First Lady Patience Jonathan's Health Update: Illness Started In Dubai

Dame Patience Jonathan
By SaharaReporters, New York

The “food poisoning” condition that landed Mrs. Patience Jonathan in a hospital in Germany reportedly started in Dubai eleven days ago where she had gone to see a doctor because her hands were twitching.

Presidency sources said she had gone to Dubai after the recent African First Ladies Summit in Abuja, an event that imposed an unfamiliar and grueling schedule of meetings and late nights on Mrs. Jonathan, saying she needed some rest.

Her visit to Dubai was explained as a vacation but our sources said it involved a medical procedure, while in Dubai, she reportedly had "food poisoning" alongside her medical doctor,  soon after she returned to Abuja last Monday, the emergency broke and she had to be airlifted to Wiesbaden, Germany for food poisoning.

Since SaharaReporters broke the news yesterday, the Presidency has officially kept mum about the First Lady's condition.  Despite a media arm recently fortified to give Mrs. Jonathan a more aggressive press presence, it has provided neither denial nor confirmation.  

Last night, Ayo Adewuyi, the First Lady’s media aide, told us that he had himself only just returned from vacation, and pleaded for time to respond to our inquiries.  

When we called him today to find out if he had found out Mrs. Jonathan’s whereabouts, he confirmed that she was in Germany and pleaded to let him send a press statement regarding the issue.  Several hours later, he insisted that he was still working on a statement.

There have, however, been half-hearted denials and spins in some newspapers and blogs claiming that Mrs. Jonathan is only resting, but none of those outlets have provided her location or shed light on her condition.

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A word is enough for the wise

@Deri ... a popular Yoruba folklore is about an elephant that was being deceitfully led to a camouflaged grave as a band known as Eweku Ewele Praise Band sang choruses with all vigour as the elephant danced ignorant of the fate ahead.

The praise singers gave an outward impression of love and honour for the elephant while they had a hidden motive for the elephant to fall into the covered pit for all sorts of long knives tol emerge.

When a drum sounds too loud, hmmm, it is about to burst. If you folks truly love Dame Patience, stop this praise singing and let us all remind Dame to remember Stella & Mariam if she is lucky to return to Aso Rock. Nigeria has never been lucky to have a virtous woman as the president's wife. The closest was Abdusalam's wife. A word is enough for the wise.

Hun

well goodluck ma

@ Deri : "Daumspiegel" revealed nada, Na Stroke she get !

@ Deri :
I don't care who the food contractors at the Rock are, bottom line, your aborigine leadership should be ashamed that their first fool has to flown abroad for common food poisoning. My boys in Frankfurt (near Wiesbaden) have reported that the "Daumspiegel" (Endoskopie) revealed only fried snails and monkey blood (used in ur famous push-me, I push-you ogogoro). Not Salmonella nor Buharitis poinoning, it's a stroke she must have had. The "beginning of the end" and it will affect you personally since your crumbs depend on it. O ma se ooh!

On the other hand, when we told you nine months ago that yanking off subsidy egunje would result in inflationary prices, remember the warped mathematics of one of your crumb catchers @Ify-dumbo? Una neva see nada! Whatever happened to Ebelechukwu Transport Services, and the hospitals the supposed "savings" would be used to build? Yet our illitrate eaglet is "resting" in Wiesbaden. May She Rest in Peace !!!

Hard To tell

I think it has dawned on many now that, at times, truth is hard to declare. While Yar'adua case overseas was shrouded in secrecy many people quoted constitution and condemned the "cabal". Then, the opinion favoured GEJ. But this turn of event, even the truth is yet to unfold, is a piece for reflection as to how hard it is, at times, to say the truth, especially when your own is involved.

FIRST LADY

Abeg, get well quick. Hurry come back as they wan become first ladies in your absence.

I suspect those skinny babes hovering over mr. president. Abi na lie I talk?

Did not know she was

Seems to me that you are the PATHETIC one!!

Best wishes

Our firstlady the lord heal u n gives u more strength

Dame Jonathan is resting

Did permanent secretary dame patient Jonathan obtain permission from governor Dickson before traveling to Germany.

Leadership issues.

I have said this before and I will say it again. Nigeria's problem is centred around leadership. Those who have been in support of the first lady should write out their phone numbers on their comment, so that the first lady can send them money. Our leaders are unpatriotic-selfish entities. I was in ikoyi when she visited Lagos and she held lagosians hostage and constituted traffic logjam for hours. All because of security. Now, she ran to Germany because of food poision, a thing than can be taken care of in National hospital or her family Doctor.

@nagodi think 4 once @baby pancake wahala u are a case

@Nagodi, Stop fooling yourself in a public forum like this. The first devaluation of the Naira was carried out by OBJ b4 he handed over to Shagari. Sanusi encouraged the free fall of the Naira long b4 GEJ tried to remove the fuel subsidy thing. The naira never went beyond its present level in spite of efforts by Sansui to kill it 4 his sharia banking system. U live abroad what has changed in the exchange rate of the Naira? The 5,000 Sanusi naira notes does not make sense one little bit! The hihest currency in switzerland is 200 Swiss Francs. It will cause super inflation in our cashless environment if introduced mumu-@wahala the food contrractors in aso rock are not Ijaws-they are members of the WAZOBIA party of 9ja. So d 1b budgeted 4 food, will benefit the tripod-and thank God Ijaws are no cannibals! So we are not praying 4 the death of the first lady-we wish her a (SPEED) recovery regardless of your evil thoughts against her-those who announced the death of Zik all died b4 him-

Hale and Hearty

I sincerely wish the first lady quick recovery, and feel ashamed that some ill informed people display such lack of maturity on this site.
Our anger should not be directed towards the first lady, she is not the reason why our hospitals are not well equipped and should not be made to pay for it.
While we pray for her to get well and carry on with the good works of her office, I hope the government of the day will learn a lesson from this experience: let's have at least one good hospital in Nigeria.
We are a nation too old to do our laundry in public.
GBAM!

CAUSES OF HAND TWITCHING. TAKE YOUR PICK

EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
ALCHOL WITHDRAWAL
PARKINSON DISEASE
STRESS, ANXIETY, FATIGUE
OVERACTIVE THYROID
LIVER FAILURE
CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER
UREMIA
BENIGN TUMOR
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Response to: be a patriot

@eddy, While I agree that it is important to keep the nation informed, I understand why the other commenter mentioned that this is not news. The information given is incomplete, unprofessionally written and with all the other serious challenges that Nigeria is facing, this is rather worthless to the nation at this time. Mrs. Obama would not travel under any circumstance especially over health without full disclosure to the nation. What information did you gather from this article?

At Sahara Reporters, I think you are doing a good job but can your writers and editors pay a little more attention to your write up and Grammar:

“food poisoning” condition that landed Mrs. Patience - what is landed?

the emergency broke...

the Presidency has officially kept mum - the presidency kept mum?

told us that he had himself...

Madam Jona

Abeg leave d woman alone. She needs to recover from her tummy tuck. Is it easy to undergo tummy tuck operation? Eeeeehn you people are just jealous of her position. Madam, keep on tucking Jare.......

The Ideal thing

Anybody that wishes another person dead would be the first to go to the grave.

The ideal thing to do is to pray for good health for ourselves, friends  and even for our enemies so that they would see the glory of God.

A nation of over 160 million

A nation of over 160 million people, one of the world's largest producers of oil, some of the best farming land in the world, a gateway to the world via the sea.
Yet, despite all these assets that have been bestowed on Nigeria:
- Lack of decent hospitals
- 90% of the population live in poverty
- Failed to win a single medal at just concluded Olympics
- Heavily involved in child trafficking for prostitution
- Heavily involved in fraud
- Former governor currently serving time in UK for fraud after being freed by Nigerian courts.
THIS IS THE NIGERIA YOU LIVE IN!

first lady health update

I wish her spEedy recovery...it is well with her

get well quick

i pray dat she gets well as quick as possible... the leaders shud be civilized enough to do d rght thing at all times, i mean why hidding it, the people needs to know about her whereabout and all dat. the same goes to all public office holders... all d same i pray dat d gud lord will heal her for us.. amen

Time to make CHANGES

Whether the first lady had gone on a vacation or rest, the truth remains that she is not well. I believe that God is giving her the opportunity to amend her ways and give her life to Christ because it will profit us nothingto gain the whole world and lose your soul. Mrs. First lady pls use the situation you are in now to know how so many people in the nation of Nigeria that God has put to your care. I wish you quick recovery, get well soon and be strong to carry out God's purpose in your life.

hey

I'm sorry about ur mum's health.... I pray she recieves divine healing that will defy all science and medicine. Please hold on to hope. That's one thing u don't have to give anyone money for. Have a blessed month

reply to anonymous

Your very stupid to say such hateful words here. Why don't you come and rule nigeria, fool.

In as much as I no like

the current governance of GEJ, as a woman I do pray for Madam Patience. I am hoping its not a mild stroke that she had, or some neurological condition, which would explain some news sites reporting that she lost her speech for a few days.

FORGIVENESS

WHAT HAS SHE DONE,
IS SHE ELECTED?
PLS LETS PRAY FOR HER HEALTH,
BCOS SHE WILL BE USEFULL 2MOROW, I DONT HAVE A JOB EVEN THING ARE NOT MUCH OK, YET I PRAY FOR THEN IN ASOROCK,
MAMA IT IS WELL

ITS NOT HER TURN TO DIE...

Folks, no matter your level of hatred for Mama Dame, rest assure, it is not her turn to die. OBJ lost Stella, Yar'Adua rushed there to marry her. They are still childless. They need a child not second wife. So whose turn to die?

lol

Loool,ur too funny.

National Thief

How much did u got 4rom her?

Did not know she was a

Did not know she was a mother, always thought she had no kids.
Anyways, that aside, although I detest all their corruption, even the most useless people deserve sympathy. So get well 'Madam First lady', may you live long enough to see a good president rule us in Nigeria in order for you and your husband to realise how pathetic you both are.

ITS OFFICIAL, CBN BLAMES FUEL INCREASE FOR INFLATION

A CBN STAFF MONITORED IN THE HAUSA SERVICE OF THE BBC CLAIMED THE NEW CURRENCY PROPOSED BY THE CBN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVALUATION OF THE CURRENCY. ACCORDING TO HER THE DEVALUATION OF THE CURRENCY AND SUBSEQUENT INFLATION IT CAUSE ORIGINATES FROM THE INCREASE IN FUEL PRICES. SHE MADE THE COMMON SENSE ANALYSIS THAT NGOZI COULD NOT FORESEE. " IF FUEL PRICES INCREASES, THE PRICE OF ALL SERVICES AND PRODUCTS INCREASE WHICH CAUSED THE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY TO TAKE A PLUNGE." SHE INADVERTENTLY ADMITTED THAT THE RECENT FUEL INCREASE HAS DEVALUED THE NAIRA SO MUCH THAT A NEW DENOMINATION IS REQUIRED.

DURING THE HEAT OF THE DEBATE ON SUBSIDY I MENTION THIS DILEMMA. TO INCREASE FUEL PRICE IS COUNTER PRODUCTIVE, THE CURRENCY IS DEVALUED MAKING THE NEW FUEL PRICE LOW WHICH WILL MEAN ANOTHER INCREASE AD INFINITUM. BEFORE THE INCREASE $1=N157, 9 MONTHS AFTER $1=N164. BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR THE NAIRA IS EXPECTED TO THE 170 MARK TO THE $.

na so presidents dey kill

na so presidents dey kill their wife, gud luck no be first person.

I wish her DEAD - May she ROT In HELL AS WELL !

It is a curse to be a NIGERIAN. I am suffering, my family members are suffering, yet everyday, cases of corruption keep popping up without anybody being found guilty or facing the music. We have the resources to make the NATION GREAT - but we've been saddled with BAD LEADERS. My mother is SICK - she cannot receive basic medication because I don't have the money to pay the "GET RICH" quick quack doctors around and this STUPID IMBECILE is using TAX PAYERS money to be flown to GERMANY for medication attention!