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Monday, September 3, 2012

Nigeria’s First Lady Patience Jonathan Hospitalized In Germany


According to SaharaReporters. . .
Nigeria's First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan,
has been in a hospital in Germany in the last
four days, Abuja State House sources have
told SaharaReporters, undergoing treatment
for food poisoning.

The sources say Mrs. Jonathan, who is also a
Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State
civil service, was airlifted to the hospital by
an air ambulance in midweek under
emergency medical conditions.

Presidency sources stated that the
emergency airlift departed for Wisbanden,
Germany, but it is not clear if her treatment
was being undertaken in that city. They
said she was only able to speak earlier
today, four days after her arrival, because
the illness had been so severe that she lost
her voice.

Our sources could not say when she will
return to the country. Nigeria’s political
leaders and their families routinely seek
expensive medical attention abroad, an
irony occasioned by their failure to develop
the same facilities at home. In the past few
years, two former First Ladies have died on
foreign hospital beds.

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