Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan GCFR is dead.
Ernest Shonekan ruled Nigeria during a brief stint as the Head of State of Nigeria between 26 August 1993 and 17 November 1993 after which he was ousted in a coup led by late General Sani Abacha.
On 17 November 1993, Shonekan was compelled to resign by his Minister of Defense, Sani Abacha. Abacha cited socio-political uncertainty under the Interim National Government as a reason for his resignation in his nationwide broadcast.
Shonekan died in Lagos at the age of 85. He was said to have breathe his last at Evercare hospital, in the Lekki area of Lagos state.
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