Ex-Vice president, Alex Ekwueme dead

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Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead.

Ekwueme, who was Nigeria's Vice President between 1979 and 198, 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 2017."


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