11 May 2015

Biography of Ernest Shonekan; Politician; Lagos State Celebrity


Ernest Shonekan
Ernest Shonekan
Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan was born in Lagos on May 9, 1936.

Ernest Shonekan attended C.M.S grammar school after which he studied law at University of London in the United Kingdom.

Later he worked as the chief executive of United African Company PLC (UAC).



On August 26, 1993, Ernest Shonekan was appointed the interim president of Nigeria by General Ibrahim Babangida. Shonekan only stayed in office for a transitional period of three months before his administration was toppled by General Sani Abacha who forcefully brought Nigeria back to military control on November 17, 1993.

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