Shehu Shagari

1925 - 2018

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Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari (25 February 1925 – 28 December 2018), titled Turakin Sokoto from 1962, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shehu Shagari has received more than 544,543 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Shehu Shagari is the 10,949th most popular politician (down from 10,034th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 18th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Nigerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Shehu Shagari ranks 10,949 out of 15,710Before him are Anton Ackermann, Shukri Ghanem, Pomponius Secundus, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus Porcina, Anders Sandøe Ørsted, and Alexander Protopopov. After him are Valeriano Weyler, Friedrich Merz, Ramesuan, Diogo Freitas do Amaral, Sergei Stanishev, and Kim Kielsen.

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Among people born in 1925, Shehu Shagari ranks 241Before him are Luis Herrera Campins, Brent Scowcroft, Mohammed Mzali, Raymond Impanis, Carmen Martín Gaite, and Jimmy Reed. After him are Jan Wolkers, Alki Zei, Francisco Rodrigues, Medgar Evers, Jeanne Crain, and Carlo Di Palma. Among people deceased in 2018, Shehu Shagari ranks 214Before him are Leonid Kadeniuk, Nancy Roman, Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, XXXTentacion, María Dolores Pradera, and Donald Moffat. After him are Billy Herrington, Lucian Pintilie, George Maxwell Richards, Hugh Masekela, Bradford Dillman, and Eddie Clarke.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Shehu Shagari ranks 19 out of 200Before him are Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941), Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), Francis Arinze (1932), Sani Abacha (1943), Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), and Amos Tutuola (1920). After him are Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Yakubu Gowon (1934), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Abdullah al-Thani (1954), Ibrahim Babangida (1941), and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977).

Among POLITICIANS In Nigeria

Among politicians born in Nigeria, Shehu Shagari ranks 5Before him are Muhammadu Buhari (1942), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Sani Abacha (1943), and Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951). After him are Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Yakubu Gowon (1934), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Abdullah al-Thani (1954), Ibrahim Babangida (1941), Murtala Mohammed (1938), and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904).