President Mahamadou of Niger Republic visit to Buhari, postponed

The three man panel headed by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno as members.

Prof. Mike Ogirima, the NMA President, who gave the stated this in an interview he granted a PUNCH correspondents, said Buhari's disclosure of his health status would douse tension and rumours about his well-being.

It also dismissed reports suggesting that the president was incapacitated and was being fed intravenously, describing them as absolute bunkers.

He said Buhari deserved commendation for being transparent in the matter concerning his health. "Getting Buhari to anoint a northerner as his successor for 2019 is their only goal", one diplomat said, adding that Mr Osinbajo's well-received performance during Mr Buhari's seven-week absence had only "hardened their resolve".

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Is actually what he said that he has been advised to take it easy by his doctors and that he would soon also go back for further medical attention in the UK. It is absolutely untrue that he is being fed. "All he is doing is following his doctors' advice to rest enough", Lai Mohammed, the information minister, said.

"I am saying the parallel market which now stabilises at between N380 and N385, " he said.

"So, whatever is happening today is not any unusual development".

Buhari failed to attend the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the fourth consecutive time he was absent at the gathering where a number of policy initiatives are discussed.

  • Tracy Klein