BREAKING: Former President, Ernest Shonekan Is Dead

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Ernest Shonekan is dead

Former Nigerian President, Ernest Shonekan is dead, Njenje Media News reports.

Chief Ernest Shonekan who headed the Interim National Government that succeeded the junta of General Ibrahim Babangida, died at the age of 85.

A Lawyer, He 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. Prior to his political career, Shonekan was the chairman and chief executive of the United African Company of Nigeria (successor of The Niger Company), a vast Nigerian conglomerate, which at the time was the largest African-controlled company in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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