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Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by azorjiu(m): 1:11am On Mar 12, 2007
First it was Yar' Adua being flown to Germany for catarrh. Now Atiku is gone to london to treat dislocation. hhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Hope the times and businessdayonline don't carry atiku's death tomorrow. Watch out!

http://www.punchontheweb.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art200703122143562

Atiku injured, flown to London
By Simon Ekpe, John Alechenu and Musikilu Mojeed
Published: Monday, 12 Mar 2007

Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was on Sunday injured while having an exercise in a gymnasium at his residence in Abuja.

ounger brother. I immediately wished him well and wished him safe recovery. We thank God he Our correspondents gathered that the vice-president had gone to the gymnasium at about 12.10pm, after a breakfast stock-taking meeting with his campaign strategists.

It was learnt that midway into the exercise, Abubakar tripped on one of the machines he was using.

A source, who spoke in confidence with one of our correspondents, said, “The VP had dislocation on his knee and it became instantly difficult for him to walk.

“First Aid treatment was initially given to him but when the impact of the dislocation was much, his doctor was immediately invited to attend to him.

“By 4pm, the knee had swelled up and he could not manage himself again.

“He was advised to go abroad for treatment.

“He is likely to leave Abuja in the night (Sunday) for London, where a hospital has been contacted to attend to him.”

The source added that President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was briefed on the VP’s condition, approved that he should be flown abroad in a presidential jet.

“The Presidency decided that Abubakar should be flown to the London and he (Obasanjo) will take charge of everything on his health as the nation’s number two leader.

“The issue of the Vice-President’s health transcends any political intrigue. We are giving the vice-president his constitutional due.”

In a chat with one of our correspondents on the telephone at about 8pm, the vice-president confirmed that he was travelling abroad for treatment.

Abubakar said, ”I broke my knee tendon. I was doing my normal exercise in my gym. You know I told you I was going for an x-ray. The result came out and we realised that I had broken my knee tendon.

”I will need a 30-minute surgery but unfortunately they can‘t handle it here. It is a pity that they can‘t handle it here. So, I arranged for an aircraft to take me to London for the operation. I will leave later this night. But the President has been gracious enough to give me an aircraft. He has released my aircraft to me.

”So, Insha Allah, I will leave tonight and arrive London tomorrow (Monday) morning and immediately proceed to the hospital for the operation. I hope to be back on Tuesday or Wednesday to resume my campaign.”

Asked of the extent of the injury, he said, ”It is not a big deal. Do not let anybody deceive you that it is something serious.

“You saw me this afternoon and now you are speaking with me. You can see for yourself that there is nothing seriously wrong with me.

“I have asked the Director-General of our campaign organisation to join you so I will go and have my x-ray. Otherwise, it is no big deal, it is not another Umoru Yar‘ Adua’s case.

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Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by kitaun(m): 1:43am On Mar 12, 2007
Hmmn . .why not look for all these bone healers at Ajegunle to get d tendon fixed? or beta still Igbobi? They keep flying abroad 4 treatment . . Na wa o
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Nobody: 1:50am On Mar 12, 2007
God have mercy!!!

A source, who spoke in confidence with one of our correspondents, said, “The VP had dislocation on his knee and it became instantly difficult for him to walk.
“First Aid treatment was initially given to him but when the impact of the dislocation was much, his doctor was immediately invited to attend to him.
“By 4pm, the knee had swelled up and he could not manage himself again.
“He was advised to go abroad for treatment.
“He is likely to leave Abuja in the night (Sunday) for London, where a hospital has been contacted to attend to him.”
The source added that President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was briefed on the VP’s condition, approved that he should be flown abroad in a presidential jet.
“The Presidency decided that Abubakar should be flown to the London and he (Obasanjo) will take charge of everything on his health as the nation’s number two leader.

A mere dislocation of the knee and the VP has to charter an aircraft to fly to London? Is it that these men who spent 8 yrs budgeting funds for our health care system no longer trust the labour of their hands or they know they did nothing? Is Atiku claiming that our health care system is so bad that he cannot even trust the National hospital in Abuja to treat a mere sprain in his knee?
Is this the man who bestrode our economy for 8 yrs and is fighting to lead us for another 4 yrs? So he can continue junketing to London any time he sprains a joint?
Do these people care about where ordinary Nigerians turn to for help anytime they sprain their own knees? If Atiku can not trust Nigerian doctors, is he sparing a thought for the over 150million Nigerians who cannot afford to hop into presidential aircraft to London to treat a sprained joint?
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Mamajama(m): 2:26am On Mar 12, 2007
KOLOMENTA, NIgerian Hospital is not good enough for this people and they want to rule us. This people see us as Animal
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by shutmouth(m): 2:46am On Mar 12, 2007
KOLOMENTA, NIgerian Hospital is not good enough for this people and they want to rule us.  This people see us as Animal

Action speak louder than voice.

Atiku and Yar'Adua jetting off abroad for medical treatments in an election period has a lot to say. Even Pat Utomi sent his children abroad to study with the excuse that Nigeria is not safe.

Oil money, whatelse

If Nigeria had no oil wealth, these men will surely be abroad with their families.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Icon(m): 6:04am On Mar 12, 2007
Saw it this morning as well. Lord help us! If presidential candidates don't trust this country enough to treat themselves, I wonder what'll happen to the common man how has little or no money to do likewise. The funny thing is that the 2 candidates are a part of the present government and this only points at their incapabilities in taking the nation forward. If Yaradua had reformed the medical sector in Katsina state, he would not have needed to be flown out for medical checkup. Same goes for Atiku. It's really a shame for Nigeria.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Nobody: 6:18am On Mar 12, 2007
shutmouth:

If Nigeria had no oil wealth, these men will surely be abroad with their families.

no they'd be in their villages herding cattle and marrying new wives.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Jakumo(m): 7:58am On Mar 12, 2007
Atiku's condition could be remedied effectively with the services provided by specialist butchers who have reccommended a radical amputation and decapitation procedure that can be carried out in any available stall at the fly-infested Berger Cow Market on the outskirts of beautiful downtown Lagos, Nigeria, a place which will soon eclipse London or Germany as the choice destination for Nigerian looters in need of trial-and-error medical attention.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by DrDre1(m): 9:20am On Mar 12, 2007
Whatelse can't these people fly abroad for now? Any small thing, fly abroad. Flying abroad for plastic surgery isn't new to us anymore. Then for medical checkup for a kidney problem (this one is still even a little bit acceptable) and now it is a knee sprain and it is straight to London. Whatelse are they going to start flying abroad for again. The money they should have used to develop the nation is what they are using to jet around the whole place. They talk about abroad as if they are just going to the next city. May GOD deliver us o.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Bashdejare(m): 9:38am On Mar 12, 2007
Abeg, dont mind them, when do they hear say Bush flown abroad for treatment. My people let pray for leaders that will put the country at hear.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Bashdejare(m): 9:41am On Mar 12, 2007
Dr Dee, they will soon be flying abroad to treat headache. Ehnn lets just be very prayerful for this our obodo Naija.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by onyekang1(f): 9:47am On Mar 12, 2007
@Dr.Dre

Bros r u still asking wat else these men will b going to treat abroad? TOOTHACHE of course grin grin grin grin
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by agnesoseka: 9:58am On Mar 12, 2007
hahahahaha, 9ja for you!!!
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Tmoni(m): 10:11am On Mar 12, 2007
if mohamed (presidential candidates)[/b]has to go to the moutain([b]foreign hospital) as often,
why dont they import the whole mountain to nigeria and safe some tax payers money on jet fuel angry


PS--the use of mohamed here only follows the popular saying, nothing else
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by McKren(m): 10:22am On Mar 12, 2007
Only yesterday I raised concerns on this same issue in the topic "No reason to celebrate Yaradua's return", this people refuse to sort out our hospitals in the hope of flying abroad when they are ill. Nigerians who can't be flown abroad will die for the same illness. This goes a long way to summarise how much they love us. The services they provide to Nigerians are not good enough for them abi??

Who wants to eat a meal that even the cook can not eat

I have always been a critic of Niger-Delta militants but if this is what leadership is about tell me how those boys should trust any leader by laying down their arms in the hope of getting development in return. No atom of sincerity on the part of our leaders, this is shear betrayal of trust. Asari Dokubo should be released immediately because there is no point keeping him in prison for treason charges when our leaders are providing us with services not good enough for them. This is the height of betrayal.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by shutmouth(m): 10:23am On Mar 12, 2007
if mohamed (presidential candidates)has to go to the moutain(foreign hospital) as often,
why don't they import the whole mountain to nigeria and safe some tax payers money on jet fuel


Not just save on jet fuel but jet parking grin grin grin
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by LiquidMind(m): 10:26am On Mar 12, 2007
Its a big shame  for Nigeria as a nation not to be able to treat even its number one citizens
on any of the hospital in the country for a neecap injury.  

I wonder what have they been doing with all the billion and trillion of dollars  from the oil money,

NIGERIA IS A CURSE NATION.     shocked    shocked     shocked    

Lord-Have Mercy
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by shutmouth(m): 10:33am On Mar 12, 2007
Atiku in a gym at 60+, fat, ugly and old. What the heck?

Atiku's doctor must have been bribed to refer him abroad.

No knee injury, my friend!!!. It's Atiku's way of getting attention.

Never mind, Atiku want to get a rousing welcome like Yar'Adua. He fears Yar'Adua took the shine off him.

Game of politics
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by ugodaniel(m): 10:42am On Mar 12, 2007
@shutmouth, Atiku doesnt need anybody or anything to get attention, he's already a political legend and icon unlike buhari thats relying on obj,s backing and da Yaradua dynasty.

And yu sayn Atiku shouldnt be going to the gym cos he's no longer young speaks volumes of your level of stupidity. Who says only young pipo should be at da gyms.

If you dont have anything better to say, i'll advise you just shutmouth as ya name implies! DUH!!! lipsrsealed
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by shutmouth(m): 10:46am On Mar 12, 2007
ugodaniel, you´re a rotten love-vendor.

I don't have time for rots like you or Atiku. I have long ago ignored you and will continue to do so.

Go, rot away, you dumb!!!
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by McKren(m): 10:47am On Mar 12, 2007
[size=24pt]Please no matter your political affiliations, lets not deviate from the issue. This is injustice by elite politicians as a whole on the Nigerian people it includes both OBJ and Atiku.[/size]
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Modups1(f): 10:54am On Mar 12, 2007
these polititians are just making a mockery of nigerians and d whole political game in nigeria.

first yaradua, now atiku
who next? buhari or baba himself  

y have they not developed naija hospitals instead of running abroad for every headache or cough
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by DrDre1(m): 11:03am On Mar 12, 2007
Hey hey hey, brothers and sisters, let's not allow the madness of these people to spoil our day o. Let's take it easy with one another abeg. It won't be nice when they are sipping champagne aboard international flights to treat themselves and we are here fighting.

Back to the topic. It is quite tempting to believe that maybe our presidential candidates are having a contest o. Let's have a look

1. Yar'Adua - Trip to Germany for checkup on kidney problem (though his own has been a regular thing before now)
2. Atiku - Trip to London for Knee sprain

Only GOD knows what we should be expecting from the other contenders.

3. Buhari
4. Orji Kalu
5. Chris Okotie
6. Pat Utomi

Also, it seems the lower they are placed the more unsensible the excuse for their foreign trips. Only GOD knows what it will be by the time it gets to the last person on the list. just wondering grin wink Hope it won't get as bad as going abroad to check body temperature. grin

Let's just keep our fingers crossed, let the comedy continue.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by Ambber(f): 11:05am On Mar 12, 2007
Bola Uchendu malami has broken knee tendon. what happens? who flies him abroad? he simply goes to nearby clinic if he can pay. These clowns travel abroad at the drop of a hat and every silly excuse. why does he have to travel to treat something as silly as a non life- threatening simple injury. Until all these presnet crop of politicians older 45 are disposed of (whatever way) This nation will not move forward
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by tunmininu(f): 11:10am On Mar 12, 2007
i heard that on the news this morning,baba must have been thinking of so many things,poor thing.but,obasanjo's wicked plans will not work against him.Make una tell Obasanjo say Atiku will contest in the coming election whether he likes it or not.
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by dblock(m): 11:25am On Mar 12, 2007
Just a mere injury angry angry angry angry angry
The devil should have done better
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by rebound(m): 11:27am On Mar 12, 2007
people let's pray for this country oh! cus' with the way tings are going this our so called leaders(looters) will sell Naija. embarassed embarassed embarassed
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by kelvin(m): 11:28am On Mar 12, 2007
LiquidMind:

Its a big shame  for Nigeria as a nation not to be able to treat even its number one citizens
on any of the hospital in the country for a neecap injury.  

I wonder what have they been doing with all the billion and trillion of dollars  from the oil money,

NIGERIA IS A CURSE NATION.     shocked    shocked     shocked    

Lord-Have Mercy
@LiquidMind
Whatever our leaders do is not a shame to the country but a shame to themselves, after almost eight years in office, they have been unable to achieve anything and now they want to bore us with another eight years. So Nigeria is not cursed, but our leaders are. sad
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by jaybaby(f): 11:32am On Mar 12, 2007
Na waoh jus Ordinary Dislocation--"em Fly am go Abroad  God Have Mercy angry angry angry angry

I cant jus understand what is happening with Diz pple with so much Money--I cant Figure it out @ all lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by rebound(m): 11:38am On Mar 12, 2007
My sister its called too much money syndrome, pray u catch the bug too, Amen cool
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by ayeni234(m): 11:43am On Mar 12, 2007
please did anyone know what is happening in U.I concerning those that took part in the change of course process.pls notify me on
tonadexuk@yahoo.com
08028143226
Re: Atiku Injured, Flown To London For Treatment by jaybaby(f): 11:45am On Mar 12, 2007
aYENI NA WAOHHH OO cheesy cheesy cheesy

Abi ooo so that if i have a little cut on my finger--i wld fly myself abroad huh  NONSENSE angry angry angry cheesy cheesy

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