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Buckingham Palace’s announcement on Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II had died sparked mourning and reflection from many Nigerians and across the world.

The announcement of her death was a moment of great sadness to the entire UK and the world at large.

The UK’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral at the age 96, after reigning for 70 years.

According to Buckingham Palace, she died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.

However, the queen’s death has triggered reactions from many Nigerians since the news broke on Thursday.

Expressing their condolences, some rated her as a great woman who has impacted nations, adding that the late queen being a great woman, her legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world.

Some also expressed that the late queen did not only serve her country, she had also contributed immensely to the Commonwealth with an outstanding devotion and sense of duty.

However, some considered her leadership as a catastrophic one following her contribution to Nigeria history.

A US-based Nigerian Professor, Uju Anya while reacting to the report of the queen being hospitalised and placed under medical supervision wished her an ‘excruciating pain.’

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In a tweet she shared, Uju described Queen Elizabeth as the “chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire”. She went on to wish her ‘excruciating pain’.

Also reacting to her death, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has sparked a controversy.

He got people talking on Friday when he asked Nigerians not to honour late Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

Buhari also made his feelings known following the queen’s demise in a condolence message issued by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja.

Buhari stated that the late queen Elizabeth II “dedicated her life to making her nation, the Commonwealth and the entire world a better place.”

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in his condolence message also disclosed two things that the late Queen of England, Elizabeth II, will be remembered for.

Tinubu said she would be remembered for her dedication and a deep sense of duty.

Queen Elizabeth II became queen on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953.

She was the mother of Prince Charles, heir to the throne, as well as the grandmother of Princes William and Harry. As the longest-serving monarch in British history, she tried to make her reign more modern and sensitive to a changing public while maintaining traditions associated with the crown.

Elizabeth died on September 8, 2022, at age 96.

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