treatment for an undisclosed medical condition believed to be cancer,
has developed speech difficulties, presidency sources said today.
The latest revelation stems from recent attempts to return the
President to Nigeria by members of a cabal managing his health and using
it to deceive Nigerians.
reportedly not in touch with him, reports say, while others were ordered
to return to Nigeria, with nobody having any certainty about the
prospects of Mr. Buhari’s date of return.
doctors rejected the idea of his returning to work. They asked that he
remained in London for four months to see how best they could treat his
illness. Nonetheless, the cabal managing the president brought him back
to enable him to undertake a number of acts including military postings
and appointments that would have been impossible with an acting
President on seat.
blood transfusion, and indicated he would soon return to the UK for
further treatment. During the period he was in Nigeria, he was rarely
seen outside, but managed to attend a few Federal Executive Council
meetings which he left as soon as the photo opportunities were done
with. Two weeks after that return, his condition deteriorated and
doctors had to be flown in from the UK to embark on treatment, but that
phase lasted only for a few weeks.
to maintain the ruse that he was healthy, members of the cabal would
shepherd him to the mosque on Fridays hoping to generate sentiments
within the core Muslim north where a rumor had circulated that the
president had been “poisoned”.
shortly after meeting with some Chibok girls who had been released the
previous day by Boko Haram. Although Buhari spoke at the event, his
voice was barely audible, as he had lost a lot of weight, his condition
reportedly complicated by Crohn’s Disease.
aides when he asked if they were going to Sokoto, perhaps one of the
first signs of his deteriorating memory.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo by telephone since his departure. Only
last week, the Acting President was asked to await a phone call from Mr.
Buhari but when a call eventually came in, nothing coherent was heard
from Mr. Buhari, despite the cabal having kept telling people of his
by some military officers a couple of weeks ago, as well as the recent
quit notice by some Northern youths to the Igbos in that area, which
they figured would make western countries view such an attempt with
understanding if they thought the action would protect Nigeria as an
of the US and the UK, are scheduled to meet with Acting President
Osinbajo in the coming days. It is unclear if at that meeting the UK
will brief Osinbajo regarding Buhari’s exact condition, but a State
Department official told.
indivisibility than the question of Buhari’s health. A source at the
British Embassy told this website they don’t think Buhari could continue
to govern in the condition he is in London.
Presidential jet with registration number 5N-FGT in the first week of
May. The jet was then flown on a 17-minute ride to London Stansted
Airport, where it remains parked for over a month.