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Former President Obasanjo Loses Ex-Aide

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo‘s ex-Special Adviser on Women Affairs, Mrs Titilayo Ajanaku, has died.

Ajanaku, who is one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reportedly died after a battle with a terminal illness for years.

The former PDP chieftain reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 73.

Naija News reports that Ajanaku was the chairman of old Abeokuta Local Government in Ogun State and also the first woman to be elected as a local government chairman in Nigeria.

A trained nurse, administrator and women leader, Ajanaku was born on January 25, 1946, at Ago-Odo Quarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

She attended Nawair-Ud-Deen Secondary School, Abeokuta and trained in Nursing at Stobhill General Hospital, Nether-Edge City General Hospital, Sheffield, the United Kingdom between 1964 and 1965.

Ajanaku was a member of the National Association of Nurses and Midwives of Nigeria.

She was in the vanguard of G-34 which metamorphosed into the PDP in 1998.

Ajanaku was also one of the top politicians arrested and arraigned in 1995 over phantom coup before the Patrick Aziza-led military panel.

In 2015, Ajanaku dumped the PDP and joined the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM).




Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.