Presidency confirms death of Jonathan’s younger brother

President Goodluck Jonathan in sad times. The priest spoke to audience in his electoral stronghold.

Meni  Jonathan, the president’s half brother is dead.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, has confirmed the death of President Goodluck Jonathan’s half brother, Meni Jonathan, at the Aso Villa Clinic in Abuja.

In an e-mail response to PREMIUM TIMES enquiry, Mr. Abati confirmed the death, saying, “May his soul rest in peace.”

The death of Meni Jonathan caused mixed feelings at the Presidential Villa, Abuja as the death occurred same day the President turned 55.

Meni Jonathan passed away at the Aso Villa clinic at about 11:45a.m. as arrangements were being made to move him to the National Hospital, Abuja.

A presidency source revealed that Meni Jonathan flew into Abuja with the president last week, after the president went to see his house in Otueke, Bayelsa State. The source said the deceased ‘seemed fit’ as at Sunday.

The deceased reportedly served as the head of Otueke Council of Chiefs before his death.


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  • okad

    Jonathan i want to advise u t make the poor Nigerians happy

  • innocent

    Oh,mr president take heart. it’s a very sad news but god knows the best.may he’s gentle soul rest in peace!God bless Nigeria.

  • igbiki

    They should have flown him to Germany. Abi money don finish? Govs and Gov’s aides and even the first lady were flown to Germany. Maybe his bros was not all that dear to him or dey don use am exchange for Dames life???

  • Oladimeji Olaposi

    Despite the fact that he was adequately taken care of, he still died at the tip of their noses! Well, we should not forget that the waves of an uprooted tree are still on the move. It was uprooted from Oyo state, flown to Kwara state, returned to Osun state, and now at the Presidency, where is the next transit? Who knows? The 99.999% citizens are tired of crying, let the riches also cry the bitter way in the name who created man equally in His sight, amen. Well, may the soul of the departed rest in….., in accordance to his deeds!

  • Abu

    I’m not sure I can believe this as Mr. President may come in the next media chat to say Rueben is lying of his brothers death

  • kakus

    @Igbiki. Shame on you.