Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Ex- Nigeria President dies at 93

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 Shehu Shagari, Nigeria former president is dead.

Shehu Shagari, died Friday evening at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness. He died at the age of 93.

According to Premium times, Belo Shagari, the grandson to Shehu Shagari announced the death of the elder statesman via his Twitter handle today.

Shehu 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.

The coup plotters eventually named then Major General Muhammadu Buhari as the Head of State. May his soul rest in peace.

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