Buhari now back in Nigeria

Finally, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Nigeria.

He arrived Nigeria at exactly 3.45 p.m.

He was away for 105 days in London on medical vacation.

His arrival brought an end to months of anxiety over his state of health.

The president was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by top government officials led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

At the airport were governors of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje; Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara;  Muhammed Abubakar of Bauchi; Abubakar Bello of Niger;  Nyesom Wike of Rivers;  Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Barnabas Bala.

Also at the airport were some members of the National Assembly, Service Chiefs, Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari as well as other presidential aides.

The National Security Adviser to the President (NSA) retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno; the Director-General, Department of State Security (DSS), Alhaji Lawal Daura and other dignitaries from and within Abuja were also on hand to welcome the president.

Shortly after, he mounted a rostrum where the national anthem was sung and was saluted by the guard of honour mounted for him.

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The president who was dressed in a traditional attire with a cap to match also acknowledged the cultural troupes on hand to entertain.

Afterwards, he proceeded in a convoy to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Forming a long line by the roadsides were excited Nigerians who cheered him as the convoy moved on.

The president is expected to address the nation on Monday at 7.00 a.m.

It would be recalled that Buhari left the country on May 7 to London on medical vacation shortly after he received 82 rescued Chibok school girls who were abducted by the terrorists group, Boko Haram, in 2014.

Before leaving, he handed over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

A number of top government functionaries visited Buhari in London to wish him quick recovery and give him updates on developments in the country.

Top on the list are Osinbajo; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and some governors.

On Friday, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God also visited the president.

Meanwhile, some protests were staged by some Nigerians angry Nigerians who called for his resignation on health ground.

Their complaint was that he had stayed away for too long.

One of such protests is the< one last week led by popular entertainer, Charly Boy.