The trip has led to a lot of controversy around the country, with many criticizing the president’s decision to take a vacation outside the country.The president is yet to return, and here are some things that have happened in his absence:
1. Death rumourPresident Buhari and his wife AishaThere have been various rumors that the president died in London. One online report said he died in a London hospital where he was receiving medical attention.However, the presidency has said there was no truth in the report, stating that the Presidentwas alive. Also,pictures of the president have been released to allay fears.
2. Northern governors meetThe Northern States Governors Forum met with traditional rulers from the regionto discuss the problems of insecurity bedeviling the region.The meeting included Emirs of 19 northern states and it took place in Kaduna.
3. 2017 budgetThe senate also passed 2017 budget for a second reading. According to Bukola Saraki, the senate president, on Thursday, January 26,the budget was referred to the appropriations committee and other sub committees.READ ALSO:President Buhari will be back on February 6 – Femi Adesina
4. DSS attempt to arrest Apostle SulemanFayose with Apostle Suleman after the failed arrestOn Wednesday, January 25, Apostle Suleman the general overseer of The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide (OFM), a fast-growing church with its headquarters in Auchi, Edo state was almost arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).He was in Ekiti state for a two-day crusade andwas lodged at Midas Hotel, Iworoko road, Ado Ekitiwhen the DSS stormed the place.However the arrest was foiled by Ekiti state governor Ayo Fayose.READ ALSO:Apostle Suleman to appear with 30 lawyers before DSS
5. North-West lawmakers endorsementOn Wednesday, January 25, members of the House of Representatives from the north- westgeopolitical zone declared their intention to support President Muhammadu Buhari if he ran for presidency in 2019.Get the latest Nigerian and world news anywhere and anytime from Nigeria News NAIJ.com App6. Fashola got into troubleThe minister of works, power and housing, Babatunde Fashola might be in trouble over alleged N166Bn contracts scam.The trouble is coming from his alleged awarding of 10 road and bridge contracts worth N166 billion illegally. The Nigerian senate seems to have concluded plans to investigate the matter.