Former US President Bill Clinton, 75, was released from a California hospital Sunday after spending five nights in treatment for an infection.
Clinton, arm in arm with his wife and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, gave a thumbs up after he walked slowly out of the hospital and shook hands with staff in front of television cameras.
“President Clinton was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center today,” said a statement by doctor Alpesh Amin released via a Clinton spokesman.
“His fever and white blood cell count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics,” added Amin, who oversaw the medical team treating the former president.
The US leader from 1993 to 2001 was admitted Tuesday evening to the hospital south of Los Angeles with a non-Covid-related blood infection.
The New York Times, quoting an aide, reported Clinton developed a urinary tract infection that turned into sepsis.
Sepsis is an extreme bodily reaction to infection that affects 1.7 million people in America annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It kills 270,000 of those infected every year.
The infection was the latest health scare for America’s 42nd president. In 2004, at age 58, he underwent a quadruple bypass operation after doctors found signs of extensive heart disease.
Six years later he had stents implanted in his coronary artery.
This prompted him to adopt a vegetarian diet and to speak out publicly about how his change in food consumption helped him get healthier.
“Maybe if I had… not eaten so many hamburgers and steaks, which I love, maybe if I had, you know, had slightly less stress in my life… maybe it would have been different,” Clinton told ABC News in 2004 after his successful heart surgery.
In the two decades since leaving the White House after two presidential terms he has thrown himself into numerous humanitarian and diplomatic causes.
He traveled the world, not just to receive generous speaking fees and to attend conferences but to visit disaster areas or raise funds for the fight against AIDS.
Clinton, who once called himself “the comeback kid” during the 1992 Democratic Party primary battle, remains involved in his Clinton Foundation and supported his wife’s unsuccessful campaign against Donald Trump five years ago.
Gradually his pace has slowed, and he has been traveling less in recent years.
The Clintons currently live in Chappaqua, New York.
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How Sammy Okposo Impregnated Me And Wanted Me To Abort My Child, African Doll Opens Up On Secret Affairs With Nigerian Gospel Singer
An American lady, based in Texas, identified as African Doll, has accused Nigerian gospel music minister, Sammie Okposo, of impregnating and abandoning her.
The lady in question made the accusation in a discussion with a YouTuber, Obodo Naija TV.
She disclosed that she met Sammie in Texas when he was on a tour of the US and he invited her to his hotel where she spent the night and messed around with him.
Alongside screenshots of a conversation with the gospel artiste, Doll claimed she had a relationship for months and spent time together until she found out she was pregnant in January.
She disclosed that Sammie told her to abort the baby when she informed him of the pregnancy.
“Sammie okposo got me pregnant and does not want to take responsibility and blocked me on all social media platforms.
“We met at a concert in one church close to my home and we started following each other on Instagram. He asked for my number from Instagram and we started conversing regularly.
“He invited me to his show in Houston Texas in November 2021, he invited me to his hotel and we hung out. I spent the night with him until the next morning.
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Insecurity: IPOB Fires Back At Army, Says ESN Not Militants
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Tuesday, accused the Nigerian security forces of lying against its members.
IPOB said contrary to claims by security agencies, that Eastern Security Network, ESN, is not a militant group and are not cannibals.
A statement by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, reiterated that the group has no camps in Lilu, Orsumoghu in Anambra State and Mbaise, Obowo in Imo State.
Powerful in a statement said, “The global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to once again, debunk the falsehood and propaganda by the Nigeria army and police against innocent Biafran youths especially Eastern Security Network ESN operatives.
“The Nigeria Army Commander, as well as the Police Commissioner in Imo State, derive pleasure in dishing out fake information and falsehood to disrepute IPOB and ESN operatives.
“We, therefore, want to once again, declare that contrary to fabricated lies by the security agencies, ESN has no camp in Lilu, Orsumoghu in Anambra State and Mbaise, Obowo in Imo State. The claims by the Nigerian security agencies that they discovered IPOB/ESN camps in the affected communities are all lies concocted to blackmail us and justify further destruction of more Igbo communities by security agents.
“IPOB and ESN have no camps in these communities. We are not militants nor cannibals. Criminals can never be said to be IPOB/ESN members. We are not cultists. Our mission is the restoration of Biafra, and that has nothing to do with cannibalism and abominable things allegedly going on in such camps.
“Nigerian security agencies and government of Imo State created these criminals thinking they can demonize IPOB and ESN members but unfortunately they turned against innocent members of the society.”
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AFCON 2021: Ola Aina, Okoye Responsible For Super Eagles Loss To Tunisia, Says Okocha
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, has blamed two players for the elimination of Nigeria from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon by Tunisia.
Okocha said Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye and right-back, Ola Aina, should be held responsible for Tunisia’s match-winning goal against Augustine Eguavoen’s men.
Recall that Tunisia had last Sunday sent the Super Eagles packing from the AFCON in the Round of 16, thanks to Youssef Msakni’s second-half goal.
But Okocha believes Okoye should have saved Msakni’s long-range shot, while Aina would have fouled the Tunisia player before he took the shot.
“You expect when things go the wrong way that the goalkeeper might save the day but I thought he went a bit early to his right side and then it was difficult for him to adjust and make that save,” Okocha told SuperSport.
“It was a well taken shot there by the Tunisian and luckily for them that decided the game.”
On Aina, Okocha added: “You buy a foul, do something, stop the momentum of the game and let your players recover, but he made it easier for them.”
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