Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Nigeria’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR, is dead.
Shagari reportedly died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness.
He died at the age of 93.
His demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari.
”I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.
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.
The coup plotters eventually named then Major General Muhammadu Buhari as the Head of State.
Mr Shagari’s death was also confirmed by the governor of his home Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal.
See official tweet below as captured by NEWS FLAKES NG;
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