Nigerian President Making Four-Day Medical Trip To Britain

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He said the President would, therefore, use the 10-day break to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist in London.

Mariatu said plans are underway to visit all the North West states to stage mega rallies and grassroots mobilization for the President's re-election as well as the empowerment programme of the women.

This time around, he is to spend four days, which will make it 172 days the President has spent on medical vacations and the longest by any Nigerian serving President.

Others included members of the president's media team Mr Femi Adesina, Malam Garba Shehu, as well as other presidential aides.

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to depart Nigeria for the United Kingdom for medicals, the Presidency said on Monday.

The party's National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday in Abuja at a press conference said it was unfortunate the Presidency had chosen to shroud the issue in secrecy.

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Communications Minister, Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that what the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has achieved within three years of rule is more than the 16 years reign of the PDP.

"Why did he lie that he merely had a technical stopover in London?"

"We invite all Nigerians and the worldwide community to note that since the filing of our petition to the United Nations for which Nigerians across board have reposed hope, there have been escalation of hostilities, direct threats, harassment and intensified persecution of key opposition members, including our National Chairman".

"The nature of his illness is private and personal".

"It is in the Hippocratic oath that the medical doctors take". There is nobody that is 100 percent healthy.

"In terms of his health, there is no cause for alarm". We all need that from time to time. He is just going for a review. He will back in the country on Saturday by the grace of God.