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I am strong now, can wrestle anyone, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday arrived the country after a 14 day medical vacation in London.

Buhari’s Presidential Jet torched down at exactly 5:33pm at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

He stepped out of the plane at 5:42pm.

The President inspected the guards of honour and shook hands with governors, members of federal executive ‎council, Service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police and presidential aides that turned up to welcome him.

Buhari told newsmen that he was hale and hearty, adding that he was ready to wrestle anyone.

“You saw me when I was going and you saw me when I came back, you can access the situation yourself

“I’m ok, you have seen me inspecting the guard of honour,” he added.

When another journalist asked him in Hausa how he was feeling, he said, “Do you want to wrestle me? You can see I am taller than you”.

Also speaking to newsmen, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, thanked God that the President went and came back in sound health.

Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz ‎Yari, said, “It’s a good thing the President went on break and returned to meet his people hale and hearty‎”.

Buhari eft the country for London on the 6th of June to see ENT specialists over a persistent ear infection. He was earlier scheduled to spend 10 days.

On Thursday last week, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, however told State House correspondents‎ shortly before the commencement of the National Economic Council meeting, that President Buhari would now return on Sunday because he needed to take the weekend off.‎‎

This is Buhari’s second vacation since he assumed office as President on May 29, 2015.

He spent his first vacation from ‎February 5th to 10‎th also in London.

Also on ground to welcome the President were the Ministers of Environment, Transport, Niger Delta Affairs, Water Resources, Agriculture, Budget and National Planning, and Justice.

Others were Ministers of State for Education, Budget and National Planning, Foreign Affairs as well as Presidential aides.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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