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Shehu Shagari

1925 - 2018

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Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari ((listen); 25 February 1925 – 28 December 2018) was a Nigerian politician who was the first democratically elected president of Nigeria, after the transfer of power by military head of state General Olusegun Obasanjo in 1979 giving rise to the Second Nigerian Republic.An experienced politician, he briefly worked as a teacher before entering politics in 1951; and was elected into the House of Representatives in 1954. At various times between 1958 through independence of Nigeria in 1960 and 1975, he held a cabinet post as a federal commissioner or as a federal minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shehu Shagari has received more than 689,463 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Shehu Shagari is the 11,995th most popular politician (down from 10,932nd in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 19th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Nigerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Shehu Shagari ranks 11,995 out of 15,577Before him are Kálmán Tisza, Arthur Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede, József Csatári, Gagik I of Armenia, Eurymedon, and Rami Hamdallah. After him are Giovanni I Cornaro, Charles Pasqua, Nicolò Sagredo, Lady Arbella Stuart, Paul Magloire, and Duke Georg August of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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Among people born in 1925, Shehu Shagari ranks 243Before him are Carmen Martín Gaite, Konrad Wolf, Jan Wolkers, Jacques Fatton, Jacques Sernas, and Robert Jonquet. After him are Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Giovanni Coppa, Virginia E. Johnson, Mike Connors, Mohammed Mzali, and Jimmy Reed. Among people deceased in 2018, Shehu Shagari ranks 225Before him are Jóhann Jóhannsson, Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Morris Halle, Shinobu Hashimoto, René Houseman, and Dragutin Šurbek. After him are Hans Günter Winkler, Marty Balin, Anneke Grönloh, Abbas, Geoff Emerick, and Tony Joe White.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Shehu Shagari ranks 20 out of 236Before him are Tony Allen (1940), Sani Abacha (1943), Francis Arinze (1932), Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), Goodluck Jonathan (1957), and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977). After him are Ernest Shonekan (1936), Yakubu Gowon (1934), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Abdullah al-Thani (1954), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (1954), and Ibrahim Babangida (1941).

Among POLITICIANS In Nigeria

Among politicians born in Nigeria, Shehu Shagari ranks 6Before him are Muhammadu Buhari (1942), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Sani Abacha (1943), Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), and Goodluck Jonathan (1957). After him are Ernest Shonekan (1936), Yakubu Gowon (1934), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Abdullah al-Thani (1954), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (1954), and Ibrahim Babangida (1941).