African leaders blasted for “health tourism”

African leaders blasted for “health tourism”

A South African minister has criticised African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad. Aaron Motsoaledi condemned “health tourism” while speaking in Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe, who frequently receives treatment in Singapore, had left the meeting of health ministers when Dr Motsoaledi made the comments. Mr Mugabe’s spokesman has said that the president’s doctor “is not only Zimbabwean, he is actually black… He is very, very, very black”. George Charamba made those comments to Zimbabwe’s state-run…

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Buhari: BBC slams Nigeria president for medical treatment abroad

Buhari: BBC slams Nigeria president for medical treatment abroad

BBC has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for “an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home”. Buhari was named in the category of five African presidents who routinely travel abroad for medical treatment. Others listed were Presidents Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Algeria), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Jose Eduardo dos Santos (Angola) and Patrice Talon (Benin). Buhari was described as the “first among equals” in terms of time spent abroad getting medical help. In the report, BBC…

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President Buhari Promises To Resign If He Fails To Recover Soon

President Buhari Promises To Resign If He Fails To Recover Soon

President Muhammad Buhari may resign if he does not recover from his ailment soon, sources have reported. According to Independent, a Presidency source has disclosed that President Muhammad Buhari will pass the baton to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, if he does not recover from his ailment soon. The President has been in the United Kingdom for the better part of the year treating an undisclosed ailment, much to the chagrin of a large part of…

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Nigerians are missing Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Nigerians are missing Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai has claimed that Nigerians are missing President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had in May jetted out to London, United Kingdom for medicals. Mohammed noted that, though his absence was greatly missed, the country was running smoothly with the efforts of the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Speaking with newsmen recently, the minister said the presidency was not thinking of substituting the ailing president as being agitated in some quarters….

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Why Buhari must resign, go home and rest – Fani-Kayode

Why Buhari must resign, go home and rest – Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. The former Minister gave the call while sharing the latest photograph of Buhari which surfaced online after meeting with six governors yesterday in London. Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a series of tweets via his social media said the presidency was not meant for tourist attraction of a ”mausoleum of decaying bodies.” He wrote: “The…

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Nigerian man who named his dog after Buhari cleared after court saga over name

Nigerian man who named his dog after Buhari cleared after court saga over name

Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari. Joachim Iroko, a market trader also known as Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, was arrested in 2016 accused of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace. A judge in south-west Ogun state found the prosecution had failed to substantiate the charges against him. The arrest sparked nationwide outrage. Critics accused the police of stifling constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. At…

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Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan are colonial masters – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan are colonial masters – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), Tunde Bakare, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessors, are colonial masters who ruled Nigeria without accountability. Bakare made this remark while speaking to members of his church on Sunday. “Stop complaining about their countries, because many many Africans abroad today bought their own tickets into slavery. You couldn’t fix your own country, you are looking for where they have fixed,” he says “You are…

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Governor Okorocha says Buhari will return within two weeks

Governor Okorocha says Buhari will return within two weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back to the country within two weeks, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State said. According to a BBC report monitored in Abuja yesterday, Okorocha stated this as a member of a delegation that met the president in London on Sunday. Buhari has been receiving treatment in the UK for an unspecified illness. His absence has led to some anxiety in Nigeria, with some speculating that he might have died. Others…

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PDP governors off to London to see Buhari

PDP governors off to London to see Buhari

Six governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London. They are scheduled to depart Nigeria today. The six governors, according to a Punch report include Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi). The office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), it was gathered, made the selection. The governors who were selected from the six geo-political zones would have lunch with the president and return…

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