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Nigerian leader's wife is buried


Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo's wife, Stella, has been buried in her husband's hometown Abeoukuta in south-western Nigeria.

Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo's wife, Stella, has been buried in her husband's hometown Abeoukuta in south-western Nigeria.


She died in Spain on Sunday, following plastic surgery at the exclusive Molding Clinic in Marbella.


The cause of her death is being investigated. The clinic issued a statement saying that the first lady did not die during an operation.


The burial followed a service of remembrance attended by dignitaries.


On Wednesday mourners filed past Mrs Obasanjo's body lying in an open coffin in the capital, Abuja.



 "Beauty surgery is another form of cultural colonialism which we Africans should reject
-Bimbo Balogun, Lagos "

 


Her son, Olumuyiwa Obasanjo, said she wanted her death to be a celebration.


"Indeed, as you mourn her passing away, please also remember to celebrate her life. That is how she would like to be remembered," ThisDay newspaper quotes him as saying earlier this week.


Mrs Obasanjo was known for her charitable work with children and HIV/Aids sufferers but was also implicated in a corruption scandal earlier this year.



 

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