Jonathan's wife 'sick with poisoning'

2012-09-04 12:15

Abuja - A government official tells The Associated Press that the wife of Nigeria's president remains hospitalised in Germany following a severe bout of food poisoning that's lasted for days.

The government official said first lady Patience Jonathan fell sick about 10 days ago, following her hosting a summit of first ladies from across Africa. The official said as her case of food poisoning worsened and that she was flown to Germany for treatment.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as information about Jonathan's illness had yet to be made public. Ayo Osinlu, a spokesperson for the first lady, did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.

  • shaheen.moolla - 2012-09-04 12:57

    So she cant even be treated for food poisoning in a country that pumps more than 2milion barrels of black gold each day?

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-09-04 18:01

      How can she when she and her husband keep embezzling the country's wealth with their cronies.I dislike her so much ,i just wish......... There are actually very good private hospitals in Nigeria and world class trained doctors but remember this is Africa where common sense is lacking in leadership.The story is full of hole ,i doubt they will take her overseas for food poisoning as the presidential palace has a stream of local and international doctors at their beck and call. This is just a smoke screen to get the sympathy of Nigerians while she goes on a shopping spree in Europe with tax payers money.

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-04 13:00

    Misleading headline!!! So the antie ate bad sauerkraut and shat herself. Big deal. Must be a slo-o-o-w news day.

      hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-04 13:56

      You are missing the point. She did not contract food poisoning in Germany, she got it in Nigeria. I suggest you enroll in a reading and comprehension course (if books will be available).

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-04 13:58

      The point is that it's not news.

  • mlucejko - 2012-09-04 13:24

    This tells me one thing !! Don't go to Nigeria !! Obviously they don't have any decent hospitals !!

      lorina.vaneeden - 2012-09-04 14:54

      afraid they don't have much of anything decent

      rock.jason.52 - 2012-09-04 16:03

      Where in earth there's decent hospitals and people don't die while hospitalize?

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-09-04 17:57

      @mlucejko & lorina.vaneeden - I urge you not to make ignorant assumptions. There is a reason why Google exists ,if you do not know anything about a country or a people ,try your best to google them.It is the least you can do as an educated person.Don't always swallow everything you read in the news as the truth.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-04 13:55

    Viva Africa, they had to fly her to Europe for medical treatment!!

  • jacque.raymer - 2012-09-04 14:17

    and \Muti\ cant help her ?

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-04 19:12

    maybe she is carrying drugs to Germany and this is just a cover up story. Shame, I feel nothing for her.

  • Majolagbe David - 2012-09-05 00:40

    i wonder why Nigerians don't see enything good about there leaders.if she is your family we you wish her dead, instead of praying for her,people are making bad comments about her, Nigerians for that matter. shame on u.

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