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Nigeria's presidency plays down Buhari's health

Nigeria's presidency plays down Buhari's health


Nigerian president’s health status continues to make news.

The presidency says that President Muhammadu Buhari’s doctors have advised him to take take things slowly as he continues to recover from an undisclosed illness.

On Wednesday, Buhari chose to rest and work from home failing to attend a cabinet meeting scheduled on that day.

The meeting was Buhari’s second consecutive absence from the weekly meeting chaired by his deputy Yemi Osinbajo.

Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the decision by the president not to attend the meeting was last minute and he could have notified his cabinet and Nigerians.

Rumours about the 74-year old president’s health have continued to circulate since January, when he left the west African county for what was termed as a vacation in the UK.

His return to the country in March has done little to quell the hearsay.

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