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Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by HungerBAD: 7:25am On Oct 26, 2017
• No law is breached, presidency insists
• ‘Cabal has captured Aso Rock’
• Nigeria needs a younger leader in 2019, says speaker at Chatham House


Two months after he returned from his medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom (UK) for an undisclosed ailment, President Muhammadu Buhari still operates from his official residence located in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The president had, two days after returning from the medical vacation which spanned 103 days, written to the National Assembly, in line with constitutional provisions, intimating the parliament of his return to the country and resumption of office in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The letter dated August 21, 2017 stated in part: “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I write to intimate that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, 21st August, 2017, after my medical follow-up in the United Kingdom.”‎

But barely settling down to take charge of activities of state, news broke that the president would temporarily operate from his official residence located in the villa due to the renovation of his main office. A presidency source had told The Guardian that construction giant, Julius Berger, had already begun the renovation.

Also confirming the development, Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, explained through his twitter handle@BashirAhmaad why Buhari was working from home. “Some renovations are ongoing at the office. He’ll be back to the main office after the work,” he twitted.

It was learnt that the renovation was a result of the damage rodents had caused after they invaded Buhari’s office.

A foreign news agency quoted the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, as saying that while President Buhari was away on the medical follow-up, rats had a field day with the furniture, cables and air-conditioning units in his office.

“He has been using the residential office. What is important is that the job gets done. Whether he does it from his bedroom or his sitting room or his anteroom, it does not matter. Let the job be done. And the job will be done,” he said.

However, two months after, the president still shuttles between the office in his official residence and the new banquet hall located beside the main office, where he occasionally receives visitors.

How long the renovation would last has not been disclosed by the presidency.

A text message sent to the two presidential spokesmen, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, for the presidency’s reaction to the matter was not immediately responded to. “Good evening sir. In August, we were told the president would be operating from his official residence due to renovation being done in his office by Julius Berger. The Guardian would appreciate a confirmation of when the president will start to work from his main office. Thank you sir. Regards,” The Guardian wrote in the text message.

But later in the night Shehu, responded this way: “No section of the law or constitution is breached. The entire presidential complex is both office and home to the president. He is right to use any part as his office so long as the job gets done.”

Meanwhile, the battle for the country’s topmost job in 2019, assumed a different narrative at the Chatham House – Royal Institute of International Affairs – yesterday afternoon during the third series of the six-part “Next Generation Nigeria” initiative of the world renowned institute.

At the event, the guest speaker, Samson Itodo, indirectly threw a spanner in the wheel of those campaigning for President Buhari to seek a second term on the platform of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

Itodo, who is the Head of Research, Policy and Advocacy, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) in Abuja, advised that the president should not bother throwing his hat in the ring again by reason of his age and health, for which he famously had two medical vacations of more than 100 days in London between March and August this year.

“The type of leadership we have in the country today is not the type we need if we want to move from being a developing nation to a developed nation,” he said, fielding questions from the audience.

Condemning the inertia that trailed the early part of the Buhari administration, Itodo added that the president was probably not ready for office after being sworn in on May 29, 2015. He argued that Nigeria did “not need a president who did not constitute his cabinet in six months” to come back for another term in 2019.

According to him, while Buhari may have good intentions for the country, there is a cabal running the presidency against his wishes. “Aso Rock is captured, and the cabal is having a field day. And though the president means well for the country, he has his health challenges, and the circumstances around him mean we need a younger president in 2019.”

Itodo, who spoke on “Next Generation Nigeria: Youth, Opportunity and Governance for the Future”, also said that the country was not ready for the next general elections. “We are not ready for 2019 because many electoral commission boards are not properly constituted.”

He called for young people to show more interest in politics and for them to be given opportunities. “Democracy is about inclusion, especially for the youths and women. Restructuring will make no sense to the youths of Nigeria if it does not put people at the centre of governance, especially young people,” he said.

The Chatham House Next Generation Nigeria will feature three more speakers, having already hosted Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo in the opening two rounds of the six-part series.

http://guardian.ng/news/two-months-after-buhari-still-works-from-home/

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by FarahAideed: 7:27am On Oct 26, 2017
We have to accept it that Nigeria is currently rudderless and hopeless with the kind of lackadaisical, poor ,corrupt , visionless , directionless and tactless governance Buhari currently dispensing ...A man that hasnt fixed just an office space in two months is who we expect to fix the country...I swear we are on a long tging till this lazy lying man is removed

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by Spylord48: 7:27am On Oct 26, 2017
Off course working in his house is far better than working in his office because he doesn't care and he is clueless . That the reason why some of his officials will have the impetus to reinstate a fugitive and a wanted criminal into his former position.If you check well you will see that The chief of staff Abba Kyari is the one making use of that office. Buhari is the TITULAR president while the chief of staff is the president and the person giving the orders.
We are finished in this country.
Imagine a "change " government turning to "one chance " government.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by OZAOEKPE(f): 7:28am On Oct 26, 2017
It is well

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by nzeobi(m): 7:29am On Oct 26, 2017
that man should have stayed back in london, cos since his return the nation appears to be going backward or on a stand still. Osinbajo had more impact

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by clevadani: 7:30am On Oct 26, 2017

The news we read about the presidency makes one regret supporting this government. Should have voted for Kowa party.
Buhari, you and your cabal have tried. Time to go back to Daura.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by Bolustical: 7:32am On Oct 26, 2017
Nigeria needs young leaders, we're spending too much on maintaining these leaders.

However, people like Dino and Bello are not making arguments for the youths easy.

But the time will come.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by Nobody: 7:34am On Oct 26, 2017
Hungerbad has finally left Buhari ship

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by Paperwhite(m): 7:35am On Oct 26, 2017
And the useless NASS is still over-looking these illegalities. cry cry cry No wonder the slowpoke president thinks he is ruling his family.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by FarahAideed: 7:35am On Oct 26, 2017
nzeobi:
that man should have stayed back in london, cos since his return the nation appears to be going backward or on a stand still. Osinbajo had more impact

I maintain Buhari can only lead anything he touches backwards , if he was a driver na so so reverse him motor for dey

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by Lekan111(m): 7:38am On Oct 26, 2017
Maybe the office is still locked after fumigation, Those rat must have PhD in destruction.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by HungerBAD: 7:40am On Oct 26, 2017
Bolustical:
Nigeria needs young leaders, we're spending too much on maintaining these leaders.

However, people like Dino and Bello are not making arguments for the youths easy.

But the time will come.

True.

I agree with you totally boss.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by ba7man(m): 7:40am On Oct 26, 2017
Buhari was poisoned using his air conditioning. The office was thrashed and everything in it replaced ( They told the public it was rats but in reality, it's far more dangerous situation but kept away from public knowledge ).

The people that attempted to kill him are around him but they are still unknown.

Their network has always been and they're fighting to remain.

Even V.P Osinbajo has his own battles away from the public eyes.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by BeeBeeOoh(m): 7:43am On Oct 26, 2017
ba7man:
Buhari was poisoned using his air conditioning. The office was thrashed and everything in it replaced ( They told the public it was rats but in reality, it's far more dangerous situation but kept away from public knowledge ).

The people that attempted to kill him are around him but they are still unknown.

Their network has always been and they're fighting to remain.

Even V.P Osinbajo has his own battles away from the public eyes.

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by Atiku2019: 7:46am On Oct 26, 2017
What a Predicament undecided undecided undecided
Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by dodelight(m): 7:46am On Oct 26, 2017
Hmmm...

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by Nobody: 7:47am On Oct 26, 2017
Very lazy president using his criminal gang to loot our money while shouting we are paiting kwuption to keep his zombies busy.
Nigeria has never had it as bad as this.
They have achieved nothing for 2 years apart from budget padding to zero implementation of budget.
oh!I forget Jonathan is still responsible.
Zombies you may have your say now.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by chemicalDisease: 7:50am On Oct 26, 2017
Let me repeat it.
The person APC brought to the country is not Buhari
I repeat. he is not Buhari.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by HungerBAD: 7:50am On Oct 26, 2017
chemicalDisease:
Let me repeat it.

The person APC brought to the country is not Buhari

I repeat.
he is not Buhari.

LOL

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by sKy007: 7:55am On Oct 26, 2017
The story that the Buhari was poisoned through the AC unit is still fresh.

To prevent another medical check up, he has to stay away
Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by sarrki(m): 7:57am On Oct 26, 2017
He can work from anywhere

We don't care

So far the government is running up to date

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by chemicalDisease: 7:57am On Oct 26, 2017
HungerBAD:

LOL
For past days now ur wailing have escalated to 360° .
Pls I repeat no wailers form for u and sarkki.
I repeat no form for u and omenka.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by chemicalDisease: 8:00am On Oct 26, 2017
sarrki:
He can work from anywhere
We don't care
So far the government is running up to date
Yes the government is running up to Atlantic ocean
I repeat, the government is running with sarrki to Bermuda Triangle.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by chemicalDisease: 8:00am On Oct 26, 2017
sarrki:
He can work from anywhere
We don't care
So far the government is running up to date
Yes the government is running up to Atlantic ocean
I repeat, the government is running with sarrki to Bermuda Triangle.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by nerodenero: 8:09am On Oct 26, 2017
I guess the new one isn't suffering from 'chemicalDisease'grincheesycheesy.
chemicalDisease:
Let me repeat it.
The person APC brought to the country is not Buhari
I repeat.
he is not Buhari.
I don't really care who poisoned who if that was true anyway. They are both polithiefcians and are the reason Nigerians are suffering. It won't be well with all of them.
chemicalDisease:

Yes according to sarkki, GEJ poisoned former Buharis AC . may be the stuff is affecting jubril.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by chemicalDisease: 8:23am On Oct 26, 2017
nerodenero:
I guess the new one isn't suffering from 'chemicalDisease'grincheesycheesy.

Yes according to sarkki, GEJ poisoned former Buharis AC . may be the stuff is affecting jubril.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by ipobarecriminals: 8:55am On Oct 26, 2017
sad
Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by Spaxon(f): 8:56am On Oct 26, 2017
What Do you expect from from an Old Man

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by Nobody: 8:56am On Oct 26, 2017
Bolustical:
Nigeria needs young leaders, we're spending too much on maintaining these leaders.

However, people like Dino and Bello are not making arguments for the youths easy.

But the time will come.
See this one.

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Re: Buhari Still Works From Home, 2 Months After - The Guardian by juman(m): 8:56am On Oct 26, 2017
grin

Apc has nothing to offer Nigeria.

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