Chief Ernest Shonekan who headed the interim national government that succeeded the junta of General Ibrahim Babangida is dead.
He died at a hospital, in the Lekki area of Lagos state.
He was the interim head of the Nigerian Government between August 26 and November 17 1993 when he was ousted in a coup led by late General Sani Abacha.
Born on 9 May 1936 in Lagos, Shonekan, an Abeokuta-born civil servant, was one of six children born into the family. He attended the CMS Grammar School and Igbobi college.
He received a law degree from the University of London and was called to the bar. He later attended Harvard Business School.
He died at the age of 85years.