Former Nigerian Leader, Ernest Shonekan Dies at 85


Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shoneka, who presided over the national government in 1993 has died.

The interim leader died at Evercare Hospital in Lekki, Lagos State at the age of 85.

He headed the Nigerian government between August 26 – November 17, 1993, before he was displaced in a coup led by late General Sani Abacha.

Prior to his political career, Shonekan was the chairman and chief executive of the United African Company of Nigeria, a vast Nigerian conglomerate.