Friday, December 6, 2013
Jonathan Arrives Paris After two Days In German Hospital
along with his wife, President Goodluck Jonathan Paris travelled to
Paris today and attended the Security Summit for Africa being
organized by the French government.
The Jonathans left Nigeria very early on Wednesday morning with a
small team of personal aides and Mr. Jonathan's personal doctor,
Fortune Fibresima. The trip, which had been advertised Paris-bound,
was revealed by SaharaReporters to be a medical trip to Germany to
check upon the President's abdominal troubles. Mr. Jonathan's
spokesperson, Reuben Abati, claimed it was a private visit to Germany.
Nigeria's First lady, Patience, was also due for a check-up at the
hospital where in 2012she underwent extensive treatment, including
several surgical operations for an undisclosed ailment.
SaharaReporters had broken the news of Mrs. Jonathan's hospitalization
in Germany at that time, but her aides and the office of the president
denied the story. The ruse was uncovered by the First Lady herself at
an elaborate Thanksgiving event service upon her return where she
disclosed she had had several surgeries, and had been "dead" for seven
Upon arrival in Paris this morning, Mr. Jonathan and his wife alighted
from the aircraft looking healthy. The president's aides were
tight-lipped about whether the German doctors gave him a clean bill of
health or if he plans to return to the hospital in the near future.
Mr. Jonathan is expected to return to Nigeria later tomorrow,
according to his original itinerary.
It would be recalled that Mr. Jonathan also sought medical treatment
in London two weeks ago for a stomach complaint