Tuesday, November 20, 2012

President Jonathan's younger brother dies on his birthday

It was a sweet and sour feeling on Tuesday as Meni Jonathan, younger brother to President Jonathan died on the same day the president turned 55.

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan’s brother died after ‘a brief illness.’

The statement reads: “President Goodluck Ebele 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.

“Formal burial arrangements will be announced later by the family.”

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