Shehu Shagari

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Birthday
25, 1925
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
Dec 28, 2018 (93)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1925
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
Dec 28, 2018 (93)

About

President of Nigeria's Second Republic from 1979 to 1983 who was accused of corruption before he was overthrown. He notably spent millions of dollars on several steel complexes.

Before Fame

He taught religious recitals at an array of primary schools.

Trivia

He was overthrown on New Year's Eve in 1983 by General Muhammadu Buhari.

Family Life

He was married to Hadiza and Aishatu Shagari. He had three children.

Associated With

He and Abdulsalami Abubakar both presided over Nigerian governments, the latter being a military leader and taking control in 1998.