Its with great remorse and regret that we announce the death of Former Nigerian President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari.

Shagari passed on after a brief illness at the Abuja National hospital.

The news of his death was disclosed in a tweet made by his grandson, Bello Shagari, this evening 28th Dec, 2018. According to the tweet:

“I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after a brief illness at the National Hospital, Abuja.”

Shagari served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic between 1979–1983, after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government.

He was later overthrown in a coup by Muhammadu Buhari.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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