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Buhari Lai Mohammed, Abike Dabiri await President's arrival (LIVE UPDATE)

Lai Mohammed as well as several Special Advisers to the President have been spotted at the airport to welcome the President Buhari.

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The Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and Senior Special Adviser on Foreign Matters, Abike Dabiri Erewa are some of the aides of President Muhammadu Buhari awaiting his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport.

The Information minister as well as the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, several Special Advisers to the President that include Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina have been spotted at the airport to welcome the President, who has been out of Nigeria on medical vacation in London for 103 days.

Abike Dabiri speaking to journalists at the airport play

President Buhari's aide, Abike Dabiri speaking to journalists at the airport

(Twitter/Naij)

Already, Presidential Guards Brigade were seen moving toward the airport after conducting rehearsal at the Arcade in Abuja.

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Also spotted at the airport is the Acting President's spokesman, Laolu Akande, President's Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Lauretta Onochie.

Lai Mohammed, Abike Dabiri Erewa, Gov Rochas Okorocha play

Lai Mohammed, Abike Dabiri Erewa, Gov Rochas Okorocha

(Facebook)

 

Buhari left Nigeria on May 7, for the second round of his medical treatment in London after receiving 82 rescued Chibok school girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in 2014.

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

Femi Adesina and Bashir Ahmad awaiting President Buhari's return play

Femi Adesina and Bashir Ahmad awaiting President Buhari's return

(Twitter)

 

UPDATE: Upon arrival, President Buhari is expected to inspect the Guard of Honour at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Intern'l Airport.

 

UPDATE: Abba Kyari, Ibrahim Magu, Bashir Ahmad join other dignitaries awaiting President Buhari's arrival at Nnamdi Azikiwe Intern'l Airport.

UPDATE: Buhari arrives Abuja, Nigeria at exactly 4:36pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

UPDATE: Acting President Osinbajo receives President Buhari at the airport & now proceeds ahead of him to the Presidential residence

 

UPDATE: President Buhari stopped on his way to the Presidential residence to greet thousands of Nigerians who lined on the airport road to welcome him back.

 

 

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