Dame Patience Jonathan Discharged, Set To Return Home Today

Nigeria’s First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan is expected back in Nigeria today after her doctors have said she’s healthy enough to leave.

Patience Jonathan has been away receiving treatment for several weeks at the Horst Schmidt Klinik in Germany for an undisclosed ailment.

A source said the ailing first lady demanded to be discharged, and the hospital accepted her request, though she was yet to fully recuperate. The source added that she left the hospital around 11 a.m. and was taken to an undisclosed location by senior authorities of the Nigerian Embassy in Germany.

Reports say a source at the presidency confirmed the first lady’s discharge, adding that Mrs Jonathan’s health had improved, and that she is fit to return to the country.

Arrangements have reportedly been put in place to receive the first lady at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja at about 2 p.m. today by top government officials.

“I can confirm to you that the First Lady is set to return to the country tomorrow at about 2 p.m. I can also tell you that the wives of state governors, politicians, and other well-wishers are now in Abuja to give her a rousing welcome,” the presidential source said.

Dame Patience Jonathan was earlier billed to return home last week, but her doctors didn’t release her then, as they said there were still worries about her health.


  1. First I thank God for the first lady’s health but I condemn in totality the facade of the mini carnival arranged for her arrival with the added insult of beaming this on State Tv.Since her dissapearance, a lot of hush-hush from the side of the authorities fuelled speculation on her destination some of which were just bizzare. If she did not get a celebrated departure nor permit full disclosure about happenings involving her, why the dances of shame at the airport?As we speak many Nigerian women are displaced by floods struggling with hunger, disease and facing the threat of sexual violence, would the money used for this kangaroo meet not buy them at least abag of rice for a week?