President Buhari ready to return to office, awaiting doctor's permission

Supporters of the Our mumu don do movement attend a protest demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari resume or resign, in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2017. Photo: REUTERS / Afolabi Sotunde

ABUJA –  Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said he feels ready to return to the country after being on medical leave in Britain, and he is waiting now for his doctor's permission, a presidency statement said on Saturday.

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Buhari's extended absence for an undisclosed ailment, his second this year, left many in Nigeria questioning whether he was well enough to run the country.


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