Ernest Shonekan, head of interim national government is dead.

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

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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