WikiLeaks: Yar’Adua Died Of Lung Cancer And Churg Strauss Syndrome, US Cables Confirm

Late Nigerian leader Umaru Yar'adua
By SaharaReporters, New York

A deadly combination of lung cancer and the auto-immune disease, Churg Strauss Syndrome, accounted for the death of Umaru Yar’Adua in May 2010, according to a new Wikileaks cable released by the whistle-blower website.

The release of this information, part of 251,287 cables on the website of the whistleblower, comes as his wife, the former First Lady, Turai Yar’Adua, may herself be terminally ill as well. Turai returned from Saudi Arabia last week and may be headed for the United Kingdom for medical care as she is she is reported to be suffering from ovarian cancer, the latest in a series of calamities besetting the political and biological families of the late leader since his death.
Wikileaks’ revelations about Yar’Adua’s health issues tally with SaharaReporters’ previous exposés on his health, beginning in 2007 when Mr. Yar’Adua made a prolonged trip to Germany in connection with his failing health.

The new cable, which was created in 2009 by US Ambassador Robin Sanders, identified Peter Galle, a German doctor and the Director of Internal Medicine at Universitats Medizin in Mainz, a city where Yar’Adua went for his last medical trip in Germany, as revealing that he diagnosed Yar’Adua with terminal lung cancer sometime in April 2008.
 
Dr. Galle was surprised that Yar’Adua had survived longer than expected.  He also told US officials that reports of other ailments, such as Churg-Strauss syndrome and liver problems, were "accurate."  This verifies SaharaReporters revelations that Yar’Adua had Churg Strauss disease.

It was in October 2008 that SaharaReporters revealed that Yar’Adua had terminal lung cancer in addition to Churg Strauss.    And on November 26, 2009, Yar’Adua's doctor, Barau Banye disclosed that Yar’Adua was suffering from "acute pericarditis" but that said he had responded "remarkably well" to treatment.   Yar’Adua was a chain smoker and had continued smoking after he was diagnosed, according to a family source.

In April 2011, Yar’Adua's first daughter, Maryam,   lost a contest for the Katsina Central seat in the House of Representatives. The seat was previously occupied by her husband, Badamosi Kabir, but he has been in a London hospital since January when he fell into a diabetic coma.  Yar’Adua's brother, Lt. Colonel, Audu Abdullazeez, popularly known as "Audu Soja," also lost his election in April as a deputy gubernatorial candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), in Katsina State.
On the political front:

•    Yar’Adua’s key confidante, former Delta State Governor James Ibori, is in prison in the United Kingdom awaiting trial following his extradition from Dubai, UAE to face money laundering charges. Y

•    Yar’Adua's former Attorney General, Aondoakaa, is marooned in his village in Benue State after he was humiliated out of office; banned by a judge from running for public office; stripped of his SAN title for two years; and had his United States visa revoked.  Aondoakaa is now a rice farmer in his village;

•    The powerful former Chief Economic Adviser to Yar’Adua, Tanimu Kurfi, is virtually in hiding, although he was sighted recently in New York; and

•    The former Principal Presidential Secretary, Mr. David Edevbie, is wanted in the United Kingdom to answer criminal charges.

The only Yar’Adua era appointee still in government is Mrs. Farida Waziri who enjoys protection from Goodluck Jonathan's powerful Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allsion Madueke. The oil minister is the leader of  the Jonathan cabal, which consists of the National Security Adviser, Owoeye Azazi; the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim; the Attorney General, Mohammed Bello Adoke; Nigerian’s aviation minister, Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi , Prof. Isoun Turner and Senator Emmanuel Paulker of Bayelsa state.

SR's Lung cancer report1

SR's Lung Cancer report 2

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WHEN WILL NIGERIA BE FREED FROM BRITAIN, SAHARAREPORTERS?

Saharareporters,,

What Nigerians need from your media is A complete expose of how Nigeria got to where we are today. How the nation was formed and messed up, and by WHO, How the WHO messed Nigeria up and those who collaborated and still continue to colaborate with the WHO. I know you will tell Nigerians that it was and still is Nigerian colonial master, BRITAIN in the hand of queen elizabeth of England that has and continue to mess Nigeria up, making sure Nigerians youths never develope beyond the level we were when they reluctantly relinquish their grisp on Nigeria. Although BRITAIN is still incharge of affairs in Nigeria. Ask Nigerians what they think they should do to free themselves from the domination of BRITAIN, and let them decide.

yaradua`s death

Yaradua won`t come back so forget about him

my people perish because they lack knowledge

Death is a debt we all owe and must pay it will however be nice if our government will do more to up grade our medical facilities.Then the medical records of a patient like Yaradua will enjoy the privacy it deserve.lets be humam.

Yat aduwa's illiness

We muslims faithful have alrady know that each soul must test death, as such, every live have it's parculiare way of leaving this earthly world. Our prayers is Almighty Allah (S.W.T.) to forgive former President Yar aduwa. As we know all deseases are catalist of forgiveness. To his pricipals excos, they should know that "No condition is permanent";as The days are rotated among peoples, when it is your turn you shall do good things to leave your foot on the sands of good history at least for your family's name.

bad succer result due to tribalism by siasia & co

the Nigerian soccer will never progress due to selfishness of those concerned. siasia & co dislikes including reasonable number of northerners in the super eagles squared for any international encounter due to myopic reasoning.Northerners please stop keeping quiet over marginalization in the field of soccer. I assure you that the most devoured Southerners/easterners are in anyway better than their coli ques in the north.

The death of Umar Musa'Yaradua

Haba my dear friend,but we got to have a sympathy for every soul of every humanbeing talkless of a president that have a good intention for our country nigeria and africa at large.

YAR ADUA IS BETTERTHAN JONATHAN

Thank God no matter ho much you hate yaradua he is betterthan Jonathan if he is still alive nigeria could be a better plce by now

Ya`Aduwa allow the death to rest.

pls,this is been unfair to d the man.

governors and massive looting

its rather unfortunate that rather than be servants of the people,these thief governors only care for their selfish objectives. its so sad an experience.

Uninterested

This na old Tory, di man don rotten by now self. Wetin we dey do dey visit this again in the name of wiki. Any kind thing wey kill an even though na witch self, hin done die..finish.

Akpabio was part of the Yar'dua's cabal

Gov Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State was one of President Yar'dua cabal and a major financier of the "NO JONATHAN" campaign,during the national debate on if GEJ could be made acting president,but switched camp immediately he confirmed his Boss would not make it;Akpabio abandoned Yar'dua and His family before the man was even pronounced Death,GEJ the same man dines and wines with you,be careful.

yar'adua died of lung cancer

Late president Ummaru Musa Yar'adua's younger brother's name is not AUDU ABDULAZEEZ but ABDULAZEEZ MUSA YARADUA.Please take note of the correction

Nigeria's frozen leadership

When shall we get selfless leadership in Nigeria.
We seem to be stranded currently as those in the saddle of rulership appear exhausted mentally, unprepared for positive thinking, and myopic in selfish pursuit of personal wealth. Daily televised grammer, little people oriented forward movements, ego tripping, excuses galore and blame game thrill us daily while essential foodstuff and basic facilities are in-flight out of reach.
We shall get there. Arabs have succeeded....Continued poor leadership and stangulated battered economy presented as growing economic index will hasten our push. We MUST shun agents of separation and break-up. Make no mistake, our masses must stay united for their deserved pound of wealth. Up Nigeria.Arise O compatroits.

Ghost of a president !

Unbelievable this guy was Nigeria president and not a patient in a hospital INTENSIVE CARE WARD when this picture was taken !!

Obasanjo and Turai should be jailed for this.

'Yaraduwa's Death and US Cables WikiLeaks

Jonathan cabal? Is that why Aviation Zaria is building a "Gaza Wall" in Zaria and pulling down a long standing wall built since the days of general IBB? It is rumoured that the "Wall" will eventually cost the Tax payer over 700 million naira, just the wall. Meanwhile the actual demarcation of the "Wall" is still unknown as their is a Court case pending on the boundary of Site 1.
For our departed President, may his soul rest in peace, it is time we look forward and move away from discussing the dead WikiLeaks is just a rumour mill saying what ordinary mortals may never have heard.!

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No "professional", international doctor will reveal the status report of his patient to the third party been aware of the consequence. This leak is a feed from the "great" wikileak.

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No "professional", international doctor will reveal the status report of his patient to the third party been aware of the consequence. This leak is a feed from the "great" wikileak.

AND THEY FASTFORWARDED THE MAN TO THE GRAVE! THEY KILLED HIM

THEY KILLED THE POOR MAN, SIMPLE! WHY DID THEY WANT HIM OUT AND DEAD SO BADLY THAT THEY GO FORAGING FOR HIS HEALTH INFO FROM THE GERMAN DOCTOR, WHO SHOULDNT HAVE GIVEN THE INFO TO THE EMBASSY EXCEPT UNDER A CIA KNIFE! ANYWAY THE MAN DONE DIE SINCE, BUT HOW FAR FOR NAIJA? ARE WE ENJOYING NOW? SR GIVE US A BREAK. YOU WERE USED ON THIS ONE!!!

TEXBEE DANK U

What has the ailment that Yaradua died of got to do with past and present ministers-did that additional piece of info come from wikileak also?Meanwhile kudos to Mugabe
The expelled Libyan ambassador to Zimbabwe left the country on Thursday night. Foreign Affairs secretary Ambassador Joey Bimha confirmed that the ambassador left for Botswana by road.Ambassador Taher Elmagrahi and his staff were given 72 hours to leave Zimbabwe after declaring their support for the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council (NTC) and burning the Libyan Green Flag. Nigeria una hear?

Yes...there are cabals and

Yes...there are cabals and there is a "cabal"!! Any ruling government is the one who speaks...if you dont like it you can go boil stone. My brother JEG carry go!! If you you wish to extend your "cabalism" to Israel, no wahala...dem never hala!! No man can be an island, meanwhile make una give Yar' Adua rest for goodness sake..dont you ppl get chills from seein his pics alone?? let the man rest oh!!!!

DR. Uduaghan of Delta state

i implore sahara reporter beam thei search light on Dr uduaghan the governor of Delta state, he is one of the most corrupt humanbeing on planet earth, he is just looting the state coffer, he lack ideas on how to run the state, he is just there to cover IBORI'S track.

'The new cable, which was

'The new cable, which was created in 2009 by US Ambassador Robin Sanders, identified Peter Galle, a German doctor and the Director of Internal Medicine at Universitats Medizin in Mainz,...'

This is confusing- Is it cable created or part of the cable sent to his principals in the United States.Robins sent cables to his bosses daily to inform them of our inept and corrupt leaders.
To put it into context Robin Sanders cable's were hijacked by wikileaks and published on their site on the net.

he was murdered

yaradua was murdered by obasanjor

IS NIJA LAND FOR SALE? THEN WHY DO THE LEADERS BEHAVE THIS WAY?

IS NIJA LAND FOR SALE? THEN WHY DO THE LEADERS BEHAVE THIS WAY?PERMIT ME TO SAY LATE YAR ADUA COULD HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF THE SECT IF TRULY HE PERMITTED THE BAIL OF THE TWO SUSPECTS AFTER THEIR ARREST ACCORDING TO NEWSPAPER REPORT. IT THEN MEAN THE NORTHERN LEADERS WOULD KNOW ABOUT THEM AND MORE SO, THEIR AGENTS MIGHT EVEN BE IN ASO ROCK. pRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, BEWARE.MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE WISDOM TO MANAGE THE SITUATIONS.I PRAY GOD WILL KEEP YOU FOR US.

Rest in peace

He lived long enough to prevent OBJ from actualizing his plans of extending his unfortunate presidency,from this leak,it is clear that OBJ knew that this man was a working dead-man but hoped that he would drop dead before elections so that he will continue his debauchery in Aso Rock villa.Umaru may you find peace wherever you are and may the devil himself 'Ave Satanis' take away from us his beloved servant OBJ

What killed him is not important

Wikileaks, so what!! The man is dead and buried and what killed him does not matter at this time.

NIGERIAN POLITICAL CRISES COVER WITH REGIOUS SENTIMENT.

With the long term experience, of the happening of crises, influence by political leaders,religious leaders, and communities heads,up to now. The present leaders ie, elected members of all the legislative council of Nigeria. Make no move, of enacting laws, that deals with all leaders,of where crises started.As both leaders of a particular region is responsible,to stop the happening and advise, for future occurrence, but instead,a useless comity is to be setup, full of in-experiences, cowed, and selfish. To investigate and submit recommendation. Somebody who can not control his family, how can he control the community.

forget yardua he is gone forever

let the dead man rest in his grave give us report on boko haram other than dead story every one wwill die and something will kill one so it is not new

German Doctor or Quack ?

Why would a doctor disclose the health information of his patient to a third party? In this case the patient a sitting president of a sovereign nation and the third party a diplomat of another country. I think Saharareporters should begin to show patriotism, late President Yaradua was the president of Nigeria, I see no reason why the theme of this report should not be about questioning this affront on Nigeria's sovereignty than on mundane affirmation of SR's earlier report and an infantile celebration of Aondoakaa's 'humiliation'

Lung cancer - my people died because they lack knowledge

Many prominent and unprominent nigerians have died as a result of lung cancer. Among the prominent ones are Gani Fawehinmi, Beko ransome Kuti, Umaru Yardua and countless of unknown ones. Many are surfering today in different hopitals in nigeria as a result of early lung cancer that could have been treated easily if diagnosed early but due to lack of proper diagnosis and facilities ,they are being treated for pneumonia or thyphoid which was what happened to Gani.
If Beko and Yardua death could be excused because they are chain smokers what about others who has never smoked in their life and yet they died of lung cancer. Does that not tell us that we should look elsewhere and see if we can know the contributing factor in our environment to this deadly disease. Let us look at the air we breath in. Among the various causes of lung cancer aside from smoking are asbestos, gasoline and diesel exhaust,silica in the dust we inhail in.To be continued