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Ex-President Shehu Shagari dies at 93 – Laid to rest in Shagari village

Shagari passed away at theNational Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old. The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle. Shehu Usman Shagari was born in 1925 in Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head, and took the […]

IBB, not Buhari, overthrew Shagari’s govt — Col. Nyiam (Who really cares?)

  Col. Tony Nyiam In this interview, Col. Tony Nyiam, who was part of the failed attempt to oust the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s military government in 1990, tells WAHEED BAKARE and ALLWELL OKPI, how the Orkar coup originated and its relevance to Nigerian politics You said what has come to be known as the Orkar […]

Lamido, Nyako, others want Shagari to intervene in PDP crisis

BY SONI DANIEL, REGIONAL EDITOR, NORTH Four Northern governors, who are still aggrieved over certain developments in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday, took their grievances to former President Shehu Shagari, pleading with him to intervene. The governors, who began their meeting with Shagari at about 11:45 am, were led by the state governor, Aliyu […]

2015: Four northern governors meet Shagari

Four northern governors met with Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, in Sokoto on Tuesday. It was gathered that Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and host, Aliyu Wamakko, met the former President to brain- storm on the way out of the nation’s problems. The governors, along with their Niger State […]

Jonathan congratulates Shagari at 87

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated former President Shehu Shagari on his attainment of the age of 87. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, Jonathan described the former president as ‘an elder statesman who has continued to make his wisdom and vast experience available to […]

FG to spend N3.1bn on Obasanjo, others in 2012 (What a waste of public resources)

February 6, 2012  by Olusola Fabiyi and Oluwole Josiah   The Federal Government plans to spend N3.19bn on the pensions and allowances of former Presidents, Heads of State, their deputies, former leaders of the National Assembly and their families in the year 2012. The proposed N3.19bn represents an increase of about N2bn from what was […]

Shagari, Obasanjo, others press Jonathan to save Nigeria

Govt remains open to dialogue Anyim, Adoke warn Labour THE imperative of a united and prosperous Nigeria has underlined appeals to President Goodluck Jonathan who has come under increasing pressure from eminent citizens including some former heads of state to rethink the issue of the removal of the fuel subsidy. Former Presidents Shehu Shagari and […]

How Shagari, Gowon tried to save Bayelsa governor

Former President Shehu Shagari and former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, have reportedly advised President Goodluck Jonathan to be cautious over his role in the internal politics of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his home state, Bayelsa. According to a source close to Shagari, the two national leaders in separate telephone calls advised […]

Shagari: ‘We Have Reason to Celebrate’

SECOND Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, yesterday, said Nigeria has reason to celebrate her 51st Independence anniversary. Shagari said that having overcome several challenges in the past, Nigeria has the capacity to tackle current and future challenges. He told journalists, shortly after attending the special presidential change of guard at the Presidential Villa, that he […]

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