SaharaReporters has learned that doctors in the UK who examined
President Muhammadu Buhari’s ear infection have cleared him to travel
back to Nigeria next week. A presidential source told our correspondent
that Mr. Buhari was likely to leave London for Abuja next Thursday.
source disclosed that the Nigerian president spent a day at a hospital
in London where he underwent a series of tests to diagnose the nature of
his ear ailment and a course of treatment. He declined to name the
hospital where Mr. Buhari was seen.
According to the source, the
doctors in the UK determined that President Buhari’s ear got infected
after one of his doctors in Abuja “cleaned” his ear when he complained
about a substantial loss of hearing from that particular ear. The
presidential source stated that a female Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
doctor treated the president. He said Mr. Buhari’s ear was cleaned
again, and antibiotics applied to it. After just two days in the UK, Mr.
Buhari reportedly proclaimed that his ear was feeling fine, according
to our source.
SaharaReporters learned that President Buhari has
returned to the Nigerian diplomatic residence in London known as “Abuja
House” where he intends to spend the rest of his time in the UK.
source in London disclosed that doctors in the UK had also prescribed a
chest x-ray for Mr. Buhari to determine the cause of his persistent
cough. The source said he was not aware what the result of the x-ray
A source familiar with the goings-on in the UK told
SaharaReporters that Mr. Buhari was expected to travel back to Abuja by
next Thursday “if every goes well.”