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Ailing First Lady To Accompany President Jonathan To UN General Assembly by NorthSharp(m): 5:35pm On Sep 16, 2012
Ailing First Lady To Accompany President Jonathan To UN General Assembly

Posted: September 16, 2012 - 16:52

By SaharaReporters, New York

With an eye on public relations stunt, President Goodluck Jonathan plans to reunite with his ailing wife, Patience next weekend, and thereafter head out with her the following day to the United Nations General Assembly in New York against doctor's advice.
Presidency sources told SaharaReporters that Mr. Jonathan is expected to arrive New York on September 24 for the plenary debate of the 67th General Assembly, which kicks off the same day.
Mr. Jonathan will also co-chair an event with Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway.
Doctors at the German hospital where Mrs. Jonathan's remains on treatment have reportedly delayed her treatment by another week while they await test results from body tissues sent out to other European specialist hospitals.
If all goes well, our sources said Mrs. Jonathan would return to Nigeria after the General Assembly. The presidency has, however, maintained official silence about Mrs. Jonathan’s condition, an irony that parallels late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s treatment in Saudi Arabia in late 2009 and early 2010 when Mr. Jonathan was Vice-President.
Meanwhile, a Dubai newspaper is refuting reports that Mrs. Jonathan suffered food poisoning there.
Original reports said the First Lady took ill in Dubai with food poisoning, following which she returned to Abuja only to be airlifted to Germany in a dire emergency. She was then said to have had her appendix, which had ruptured, removed. Subsequent reports said she had further surgery concerning fibroids.
But the Khaleej Times, in a September 8 story, said that food control officials said they are unaware of the alleged food poisoning in the emirate in the first place concerning “Patience Faka Jonathan.”
The newspaper quoted an Assistant Director-General of Public Health, Safety and Environment Monitoring Sector Salem bin Mesmar and the Director of the Food Control Department Khalid Mohammed Sharif Al Awadhi as saying they had not even heard the complaint.
“If she had come here, she would have stayed in and had food from well-reputed places only,” the paper quoted Mesmar as saying. “I don’t think they would serve her anything that is bad. We have not heard anything about such a food poisoning issue.”
The paper said the Jonathans are expected to be in Dubai in late October for the African Energy Summit and First Ladies’ Summit scheduled to be held as part of the World Energy Forum.

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Re: Ailing First Lady To Accompany President Jonathan To UN General Assembly by Nobody: 5:54pm On Sep 16, 2012
With an eye on public relations stunt, President Goodluck Jonathan plans to reunite with his ailing wife, Patience next weekend, and thereafter head out with her the following day to the United Nations General Assembly in New York against doctor's advice.

She no dey fear? I don't believe in curses, but if I was First Lady (especially one without clean hands), I wouldn't give the statistic of presidents/first ladies dying a chance. Maybe she hasn't looked herself in the mirror lately. She isn't exactly healthy. If any kind of complications arise, doctors will have to work at least twice as hard reviving her due to her size.
Re: Ailing First Lady To Accompany President Jonathan To UN General Assembly by NorthSharp(m): 6:16pm On Sep 16, 2012
ogugua88:

She no dey fear? I don't believe in curses, but if I was First Lady (especially one without clean hands), I wouldn't give the statistic of presidents/first ladies dying a chance. Maybe she hasn't looked herself in the mirror lately. She isn't exactly healthy. If any kind of complications arise, doctors will have to work at least twice as hard reviving her due to her size.

Yes, what caught me attention too from the report was exactly the part you highlighted in that quote, i.e. the first lady would accompany the president on the planned trip against the advice of her German doctors!. This would appear to be a very expensive gamble, IMO.
Re: Ailing First Lady To Accompany President Jonathan To UN General Assembly by philip0906(m): 6:21pm On Sep 16, 2012
I wonder y u guys r having headaches because of damn dame. . .since she is "power drunk", she prolly wants 2 die in d course of "official" duty (even after her doctor supposedly warned her) and its none of our busines. . .she is free
Re: Ailing First Lady To Accompany President Jonathan To UN General Assembly by 1025: 1:47am On Sep 17, 2012
i even expected her to travel with the super eagles of nigeria to liberia in our last match.
joe is her husband so if anything happens to her while she is with him, that will be LOVE.
Re: Ailing First Lady To Accompany President Jonathan To UN General Assembly by dedeike: 2:10am On Sep 17, 2012
What is your own about Dame's itinerary? She is a spouse to the president, not an elected public official.
Her relationship with her doctor is none of our business. If truly she wants to flout her doctor's advice,that's her cup of tea. it's none of your business.
Enough of this trash all the time. I wonder whether SAHARA SHOPRITE OF LIES was in the Doctor's consulting room to know the advice a doctor gave to her.
I wonder how they think a woman who stayed away from public functions for almost 2 weeks now will just jump at such functions against doctors advice.
Even if it's true. She is the one to die or live.
She knows how she feels beyond all these beer parlor gossips and online rumours.
If you guys don't have anything to discuss, I suggest you Join the garri club on Nairaland
Re: Ailing First Lady To Accompany President Jonathan To UN General Assembly by Nobody: 5:30am On Sep 17, 2012
philip0906: I wonder y u guys r having headaches because of damn dame. . .since she is "power drunk", she prolly wants 2 die in d course of "official" duty (even after her doctor supposedly warned her) and its none of our busines. . .she is free

dedeike: What is your own about Dame's itinerary? She is a spouse to the president, not an elected public official.
Her relationship with her doctor is none of our business. If truly she wants to flout her doctor's advice,that's her cup of tea. it's none of your business.
Enough of this trash all the time. I wonder whether SAHARA SHOPRITE OF LIES was in the Doctor's consulting room to know the advice a doctor gave to her.
I wonder how they think a woman who stayed away from public functions for almost 2 weeks now will just jump at such functions against doctors advice.
Even if it's true. She is the one to die or live.
She knows how she feels beyond all these beer parlor gossips and online rumours.
If you guys don't have anything to discuss, I suggest you Join the garri club on Nairaland

When we bash her for English, una dey vex. Now we're concerned over her health, una dey vex. Why evils?

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