Rumors that Nigerian president is now brain-damaged or dead

EDIT:  BBC is saying he may be OK: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8453321.stm


Nothing seems to be confirmed yet, but if true Nigeria could be in for a rough political transition.

clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

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.

Nigeria in crisis after president left 'seriously brain-damaged'


Nigeria president Umaru Yar’Adua Photo: 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.

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