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Buhari returns to Nigeria after vacation, warns looters

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President Muhammadu Buhari is back in Nigeria.He returned to the country on Saturday from London where he spent his 10 working days vacation.

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The vacation started on August 3. Buhari arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 6.38p.m. and was received by Governor  Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Service Chiefs and the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, among others.

Meanwhile, the president has written to the National Assembly to announce his arrival.

It would be recalled that when he was embarking on his vacation, he wrote the National Assembly as required by the law, and handed over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to act as the President.

Titled “Resumption of Office,” the president in the letter said, “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 constitution (as amended), I write to intimate the Senate (House of Representatives) that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from today, Saturday 18th August, 2018, after my vacation.

“Please accept, Distinguished Senate President, (Hon. Speaker, House of Representatives) the assurances of my highest consideration.

In a related development, the president has warned that anyone found guilty of corrupt practices in the country would be severely dealt with.

The president gave the warning in a brief interview with Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, on arrival.

He also spoke on the coming election, calling on Nigerians to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them participate in choosing their representatives in government.

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