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Osinbajo now acting president as Buhari goes on vacation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation from today, February 5 to February 10, a statement by the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said.

This is against a previous statement issued on February 1, saying President Buhari would return to Nigeria at the weekend after a visit to France and London.

There was speculation that the president was billed to see his doctors while in the United Kingdom.

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But in today’s statement, Adesina said “while President Buhari is on vacation, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the President.”

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He added, “In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, President Buhari has dispatched a formal notice of his vacation to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.”

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