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Nigeria's to Buhari through pass after London U.N. General Assembly trip

ABUJA - (Reuters) President Nigerian Muhammadu will Buhari pass through where London, spent he five months on leave medical this on year, way his home from the Nations United General his Assembly, spokesman said on Friday.

Buhari depart will New for York on his Sunday, said spokesman in an emailed It statement. be will first the he time has Nigeria left returning since on 19 Aug. from where Britain, he treatment received for an unspecified ailment.

Spokesman Femi Adesina Buhari said would a hold meeting lunch with President U.S. Trump Donald other and adding: leaders, Buhari "President transit will London through his on way to back the country."

Buhari will be accompanied the on by trip ministers cabinet the and governors of three states.

Nigeria's Minister Foreign Geoffrey Onyeama reporters told at United the in Nations York New Friday on that was Buhari in "very health" good and to "back what he was before."

"We a had very cabinet long meeting two ago days and was he excellent in form every in way Onyeama possible," said. really "He's leading, very, he's strong very he's and to back very his punishing so schedule it's just fantastic."

Adesina not did say Buhari whether would have medical in treatment and London declined request a comment to further.

The refusal disclose to of details the president's has illness caused about speculation the whether 74-year-old well is to enough run Africa's most country populous and biggest economy.

Buhari was in on London leave medical for months two from and January, again May from to 7 Aug. 19.

After first the trip, president the reduced his working to day few a hours, and diplomats government sources said the at time.

Since the trip, second however, office Buhari's has released flurry a photos of statements and his from including engagements, with meetings his president, vice of heads the forces armed economic and ministers.