Nigeria's ex-president, Shehu Shagari is dead.

Shagari reportedly passed away after a brief illness at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Late Shehu Shagari

Shagari served as Nigeria's first and only president in the second republic; from 1979 to 1983, following the handover of power by former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

He is survived by 3 wives, several children, grand-children and great-grandchildren.

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