There was about 5000 guests in attendance , including 18 state governors, have overrun Abuja for a lavish thanksgiving party thrown for Nigeria's First Lady, Patience Jonathan, at a cost of N500 million.
Although she had previously Lied about being in hospital in Germany, Mrs. Jonathan opened up today at a special service at the Aso Rock Chapel, stunning worshippers with the admission her medical condition had been very serious.
“I actually died,” Premium Times quoted her as testifying. “I passed out for more than a week. My intestine and tummy were opened.”
She said her doctors had actually given up hope, although she did not specify her diagnosis. “It was God himself in His infinite mercy that said I will return to Nigeria. God woke me up after seven days.”
During her six weeks away from Nigeria last year, the presidency refused to say anything to the country about her condition. Upon her return to Abuja on October 17, Mrs. Jonathan denied having been in any hospital. “I don't even know that hospital they are talking about…” she said on that occasion. “I do not have any terminal illness or cosmetic surgery.”
OMG!!! Nigeria...That much money was spent on a thanks giving and we were all not invited? Oh well. There is a God...
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