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.