President Buhari receives his Media Team in London

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing wellwishers shortly after his return from London earlier today

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing wellwishers shortly after his return from London earlier today

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday at Abuja House in London received members of the Presidential media team, reassuring them that there was tremendous improvement in his health.

The others on the delegation include Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, Lauretta Onochie and Abike Dabiri. Buhari had left Nigeria on January 19 for London on medical vacation and was initially scheduled to return to work on February 6, but he eventually returned on March 10.

"It (calls for president's resignation) is an act which is maliciously and mischievously being promoted by some unpatriotic and unguided people who do not even appreciate the collective responsibility of preserving the integrity of the Nigerian state as a project and are sadly patronized by the Nigerian media", he said. "I have now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed", the president reportedly said.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says he feels healthy enough to return home from medical leave in Britain, and is awaiting his doctor's permission.

Adesina said Buhari told the team how he had followed events at home very closely and praised the Nigerian television stations and the media, in general, for keeping him informed about happenings in the country.

"What we did in The Gambia early this year fetched us a lot of goodwill on the African continent. May God reward them".

The photos released by Adesina showed the President in group photograph with the media team outside and another in sitting position.

If Buhari does not stand, it could also lead to greater ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, long riven by divisions between the largely Muslim north and the mostly Christian south.

"We mean well for our president".

"By providing "adequate security" for the pro-Buhari demonstrators while harassing the anti -Buhari protesters the police engaged in the violation section 42 of the constitution which has prohibited discrimination on grounds of political opinion", he said.

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