May his Soul Rest in Peace,” Tambuwal tweeted. Shagari was overthrown by General Muhammadu Buhari in a military coup on December 31, 1983. Earlier that year, my elder brother Ibrahim entered Koko Secondary School, then at its temporary site in Birnin Kebbi, and he found himself in the same class with Shagari’s son, Ahmadu. He has many children. From there,  he attended a primary school in Yabo,  and later attended Splits Middle School from where he went to Kaduna College, a school originally created to be a teacher training college. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Alhaji Shehu Shagari sworn-in as Nigeria’s president after polling 5,688,657 votes. He was aged 93. In 1959, he was made the Minister of Economic Development, and Minister of Internal Affairs. Shagari, who was born on February Thereafter,  he became the headmaster of a primary school in Argungu. Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died at the National Hospital, Abuja last night at the age of 94, was President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the entire four years and three months of the Second Republic, 1979-83. He has many children. Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari was the first executive president of the federal republic of Nigeria between the years 1979 and 1983, a period known as the second republic, before his government was overthrown by the military. The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), was in Sokoto State on Saturday to visit former president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. Updates? Shagari was consequently placed under house arrest. Among the early callers at the National Hospital Friday night were Chief Audu Ogbeh, Senator Ibrahim Dansadau and House of Representatives member, Hon. He was 93. He was cleared of all allegations of personal corruption and released from detention in 1986, but was banned from participation in Nigerian politics for life. An haifi Alhaji Shehu Shagari a kauyen Shagari a shekarar 1925, kuma shi ne da na shida ga mahaifinsa Aliyu, magajin kauyen Shagari, wanda manomi ne, dan kasuwa yana kuma kiwo. Free subscription Get the hottest stories from the largest news site in Nigeria. At the age of four,  Shehu Shagari, the Turakin Sakkwato, was registered in a Quranic school. After the college,  Shagari became a science teacher at the Sokoto Middle School. As news of the death of Alhaji Shehu Shagari flashed across Nigeria Friday evening, December 28th, 2018, the Second Republic president of Nigeria brings back to most citizens who observed him in power memories of the era of power by consensus. When the military ousted the First Republic government in 1966,  Shagari returned to Sokoto Native Authority. Thereafter he held several posts and was a member of every administration after Nigeria’s independence in 1960. In later years, the honorific Alhaji was added to his name to denote his participation in the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, which began in 1960. The source also said burial would hold at 2pm in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Shehu Shagari. A family source told THISDAY that the remains of the former President would be flown to Sokoto on Saturday morning. The ban was later lifted by the government of General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), which overthrew the government of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in 1986. Ring in the new year with a Britannica Membership. Shagari was married  to three wives, Aishatu, Amina and Hadiza. He later served as Federal Commissioner for Finance. The death of Alhaji Shehu Shagari shock entire Sokoto, Northern Nigeria(Arewa) and Nigeria at large as they lost a father, patroitic leader who set the pace for our future leaders to follow. Just when you think that you’ve heard or seen the worst of government’s bizarre pronouncements, you are suddenly faced... POLSCOPE by Eddy Odivwri   Eddy.Odivwri@thisdaylive.com He died at the age of 93. This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Shehu-Shagari, OnlineNigeria - Biography of Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari. Alhaji Shehu Shagari Almost 35years after he was overthrown from power, former President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari answered his final call last month. He emerged the winner of that election and became the first executive President of Nigeria. Shagari, who celebrated his birthday on February 25, with all the former heads of states in Sokoto barely a … He was 90. Shagari’s great-grandfather founded the village from which the family took its name. Gen. Yakubu Gowon appointed him federal commissioner for economic development in 1971, a position he took over from Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Though Alhaji Sheu Shagari hardly steal but his NPN looted Nigeria dry so it inevitable to overthrown them. Shagari, Alhaji Shehu (Usman Aliyu) b. c. 1924,, Shagari, Nigeria president of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983, leader of the National Party. Shehu Shagari’s great-grandfather founded the village from which the family took its name. Shagari was Nigerian President from 1979 to 1983 when his government was overthrown by a military coup. Shagari took several steps to try to strengthen the economy—cutting the budget, calling in the International Monetary Fund and expelling aliens (mostly Ghanaians) in 1983. The former president died on Friday evening at the National Hospital Abuja. Former president of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari who died Friday, December 28, will be buried tomorrow in Sokoto, according to the family. In 1967 he was appointed as the secretary for Sokoto province education development fund, and from 1968-1969, Shagari was given a state position in the North Western State as commissioner for establishments. He was reelected in 1983. Samad Dasuki. When Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s first elected President, died on December 28 last year at the ripe age of 93, there was an outpouring of encomium by Nigerians of different walks of life. (Updated) Former President Shehu Shagari is Dead, Stakeholders Commend NAHCO Plc over Choice of New MD, Shagari Was a Democrat, Patriot Par Excellence, Says Ekweremadu, Expert Cautions FG against Politicisation of COVID-19 Vaccines Distribution. Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari Family Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari married three wives: Amina, Aishatu, Hadiza Shagari. In 1946, Shagari and Mallam Gambo Abuja jointly formed the Youth Social Circle,  a political organisation that operated in Sokoto. He later became the Minister of Works and Survey in 1963. and Aminu Shehu Shagari. - Shagari was president 1979 to 1983 and won re-election before being dethroned by a coup d’etat that brought in Muhammadu Buhari . Shagari was cleared of personal corruption charges and released from detention in 1986 but was banned from participation in Nigerian politics for life. On his part, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has commiserated with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar, over the death of former President Shehu Shagari. Governor Tambuwal was said to be by his bedside when he died. Nigeria was badly shaken by the international economic crisis of the early 1980s. Shagari was educated at Kaduna College and taught school briefly. By Oladipo Awojobi First Executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Sheh Shagari, is dead. Shagari was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister,  Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, in 1958. Shagari was Nigeria’s president in the second Republic that started in 1979. Shehu Shagari, in full Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, (born 1925, Shagari, Nigeria—died December 28, 2018, Abuja, Nigeria), Nigerian politician, president of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983.. Shagari’s great-grandfather founded the village from which the family took its name. “I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.” Bello Shagari tweeted on his official twitter handle @Belshagy at 7.04pm on Friday. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Uganda’s Museveni in Early Lead as Electoral Commission Releases Results of... 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A member of the Muslim Fulani people of northern Nigeria and a descendant of a tribe that had founded his home village, Shagari studied at … Shagari’s death was also confirmed by his grandson, Bello Shagari, who tweeted that the former President died after a brief illness. His demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari. I first saw Alhaji Shehu Shagari at his house at Gobirawa Quarters, Sokoto sometime in 1972. According to a Channels Television report, Shagari died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness. In 1978 he helped form the National party, and his subsequent election as president marked the end of 13 years of military rule in Nigeria. 195646730, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown. As one of the few northerners to show an interest in national politics, he ran for office in 1954 and was elected to the federal House of Representatives. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Shehu Shagari married three wives: Amina, Aishatu, Hadiza Shagari. 3 Likes 1 Share; Re: Picture Of Shehu Shagari Before His Death In Abuja by Nobody: 6:53pm On Dec 29, 2018; KingOfAllIgbos: He's looking for trouble if he doesn't have permission to … First Executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Sheh Shagari, is dead. I first saw Alhaji Shehu Shagari at his house at Gobirawa Quarters, Sokoto, sometime in 1972. The late elder statesman was born on February 25, 1925 to the family of Magaji Aliyu and Mariam,  both of Fulani extraction in the Northern Nigeria. From there,  he moved to Zaria Middle School. Omissions? He is also survived by many children and grandchildren. However, his most visible children are Captain Muhammad Bala Shagari Rtd. and Aminu Shehu Shagari. Aminu Shagari and Major Bala Shagari rtd. 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