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Dr Alex Ekwueme is dead, family confirms


Nigeria's former vice president, Dr Alex Ekwueme, is dead.

Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, who was deputy to former president Alhaji Shehu Shagari between 1979 and 1989, died on Sunday in a London clinic, United Kingdom.

Ekwueme had slumped in his Enugu residence after which he was flown to London in an air ambulance last week.

A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme said that he died by 10:00pm in a London clinic, Sunday.

The statement read: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, the former Vice-President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON.

“The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday 19th November 2 2017."

May his soul rest in peace.

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