Official: Nigeria first lady hospitalized abroad-AP


ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — ABUJA, Nigeria – A government official tells The Associated Press that the wife of Nigeria’s president remains hospitalized in Germany following a severe bout of food poisoning that’s lasted for days.

The government official said first lady Patience Jonathan fell sick about 10 days ago, following her hosting a summit of first ladies from across Africa. The official said as her case of food poisoning worsened and that she was flown to Germany for treatment.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as information about Jonathan’s illness had yet to be made public. Ayo Osinlu, a spokesman for the first lady, did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

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