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Presidency Refutes Departure of Presidential Jet From London

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The presidency has denied the story making the round that the presidential jet stationed in London to convey President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria has departed.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu refuted this, saying he is not aware of such development as he described the story as false.

Feelers from London had raised the alarm that the jet had departed London, creating anxiety about what would have happened to the president.

Last week, delegations of governors visited Buhari and confirmed that the president was recuperating well and that he might soon return to Nigeria.

On Tuesday, it was also gathered that some aides of the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari arrived Nigeria in preparation for the return of the president.

Aisha had been with Buhari for some times and may return with her husband soon, according to findings.

Buhari left Nigeria on May 7 for medical holiday in London while Osinbajo has been holding the forth in acting capacity.

However, there have been insinuations in some quarters that the President’s health had recorded a remarkable improvement that would warrant him to return to the country soon.

The speculation about President Muhammadu Buhari’s return was rife on Tuesday when some sources in London had claimed that Mr. President’s aircraft had taken off from there to Abuja even as it was reported that some staff at the Presidential Villa had been on standby since Monday.

Speaking, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina said he was not informed of anything about the departure of the presidential jet.

He said he had no information that the presidential jet had departed London and that he was never briefed to make a statement that the president would be coming home now.

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