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Ernest Shonekan dies at 85

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Ernest Shonekan, head of interim national government is dead.

Mr Shonekan, 85, died at Evercare hospital, Lekki, Lagos State on Tuesday.

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The cause of his demise remains sketchy as at press time.

He served as the interim head of a puppet regime, put in place by the junta of Ibrahim Babangida, a military dictator. His time in office (August 26 to November 17, 1993) was brief as he was ousted in a coup led by General Sani Abacha.

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