FORMER PRESIDENT SHEHU SHAGARI DIES AT 93

FORMER PRESIDENT SHEHU SHAGARI DIES AT 93

Former Nigerian president, Shehu Shagari, has died at the National Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness, his grandson and the president of The National Youth Council of Nigeria, Bello Shagari said on Friday evening.
He was 93.

His death was also confirmed by the governor of his home state of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal.

“I regret to announce the death of former President Shehu Shagari who just passed away at National Hospital Abuja,” Tambuwal tweeted.

He was Nigerian president between 1979 and 1983. He contested and won re-election in 1983, but a military coup staged on December 31, 1983, terminated his second term.

The coup brought in the then Major-General Muhammadu Buhari as the head of state.

After the coup, he was arrested by the military government on allegations of corruption. He was, however, cleared of the allegations, but that did not stop the military junta from banning him from active politics for life.

Before joining politics in 1951, Shagari was a schoolteacher. Four years after his entry into politics, he was elected a member of the Federal House of Representatives.

More details later.

Facebook Comments

About author

Nigerians in South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa 1705 posts

We are about democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries.

You might also like

Minibus involved in deadly crash was not a taxi – Santaco

Industry association Santaco said on Monday that a minibus involved in a deadly accident on Sunday was not an officially registered taxi. “SANTACO wish to state that the minibus that

Entertainment 0 Comments

TRIBUTE TO FELA KUTI WITH FEMI KOYA ON SABC MORNING LIVE

SABC Morning Live paid tribute to FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI by reflecting on his life and legacy. SABC Morning Live spoke to Richard Nwamba of African Connection and Femi Koya. Richard

Google StreetView may reduce builders’ fraud in Nigeria

The recent introduction of Google StreetView which allows viewing 360-degree images of streets in Lagos, Nigeria will allow Nigerians in the Diaspora to view houses that are being built for

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply