July 16, 2024

Former Nigerian First Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead

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*Victoria Nwanyiocha Aguiyi-Ironsi

Former Nigerian First Lady, Victoria Nwanyiocha Aguiyi-Ironsi, is dead.

According to sources, Mrs Aguyi-Ironsi died around 5am Monday morning.

She was the widow of Gen. Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi who was the first Nigerian military head of state who was murdered in Ibadan in a countercoup led by Murtala Mohammed.

Born on 21st November 1923 Lady Ironsi was 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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