SaharaReporters also learnt that the return to Abuja last week of Buhari's powerful nephew, Mammam Daura, as well as one of his daughters, all heightened the political anxiety that President Buhari would return on Sunday evening.
Our sources maintained that President Buhari’s doctors refused to give him the clean bill of health that would enable him to return.
In the meantime, media aides to the president have continued to issue statements claiming that President Buhari is making phone calls to world and Nigerian leaders and politicians over a variety of issues.
This strategy is aimed at keeping politicians and the public believing that the president is fully recovered from his numerous ailments, but sources involved in Mr. Buhari's treatment say he is far from recovered, and his return date, and therefore his return to work, remains unclear.
In an earlier report, SaharaReporters revealed that President Buhari has prostate flares in addition to intestinal maladies that have seen him lose weight progressively and unable to eat well.
Our sources say those issues are yet to be resolved.