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Ernest Shonekan

5 Feb
Eminent Nigerians, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday paid glowing tributes to the late former Head of the Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan as funeral service was held for him in Lagos.
2 Feb
This title is not original. When he published his memoirs in 1995, Jerome Udoji, the distinguished Nigerian public administrator whose name became synonymous with the failed inflation-proofing of public service earnings...
21 Jan
Even if Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan had not been drawn directly into the murky and tricky cauldron of national politics, he would still stand as an important figure in the history of Nigeria.
13 Jan
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday visited the Lagos residence of the Head of the Interim National Government during the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election, the late Chief Ernest Shonekan, to commiserate with the deceased family. Buhari was accompanied to the Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi's residence of the late Shonekan by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu,…
Shonekan
11 Jan
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group has described the former head of interim government of Nigeria Chief Ernest Shonekan as a visionary leader. Shinekan died in Lagos on Tuesday. He headed the interim government sandwiched between the military juntas of generals Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Sani Abacha. His government lasted between August 26 and November 17,…
Shonekan
11 Jan
President Muhammadu Buhari said he received the news of the death of a great statesman and former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan with profound sadness. The President also extended condolences to Chief Shonekan’s wife, Margaret, loved ones, as well as the government and people of Ogun State. Buhari described Shonekan as…
11 Jan
Chief Ernest Shonekan who headed the Interim National Government that succeeded the junta of General Ibrahim Babangida, has died. Shonekan died in Lagos at the age of 85. 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…
9 Jul 2021
The avalanche of beautiful eulogies, condolence messages and tributes pouring into the Aig-Imoukhuede family on the passing of their matriarch, Pastor Emily Aig-Imoukhuede, attest to the beautiful and accomplished life she led for almost 80 years. Her death has gripped national attention, for she was a woman of virtue, a true daughter of Zion and…
14 Jun 2019
This is very significant. I am not even sure that government recognizes the magnitude of what it has just done. I acknowledge and thank President Muhammadu Buhari...
24 Oct 2018
An aide of former Head of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan, yesterday denied the rumoured death of his principal at 82.
5 Jun 2018
It is not known to this column how close Brigadier Sani Abacha was to Major General Muhammadu Buhari by December 1983. It was Abacha who announced at the end of a few minutes of martial music...
24 May 2018
Former heads of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd.); Chief Ernest Shonekan and Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, are among dignitaries expected at the 70th anniversary celebrations and thanksgiving service of the United African Methodist Church Cathedral in Lagos on Sunday.

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