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He’s back

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Nigeria after 49 days of medical vacation.

President Buhari arrived at exactly 7.41am.

He was received by the Deputy Governor of Kaduna state Bala Bantex, GOC 1 Division, Commissioner of Police and other dignitaries.

He arrived at the Kaduna International Airport following the closure of the Abuja airport for repair on its runway.

He will be being ferried by a Presidential chopper to Abuja.

The president left the country on January 19 for medical leave, but later extended his stay indefinitely amid concerns over his health condition.

A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Thursday said that the holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.

It also said President Buhari expressed appreciation to Nigerians and non-Nigerians who had prayed fervently for him, and sent their good wishes.

The President has been out of the country for close to two months.

His absence in the country deepened suspicions among many Nigerians that his health is worse than officials are admitting publicly.

There were also reports that the Nigerian Leader may have passed away and authorities were trying to cover up his demise.

Since his absence, Osinbajo has assumed Presidency of the Country.

As rumours swirled last month that Buhari was gravely ill, his office urged Nigerians to disregard what it said were false and subversive messages.

Buhari also spent nearly two weeks in London last June for treatment for an ear infection, stoking concerns for his health now.

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