'Ailing' Nigerian president Buhari misses cabinet meeting 'again'

2017-05-03 13:49
President Muhammadu Buhari. (File: AP)

President Muhammadu Buhari. (File: AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Lagos - Nigeria's president is again missing his weekly cabinet meeting as concerns mount about his health.

President Muhammadu Buhari took six weeks of medical leave in London earlier this year, leading to some calls for his replacement.

The 74-year-old returned to work in mid-March but often works from home, according to aides. The uncertainty over his health has raised fears of instability in Africa's most populous nation and one of its top oil producers.

A tweet from Buhari's office said on Wednesday the latest cabinet meeting was being presided over by the vice president.

Buhari's office last month put out a statement saying he remained in charge even though doctors had advised "on his taking things slowly".

Buhari's wife tweeted on Tuesday that his health "is not as bad as it's being perceived".

Read more on:    muhammadu buhari  |  nigeria  |  west africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/World
 

For the love of Corgis!

WATCH: 35 Corgi's to make your day! If they’re good enough for the Queen of England they’re good enough for us.

 
 

Paws

Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.