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Nigeria's President Buhari says feels ready to return, awaiting doctor's permission

ABUJA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said he feels ready to return to the country after being on medical leave in Britain, and he is waiting now for his doctor's permission, a presidency statement said on Saturday.

Buhari's extended absence for an undisclosed ailment, his second this year, left many in Nigeria questioning whether he was well enough to run the country. (Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Paul Carsten, editing by David Evans)