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Former Nigerian head of state’s wife, first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead

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Former Nigerian head of state's wife, first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead

Former first lady, Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, the wife of late Nigerian head of state, Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, is dead.

The former first lady passed on Monday at 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021.

Victoria’s husband Aguiyi-Ironsi was the supreme commander of the National Military Government for six months before being overthrown and assassinated in the 1966 Nigerian counter-coup.

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