Ernest Shonekan

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Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan (9 May 1936 – 11 January 2022) was a Nigerian lawyer and statesman who served as the interim Head of State of Nigeria from 26 August 1993 to 17 November 1993. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Shonekan has received more than 351,217 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ernest Shonekan is the 13,756th most popular politician (down from 12,649th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 40th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Nigerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Ernest Shonekan ranks 13,756 out of 15,710Before him are Ted Sorensen, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Melvin Laird, William Hobson, Florence Devouard, and Brigitte Zypries. After him are Mark Dayton, Roland Burris, Jim Inhofe, Roberto Fiore, Jacques Sylla, and James Oglethorpe.

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Among people born in 1936, Ernest Shonekan ranks 391Before him are Loren Acton, Roger Miller, Wolfgang Behrendt, M. Scott Peck, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, and Elizabeth Dole. After him are Darlene Hard, Yury Osipov, Ismail Merchant, Robert F. Overmyer, James Frawley, and George Voinovich.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Ernest Shonekan ranks 47 out of 200Before him are Victor Ikpeba (1973), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), Odion Ighalo (1989), and Kelechi Iheanacho (1996). After him are Abubakar Shekau (1974), Stephen Keshi (1962), Taye Taiwo (1985), Peter Rufai (1963), Vincent Enyeama (1982), and Uche Okechukwu (1967).

Among POLITICIANS In Nigeria

Among politicians born in Nigeria, Ernest Shonekan ranks 17Before him are Murtala Mohammed (1938), Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904), Abdulsalami Abubakar (1942), Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912). After him are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (1954) and Obafemi Awolowo (1909).