In the UK, Buhari underwent tests and a blood transfusion as part of his treatment, Nigeria’s The Cable reports. “I have rested as much as humanly possible, I have received I think the best of treatment I could receive. I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including the military with its ups and downs,” he said in a meeting with government officials.

His absence has added stress in an oil-rich country struggling to stabilize its economy, attract international investment and battle Islamic insurgents. Now Buhari appears set to take the reins from vice president Yemi Osinbajo who’s been in charge as acting president.


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