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Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by BeeBeeOoh(m): 5:07am On Feb 11, 2017
Presidential aides were on Friday put on standby over the imminent return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London, United Kingdom.

Buhari, who left Nigeria on January 19, was initially scheduled to return to the country last Sunday in preparation for resumption to office last Monday.

However, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, later issued a statement announcing that Buhari had notified the National Assembly of his decision to extend his vacation.

Adesina had attributed the extension to the need for the President to wait behind and receive the results of medical tests which he had undergone on the advice of his doctors.

Sources at the Presidential Villa, Abuja told one of our correspondents on Friday that Buhari was being expected this weekend. The sources said that presidential aides and officials of the Protocol Unit, as well as security operatives, had been put on the alert over the President’s imminent arrival.

One of the sources said, “The President is expected back this weekend. We are expecting him to return either on Saturday or Sunday.

“As of now, we are not sure of the time of his arrival yet. The Protocol Unit will confirm that to us later.”

Another official said if the President would return by Saturday afternoon, his arrival time would be clear by the (Saturday) morning.

Amidst growing concern that Buhari had extended his vacation indefinitely as his new resumption date was not included in his latest letter to the National Assembly, Adesina had during the week, said the President would return sooner than expected.

“In a communication to the National Assembly, the President did not disclose when he is coming back but the President may be coming back sooner than people think,” the presidential spokesman had told a television station.

Atiku urges Nigerians to pray for President

Meanwhile, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigerians of all faiths to pray for the President.

Atiku, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, said the President needs the prayers of all Nigerians at times like these.

This was contained in a press statement issued by his Media Office in Abuja on Friday.

Atiku was quoted as saying, “We deserve the care and support of one another in trying times.

“Each of us goes through times when we are not in top form. The last thing we need in such times is mockery or ill will.”

Prayers hold in Borno mosques for recovery

Imams in about 350 Jumma’at mosques in Borno State on Friday led thousands of worshippers in special prayers to wish President Buhari speedy recovery. Special prayers were held in Maiduguri, Jere, Biu and other parts of the state.

The prayers, which were conducted at the request of the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, were in appreciation of President Buhari’s commitment to the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, which resulted in the liberation of many communities and the return of relative peace to the state.

Although, there are 542 Jumma’at mosques in the state, only about 350 of them were estimated to be operating as residents of some highly populated towns like Bama had yet to fully return home from internally displaced persons’ camps.

The prayers were based on a request conveyed by the Chief Imam of Borno State, Imam Ibrahim Ahmed, to all Imams of functional Jumma’at mosques.

The Chief Imam mobilised fellow Muslim clerics for prayers following letters addressed to him by Governor Shettima. A similar letter was also sent to the Borno State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishop William Naga.

The state Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Mustapha Fannarambe, signed the two letters, titled, “Request for intensification of prayers for the complete recovery of Mr. President.”

It was learnt that the state’s chapter of CAN had also communicated with pastors to organise similar prayers in all churches across the state during the Sunday’s service.

APC women to organise National Prayer Summit

Worried about Buhari’s state of health, women leaders in the APC are also organising a National Prayer Summit for the President and the nation.

The prayer summit, being organised by the office of the APC Deputy National Women Leader, is to hold in Enugu.

The APC Deputy National Women Leader, Chief Tina Adike, who disclosed this to journalists in Owerri, Imo State, said that the non-denominational prayer summit would also cut across all political parties.

Decrying the unpleasant rumours making the rounds about the President, Adike noted that death is not exclusive to elderly persons alone.

While attributing the rumours about the health of the President to ignorance of the provisions of the nation’s constitution, which she said the President had adhered to, Adike said women in the country were hopeful that if Nigerians were committed, patriotic and selfless, it would be well with Nigeria.

PFN urges Buhari to fix economy, stabilise currency

Meanwhile, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has called on the administration of President Buhari to inject life into the country by curbing inflation and finding solutions to the problems affecting the economy, including the rising foreign exchange.

A statement issued by the Director (Media and Public Relations) of PFN, Simbo Olorunfemi, said the call was part of resolutions taken during its just-concluded 14th Biennial Conference held in Benin, Edo State.

He said, “The PFN is concerned about the state of the Nigerian economy and the hardship being experienced by citizens. It calls on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to mitigate the pains of Nigerians, curb inflation, stem the tide of unemployment and find solution to the exchange rate that has eroded the value of the naira.

“A number of issues of concern to the Church and of national interest were discussed at the conference and the PFN resolved on the need for the Federal Government to live up to its constitutional responsibility of securing lives and property, especially in the face of terrorist activities by so-called herdsmen and the recent killings in Southern Kaduna.”

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 5:08am On Feb 11, 2017
Baba God Almighty will take you on eagles wing

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by BigStout(m): 5:11am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:
Baba God Almighty will take you on eagles wing



You are a legendary zombie. Keep it up

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by simplemach(m): 5:13am On Feb 11, 2017
And if he doesn't....?
Only God knows what the excuse will be this time, after all, the other time they said he wanted to collect his test results. Maybe now if he doesn't return again they might say he wants to wait to collect his clothes with the dry cleaner.
I pity this country.

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 5:17am On Feb 11, 2017
BigStout:




You are a legendary zombie. Keep it up

My Good lord his ready to reset your system

Release yourself and let him work on the system

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by shikshark: 5:18am On Feb 11, 2017
"wait and collect results of medical test" she na UCH?

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 5:18am On Feb 11, 2017
simplemach:
And if he doesn't....?
Only God knows what the excuse will be this time, after all, the other time they said he wanted to collect his test results. Maybe now if he doesn't return again they might say he wants to wait to collect his clothes with the dry cleaner.
I pity this country.

He's coming to deal with enemies of the state

That looted us dry

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by BigStout(m): 5:19am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:


My Good lord his ready to reset your system

Release yourself and let him work on the system



Just like your lord Buhari, it's obvious you have no certificate

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 5:23am On Feb 11, 2017
BigStout:



Just like your lord Buhari, it's obvious you have no certificate


My brother baba will come back hale and hearty

Baba his one of the bestime thing that happens to this country

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by Costello559(m): 5:24am On Feb 11, 2017
Welcome back to Nigeria... Mr president

Just leave Osibanjo to be the master mind biko... Just dy ans president for mouth...

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 5:25am On Feb 11, 2017
BigStout:



Just like your lord Buhari, it's obvious you have no certificate


Bro it's not about certificate anymore

It's a different thing to have certificate

It's another thing to be able to defend it

The bowler hat man can't defend his certificate

I questioned his PhD

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by BigStout(m): 5:27am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:



My brother baba will come back hale and hearty

Baba his one of the bestime thing that happens to this country

Ok i don hear. Go away and don't infect me with zombie disease

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 5:29am On Feb 11, 2017
BigStout:


Ok i don hear. Go away and don't infect me with zombie disease

We are going to celebrate baba 's coming with something like your name

A very chilled one

Long live federal republic of Nigeria

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by hungryboy(m): 5:30am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:



Bro it's not about certificate anymore

It's a different thing to have certificate

It's another thing to be able to defend it

The bowler hat man can't defend his certificate

I questioned his PhD

shaking my head


Hunger fit make man Pikin defend even Satan for minimum wage

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by AdeniyiA(m): 5:32am On Feb 11, 2017
A father whose children are worried about but failed to,at least, call them and assure them of your sound health nd mind has something to hide nd does not also give a damn....
In fact he has lost my respect... undecided

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 5:39am On Feb 11, 2017
AdeniyiA:
A father whose children are worried about but failed to,at least, call them and assure them of your sound health nd mind has something to hide nd does not also give a damn....
In fact he has lost my respect... undecided

Why not calm down and breathe slowly

It will help the total system

Thanks for listening to me
Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by ipobarecriminals: 6:00am On Feb 11, 2017
sad undecided Who are those mumus praying? Do u pray for somebody wey go London to see the queen?iranu abacha

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by ipobarecriminals: 6:02am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:

We are going to celebrate baba 's coming with something like your name
A very chilled one
Long live federal republic of Nigeria
so,u are a drunkard?No wonder.

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 6:05am On Feb 11, 2017
ipobarecriminals:
so,u are a drunkard?No wonder.



Lol

Press Auto Reset


It will stabilize everything in the upper chamber

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by Boleyndynasty2(f): 6:06am On Feb 11, 2017
Nigerians are on standby too waiting for his mega come back. But I have a feeling he won't, but fingers crossed

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 6:09am On Feb 11, 2017
Boleyndynasty2:
Nigerians are on standby too waiting for his mega come back. But I have a feeling he won't, but fingers crossed

Baba will come

God will bring him back safely

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by greatgod2012(f): 6:14am On Feb 11, 2017
I don laugh tire! And na this sarrki guy dey make me laugh so loud. This sarrki guy is more of a comedian to me! Well done Mr man!



@post, welcome back in advance Mr President!

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by ipobarecriminals: 6:14am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:




Lol

Press Auto Reset


It will stabilize everything in the upper chamber
I'm sorry for u local boy.Hope u have collected ur 1k to stand with bubu? ur case is pathetic.

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by simplemach(m): 6:27am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:


He's coming to deal with enemies of the state

That looted us dry
Enemies of the state or enemies of his party?

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by Boleyndynasty2(f): 6:27am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:


Baba will come

God will bring him back safely
its not about safe return, but the question should be is he strong enough to return?

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by Nbote(m): 6:28am On Feb 11, 2017
It's funny dat d presidency officially gave d country notice and confirmation wen he left and suddenly finding it hard to confirm wen he's coming back.. All reports so far have been of nameless "sources" who seem to want to kip feeding the rumor mills with uncertain information and confirmations. The presidency have really done a shabby and total mess of the so called vacation/medical trip/medical vacation of PMB.

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by engrflames: 7:11am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:


My Good lord his ready to reset your system

Release yourself and let him work on the system


You're a Zom.bie for life

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 7:12am On Feb 11, 2017
Boleyndynasty2:
its not about safe return, but the question should be is he strong enough to return?

When we get to that bridge

We decide
Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by rose54321: 7:13am On Feb 11, 2017
Hmm, so much for transparency.

All staff in charge of communication in this administration need to be queried - from the ministry of information, to this special advisers, chief of staff et al..

There's no information flow, and very poor information management

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by cleatoris: 7:13am On Feb 11, 2017
engrflames:
We are patiently waiting
Nah!
Nigerians are not too eager to have him back.

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by Boleyndynasty2(f): 7:16am On Feb 11, 2017
sarrki:


When we get to that bridge

We decide
its better he remains there am get stronger than return to Nigeria and resume work which will further weigh down his health

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Re: Presidency Staff On Standby For Buhari's Return - The Punch by sarrki(m): 7:19am On Feb 11, 2017
Boleyndynasty2:
its better he remains there am get stronger than return to Nigeria and resume work which will further weigh down his health


He will definitely take a decision

If his health will affects his work

He'said a patriot

An elder statesman

Articulate, Reliable, Trustworthy, Disciplined ,Responsible and determined leader

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