Nigeria's leader seeks extended medical leave, fanning ill health rumours

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during German President Joachim Gauck's visit to the State House in AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday asked parliament to extend his medical leave, his office said in a statement, deepening suspicions amongst many Nigerians that his health worse than officials are publicly admitting. The statement did not say how much extra time off Buhari was seeking. "President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors," Sunday's statement said.

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