Brazil football legend Pelé is dead at the age of 82.
The family announced his passing on Thursday evening.
The football icon is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
Pele had been receiving regular treatment from doctors ever since undergoing surgery to have a tumour on his colon removed back in September 2021.
But he was readmitted to hospital towards the end of 2022.
Obasanjo eulogises late Ohanaeze leader George Obiozor
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described George Obiozor, the late Ohanaeze leader, as a patriotic Nigerian.
He said Obiozor increased the country’s international profile while he served as Nigerian Ambassador to Israel and the United States of America.
Obasanjo, in a statement by spokesperson, Kehinde Akinyemi, said he received a phone call about Chief Obiozor’s death on Wednesday.
The former President (1999-2007) and the African Union (AU) High Representative to the Horn of Africa is currently in Ethiopia.
Obasanjo noted that the good works of the deceased as envoy to Israel and America was a fitting complement to his administration’s efforts to re-make the image of Nigeria.