can two people visiting the president of a country IGNORE that president
        who is LAUGHING and be looking in opposite direction to the president? Answer is, no!
        So it means this is a fake photograph. The three people were not communicating at all.
        Therefore, it means that the three people were not in the same room at the same time.

        • Julius

          Hahahahahaha, na the picture we dey use to judge and see things now ? Help me Jesus !

        • Sam

          Even if the president spoke directly via a live tv you still wont believe it because Your cynicism didn’t start Today it started with your forefathers. To you everything is viewed as a fraud partly because you are very likely a fraudster.

        • Senator D

          You are very correct but getting the real image for software decryption is difficult. I suspected the picture to be faked when I looked at the shadows which where NOT cast as they were in direct light. Saraki or Dogara do not have any shadows even on the cushion. Similarly, Buhari seems deep into the picture and Saraki more out. The GGI software used must be first class.

      • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

        Majority of Nigerians are dying, majority of Nigerians are in danger, majority of Nigerians are in deep agony, majority of Nigerians are regretting the day jega scammed Nigerians with this calamity called change.
        May God Almighty cause Buhari to either resign and allow Nigerians to recover or save Nigeria from Buhari and allow Buhari to go home and treat himself to recover.

      • Senator D

        You make it look like you personally elected Buhari into power. Forgetting that Buhari is no president except by the powers of the Nigerian state which is made up of every tribe and tongue whether they voted for him or not. Buhari is not the ONLY ALMIGHTY saviour so stop selling crap… He is incompetent and every equation under him always does not add up no matter your paucity of arguments here in his defence…

    • Julius

      Chei…you just have to include “illiterate” in there . Don’t forget we just had a Phd president that didn’t know that $2.1 billion was looted under him. There you are an educated , 2-4 Phds holder, good English language, unbelievable grammar and what are you doing with all that ? Be on the internet calling somebody an illiterate. You fools are too much !

      • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

        Buhari is like the ten plaques that God used to punish Egypt, a calamitous ineptitude and a huge debilitating crushing affliction sustained by propaganda and lies.
        This nation haven’t seen this kind of leadership ineptitude before Buhari.

        • Julius

          So , calling him an “illiterate” will solve our problems ? I’m sure you do have Phd in everything but, You are not doing anything for the country either. All you do is rant online calling him names. Now, tell me who is an illiterate ?

          • Paschal Charles

            Are you the only one in Nigeria Mr Julius? Buhari is simply a plague to Nigeria . You will soon see 1$ to 1000 Naira in few months coming , then you will understand the meaning of Buhari.

          • Julius

            I find myself losing a point off my !Q by responding to you. Good day !

      • Senator D

        You make it look like you personally elected Buhari into power. Forgetting that Buhari is no president except by the powers of the Nigerian state which is made up of every tribe and tongue whether they voted for him or not. Buhari is not the ONLY ALMIGHTY saviour so stop selling crap… He is incompetent and every equation under him always does not add up no matter your paucity of arguments here in his defence!

        • Julius

          “You make it look like you personally elected Buhari into power. Forgetting that Buhari is no president except by the powers of the Nigerian state which is made up of every tribe and tongue whether they voted for him or not”. Wow, thanks for the info. I thought that I was the only person that voted for him..my bad ! You should be smarter than making that statement.
          So calling him an illiterate which you people use to belittle whoever you do not like, disagree with or not from your side is okay ? will insulting and abusing him solve our problems ?

          • Senator D

            You are so laughable… Even Donald Trump’s die-hard supporters disagree with some of his “phony” policies… Why should I boot-lick a man who lie about practically everything from Certificate to his Assets???

          • Julius

            No sir, you are not only the laughable one but, a hater as well. Yes, you can and should criticize any president but that’s not what you haters are doing. I can’t help you if you conveniently missed my criticism of Buhari/efcc/apc and the people around him. By the way, bringing up Trump put to rest your calling Buhari a liar.

      • Paschal Charles

        You are just an animal.

        • Julius

          That’s your response to my comment ? Yeah, I see that the cap fit !

    • Iskacountryman

      i warned una say buhari na katon banza…

  • Otile

    I never knew that in 2017 Nigerians would be having 419 rulers of this nature. God have mercy.

    • Julius

      Yea, and the call was fake !

      • Oooduuwa

        “By definition, a failed state is one that has simply ceased to
        function. Going by this definition, Nigeria is a failed state because nothing
        works in Nigeria. Nigeria is a divided nation. Nigeria is a collapsed state and
        her break up is imminent. The signs are all over the place. Nigeria is
        convulsed by internal violence. It can no longer deliver positive political
        goods to her citizens. The government is fast losing legitimacy. The government
        has become illegitimate in the eyes and hearts of a growing plurality of 180
        million Nigerians. Nigeria sinks deeper and deeper into chaos and calamity”.

        ………………….Bayo Oluwasanmi

        (February 22, 2017)

        • Julius

          I’m more optimistic than both of you . I pray that we sort things out, elect competent political leaders and turn things around in a positive direction. That’s my wish !

          • The Revolutionaries

            @Julius11:disqus

            NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, RISE FROM SLUMBER
            AND KILL YOUR TREASURY THIEVES IF YOU WANT A GOOD
            COUNTRY FOR YOURSELVES AND YOUR CHILDREN BECAUSE
            FOR SO LONG AS TREASURY THIEVES ARE FREE TO STRUT,
            YOU ARE ACCEPTING THEFT AS THE MEANING OF SUCCESS.

          • Julius

            Oh, don’t get me wrong, I wish we can kill them off one by one. I would actually love to see the military take over for a year, suspend the Constitution just to deal with those you mentioned. Count me in on that but, don’t include me with the noise makers that are not doing anything for the country. No contribution but, put downs and ranting errant nonsense, calling people illiterate while doing nothing with their fantastic grammar and imaginary Phds. Trust me, they wont do shit either if they have the chance to lead the country.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Start by asking the man in the mirror, “how honest are you and can you change for better?”

    • AryLoyds

      Its allowed in our religion , its called Taqiyya.

  • BURNING SPEAR

    WHAT in the name of Allah is the meaning of this childish unthinking insensitive rubbish which came out of the rotten mouth of the governor to Premium Times? Are we kids—for heavens sake?–Who deos not know that this fake story was sponsored by the Apes in APC—–to deceive 9jas————-If Bingo Buhari can pick up his phone to call his fellow Fulani brother in the North what stops Buhari from—doing the same with the entire Nation and the many Christians who have been calling on the living God to save his life———————-? Journalism is about an Editor using his God given brain to judge a story properly before publishing it————-I mean the effect the said news item would have on the masses——-that is what often guides an editor into approving a story for publication—————————–it is a shame that a trained Journalist wld descend to this gutter level——–We saw a similar situation during the era of Turai where Danbazua hired thugs to pose as Yara Adua—-the BBC was even deceived into mimicking the voice of a dead Yara Adua—-Now the Fulanis are at it again————-with their usual 419–stories again—–Separation is the only way out—we cannot continue like this my brothers and sisters——————–enough of this rubbish..

  • Econometrist

    @Julius11:disqus

    One Million Naira is now $1,860 U.S dollars

    Nigerians naively queued up in the year 2015
    and elected a Primary school certificate holder. Nigerians insanely called
    their buffoonery CHANGE. One year later, they sank into the worst depths
    of state failure in their history – right under the water of ongoing three
    consecutive quarters of economic recession. Darkness now covers the
    blighted country, like a blinding blanket. Buhari’s government has no
    answer to permanent electricity failure or to anything at all..

    President Muhamadu Buhari
    is too crude, local and nigh-illiterate to have a concept of Nigeria that he was
    elected to administer and develop. He’d refused for several weeks to speak
    just for a few seconds to all Nigerians as a whole. But Buhari was at his usual
    nepotistic best and in animal spirits when told that Muslim Imaams in his Fulani
    regional Kano state were organizing Islamic prayers for him. He put a phone
    call through to those ones in the name of his Islamist ideology whilst ignoring
    the millions of Christians in half the country who now regret voting for such a
    crude Islamist bigot.

    • Econometrist

      …………….One Million Naira is now $1,860 U.S dollars

      A millionaire in Nigeria today has less
      than the monthly salary of a street cleaner in Germany. That’s how bad
      Nigeria’s fallen because Nigerians (including university graduates amongst
      them)
      discounted the olden wisdom that knowledge is power. Inflation has hit
      18.7% on the back of Buhari’s 62% devaluation of the national currency in Nigeria.

      One million Naira in Nigeria is now worth 1,860 U.S dollars at street exchange
      rate in Lagos, today. The Muhamadu Buhari who wrought this untold hardship
      and mass poverty on Nigerians has been absent from work for weeks, and has
      indicated he will be on indefinite (sick) leave abroad, but without disclosing his
      ailment, meaning that Nigeria is now driftless without any purpose or direction.
      In short, this Muhamadu Buhari has no sense of responsibility whatsoever.

      • The Revolutionaries

        TREASURY THIEVES AND THEIR FAMILIES MUST ALL BE KILLED BY ARMED REVOLUTIONARIES.

        ONLY A BLOODY REVOLUTION CAN AVENGE TREASURY THEFTS BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

  • straight-to-the-point

    @ohnigeriagodsavenigeria:disqus

    NIGERIA WILL BE A BETTER PLACE IF MUHAMADU BUHARI IS
    REPEALED AND REPLACED.

    • Somebody Call my name

      @Julius11:disqus

      My friend, Roland, was asking me something few days ago. “Have you ever seen any human being
      with the type of skull Alhaji Raji Fashola carries on his neck
      ?”, he asked. I did not understand the point
      of that question and told him so. He then said, “His skull is like two separate tubers of yam joined loosely
      by UHU adhesive gum – the front lobe consists of water only and no other content, whilst the back
      lobe comprises dishonesty and theft instincts
      ”.

      I still did not answer the point of his analogy. Then he said: “In a country of the blind a one-eyed man is king. Amongst the wholly illiterate members of APC Raji Fashola will look like a genius to them all, notwithstanding that
      Raji Fashola was failing and repeating class in secondary school. But because the rump of APC is worse and has
      no better person, Muhamadu Buhari lumped up three Ministries and handed them to Fashola as the least worse amongst the rotten apples of APC Muslims
      .”

      At that moment I saw the point and got the drift. I have not had electricity in my house since last year December
      and Raji Fashola is the misfit Minister for Electricity. I connected the dots.

      • BURNING SPEAR

        Bingo Buhari has been sick for a long time–he has not been functioning properly with his brain–it as if he is on hard–drugs—the way he often talks–That is why he gave that mum u 3 ministries

    • Ahmad Abdullahi

      How? We will be glad to have your patriotic ideas on how to solve Nigeria’s problems not hate statements.

  • Mizch

    We thought he said he belonged to no one. Now it is only to a few gathered in government house Kane. Twice fooled thrice apes polluting the country, apc.

  • Intrepid

    The circus continues.

  • Tunde

    Dear father, just bring PMB back home, to finish the work you have given him. Amen!

  • Freedom Bini

    Hope they Tell God what is wrong with Buhari?

  • Kevin Peter

    Now this “secret calls” is becoming embarrassing! How can the father of the nation choose to isolate the people he could speak with when he is a father to all?

    • Ahmad Abdullahi

      Every father answers the greetings of a child that come to greet at a particular time. Don’t let sentiment becloud your sense of reasoning

      • Kevin Peter

        Beyond receiving greetings from the children, he owes us a duty to show concern for our collective support by communicating directly through similar communication platforms realizing that he does not belong to only one section or group of people alone as president. His ability to talk to Nigerians generally will equally help to put to rest the controversy surrounding his health status as common reasoning should tell us that “hale and hearty” is far from the truth. Corruption is not only about money stolen from a common purse; if the truth surrounding one’s capacity to rule a nation is hidden from the public, it can also be said to be corruption! May God heal our president. Amen.

      • Senator D

        A president is a president. And the Nigerian state which is comprised of the Nigerian people gave him that mandate. So he is under obligation be it written or not to let those who gave him their mandate know his state of health and not doing “wayocious” phone calls here and there…

  • Ibrahim Kabir Maje

    Alhamdulillah!

    It is a relief for every sensible and reasonable citizens that PMB is alive and healthy. The challenge against him to address the wailing wailers should be over. But let us wait to see what they may come up with.

    The hope of Nigerians will soon be back

    • Paschal Charles

      So you believe in this nonsense news ? A president who can not address over 200m Nigerians in 1 min video chat to prove that he is alive and chooses to be doing photo secret calls to his friends and APC members. Only fools can believe this new of secret calls. Take it or leave it PMB is either dead or seriously bedridden. Time shall tell when all the lies will finish.

    • Senator D

      @Daniel above said Buahri just flashed him on his MTN and he returned the call. I guess that’s good news… Case closed!

  • George

    Full meaning of BUHARI: Brought Unnecessary Hardship Among Reasonable Individuals.

    A liar from the pit of Hell fire and the bloods of Monkeys and Baboons are awaiting him at the gate o hell

  • Rommel

    Like I said,these distractions were unnecessary,the president could have spoken to news agency of Nigeria’s journalists stationed at the embassy,he could have granted a televised interview which would have dispelled all these rumors leaving him to treat himself very well as requested by doctors,how could such careful prudent man make such an elementary mistake,I am not happy at how this thing was allowed to fester but by God,I wish him well,we need him,Nigeria needs his capabilities.Long live Nigeria

    • Wise Head

      Has somebody hacked into your account or have they retrenched you, or have you lost faith in your party?

      • Rommel

        Unlike the PDP which operates like a secret cult of criminals,the APC is a party where every individual is allowed to express views freely and I have always tried to be objective unless you have been viewing my comments from a biased point of view

        • George

          Gradually HUNGER is returning you back to normal sense. Aboki

  • Daniel

    Buhari just flashed me now on my MTN and I returned his call. He was so jovial, chatty and funny. He asked me about my wife and children and then said he will flash me again tomorrow morning.

    • Senator D

      Is this Basket Mouth or I-go-die? Hahahahahaaaa…

    • Senator D

      I can’t stop laughing… This is so so funny!

    • Ben

      Not quite funny tho. Try again.Ben

  • Senator D

    Major General Muhammadu Buhari stole power from Alhaji Shehu Shagari from 31st December 1983 and was himself overthrown by General Ibrahim Badamosi Babagida on 28th August 1985 exactly 20-months. And now he (Buhari) was sworn-in on 29th May 2015 and he embarked on indefinite medical vacation amidst being “Hale, hearty and chatty” on the 19th of January 2017 exactly 20-months. Can somebody please shout Hallelujah 50-times for this 20-months President and head of state!

  • Senator D

    I suspected the picture to be faked when I looked at the shadows which where NOT cast as they were in direct light. Saraki or Dogara do not have any shadows even on the cushion. Similarly, Buhari seems deep into the picture and Saraki more out. The GGI or CGI software used must be first class…

  • Senator D

    Buhari don kpai… Kick Bucket… Delete…Kachikwo? Stop this nonsense…

    • dele20

      When our president Buhari returns, many Nigerian enemies of progress will plunge into lagoon and Atlantic Ocean, PMB will soon be back, kudos to PMB

      • Senator D

        Old story from the Oba of Lagos…

        • dele20

          In your senseless perspectives

  • Senator D

    Buahri please call me too nah? Here’s my number: 080 340600 240800… I miss your voice…hahahahahahahaaa

  • Olatubosun

    Thank God that we heard from our president…
    Oshibajo is representing you well

  • Olatubosun

    Buhari you’re wonderful sir

  • Olatubosun

    You will arrive safely

  • Olatubosun

    This administration is the best

    • dele20

      Of course yes, this APC led administration is still the best

  • ben

    Wow! Allah ya baka lafiya Baba Buhari