Ex-first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead
The widow of the late first Nigerian head of state Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead.
The former first lady died at 5.00 am on Monday at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21.
Her husband, Major General Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi, was the first Nigerian military head of state; and he was in office from January 17, 1966 till July 29, 1966. He was assassinated in Ibadan in a counter-coup led by late Gen. Murtala Mohammed.
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Victoria married Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi as a student of Holy Rosary Convent School, Okigwe, in 1953.