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Monday, April 22, 2024

Sad Story Of How Nigeria's 1st Lady Stella Obasanjo Died Before Her 60th Birthday

She was a political activist in her own right, supporting such causes as women's liberation, youth as leaders of tomorrow, and the rehabilitation of a war-torn Nigeria


Stella Abebe was born on 14 November 1945, she was from Iruekpen, Esan West, Edo State. Her father, Dr. Christopher Abebe, was chief of the United Africa Company (UAC) who became the first indigenous (African) chairman of UAC Nigeria.
She began her education at Our Lady of the Apostles Primary School. She enrolled at St. Theresa's College, where she obtained her West African School Certificate in 1964 with grade one. Two years later she obtained the higher school certificate.

She began her education at Our Lady of the Apostles Primary School. She enrolled at St. Theresa's College, where she obtained her West African School Certificate in 1964 with grade one. Two years later she obtained the higher school certificate.

She was admitted to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, for a bachelor's degree in English, attending from 1967 to 1969.
In 1969 she transferred to the UK to complete her studies, this time round, in insurance, in London and Edinburgh, Scotland, from 1970 to 1974.

She completed her education with a certificate as confidential secretary from Pitman College in 1976. She returned to Nigeria in 1976.
She married General Obasanjo with whom she had one son; Olumuyiwa Obasanjo born in 1977.
Olusegun Obasanjo had just become Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, following the assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.
When she became Nigeria's First Lady in 1999, following the election of her husband as president, Obasanjo established Child Care Trust, for the care of underprivileged and/or disabled children.

As First Lady of Nigeria, Obasanjo joined the Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation and on 6 February 2003, she declared the day the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.

Her Death :

Stella Obasanjo died a few weeks before her 60th birthday from complications of cosmetic surgery at a private health clinic in Puerto Banรบs, Marbella, Spain, on 23 October 2005.
The surgeon, identified only as "AM" in court, was sentenced to one year of imprisonment in September 2009 on a charge of "causing homicide through negligence", disqualified from medicine for a period of three years and ordered to pay €120,000 (approximately US$176,000) in compensation to Stella Obasanjo's son.
Prosecutors had requested a two-year jail term and five-year disqualification.
A request for compensation for the Nigerian government was also rejected.
The physician had misplaced a tube designed for a liposuction procedure into Obasanjo's abdominal cavity. She sustained a punctured colon and lacerated liverand died two days after the surgery.
The doctor did not immediately answer his mobile phone when called after performing the operation and reportedly left Stella Obasanjo for four hours. Had she been hospitalised in time, it is thought she might have survived her injuries.

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32 comments:

  1. Hmmmmmm
    May her soul continue to rest in peace

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  2. May her soul continue to rest in peace. Any surgery that's not life saving count me out. I hate surgeries to be honest. The thought of anesthesia complications and surgical complications will automatically kill my desire for any cosmetic surgery.

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    1. That is a good mindset to have.

      Think paying your hard earned money to someone who won't even value you as a human being when complications arises. Putting your life in a complete stranger's hands, who many even view you as less than human and not care if you live or die. And who is fully protected by their governing body, a whole life for just one year imprisonment, likely at a minimum security facility and a little over 100k euros in restitution.

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  3. Obi agbawa m...You left her for good 4 hours? May her soul rest in peace

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  4. Rest on ma'am, she would have been 80 next year.

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  5. Nobody wants to die, or we tend to avoid all kinds of death but unfortunately when it's time, whatever is destined to kill you will just choose the next person and your consent doesn't matter.

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  6. May her soul continue to rest in peace

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  7. Continue to rest in peace ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

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  8. May her soul continue to rest in peace.

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  9. Rest on ma

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  10. Life ๐Ÿ˜ต‍๐Ÿ’ซ

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  11. She went for tummy tuck inorder for her to be able to fit inside the gown she will be putting on for her birthday at the age of 60, may her soul continue to rest in peace.

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  12. Ehya beautiful woman. May her soul continue to rest in peace.

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  13. I still wonder why she didn't go to the United States of America for that surgery,

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    1. Or even Israel or the United Kingdom. Who goes to Spain for plastic surgery? Spain of all places.

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    2. They rejected her and that’s why she ended up in Spain.

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  14. Wish she didnt die, would have loved to see her turn 80, which would have been next year. Imagine her fashion or IG page as an 80year old lady. Bloggers would have rushed her pics. She and Dora Akunyili were so close. Classy, well educated ladies who were role models then. Oh, death..

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  15. Moet does look like her only a darker version... Rest on ma'am I remember how her favorite style became a trend.

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    1. Yeah, Moรซt podcaster sure looks like her but darker. Rest on mama.

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  16. may her soul continue to rest with the lord.

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  17. That surgeon had ulterior motives.
    You made a mistake and left your patient for 4hrs and refused to answer your phone?Hope he got the maximum sentence.
    Keep resting Mrs Stella Obasanjo

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    1. Maximum sentence ke? He was sentenced to ordinary 1 year in prison. This life!

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  18. May perpetual light continue to shine upon her.Amen

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  19. May her soul continue to rest in peace

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  20. I remember when this happened.. RIP ma

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