Former President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, has died

Former President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, has died

Former President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, has died, Premium Times reports.

A former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari, is dead.

Mr Shagari, 93, died Friday evening at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness.

The death of the elder statesman was announced by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his Twitter handle.

Mr Shagari was elected president in 1979 and led Nigeria between 1979 and 1983 on the platform of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN).

He was removed from office via a military coup in December 1983

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