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Nigeria: Wife of Nigeria`s first Prime Minister dies

Hajiya Jummai Aishatu Abubakar Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/10/breaking-wife-of-late-tafawa-balewa-jummai-dies-at-85/

By Staff- 28:10:2019

The widow of Nigeria’s former Prime Minister, Jummai Abubakar Tafawa Balewa has been confirmed dead. The granddaughter of the late prime minister, Hajara Wanka said the late prime minister’s wife died of heart failure.

Confirming her death, the granddaughter said that she died in Lagos in the early hours of Sunday after a protracted illness. The widow visited India for medical treatment where she was treated. “She had stopped over in Lagos to rest before returning to Bauchi to continue her rehabilitation and recuperation. She passed away in the early hours of Sunday after she relapsed and went into a coma. Hajiya Jummai Aishatu Abubakar died at 85

Reported by Abla Dandjo

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