20 November 2012

Nigeria: President Jonathan's Younger Brother Dies in Abuja - Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday confirmed the death of President Goodluck Jonathan's younger brother, Chief Meni Jonathan.

A statement issued in Abuja by the Senior Special Adviser on Media to the President, Mr Reuben Abati, said the deceased passed away at the National Hospital, Abuja.

The statement said that "President Goodluck Jonathan announces with sadness, the death earlier today, of his younger brother, Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan.

"Chief Meni Jonathan passed away at the National Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness."

It stated that formal burial arrangements would be announced later by the family.

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