Mamman Daura is Hale and Hearty, speaks with Buhari

•Self-quarantines in London in compliance with UK rules.

Mamman Daura, a former managing director of the New Nigerian newspaper, has told his cousin and Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari that he is well and okay while in quarantine in London.

Reports had alleged that Daura was flown out of the country for medical reasons, but a video recording of his telephone chat from London with the President shows a physically well man as he walks round a living room, speaking in Hausa into a mobile phone.

He later sits down, continuing his conversation.

Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, posted on his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad, the video of Daura in a room chatting with Buhari.

Mallam Daura, 79, was reported to have been hurriedly flown abroad on Wednesday to receive medical attention for conditions resembling Covid-19.

Ahmad tweeted: “No iota of truth in the earlier story that Mallam Mamman Daura was flown to London for an emergency medical attention. He is hale and hearty. Nigerians should disregard that story.”

UK mandates new arrivals from certain countries, including Nigeria, to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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