Jan 20, 2022

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Breaking: National Loss As Former Nigerian President Dies – Legit.ng

  • Nigeria lost one of its former leaders who was ousted by a coup, Chief Ernest Shonekan
  • on Tuesday 11 January The eighty-year-old died in Lagos state on Tuesday, although his family members have not yet spoken about the cause of his death
  • Shonekan was the leader of the transitional national government that was appointed as the successor to the military regime by became General Ibrahim Babangida

chief Ernest Shonekan, the leader of the defunct interim national government that was installed as the successor to the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida died in Lagos at the age of 85 on Tuesday January 11th, said Punch.

Shonekan led the then government between August 26th and November 17th 1993, when he was ousted by the deceased in an orchestrated coup General Sani Abacha, The Guardian and The Nation report.

Arewa youths urge Obasanjo, IBB and others to intervene in the security crisis in northern Nigeria

Meanwhile, the Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), an umbrella of 42 Arewa groups, urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to urgently convene a meeting of senior statesmen to intervene in the country’s needs and offer solutions.

< p class = "align-left"> The group specifically urged Obasanjo to delve into the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) crisis, stating that the party remains the Nigerians’ only hope.

NYLF National Chairman Elliot Afiyo called journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Saturday, August 28, shortly after his meeting with Obasanjo.

Afiyo mentioned other statesmen, including former military heads of state, General Ibrah im Babangida (rtd) and General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd). Former Defense Secretary General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) and Shonekan.

He cited banditry, kidnapping, corruption, poor economy and agitation for secession as part of the challenges plaguing the country .

He said it was high time for the senior statesmen to face the challenges and offer solutions before they consumed the nation.

The group said it supported President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 but complained that the Nigerian leader failed to address the insecurity issues in the country.

Obasanjo declared that regardless of what happened in Nigeria, he would continue to work for the country’s unity, peace, security and progress.