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Buhari President returns to Nigeria after 49 days in London

President Buhari has returned to Nigeria after almost two months of stay in London.

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President Buhari arriving Nigeria


President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the country on Friday, March 10, 2017 at exactly 7:41 a.m.

Buhari is returning, 49 days after he left the country on a medical vacation.


As a result of the closure of the Abuja airport, the President's plane landed at the Kaduna airport.

The Nigerian Air Force 001 which was carrying the President, touched down at the Air Force Base in Kaduna.

The President was thereafter flown in a helicopter to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari play

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria



Reports say Buhari may address the nation today after his long absence, in order to quell any concerns over his capacity to govern.

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Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina broke the news of his Friday return on Thursday night, March 9, 2017.

Buhari left the country on January 19 on a 10-day vacation which he said he would also use to have a medical check-up.

The leave was later extended based on medical advice from his Doctors who said they wanted to carry out further tests. 

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