Sunday, October 23, 2005

NIGERIA MOURNS AS STELLA OBASANJO DIES IN SPAIN AND ...


The shocking tragic news of the sudden death of Mrs. Stella Obasanjo the official First Lady of the President of Nigeria hit me like a tornado as I returned from Church this aftertoon. I was totally ignorant of the breaking news until I called my cousin The popular Nigerian actor Emeka Enyiocha who broke the terrible news of the double tragedy of Nigeria. First, Stella Obasanjo was dead and next a Bellview plane crashed after taking off from Lagos enroute Abuja and all the 117 people on board died!My younger sister and I were speechless.

I just confirmed that President Olusegun Obasanjo even visited the site of the plane crash near Lagos.
President Olusegun Obasanjo grieving for his wife, Stella, who died early Sunday in Spain was personally overseeing search and rescue operations and asked "all Nigerians to pray for all those aboard the plane and their families," his office said in a statement.

This man is brave. Once a brave soldier always a brave soldier.

Nigeria mourns.

Nigeria's first lady dies at 59

BASHIR ADIGUN

Associated Press


ABUJA, Nigeria - Stella Obasanjo, the wife of Nigeria's president, died Sunday in Spain. She was 59.

Her death came the same day a passenger jet carrying 117 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, with officials saying dozens on board survived.

Stella Obasanjo, described as President Olusegun Obasanjo's "beloved wife," died after undergoing surgery, according to a brief statement signed by presidential spokeswoman Remi Oyo. No further details were given.

The Spanish Foreign Ministry said Obasanjo's wife died Sunday morning at a hospital in the southern Spanish resort city of Marbella, where she had been on a private visit.

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