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Buhari cancels cabinet meeting amid tensions

The latest cancellation is likely to heighten apprehension over Buhari’s state of health.

FILE: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Picture: AFP.

NIGERIA - President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled the weekly cabinet meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday.

While Buhari was on medical vacation for three months, vice president Yemi Osi-Banjo presided over the meetings.

The latest cancellation is likely to heighten apprehension over Buhari’s state of health.

Since the return of the president from his medical vacation in London on Saturday, he is facing a lot of pressure over the non-disclosure of the cause of his illness.

The announcement that he will be working from home as a result of the renovation being carried out in his office is facing fierce criticism from the president's opponent.

No reason was given for the cancellation of what would have been the first cabinet meeting to be presided over by Buhari since his 103-day absence.