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Buhari reportedly set to return to Abuja on Saturday August 18

Buhari reportedly set to return to Abuja on Saturday August 18

President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly expected back in the country on Saturday, August 18 after a 10 working day holiday in the United Kingdom.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the president will be received on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by top government officials led by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

The newspaper adds that President Buhari plans to go to Daura this weekend to observe the Eid-el-Kabir holiday in his hometown.

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Recall that the president left the country on Friday, August 3 for London and handed over executive duties to Osinbajo to act as president as required by Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution. previously reported that the Nigerian presidency denied a widely published report indicating that President Buhari would be extending his 10-day working.

The presidency, through its various Twitter handles, insisted that the piece of information was fake and drawn from past events.

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"This story from Feb 2017 is currently being mischievously circulated on social media platforms, to create the impression that it’s related to the president’s current vacation.

“Kindly take note of the date. 2017. The president has NOT extended his ongoing 10-Working-Days vacation," the presidency said.

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