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Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, a former Vice President of Nigeria has died at the age of 85.
A statement released by his family confirmed that he died at 10:00 pm in a clinic in London on Sunday. The statement was signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme.
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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 2017.”
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The late Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme was the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, in office from 1979 to 1983 during the Presidency of Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari GCFR.