President Buhari is ill
Going by the available reports by Premium Times, President Buhari is ill and he is being treated at the presidential villa.
He has Meniere disease, an infection in the left ear which has made him remain indoors until he is well-treated.
The disease has reduced his outing in the last one week. He is suffering hearing impairment and complains of unusual sounds and pain from that ear.
Multiple sources say he got the infection two weeks ago.
Mr. Buhari, who clocked 73 last December, was said to have confirmed it to some dignitaries who visited him in the past days, explaining to some of them that that was why he was unable to visit Lagos and Rivers as scheduled.
He was also said to have told some of his guests that he was struggling to give his failing health a major attention.
He is currently being treated by his personal physician and other experts from the State House Clinic, our sources said.
An official said the president might seek treatment abroad if his condition does not improve in the next few days.
Despite hearing difficulty, the president, our sources said, managed to attend Jumaat service and host some important visitors, including former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan as well as some clergymen on Friday.
Presidential spokespersons could not be reached to comment for this story on Friday night.
While calls to the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, failed to go through, Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media and publicity did not answer or return calls.
Media reports first hinted of the president’s illness two weeks ago when he was billed to visit Lagos.
Mr. Osinbajo represented him on that visit.
The vice president also represented the president in Papua New Guinea last weekend where the 8th Summit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States held.
Mr. Buhari on Thursday put off his scheduled trip to Rivers State where he was billed to kick off the cleanup of Ogoni land as recommended by the United Nations Environmental Programme.
Again, Mr. Osinbajo represented him at the event.President Muhammadu Buhari
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