The president left Nigeria on January 19th for what the government said was an annual vacation. The vacation was supposed to last for 10 days but was extended indefinitely when the president sent a letter to the National Assembly asking for more time to attend to medical issues as suggested by his doctors.
Saharareporters has reported on the nature of the president’s illness and the struggle within the president’s inner cycle to get the president back into the country despite medical advice against a quick return.
International media have been publishing pieces suggesting that Nigeria has been better run by the acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in the absence of the president. As at going to press, it is not known if it is a factor in the decision of the president to come back to Nigeria tomorrow.