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Patience Jonathan flown to Germany again | Speculation Arises Over the State of her Health



Just weeks after Nigeria’s first lady, Patience Jonathan returned from a German hospital where she was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, media sources have reported that she has again been flown back to Germany for health reasons.

According to SaharaReporters, she was “hurriedly” flown out to Germany yesterday on “another emergency”. However, Punch reports that she was flown out for “a check-up”.

Here are more excerpts from SaharaReporters:

Medical sources in Abuja said Mrs. Jonathan had to be flown out earlier than expected due to new health concerns that developed overnight. The urgent nature of her departure for Germany led to cancellation of her appearance at a presidential event scheduled for 6:00 PM where the president hosted foreign ambassadors to Nigeria.

There is no official word from the presidency regarding her trip. Her principal media aide Ayo Osinlu told SaharaReporters by phone that he couldn’t tell of her movements because he was not in Abuja at the moment.

Punch also reported that she had to cancel a thanksgiving service and reception she initially planned in honour of former Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa and ex-National Security Adviser Andrew Azazi, and others, who died in a helicopter crash in Bayelsa State on December 15.

In August 2012, Jonathan was airlifted to Wiesbaden, Germany, where she spent several weeks in a hospital for an undisclosed ailment. She returned to Nigeria on 14th October 2012 to a rousing reception.

We wish the first lady well.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. simi

    January 15, 2013 at 3:56 am

    What is wrong with the hospitals in Nigeria?? Why does she have to fly to Germany to receive treatment? I know that there are a couple of good private hospitals in Lagos and Abuja which she can afford! And when she comes back another millions of naira will be spent to welcome her back!!! Anyway whatever it is that is going on, I hope she gets better!

  2. Ebukah Nzeji

    January 15, 2013 at 4:19 am

    May God be merciful unto her and deliver from whatever she’s going through. Cos her illness could further distract Mr. President!

    • Alero

      January 15, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Well said. May God restore her health,in Jesus name.Amen

  3. angel williams

    January 15, 2013 at 6:41 am

    1st to comment, Dear pls heal our 1st Lady completely from all sickness, No weapon of the evil one formed against her will succeed in Jesus name.Divine health is her Portion in Jesus name.

  4. Olufunmi

    January 15, 2013 at 7:08 am

    may God heal her.. 🙂

  5. ruth

    January 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

    it well with our mother in Jesus name.

  6. Ms Somebody

    January 15, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Who be your mother???

  7. collins madu

    January 15, 2013 at 11:22 am

    why cant she be treated in nigeria. Its a shame that the president will not use this to reform nigerian health sector and our educational sector. In case of medical emergency flying long distance is risky, maybe there are other reasons. God knows

  8. Benson

    January 15, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I Pray she get better in Jesus Name.

  9. nina onita

    January 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    it should be mandatory that anyone who holds a political office or whose spouse hold a political office cannot travel out the country for treatment, they must stay in the country, ah-ah, so our tax payers money is going to europe and asia to treat people whom i personally think deserve any sickness that befalls on them, like my grandmother says “the wicked and those who steal from the meek shall never go unpunished.” i have no empathy for her, only for our money being wasted.

    • Msunderstood

      January 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Thank u. I’m sorry but that’s how I feel.
      KARMA find ur way into all their homes n Fallon them in all areas.

  10. nich

    January 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    nigerians should thank God for sahara reporters

  11. konnie

    January 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    good luck with your health

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