Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s former President, dies at Abuja National Hospital

Shehu Shagari
Shehu Shagari
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Nigeria’s former president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, is dead.

Shagari died at the Abuja National hospital after a brief illness.

His death was disclosed in a tweet made by his grandson, Bello Shagari, Friday evening.

Bello wrote in his tweet: “I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after a brief illness at the National Hospital, Abuja.”

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hagari served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic between 1979–1983, after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government.

He was later overthrown in a coup by Muhammadu Buhari.


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