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OPINION: What Exactly Is Wrong With Our President?




By Umar Hassan

The rumour mill has been agog with stories that President Buhari could be returning back to the country any time soon. This is coming shortly after photos of him with some visiting governors were greeted with wild excitement by his supporters. On the other hand, there couldn’t be a more rueful time for the patriotic Nigerian who places the nation first.That Nigerian is more concerned with the unanswered question-What exactly is President Buhari suffering from? Over the last week, that Nigerian has had to contend with imbecilic comments about how Buhari is overcoming death and how those who have dared to ask questions will die in his place.

We already know his medical costs are expensive enough to be tagged a ‘matter of national security’ by Lai Mohammed, the minister of information. The same Lai Mohammed who demanded daily updates on the late Yar’Adua’s health from the ministry of information when he was receiving treatment abroad. The country reportedly pays as much as £4,000 daily for the presidential plane parked in London while £1,000 per day is been bandied around as the official sum and even at that rate, we have spent over N43M on just having a plane ready for him alone.

While the nature of the President’s ailment is serious enough to be kept secret, it bothers the true Nigerian with the best interests of his nation at heart whether he is coming back to stay indoors, sit out FEC meetings and take pictures with files in his office in an attempt to hoodwink us before heading back to his doctors or if he is coming back to face the rigorous job we voted him to do.

His performance while on seat has been lacklustre at best and it baffles me why anyone would overlook the extra burden we have had to contend with. The man simply isn’t fit to be in office.

I still can’t seem to get my head around how a man would plunge his people into hunger, run the country to the brink of disintegration, have them cover his medical expenses and yet return home to a thunderous ovation.

Our number one priority when and if he does get back is to have him disclose to us what he is suffering from. If he conveniently justified his incessant trips abroad in the early days of his administration with claims that he was courting foreign aid and investments, then it is important to know not only if he is going to be around, but also strong enough to do things as ‘important’ as that.

If the Federal government thinks medical costs are ‘matters of national security’, then it would be sheer madness to classify the nature of Buhari’s ailment as such. We need to know in emphatic terms, not only if he is capable of carrying out his duties but also exactly what we are spending our money on. No one expects him to resign anymore like he once said he would if he fell very ill because of the luxury of having to treat himself with taxpayers money.

A medical report surfaced online before the 2015 presidential election indicating President Buhari was battling prostate cancer and some of his photos, especially ones taken since his last return has shown vivid signs of a man undergoing chemotherapy.But all these have stayed in the realm of speculation, we need to be told unequivocally exactly what our ailing president is suffering from.

Op–ed pieces and contributions are the opinions of the writers only and do not represent the opinions of Oriental Times



  1. Okeke Priscilia

    August 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Is he back

  2. Felix Smart

    August 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    He is suffering from “pediosyncracy”

  3. Jerom Chisom Paul

    August 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    He is running from Nnamdi Kanu.

  4. Ugwu Rowland

    August 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Everything about him is entirely wrong…..So @ Oriental Times

  5. Kizzy Peter

    August 4, 2017 at 12:54 pm


  6. Albert Emmanuel

    August 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    The man is dead

  7. Paul Majah

    August 4, 2017 at 6:54 am

    He is dead

  8. Chika Uzoma

    August 4, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Spritual forgivenes by the gods.

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  10. Uchenna Ossai

    August 4, 2017 at 5:50 am

  11. Kenneth Uchechukwu

    August 4, 2017 at 4:41 am


  12. Okezie Collins

    August 4, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Biafra is killing him more up biafra

  13. Ikenna Smart

    August 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Is back to send, what he sowed 4 long time is what he is reaping now, that is God. He need power by all means, he wasted innocent blood because of politics now he gets the power & God chaste him away out of the power to improve to him that all powers belong to God. He is receiving some of his reward here on earth 4 he go down there. (Man no be God)

  14. Kingdavid Omen

    August 3, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    He is suffering from HALE & HEALTHY SICKNESS.

  15. Philip Bright Simeon

    August 3, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Charging point.
    Mouth piece.
    So he needs flashing

  16. Maxwell John

    August 3, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Abeg who’s buhari? Is he a dog, duck or doll?

  17. Emeka Onah

    August 3, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Ask Mbaka

  18. Nwosu Anthony

    August 3, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    the innocent blood of Biafrans is fighting back

  19. Nwosu Anthony

    August 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    the innocent blood of Biafrans is angry with Nigeria

  20. Ebuka Probity

    August 3, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Let me ask uncle lie

  21. Mike Obodoefule

    August 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    the still tink that lgbos ar fuels.or the will rus til the end of the wold

  22. Sunday Nwabueze

    August 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Is noting but the spirit of Biafrans is tomenting him so ask him to let Biafra go and he will come back to life

  23. Erinle Olamide

    August 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Let me ask IFA..

  24. Ayanlade Ponmile

    August 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    HE is enjoing hims3lf

  25. Eyak Maurice

    August 3, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    If you ask me na who i go ask?

  26. Eze Prince

    August 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    No,nothing wrong with him at-al,rather, Buhari wants to nationalise,contest and become the first black prime minister of GREAT BRITAIN!

  27. Don Austin E Mgbeanuri

    August 3, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Maybe he need 2 smoke igboo

  28. Emfresh Ibeagwa

    August 3, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Ask Elrufai he knows better

  29. Israeli Jezhi Kadarko

    August 3, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    go ask Lai mohummad or go to London yourself and ask his doctor, they are there they will tell you

  30. Laurel Lorenzo Okafor

    August 3, 2017 at 8:49 pm


  31. Tony Chibuike

    August 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    a big market does not know who did not come on a market day as he Buhari dont want Nigerians to enjoy for what we have God will not kill him but he will suffer because he has spoiled everything

  32. Muhammad Lawal Hayatu

    August 3, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    he is in fine and good condition he will comeback verysoon INSHALLAH

  33. Okenwa Jeremiah

    August 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    am just passing

  34. Izu Collins

    August 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Notn but death

  35. Kafir Baraka

    August 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    ask arewa youth…

  36. Christian Anyoha

    August 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm


  37. Michael Uche Areh

    August 3, 2017 at 4:56 pm


  38. Valentine Alozie

    August 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Old school

  39. Njideka Umeamama Nnabugwu

    August 3, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Ask lie Muhammed

  40. Kenneth Chikezie

    August 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    we Biafrans inflicted him incurable sickness,u could see dat all d bail conditions given to Nnamdi Kanu are being observed by Buhari,Kanu is enjoying his freedom while Buhari is observing all his bail conditn for him.

  41. Edwin Uba

    August 3, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    no body dares Biafra’s and go free he ll only rest in peace whenever he free us

  42. Chris John

    August 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    He’s suffering from secret-executive sickness. If it’s here in USA,it would have been made known to all but,britain is still interested in south-east and south-south natural resources just like northern naija are also more interested .

  43. Justice Nwi-UeBari

    August 3, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Which president?

  44. Emenike Onuoha

    August 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm


  45. Murray Amos

    August 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Ask Google

  46. Oyenka Ugbo

    August 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    dead man

  47. Henry-Paloka Adimonye

    August 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Nemesis, karma and wickedness.

  48. Chukwunwike Nwa Amawbia Egwuonwu

    August 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    He’s allergic to aso rock.

  49. Dion Nick

    August 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    The blood of innocent citizens, Christians, and mostly the Baifran citizens… also this….

  50. John Tobore

    August 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    88 days now, and 2 day more to go.

  51. Abraham Zuwakede

    August 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    He need our prayers!

    • Chukwunwike Nwa Amawbia Egwuonwu

      August 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      He need your prayer. Or he need to resign?

    • Abraham Zuwakede

      August 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      You got me right! Any body can get sick and recover.

    • Ezennaya Henry

      August 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Prayers for What?
      We don’t know his sickness, So what do we tell God about him.

    • Abraham Zuwakede

      August 3, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      You mean God didn’t knows his ailment? Just pray restoration for his health. @Henry

    • Franklyn Obioha

      August 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Abraham Zuwakede. just a simple question that guy ask you. why that same question is so heavy for you north to answer.

  52. Chike Okeke

    August 3, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    He’s suffering from blood. Too many blood on head. He can’t just die like-he will suffer for long n then die. He’s still in d dyeing process.

  53. Friday Ugah

    August 3, 2017 at 12:51 pm


  54. Okematic Biafra

    August 3, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    hail and HEARTY

  55. Odoh Chinonye Ife-Adigo

    August 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    An uncurable illnz.

  56. Uchenna Edward

    August 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    If he is not dead let him return to continue the killing of innocent Biafrans.Liar mohamed must give you the answer you seek.

  57. Ikechukwu 'Goldman' Okolie

    August 3, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    He dat killed by the sword died by the sword go an ask pheroh

  58. Onyemaechi Tony

    August 3, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Who cares? Lives, properties r been destroyed everyday. Hunger is been used by his administration to eliminate those who survived the FULANI HERDSMEN attacks. WHO CARES

  59. Valentino Ekwedike

    August 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm


  60. Emeshieobi Ukata Chinyere Esther

    August 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    If u ask me; na who i go ask? the matter wey u see so nobi today…… if u ask me; na who I go ask?

  61. IzuGod Prosper Igwe

    August 3, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    HIV virus

  62. Bombaata Abdullahi Bombaata

    August 3, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Nothing is wrong with our president, he is only reaping what he saw.

  63. Izu Ojukwu

    August 3, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Mental problems

  64. Kelechi Mbamalu

    August 3, 2017 at 11:58 am

    HIV victim

  65. Kenneth Emeaso

    August 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Go and ask evil and fraudulent Britain,

  66. Thankgod Asuqwo

    August 3, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Go and ask Eric Joyce in UK

  67. Israeli Jezhi Kadarko

    August 3, 2017 at 11:39 am

    The hunters are still on the way so lets waite and see what they catch

  68. Nelson Innocent E. Innocent

    August 3, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Hausa Street beggers must hold Power while Yorubas and Igbos are shite, Only Biafra can save us.

  69. Okoli Godfrey Chimezie

    August 3, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Only God knows, everything hidden, must come to light, Bible says! Is a question of time.

  70. Nelson Innocent E. Innocent

    August 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Buhari is dead @ West London Hospital @ 2:30am on Friday night 4th june 2017, APC will not make it open to u, so that power will remain to North till 2019,

  71. Okwugbo Jesus Ifeanyi

    August 3, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Be careful, he is not my president, I belong to Biafra

  72. Daniel Adebayo Dabliss

    August 3, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Only GOD knws

  73. Sunny Biafra

    August 3, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Well he is not my president because I am not from the zoo

  74. Oluchukwu T Levitex

    August 3, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Absolutely, nothing is wrong with our hero, the man who save us Nigerians from any thing that is good. Incoruptible man
    2019 Sai Baba Buhari

  75. Emeka Elvis

    August 3, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Ur president is a dead man

  76. Victor Chima Onyebuchi

    August 3, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Everything Evil.

  77. Victor Chima Onyebuchi

    August 3, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Everything Evil.

  78. Bright Michael

    August 3, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Oyi na isi owuwa

  79. Chidiebere Iheke

    August 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Ur President Is died

  80. Damiansilver Akuwudike

    August 3, 2017 at 10:55 am


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