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Exclusive: Terrible news: Dora Akunyili in critical condition; to be flown to India tonight

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Exclusive: Terrible news: Dora Akunyili in critical condition; to be flown to India tonight

By Segun Odeleye

Nigeria’s former minister of information,  Dora Akunyili, is seriously sick. She is expected to be flown to India tonight.

According to a source who spoke to The Scoop but does not want to be named, the former NAFDAC DG’s condition has deteriorated so much that her doctor advised that “waiting till Monday before flying her abroad might be too late.”

News of Akunyili’s illness made waves last month when pictures of her taken during the ongoing national conference in Abuja in which she is a delegate, surfaced in the media. The bubbly Akunyili had so emaciated that many questioned why she accepted the call to attend the conference instead of attending to her health. She however insisted that she had recovered and only needed to add some weight.

According to the source, officials of the foreign affairs ministry are trying their best to secure an Indian visa immediately for her so she can fly tonight as a private jet is already on standby.

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