Thursday, June 1, 2017
Video - Nigerian government downplays fears for president Buhari's health
Nigeria’s government says fears for President Muhammadu Buhari's health were unfounded. Speaking about the matter during a cabinet meeting, the country's information minister said that Buhari was in competent hands and there was no cause for alarm. President Buhari, 74, has spent a large part of this year in London receiving treatment for an unspecified medical condition. He left Abuja on May 7 for what his office said was a follow-up medical consultation in the British capital. Buhari's wife who left Nigeria for London on Tuesday has previously played down rumours that the president was too ill to rule.