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Breaking: Nigeria’s Former President, Shehu Shagari dies at 93

Amadin Ogbewe



Nigeria’s first executive president has died at the age of 93.

Shehu Shagari was the first and only president of Nigeria’s second republic (1979–1983). 

His grandson, Bello Shagari, confirmed that he died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Friday, December 28, in a tweet.

“I regret announcing this death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja,” he tweeted

Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari GCFR, (born February 25, 1925 – December 28, 2018) served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic (1979–1983), after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government. 

Shagari also served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975.

He was overthrown by General Muhammadu Buhari, current President of Nigeria, in a military coup on December 31, 1983.

May his soul abide in peace always. 

See tweet below 

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