No vacuum in Nigeria’s leadership; Presidency slams New York Times

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The Presidency has expressed disappointment in the submissions of the New York Times in its report on the latest medical trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom.

Personal Assistant to President Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad denied that there is a vacuum in the leadership of the country as indicated in the report.

According to him, the vice president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is now the acting president because President Buhari properly handed over to his deputy.

Ahmad was reacting to the New York Times report which claimed there was anxiety in Nigeria over the President’s trip for another medical treatment abroad.

The report, written by Dionne Searcey and Tony Iyare, was titled: “President Buhari’s Prolonged Absences Put Nigeria on Edge”.

The report read in part: “The release last weekend of 82 of the schoolgirls kidnapped from the village of Chibok consumed and elated people around the world.

But in Nigeria the news was quickly caught up in another drama: Who, exactly, is in charge of Africa’s biggest economy?

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