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PRESIDENT BUHARI TO HEAD TO LONDON AFTER TRIP TO US, RETURN DATE UNKNOWN

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for New York on Sunday to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said “President Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country”.

Buhari returned to the country from the UK, where he received medical treatment, on August 19. He spent 104 days in London.

It is not clear if he is “transiting” through London for another round of medical treatment.

The presidential spokesman said the high point of the president’s visit would be his participation in the general debate during which he would deliver the country’s national statement.

According to him, the theme for this year’s debate is: ‘focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet’.

Adesina said the president would join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, and that he would also hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe.

“Equally, the Nigerian leader will hold a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders,” he said.

“During the general-assembly, Nigeria will participate in high level meetings on ‘prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse: building momentum for change,’ the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, a high level event organised by the African Union under its theme of the year: ‘roadmap on the demographic dividend: from commitment to action,’ among others.

“At the events, President Buhari and members of his delegation will strive to project Nigeria as a strong moral force and responsible member of the international community.

“Nigeria’s commitment to global peace, security and development will also be reaffirmed and where necessary, the need for increased international cooperation in the fight against corruption.

“Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at UNGA 72 include strengthening human rights institutions; the rule of law; support for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) as a result of terrorist acts and recent flooding, and mitigating the effects of climate change.

“The Nigerian delegation will also canvass the support of UN member states for the Buhari administration’s efforts towards combating illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development.

“The president will be accompanied by the governors of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states, and key cabinet ministers.”

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BREAKING NEWS: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ANNOUNCES A BAN OF TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS FROM SERVING IN THE U.S. MILITARY

Donald Trump has effectively banned transgender people from serving in the US military, blaming the “medical costs and disruption” they would cause.

The President made the announcement in a series of three tweets, saying: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military.

“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

The new policy is a roll back of Obama administration-era rules that loosened restrictions on transgender people to serve in the US military, and comes just weeks after Mr Trump’s Defence secretary said that they were reviewing the issue. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in June that the Pentagon was giving the military another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services would impact its “readiness and lethality”.

While the Pentagon did not immediately have a statement or press release available following Mr Trump’s Twitter announcement, the organisation later indicated that it would “work closely” with the White House on the policies in the “near future”. The Pentagon later referred all questions to the White House.

“I SEE TROUBLE, PRESIDENT BUHARI MUST NOT DIE” – BISHOP ADEOYE

A Pentecostal Bishop, Rt. Rev. Seun Adeoye, has urged Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying his wellbeing is so important to the nation’s co-existence and stability.

Bishop Adeoye warned that if anything should happen to President Buhari, such would be a difficult burden for the nation to bear as Nigeria will fall into wrong hands that are ready do anything to turn it into their private estates.

The cleric, who spoke during the 1st Episcopal Honours and Gallantry Awards held at the weekend at Sufficient Grace and Truth Ministry, Rehoboth Arena, Okinni, Osun State, noted that only God can sustain the President’s health.

He said: “I see trouble should anything go wrong with President Buhari. So, we need to pray for his quick recovery from this ailment. Buhari must not die; Buhari must live and that should be our prayers.

“If Buhari is not the president, we will be faced with more lies and propaganda where we are going to be made to call black white. Rule of law will turn to be rule of fear and democracy will be replaced by despotism, favoritism and god-fatherism.

“We cannot allow Nigeria to be in the hand of any of the present leaders. None of them can be the captain of this ship; they will run it aground with their arrogance and selfish agenda. They will rob, strip us Unclad and put us in perpetual bondage as slaves. So, I enjoin all of us to pray for the President Buhari to get well quickly.”

On those who were honoured, Bishop Adeoye disclosed that they were shortlisted from over 100 nominees and were screened by the church’s Council of Clergy based on their courage, service to humanity and God and their various contributions to the society.

Those on the successful list were the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, Olusola Amore; his counterpart from Osun, Fimihan Adeoye; Prof. Ayo Fatubarin; Pastor and Prof. (Mrs) Olusegun Akinwusi; Dr. Kayode Oduoye; Barrister Kanmi Ajibola; Femi Adefila; Dr. and Mrs. Niyi Oginni; and Deacon and Deaconess Moses Ajayi.

Speaking on behalf of the awardees, Akinwusi, a former Head of Service in Osun State, urged Nigerians to pray fervently for the nation and not to keep mute or look the other way when things are going the wrong in the country.) 

PHOTOS OF PRESIDENT BUHAI ARRIVAL AT THE KADUNA AIRPORT

President Muhammadu Buhari is pictured disembarking from the Airforce 001 after arrival at the Kaduna aiport.
 
He was received by Deputy Governor Bantex, service chiefs and other dignitaries. The Nigerian Air Force 001 touched down at the Air Force Base in Kaduna, few minutes, ago before the President Buhari was airlifted in a chopper to Abuja.
 

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The sources also revealed that the president might address the nation Friday after his long absence, in order to quell any concerns over his capacity to govern.

The news of his return Friday was broken last night in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina.

Adesina recalled that the president left the shores of the country on January 19 for a vacation, during which he was scheduled to undergo routine medical check-ups.

He said the scheduled vacation was however extended due to the advice by his doctors that he undergoes further medical tests.

According to him, the president expressed gratitude to the generality of Nigerians in all parts of the country and beyond who supported him in their prayers and good wishes while he was away.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017. The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups.

“The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.

“President Buhari expresses appreciation to teeming Nigerians from across the country and beyond, who had prayed fervently for him and also sent their good wishes,” the statement said.

Earlier Thursday, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rev. Justin Welby, had paid a visit to Buhari in Abuja House, London where the president had resided throughout his medical vacation.

The president, who announced Welby’s visit on his Facebook page, said he was pleased to receive the archbishop, whom he described as his friend.

“Very pleased to welcome my friend, the Most Rev. Hon. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury,” the president had said.

Other than his doctors, Welby was possibly the first non-Nigerian citizen to visit the president in London since January 19 when he left the country.

Last month, the president was visited by numerous Nigerians including two leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande.

He had earlier been visited by the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and Senator Daisy Danjuma.

He was also visited on February 23 by a National Assembly team led by Senate President Bukola Saraki. Also in the team was the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan.

The visit was made days after both Saraki and Dogara had disclosed that they had telephone conversations with Buhari.

While Saraki said he called Buhari, Dogara said the president had called him and discussed issues affecting the welfare of Nigerians with him.

The president left the country on January 19, 2017, four days earlier than scheduled, stating that he would return on February 6 to resume duty.

But on February 5, the presidency announced the extension of his vacation indefinitely, saying the president was waiting for the results of the medical tests and needed to be certified okay by his doctors before leaving London.

Since then, speculations have been rife over the president’s health.

Indeed, even before the presidency informed the public of the extension of Buhari’s vacation, there were rumours that he had died in the UK.

All these proved to be untrue after the presidency released proof of life photographs of the president and his visitors.

“BUHARI RETURNS TO NIGERIA ON FRIDAY” – SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT, FEMI ADESINA

According to The Special Adviser to the President Femi Adesina Buhari will Return To Nigeria Tomorrow Friday 9th March 2017

PRESIDENT BUHARI EXPECTED BACK FRIDAY

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017.

The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.

President Buhari expresses appreciation to teeming Nigerians from across the country, and beyond, who had prayed fervently for him, and also sent their good wishes.

FEMI ADESINA

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

March 9, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY VISITS PRESIDENT BUHARI IN LONDON

Buhari shaking hands with the iconic Christian leader

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the iconic Archbishop of Canterbury Most Reverend Justin Welby at the Abuja House in London on Thursday, March 9.

The President himself confirmed the meeting in a post on his social media pages on Thursday afternoon just after the meeting.

He wrote: “ Very pleased to welcome my friend the Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Abuja House this afternoon.”

Both men pose for a picture at the Abuja House in London where President Muhammadu Buhari is staying

Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England. He is also the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury.

The visit comes just hours after the president called Nigeria to commiserate with former Ekiti state governor Niyi Adebayo on the death of his father.

The last publicized visit President Buhari got was from his daughter Hadiza. Before then, some political chieftains from the ruling All Progressives Congress also visited him.

PHOTOS: NIGERIANS STORM NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION UK, DEMAND TO SEE PRESIDENT BUHARI

Some Nigerians in the UK are currently in front of the Nigerian High

Commission demanding that President Buhari comes out to address them.

President Buhari who was meant to return to Nigeria yesterday, has asked for legislative powers to extend his vacation indefinitely due to incomplete medical checkup.

“THERE WILL BE WAR IN NIGERIA IF BUHARI DIES AND OSINBAJO IS MADE PRESIDENT” – FULANI MAN

A Hausa/Fulani man and strong supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that there will be civil war and bloodshed in Nigeria if the president should die.

Haruna Maitala posted the warning on the Facebook page of a group known as Nigerian Civil Rights Movement, in the wake of the wicked rumour that has been making the rounds on the death of the president.

Maitala was unequivocal when he said that the Hausa/Fulani would never accept a situation where the Vice President, Yomi Osinbajo, would assume leadership of the country because power belongs to them and they are not ready to let it go.

The Jos, Plateau State-based Maitala added that in the event of Buhari’s death, anyone taking over must be of the Hausa/Fulani stock or there will be war in the country and that as long as the person is their brother, they will be satisfied.

This is what Maitala wrote:

“President Buhari is healthy and enjoying his time in UK. God forbid if Buhari is to die, Christians/Southerners should not celebrate because Osinbajo or any other Christian will not take power because this power belongs to the North (Hausa/Fulani) we will never agree to lost (he meant ‘lose’) power how we did in 2010.

If Osinbajo did not resign, then another civil war awaits Nigeria. Or Buratai should stage a coup. Or they should bring anyone else from the North (Hausa-Fulani) as far as our brother is in power we are satisfied. This should serve as a warning.”

With this mindset of Maitala and his likes, no one knows where Nigeria will be heading if anything should happen to the president.