Nigerian President Ill in London, Advised Rest

Nigerian President Ill in London, Advised Rest

An official says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is "indisposed" in London and doctors have advised he "rest for a few days."

Published November 21, 2013

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An official says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is "indisposed" in London and doctors have advised he "rest for a few days."

Special adviser Reuben Abati says in a statement that Jonathan missed the opening Thursday of a meeting of the country's Honorary International Investors' Council.

He said Jonathan assures Nigerians that his condition is "nothing serious" and that medical attention was sought only as a precaution.

Jonathan, 56, is expected to contest 2015 elections that already have caused a rift in his governing party. This month, he delayed presenting the annual budget in a sign of disagreements with many legislators. Nigeria confronts an Islamic uprising in the northeast that has killed thousands. On Wednesday, legislators approved Jonathan's request to extend a state of emergency there for another six months.

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Written by Associated Press

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