Jonathan Admits First Lady Still Ailing, Confirming SaharaReporters Story

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday at the media chat
By SaharaReporters, New York

First Lady Patience Jonathan is still in poor health, President Goodluck Jonathan confirmed yesterday in his Media Chat.

Responding to a question by Martins Oloja, the Editor of The Guardian, Mr. Jonathan said of his wife: “She was ill, she received treatment.” And he said she needed to recuperate before she can be active again.

The dictionary defines “recuperate” as: “To return to health or strength; recover; To recover from illness or exhaustion.”

In an update of the First Lady’s condition last Friday, SaharaReporters said that despite the orchestrated pageantry of her return from Germany last month, Mrs. Jonathan was still sick and being visited by doctors, and in no condition to perform any official duties.  

In an effort to contradict our story, however, a visit of some youth to Mrs. Jonathan at the presidential villa was announced on Saturday.

The First Lady reportedly received in audience the Senior Special Assistant to the president on youth matters, Jude Omagwe, as well as the executives of the National Association of Nigerian Students and the National Youth Council.

“In my capacity as the sitting president of the African First Ladies Peace Mission, I enjoin you to produce a framework for engaging the nation’s overwhelming population of youths in the development of a national lifestyle of peace,” she was quoted as saying, in robust English.

It would also be recalled that upon her return to the country on October 16, following six unexplained weeks abroad, Mrs. Jonathan denied having been hospitalized in Germany.  

“Those that are saying that anybody that goes to (the presidential) villa, that person will die, they mention Abacha, they mention Stella Obasanjo…I don’t even know that hospital they are talking about…I do not have any terminal illness or cosmetic surgery,” she said on that occasion.

Throughout the period Mrs. Jonathan was out of the country, the presidency tried to shut information about her away from Nigerians, a situation comparable to that of Mr. Jonathan’s predecessor, President Umaru Yar’Adua, who left the country without handing power over to his deputy, and with no explanation of his medical condition.  

Mrs. Jonathan’s medical travails began in Dubai, where she was first said to have been treated because her hands were twitching.  

She returned to Nigeria but was days later rushed in an air ambulance to Wiesbaden, Germany, where she reportedly underwent surgery to remove uterine fibroids.  A subsequent report said her condition was exacerbated by Parkinson’s disease, but while our sources are credible, SaharaReporters could not get the presidency to confirm or deny any of them.  

PM News, based in Lagos, also independently reported during the saga that Mrs. Jonathan was being treated for uterine cancer.

Mrs. Jonathan, who is also a civil servant in the government of Bayelsa State, returned to Abuja, where her German doctors visit her, one month ago.  
President Jonathan’s statement about her recuperation yesterday confirmed our report that she has been sick, but not what ails her, an answer that the citizens who pay the bills in a democracy deserve to know.

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@OmonBendel, how are you?

"The truth? most people have finally realized the inequality which existed from day one and that is why you see the DISUNTIY is more pronounced, clearer and distinct. We can't hide our DISLIKE for each other no more. Until will all start speaking of the good of other regions and matching actions with our lip service, I am sorry to say, Nigeria is DOOMED"
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@OmonBendel, how are you? Naija East Coast de throw way saluteoo!

Da truth will always set you free. Thus, stick with "DA TRUTH".

Cheers!

ITS A SUCESS

Fellow Nigerians do not bother again, madam will start work next week. The exchange was successful. Meni Jonathan, was requested and he is brought from Bayelsa over the week and the oracle of Aso rock has accepted him, he is now dead in exchange of the Perm sec. She will resume work as soon as Meni is buried.
Congratulation , it is a success.

ACN Alliance to Born To rule is like taking Nigeria to the 1970s

Buhari is leaving no stone unturned in his quest for Born To rule to ride on top of Nigeria once more. The ACN kingpins are lending him their ears. If Born To Rule takes over leadership of Nigeria any time soon, we have been taken back to the 1970s - military coup d'etat, dictatorship, etc. Read what you can from this, but it is the reality. Tinubu & Co., to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

INCONSEQUENTIAL STORY

SH IS FAST LOSIN RELEVANCE. PUBLISHIN WHAT U FEEL IS ANTI GOVT STORIES AND IGNORING ALL POSITIVES DOESNT SHOW STRENGHT OF CHARACTER...BAD EDITORIAL POLICY. THAT U SAID SHE IS STILL NOT WEEL ENOUGH MEANS NOTHING. U EVEN DEFINED RECUPERATING. OF WAT RELEVANCE IS THIS . OK GEJ CONFIRMED UR STORY , SO WHAT. DID ANYONE IN THE VILLA DENY UR STORY. SICK PEOPLE RECUPERATE PLZ

@ Bisi : Dr. Dumbo has a Spokeman!

@ Bisi : Stop displaying stupidity, presidents have spokemen/women. They're called media aides and PR personnel. Even a roadside vulcanizer knows that much, stop making crass statements about SR. Are you aware of Abati's "hail and hearty" press release after the fake video showing them in a German clinic? Sucker, get a life!

Because he is a habitual

Because he is a habitual lier! Whenever he tells the truth, it sounds awkward

@Sanusi A. Yar'adua @'Sunday Njokede'

Even though I can't control my disdain for GEJ, I wish his wife a complete quick recovery.

@'Sunday Njokede: YOUNG MAN, KILL THAT BUHARI NOISE FOR NOW AND GO TO SLEEP.

@Sanusi A. Yar'adua: Bro. Sanusi, where have you been all these years? The country has been in DISUNITED from the days of Amalgamation. All people and ethnic groups have failed to work together to achieve the Unity of Nigeria. IBB failed, Abacha failed, Shagari failed, even your lord, Buhari is an ethnic bigot.

The truth? most people have finally realized the inequality which existed from day one and that is why you see the DISUNTIY is more pronounced, clearer and distinct. We can't hide our DISLIKE for each other no more. Until will all start speaking of the good of other regions and matching actions with our lip service, I am sorry to say, Nigeria is DOOMED

leave jonathan alone nigeria

is Nigeria asking for her health status is it not in this country they said that her role is not define in the constitution.why must Jonathan tell Nigeria about her health status he is even kind enough to say some about her wife.

How can first lady be 'still' ailing

They did not tell us that she was not well in the first instance, so how can the husband come out and tell nigerians that she is still ailing, as if he had come out to tell us before.
Well we know the truth, intestinal malignant tumour, of poor prognosis. I wish her well sha.

@Sanusi Yaradua

I am from Northeast(bauchi) we are the ones killing ourselves there is NO doubt. for all of you in the North saying Govt. is conniving to kill our people. you are not being Fare to the Govt. Yar'adua you are a good English speaker please put your skill into practice by becoming English Language teacher it will benefit North better than this Ranting you are doing. i rather Dine with the JTF. than the bokos for sure.

ILLITERATES FROM MAIDUGURI ARE KILLING US.

Sahara Reporters stop

Sahara Reporters stop overflogging this issue, I gave you a candid advise regarding this matter last time and you didnt even publish it under authoritarian circumstances you yourselves preach against. For you guys to descend to the point of referencing a dictionary definition just to score a point that she is still ill and 'recuperating' leaves a lot to question on what is your actual intention. Jonathans govt lacks inspiration, idea and vision, it is a failed govt that we Nigerians are tired of but when it comes to health and life, please let us show caution and symphathy. As for Njokede, I think he is not only a spam but a virus that is holding tight to the SR site. He needs to contained.

Robust English

'robust' indeed.Pls SH,dont diss my perm sec o.

No Buhari for 20015

@Njokede, Jonathan might be corrupt, but that does not mean one should clamour for Buhari. Has he ever come out to condem boko haram? What was his achievement when he was in power. My prayer is that God should raise up a genuin man of God, irrespective of their tribe or religion to lead us out of this boundage. Not an islamic fudamentalist, or a corrupt christain. AMEN

After All Said & Done; TIME 2 MOVE ON!!!

Haba 'SR'!STOP FLOGGIN A DEAD HORSE!! U guys r doin a DAMN Gud Job,But whoeva ws responsible 4putting out dis MEANINGLESS Piece Shuld b Queried! What..I Mean WHAAAT Is d objective of dis article?? We ALL know d woman is ill..we ALL know they(presidency) ought 2hav been open nd told us she ws sick nd receivin treatment abroad..that's wot happens in civilised societies..But since our Deceitful leaders did otherwise,we shuldnt b surprised 2hear so much contradictory statemnts..sooner or later,they will Reap d fruits of their actions.Having said all these,I think SR needs 2move on to more relevant issues! Who..I Mean WHO d Hell cares if she can't attend 2her 'official duties'? She has NO constitutionally recognised duty! At best maybe the Odd perm-Sec job in Bayelsa..But if she can't attend 2all those jamborees with Govnrs wives,We Shuldnt GIVE-A-DAMN!! More serious issues PleeeASE!!

SR, Una Don Pass Dis LEVEL!!!!

Haba 'SR'!STOP FLOGGIN A DEAD HORSE!! U guys r doin a DAMN Gud Job,But whoeva ws responsible 4putting out dis MEANINGLESS Piece Shuld b Queried! What..I Mean WHAAAT Is d objective of dis article?? We ALL know d woman is ill..we ALL know they(presidency) ought 2hav been open nd told us she ws sick nd receivin treatment abroad..that's wot happens in civilised societies..But since our Deceitful leaders did otherwise,we shuldnt b surprised 2hear so much contradictory statemnts..sooner or later,they will Reap d fruits of their actions.Having said all these,I think SR needs 2move on to more relevant issues! Who..I Mean WHO d Hell cares if she can't attend 2her 'official duties'? She has NO constitutionally recognised duty! At best maybe the Odd perm-Sec job in Bayelsa..But if she can't attend 2all those jamborees with Govnrs wives,We Shuldnt GIVE-A-DAMN!! More serious issues PleeeASE!!

that is nigeria for you

may God have mercy on all those people making noise aboout this poor woman`s health.

Resign,Abati resign!

Reuben Abati,the presidential aide on truth and his first lady counterpart have both been contradicted by the C in C and should therefore leave office for new faces.They have both ridiculed the image of the No.1 house in Nigeria in the eyes of the whole world.Resign,Abati,Ayo resign!

My fellow widowers...

You would be amazed to know the multitude of Nigerians who wish more than anything for the first lady to kick the bucket. She, her friends and family have been responsible for so many un-necessary suffering and deaths in Nigeria. Though mostly in-directly, but still responsible.
It is indeed sad and depressing that the number one citizen is clearly making the same mistake his predecessor made. Nigerians are naturally poignant people. Instead of the vicious rumours (some true anyway) being circulated, the Presidency should be smart enough to know he can easily turn vexation into compassion by being as straight forward as possible.
Abati !!! Okupe !!! What are you doing for the Presidency? At least earn your robust salary...
We all know our "Ph.D holder" is not too bright, but please, abeg, bico, jo-or help him look like he has a shred of idea on how to run a Course through a semester in a decent Institution.

KILLINGS IN THE NORTH!

The evils man do follow him after his demise. Conspiracy at ethnic and religious level to destroy one section of a nation in order to achieve ethno-religious objective will certainly fail in Nigeria. Unleashing terror co-ordinated within the Nigerian army and SSS with the connivance of some ethno-religious savages to annihilate some ethnic and religious groups in the North will be retaliated sooner or later. Once evidences manifested that the FG is behind the killings of innocent Nigerians then the whole story will change. Denial from the military cannot save the situation likewise bundle of lies from the FG cannot save the situation since we have had such experience from the past governments.

Sunday Njokede, a spam?

Is 'Sunday Njokede', a spam or something? I ask this because all its responses to postings on this site have been the same. Its responses most of the time have been very irrelevant to the issues being highlighted. Such responses are becoming a distraction.

mrsjonthanhealthcondition

Please let us kwn d health condution of d first kady stop hidding anything jst as the way you hid that of the late president

Who/why killJustice Bola Ige, Dele Giwa, Ken Saro-Wiwa?

Nigerian leaders will never be free, untill they repent and apologise for cutting short the lifes of these leaders. Repent, and seek the peoples forgiveness.

This man is dumb. So his wife

This man is dumb. So his wife did not go to Germany to 'rest' again? This is the way of common criminals. First they deny a crime, next they admit to commiting the crime. A hardened criminal does not admit to a crime. He sticks to his lie till the end. Why change the story now? No more playing God, or super human because you found yourself in the cursed abode called aso rock? Shame on you and your advisers.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM FOR US WHEN MR PRESIDENT SPEAKS THE TRUTH

For months SR, bloggers and contributors came up with story after story regarding the 1st lady's long absence. Yesterday Mr President faced Nigerians and said the 1st lady had been ill. The same people who spun all kinds of fantastic stories of the 1st lady's ailment now have a problem with Mr President's statement. It beats me! Do we really understand truth and sincerity???

LIVING WITH THE ENEMIES!

Having a careful observation of Nigeria's situation one can conclude that the coming of Jonathan has become a great disaster to Nigeria. Now some ethno-religious bigots have taken over the government to the extent that he could'nt control the continuing disunity of the country. First of all these people are overridden sheer ethno-religious sentiments forgetting that Nigeria is under democratic dispensation, therefore there is a need for every ethnic and religious groups' vote for any contestant to emerge winner of elections ahead of us in 2015. If the person you support for whom you declare your total hatred of other peoples' religious and ethnic affiliations then how can that candidate of your choice get votes of those people.

Healing for Sister Patia Jonathan

Dear Bro Joe
We are 100% with you in fasting & prayers for the complete healing of da Patia our first lady. The prayer bombardment for heaven's intervention for her healing needs to be specific and on target.
Please therefore tell us what is wrong with da Patia so we can call it by name in warfare prayers. We also need to clear all the channels of every obstruction to answers to prayers. To this end, let all the confessions be made to the Lord in private and let there be a clear cut commitment to honour and fear God in all things going forward. With that, my dear brother, our sister will be a new chassis after the divine touch of God makes her whole again IJN.

Dame Patie is recovering but not ailing!

Dame Patie is gradually recovering full health after undergoing hysterectomy and oophorectomy. My physician wife tells me it will take a minimum of 3 months for her to fully recover. But that she is recovering does not mean that she's still ailing. Sahara Reporters, please take note!

THAT PASTOR OF A TITTLE SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT FROM YOU

How can some one call a Pastor be talking about his President in such manner. Change or hell await you BAKARE That BUNKUN SHOULD be added to you

So, Sahara Reporters, what

So, Sahara Reporters, what are you now driving at? I'm not aware that GEJ ever denied that his wife was ill. What are you now flexing muzzle on? Why not report on what will benefit your readers rather than this snipping into someone's state of health and now shrugging shoulder that your tales have been confirmed. Pls sit tight!

Vote Buhari President 2015 To Stop Corruption And Looting!!!

Does anyone knows where the plane-wreck Taraba governor is taking medication in Germany? Contant to the hospital please. Let us tell hospital to deport him to Nigeria for treatment.