Ernest Shonekan

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Ernest Shonekan

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9th Head of State of Nigeria
Interim
26 August 1993 – 17 November 1993
Preceded byIbrahim Babangida as Military President of Nigeria
Succeeded bySani Abacha as Military Head of State of Nigeria
Head of Government of Nigeria
In office
2 January 1993 – 26 August 1993
PresidentIbrahim Babangida
Vice PresidentAugustus Aikhomu
Preceded byIbrahim Babangida
Succeeded by Interim National Government
Personal details
Born(1936-05-09)9 May 1936
Lagos, Western Region, Nigeria
Died11 January 2022(2022-01-11) (aged 85)
Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Margaret Shonekan
Alma materUniversity of London
Harvard Business School
ProfessionLawyer and businessman

Oloye Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan (9 May 1936 – 11 January 2022) was a Nigerian politician, lawyer and businessman. He was appointed the interim President of Nigeria by General Ibrahim Babangida on 26 August 1993. Babangida resigned after the 1993 election was annulled.[1]

Shonekan died on 11 January 2022 in Lekki, Nigeria at the age of 85.[2]

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