Nigerian Ex-President Shehu Shagari Is Dead

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Alhaji Usman Aliyu Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s Second Republic President is dead.

His death was announced today 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”.

Shagari, a former teacher, former minister was the President of Nigeria between 1979 and 1983, when he was toppled in a military coup that produced current Nigerian leader, Muhammadu Buhari on January 1, 1984 as military head of state.

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