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List of Military Heads of State & Civilian Presidents of Nigeria (Post-Independence)

 
President / Head Of State Duration Of Term

  Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa 1960 - 1966
Chief Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe October 1, 1963 January 16, 1966
Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi January 16, 1966 July 29, 1966
General Yakubu Gowon August 1, 1966 July 29, 1975
General Murtala Ramat Mohammed July 29, 1975 February 13, 1976
General Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo February 13, 1976 October 1, 1979
Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari October 1, 1979 December 31, 1983
Major-General Muhammadu Buhari December 31, 1983 August 27, 1985
General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida August 27, 1985 August 27, 1993
Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan August 26, 1993 November 17, 1993
General Sani Abacha November 17, 1993 June 8, 1998
General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar (rtd.) June 9, 1998 May 29, 1999
General (rtd.) Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo May 29, 1999 May 29, 2007
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua 29 May 2007 - 5 May 2010
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan ( Acting President) 9 February 2010 6 May 2010
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan 6 May 2010 - 29 May 2015
Muhammadu Buhari 29 May 2015 - Present

List of Colonial Leaders (Pre-Independence)
  Colonial Leaders ( Governor-General)  Duration Of Term
 
  Sir Frederick Lord Lugard     1912 - 1919
Sir Hugh Cliford     1919 - 1925
Sir Lukmer Thompson     1925 - 1931
Sir Donald Cameron     1931 - 1935
Sir Barard Boundillion     1935 - 1943
Sir Authur Richard     1943 - 1945
Sir John Macpherson     1945 - 1958
Sir James Robertson     1958 - 1960
 
 
References: Nigeria Factbook, 2007 (First Edition) Published By Risafu & Company.

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