Nigerian President goes under the knife

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President Umaru Yar’Adua has successfully undergone surgery suspected to be a kidney related ailment in a Saudi Arabia hospital.

It was officially reported that the President was on a hajj in Mecca, but it has been reported that he underwent renal transplantation and has been under intensive care at the King Fahd hospital in Saudi Arabia. His condition is said to be very stable.

The president whose health has been of public concern had gone to Mecca for lesser hajj and was due for an official visit to Brazil, after his alleged return. However his supposed trip to Brazil has since been re-scheduled.

The Federal Executive Council had on Wednesday countered rumours that President Umaru Yar’Adua was currently indisposed at a Saudi Arabia hospital.

The spokesman of the presidency, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi announced that the president’s trip to Saudi Arabia was to perform the lesser hajj. And speaking on the presidents annulled trip to Brazil, Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, denied that it had anything to do with the presidents health insisting that the President is on lesser hajj.

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