Wife of Nigerian president dead after surgery

The wife of Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has died after surgery in Spain, officials said Sunday.

October 23, 2005 11:26


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The wife of Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has died after surgery in Spain, officials said Sunday. Stella Obasanjo, hailed in an official statement as Obasanjo's "beloved wife," was 60, said the one-sentence statement signed by presidential spokeswoman Remi Oyo. No further details were given. Obasanjo is president of Sub-Saharan Africa's most-populous nation of 130 million people and has played a key role as peace mediator in West Africa. Also on Sunday, a Nigerian plane crashed. On board were 114 passengers and crew, including a number of Nigerian government officials.

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