First Nigerian Head of State’s wife, Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead

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Victoria, wife of Nigeria’s first Head of State, Major General J. T. U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, is dead.

Victoria passed away in the early hours of Monday. She would have clocked 98 on November 21, 2021.

Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi seized power during a national chaos following the January 15, 1966 military coup.

He became the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government and was killed on July 29, 1966 during a counter coup.

Victoria, who never re-married, died two weeks after the demise of Hadiza Shagari.

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The wife of former President Shehu Shagari gave up the ghost after battling with COVID-19 complications.

Hadiza died at the Gwagwalada Isolation Center in Abuja, her grandson, Bello Shagari, disclosed.

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