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The Buhari crew living large at Nigeria’s expense at the Paddington Hilton

While many Nigerians are fretting about President Muhammadu Buhari missing in action in London for 55 days with his presidential jet allegedly parked at the airport running up charges of £4,000 a day (a claim that was denied by spokesman Garba Shehu), another scandal was being ignored. A source told that the president’s flight crew and aides – a grand …

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Buhari missing in action update

President Muhammadu Buhari has not been seen or heard from since he left Nigeria for London a month ago. His wife, Aisha, came back to Nigeria last week after visiting him and claimed that he was getting better from an illness that has not been revealed to Nigerians. A source close to the medical team treating the president has informed …

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The best for Buhari, the worst for Nigeria

Nigeria’s propaganda minister Lai Mohammed was a guest on a radio programme yesterday and was asked why President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been in London for the past three weeks receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, had ignored his government’s claims to stop public officials from going abroad for treatment. Mohammed’s response was shocking in its crass insensitivity: “My answer …

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Femi Adesina and the arrogance of power

Femi Adesina, in an interview with a Nigerian newspaper, and responding to a question whether President Muhammadu Buhari should disclose the nature of his illness to Nigerians, declared arrogantly: “The prerogative is his own to disclose and if he wants to disclose, he will. But nobody should be asking him to do it. That would be an infringement on his …

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Buhari, the Friday president, returns to base in London

Muhammadu Buhari, who has gone from working part-time as president to “working from home”, and then to not even bothering to turn up for work, only showing up at mosque on Fridays, has now abandoned all pretense and flew to London in the dark of last night for what his spokesman called “follow-up medical consultation with his doctors”. Buhari had …

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