Nigeria’s Buhari Recovering in U.K., Will Return Soon, Wife Says

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is recovering fast from an undisclosed ailment while on medical leave in the U.K. and preparing to return to the West African nation, according to his wife.

Buhari, who has been abroad for almost a month, will be back “soon” in Nigeria, the office of Aisha Buhari said in an emailed statement Tuesday, without giving further details. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo serves as acting leader in his absence.

Buhari, 74, has spent almost 11 weeks in the U.K. this year for medical treatment. He first returned from London on March 10 after a seven-week absence.


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