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Breaking: Osinbajo visits Buhari in London

President Buhari and Osinbajo during one of the FEC meetings in March this year

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London, spokesman, Laolu Akande has said.

In a tweet today, Akande said Osinbajo and his boss held a meeting today and he will be returning to Nigeria immediately.

Akande did not provide more information.

The visit may well signal that President Buhari may soon be making a return journey to Nigeria, two months after he left for medical treatment. He left on 7 May on the day that he received some of the Chibok girls released by Boko Haram.

He had in January also sought medical help in London and returned in March, declaring that ‘he had never felt so sick in his life’.

Hints that the President has recovered were dropped via metaphors used by his wife, Aisha, on Facebook.  She said hyenas and jackals will soon be flushed out of ‘the kingdom’, with the return of the Lion King, a reference to President Buhari.

Aisha Buhari’s post  was predicated on that of Senator Shehu Sani. Observers believed the post was  a clear indication that God had answered Nigerians’ prayers for the quick recovery of Buhari..

Aisha who is currently in London to nurse her husband, said: “God has answered the prayers of a weaker animal; the Hyenas and Jackals would soon be sent out of the kingdom.’’


“We strongly believe in the prayers and support of the weaker animals.

“Long live the weaker animals, long live Nigeria,’’ she posted.

Her post was a direct response to that of Senator Shehu Sani (APC Kaduna Central).

The senator said that while “weaker animals” were praying for the return of “Lion King,” those he called “the hyenas” and “the jackals” were scheming based on the assumption that the “Lion King” would never return.

“Prayer for the absent Lion King has waned. Until he’s back, then they will fall over each other to be on the front row of the palace temple.

“Now, the hyenas and the jackals are scheming and talking to each other in whispers; still doubting whether the Lion King will be back or not.

“Now, the Lion King is asleep and no other dares to confirm if he will wake up or not.

“It is the wish of the hyenas that the Lion King never wakes up or come back so that they can be kings.

“It is the prayers of the weaker animals that the Lion King comes back to save the kingdom from the hyenas, the wolves and other predators.”

Many Nigerians have taken to twitter to comment on the posts, including Kemi Ariyo who tweeted, “From Aisha Buhari’s reply to Shehu Sani, it appears President Buhari will be back soon.’’

93.5 FM‏ tweeted that “Aisha Buhari Hints on President Buhari’s Recovery.’’


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