President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday evening returned to Abuja from his two-nation state visit to Malawi and Bostwana.
He returned 24 hours ahead of his scheduled Wednesday arrival date.
His arrival ahead of schedule further increased the speculation over the state of health of his wife, Patience, who is believed to be undergoing treatment in a German hospital.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, had in a statement on Saturday said the President would return to Abuja on Wednesday after his state visits to the two countries.
Online reports had it that while in the middle of a luncheon in Gaborone, Bostwana, the President received a message which allegedly changed his countenance and forced him to leave the country.
The reports further insinuated that he left some members of his delegation behind in Bostwana and might have headed to Germany to see his ailing wife.
But our correspondent confirmed that Jonathan returned to Nigeria on Tuesday evening with members of his delegation.
Our correspondent spoke with Abati on telephone but while making enquiry on the President’s alleged sudden arrival, the line went off.
The presidential spokesman did not pick subsequent calls made to his mobile telephone.