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BREAKING: Former Nigerian Head of State, Ernest Shonekan is dead

Chief Ernest Shonekan, former Head of State and head of the Interim National Government that succeeded the Military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, is dead.

Chief Shonekan reportedly died at a hospital, in the Lekki area of Lagos state, at the age of 85.

He was the Interim Head of the Nigerian government between August 26 and November 17, 1993, before he was ousted in a coup led by late General Sani Abacha.

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