August 21, 2017 / 11:23 AM / 10 months ago

Nigeria's President Buhari notifies parliament of his return

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a letter officially notifying parliament of his return, the presidency’s official Twitter account said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is seen at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja, Nigeria August 19, 2017 after his return from three months medical trip in Britain. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via Reuters

It follows his return on Saturday after three months of medical leave in Britain for an unspecified illness. Buhari, who left on May 7, handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, in his absence.

Reporting by Alexis Akwagyiram; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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