List of heads of state of Nigeria: Wikis

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This is a list of the heads of state of Nigeria, from the declaration of independence in 1960 until the present.

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Heads of State of Nigeria (1960-Present)

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Dominion of Nigeria (1960-1963)

Queen

Picture Name Reign start Reign end
Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II 1 October 1960 1 October 1963

Nigerian First Republic (1963-1966)

President

Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
Nnamdi Azikiwe 1 October 1963 16 January 1966 (deposed) National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons

First Military Regime (1966-1979)

Heads of the Federal Military Government

Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi 16 January 1966 29 July 1966 (deposed and murdered) Military
General Yakubu Gowon 1 August 1966 29 July 1975 (deposed) Military
Mohammedandakinyemi.jpg General Murtala Mohammed 29 July 1975 13 February 1976 (assassinated) Military
Obasanjo 1978.gif General Olusegun Obasanjo (1st time) 13 February 1976 1 October 1979 (resigned) Military

Nigerian Second Republic (1979-1983)

President

Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
Shagaricropped.jpg Shehu Shagari 1 October 1979 31 December 1983 (deposed) National Party of Nigeria

Second Military Regime (1983-1999)

Chairman of the Supreme Military Council

Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
Replace this image male.svg General Muhammadu Buhari 31 December 1983 27 August 1985 (deposed) Military

President of the Armed Forces Ruling Council

Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
Replace this image male.svg Major-General Ibrahim Babangida 27 August 1985 26 August 1993 (resigned) Military

Interim Head of State

Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
Ernest Shonekan 26 August 1993 17 November 1993 (deposed) Non-party

Chairmen of the Provisional Ruling Council

Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
General Sani Abacha 17 November 1993 8 June 1998 (died in office) Military
General Abdulsalami Abubakar 8 June 1998 29 May 1999 (resigned) Military

Nigerian Fourth Republic (1999-Present)

Presidents

Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
Olusegun Obasanjo (Brasilia 6 September 2005).jpg General Olusegun Obasanjo (2nd time) 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 People's Democratic Party
YarAdua WEF 2008.jpg Umaru Yar'Adua 29 May 2007 Incumbent People's Democratic Party
Goodluck Jonathan (acting for Yar'Adua) 9 February 2010 Incumbent People's Democratic Party

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