Former Interim President Ernest Shonekan Dies At 85

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


Punch newspaper quoting TVC said Shonekan, a boardroom guru before his selection to head the Interim National Government, died in Lagos at the age of 85.


He was the Chairman of the interim National Government between August 26 and November 17 1993 when he was ousted in a palace coup led by late General Sani Abacha who was Secretary of Defence.

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