LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian presidency says President Goodluck Jonathan's younger brother has died.
Spokesman Reuben Abati said in a statement that Meni Innocent Jonathan died Tuesday at the National Hospital in Nigeria's capital of Abuja following a brief illness.
The hospital is considered one of most modern hospitals in a country where the political class typically seeks medical treatment abroad.
President Jonathan's brother died on the president's 55th birthday.
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