Just In: Former President Jonathan Loses Elder Sister

To an undisclosed illness.
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Former Nigeria's President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has lost an elder sister, Madam Obebhatein Jonathan.

She passed on yesterday, January 11, 2024, at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, after a brief illness, at the age of seventy.

According to a statement by Jonathan’s media office, the deceased popularly known as Amissi was a retired teacher, businesswoman, loving mother, and grandmother who lived a dedicated life of service to God and humanity.

It added that, she was a devout Christian, a virtuous woman and a role model to many within and outside her community.

Meanwhile, the statement also indicated that the burial has been scheduled for Tuesday 16th February, 2024, pointing out that the details of the funeral rites would be announced by the family.

Madam Obebhatein Jonathan is survived by three children, siblings, including His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, and her mother Mama Eunice Afeni-Jonathan.

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