Tag: Ernest Shonekan

The Political and Governmental History of Nigeria


This post is about the governmental and political history of Nigeria. On 1, October 1960, Nigeria, after several years of British Colonial rule, became an independent nation. This newly formed country would go on to become a Republic three years down the line on 1, October, 1963. Nigeria became a Federal Republic, modelling its Federal […]

List of all Heads of State/Presidents of Nigeria


This is a comprehensive list of all the Heads of State/Presidents of Nigeria. Since 1963, Nigeria has had 15 Heads of State/Presidents till date. After Nigeria became a Federal Republic in 1963, the post of Governor-general was abolished and the ties to the British Crown seized, making Nigeria fully independent and sovereign. In 1979, under […]

Biography Of Chief Ernest Shonekan: Former Interim President of Nigeria


This is the Biography of Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan, former President (interim) of Nigeria. Ernest Shonekan was born on May 9, 1936 in Lagos, Colonial Nigeria. His father was an Abeokuta-born civil servants and he was one of six children born into the family. Ernest Shonekan attended C.M.S grammar school and Igbobi College both situated in Lagos. […]