fbpx
Connect with us

News

Tinubu’s Minister, Lola Ade-John Not Poisoned – Ministry Reveals Health Report

The Nigerian Ministry of Tourism hours after reports had it that its Minister, Ms. Lola Ade-John, has been hospitalised after…

Published

on

WhatsApp Image 2023 09 29 at 1.36.49 PM
Lola Ade-John

The Nigerian Ministry of Tourism hours after reports had it that its Minister, Ms. Lola Ade-John, has been hospitalised after symptoms of acute poisoning has said that the latter was not poisoned.

VerseNews reports that the Ministry according to its Assistant Director Press, Emem Mariam Ofiong, said her principal had malaria and confirmed that she is in a stable condition.

Her words, “It is not true that the Minister was poisoned, she only had malaria and had been treated and is now stable.”

Advertisement

This comes after a news outlet report that the Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John, has been hospitalised in the nation’s capital, Abuja, over alleged poisoning and was undergoing treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Jabi, Abuja.

“Lola Ade-John, 60, was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, shortly after she started manifesting symptoms of her poisoning. She has spent four days at the facility as of Friday morning,” family sources familiar with Ade-John’s ordeal told Peoples Gazette.

“Ade-John, a banker and tech investor, has been on a machine to aid her breathing, adding that the specifics as to what substance she ingested and how could not be immediately ascertained,” said the report.

“Her worsening situation has further set the family against the government, with the permanent secretary of her ministry said to be in disagreement as to whether she should continue receiving treatment at a public hospital or be moved to a better-equipped private facility downtown.

Advertisement

The permanent secretary, Ngozi Onwudike, was said to have insisted that the minister should not be transferred because the FMC is a public hospital and its services wouldn’t attract substantial charges to the government, a position her family rebuffed.

But they remained with her as they could not raise funds to move her to a private hospital, our sources said. A phone number for the permanent secretary did not connect on Friday morning.

“A spokesperson for the FMC did not immediately return a request seeking comments about Ms Ade-John’s condition.”

Advertisement

Ms. Ade-John is the pioneer Minister of Tourism after the splitting of the defunct ministry of information and Culture by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu into three: Ministry of Information and National Orientation; ministry of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy and Ministry not Tourism.

Stay ahead with VerseNews. Get the latest breaking news, insightful analysis, and trending stories. Your go-to source for timely updates and unbiased reporting.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WATCH: Nigeria Newspaper Headline Today

Apply For Latest Job Openings

Trending

BREAKING: Finidi George Resigns As Super Eagles Head Coach BREAKING: Finidi George Resigns As Super Eagles Head Coach
Sports5 days ago

BREAKING: Finidi George Resigns As Super Eagles Head Coach

Finidi George resigns as the head coach of the Super Eagles, following the NFF's plan to hire a foreign technical...

Tension As President Tinubu Falls, Hits Head On Parade Vehicle During Democracy Day Tension As President Tinubu Falls, Hits Head On Parade Vehicle During Democracy Day
News1 week ago

Tension As President Tinubu Falls, Hits Head On Parade Vehicle During Democracy Day (Video)

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu stumbled and fell during the June 12 Democracy Day parade, sparking renewed concerns about his health.

Democracy Day: FG Announces Date for Public Holiday Democracy Day: FG Announces Date for Public Holiday
News1 week ago

Democracy Day: FG Announces Date for Public Holiday

The Federal Government has announced June 12 as a public holiday to celebrate Democracy Day.

5 Best Video Interview Software You Should Be Using 5 Best Video Interview Software You Should Be Using
Career News2 weeks ago

5 Best Video Interview Software You Should Be Using

Zoom, HireVue, and Spark are some of the best video interview software. These tools enhance efficiency, improve candidate experience, and...

Nigerian Police Academy: All You Need to Know + Requirements Nigerian Police Academy: All You Need to Know + Requirements
Career News2 weeks ago

Nigerian Police Academy: All You Need to Know + Requirements

Aspirants seeking admission to the prestigious Nigerian Police Academy must meet specific criteria, including being a citizen of Nigeria by...

“I Am Not Searching, I Have Many Boys That Service Me” - Korra Obidi “I Am Not Searching, I Have Many Boys That Service Me” - Korra Obidi
Entertainment2 weeks ago

“I Am Not Searching, I Have Many Boys That Service Me” – Korra Obidi

American-based Nigerian dancer Korra Obidi stated she's prioritizing financial stability over relationships, emphasizing she's not seeking romance and has people...

Glo Salary Structure: How Much Does Glo Pay? Glo Salary Structure: How Much Does Glo Pay?
Business2 weeks ago

Glo Salary Structure: How Much Does Glo Pay?

Glo salary structure varies by position: entry-level staff earn around NGN 90,000 monthly, specialists earn about NGN 370,000 monthly, and...

Is There An AI For Interviews? Automated Interview Software Is There An AI For Interviews? Automated Interview Software
Education2 weeks ago

Is There An AI For Interviews? Automated Interview Software

Is there an AI for interviews (automated interview software)? Yes, some include Hirevue, myEver and Vidcruiter. 

Cheapest Universities In Nigeria and Their School Fees Cheapest Universities In Nigeria and Their School Fees
Education2 weeks ago

Cheapest Universities In Nigeria and Their School Fees

Some of the cheapest universities in Nigeria include the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; and the...

10 Best Transport Companies in Nigeria 10 Best Transport Companies in Nigeria
Lifestyle2 weeks ago

10 Best Transport Companies in Nigeria

Some of the best transport companies in Nigeria include ABC Transport, God is Good Motors (GIGM), and Peace Mass Transit....

Advertisement