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Breaking: Fmr. Nigerian President Shehu Shagari is dead

Valentine Chinyem

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Former Nigerian president, Shehu Shagari, has died at the National Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness.

This was disclosed by his grandson and the president of The National Youth Council of Nigeria, Bello Shagari said on Friday evening via a Tweet.

“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.”

His death was also confirmed by the governor of his home state of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal.

Shagari was Nigeria’s president from 1979 to 1983, before he was toppled in a military coup led by Muhammadu Buhari.

Shagari died at the age of 93.

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