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BREAKING: ex-President Shehu Shagari dies in Abuja

Former President Shehu Shagari.

A former President and elder stateman, Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari (GCFR), has died after a brief illness at the National Hospital, Abuja.

His grandson, Bello Shagari, announced this around 7pm on Friday via his verified Twitter handle: @Belshagy.

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“I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja,” he said in the tweet.

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Shagari, who was Nigeria’s president during the Second Republic under the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (October 1 – December 31, 1983) attended Barewa College.

Atiku Nuhu Koko, head of the Shagari Centre, also confirmed the passing away of the highly respected former President.

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