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Former Nigerian leader, Ernest Shonekan, is dead

CHIEF Ernest Shonekan, the former head of the Interim National Government that succeeded the military junta of General Ibrahim Babangida, is dead.


The cause of Shonekan’s death which occurred in Lagos on Tuesday at the age of 85 could not be ascertained.


Shonekan who hailed from Ogun State  was the interim head of the Nigerian Government between August 26 and November 17 1993 when he was ousted in a coup led by late General Sani Abacha.

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