Fomer  Nigerian head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan is dead.

Chief Shonekan succeeded the military junta of General Ibrahim Babangida.

He reportedly died at Evercare hospital, in the Lekki area of Lagos state.

Shonekan was aged 85.

He was the interim head of the Nigerian Government between August 26 and November 17 1993 when he was ousted in a coup led by late General Sani Abacha.

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