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 Ex-Interim Head of State Ernest Shonekan dies at 85

By Irondi Victor, January 11,2022.

Former Head of the Interim National Government (INC), Chief Ernest Shonekan, is dead.

He died in Lagos at 85, sources told The Nation.

Shonekan was chairman of the INC, which succeeded the military junta of General Ibrahim Babangida.

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He ruled from August 26 to November 17, 1993 until he was overthrown in a palace coup led by late General Sani Abacha who was Secretary of Defence.

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