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Encyclopedia > Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan

Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan was born on 9 May 1936) in Lagos, south-west Nigeria. He is a British trained Nigerian lawyer, industrialist and politician. He was appointed as interim president of Nigeria by General Ibrahim Babangida on 26 August 1993. Babangida resigned under pressure to cede control to a democratic government. Shonekan's transitional administration only lasted three months, as a palace coup led by General Sani Abacha via Shonekan's "resignation" forcefully dismantled the remaining democratic institutions and brought the government back under military control on 17 November. Prior to his political career, Shonekan was the Chief executive of United African Company (UAC), a large Nigerian conglomerate. May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... View of Lagos Island Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria. ... Ibrahim Babangida General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (born August 17, 1941), popularly known as IBB, was the military ruler of Nigeria from August 1985 until his departure from office under heavy popular pressure in 1993, after his annulment of elections held that year which were widely held to have been the... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Abacha General Sani Abacha (20 September 1943 - 8 June 1998) was the military dictator of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... The Royal Niger Company was a mercantile company chartered by the British government in the nineteenth century. ...


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And if so, why are we dim wit hung in to a sovereign national conference when there are several other options, "like say," propositions by ballot, measures typical of a sound democratic fabric.
When Shonekan's political suicide paved way to a reign of terror instituted by Abacha, and when the chickened Oladipo Diya, a Yoruba and Egba by enclave became Abacha's second-in-command, why did the Yorubas flee instead of resisting Abacha's iron rule.
A nation that has gone through four devastating republics and still lacks a sense of purpose and direction is deeply troubled and problematic.
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Chief Shonekan dissolves all local government councils throughout the country.
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