Nigeria in crisis after president left ‘seriously brain-damaged’
Senior members of Nigeria’s political elite will hold emergency talks on Monday after President Umaru Yar’Adua was reported to have been left “seriously brain-damaged” following medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.
By Mike Pflanz in Abuja Published: 6:00AM GMT 11 Jan 2010
Nigeria president Umaru Yar’AduaPhoto: AP
President Umaru Yar’Adua has not been seen or heard from since he flew to Saudi Arabia for treatment for a heart complaint seven weeks ago. His long absence has pushed Africa’s second-largest oil exporter to the brink of its most serious constitutional crisis since the end of 33 years of military rule in 1999.