Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

BREAKING: Former First Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is Dead

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Victoria Ogunrinde


 The former First Lady of Nigeria, Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, died at 97.


A close family ally disclosed that she died on Monday morning.

She was the widow of the first Nigerian military head of state, Gen. Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi.

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Her husband was killed in Ibadan in a countercoup led by Murtala Mohammed.


Late Mrs. Aguiyi-Ironzi was born on 21st November, 1923 became the second First Lady of Nigeria from 16 January 1966 to 29 July 1996.


She married Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi as a student of Holy Rosary Convent School, Okigwe in 1953 at the aged of 16.

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