Ex-Head of State Ernest Shonekan dies in Lagos


Former head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, is dead.

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

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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