The first executive president of Nigeria Shehu Shagari, is dead. He was 93. Shagari was Nigeria’s president in the second Republic that started in 1979. He was reelected in 1983 but could not do his secondtenure as a result of a coup de tat led by Muhammadu Buhari
Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari GCFR, served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic, after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government. Shagari also served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975.