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BREAKING: Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Loses Father, HRH Prof Chukwuka Okonjo The Obi Of Ogwashi-Ukwu

SAHARANEWS – Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has lost her father, Prof Chukwuka Okonjo.

The 91-year-old traditional ruler of Ogwashi Ukwu community under Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, passed on in the United States.

A member of the royal family, who identified himself only as Ekene, confirmed the news to SaharaNew.

He said, “Obi (Prof) Chukwuka Okonjo’s death was kept a secret since in line with our tradition and customs.

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“Following the demise of the monarch and as our tradition demands, a new king, Ifechukwude Chukuka Okonjo, also from the family, has already been crowned.

“All necessary traditional rites have been conducted by the Ikelike and Agidiehi kingmakers in Ogwashi Ukwu.” 

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