List Of Military Heads Of State & Civilian Presidents of Nigeria Since 1960

The list below shows the Military heads of states and Civilian Presidents of Nigeria from 1960 till date:

  1. Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa – 1960 – 1966
  2. Chief Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe – October 1, 1963 – January 16, 1966 (2 years, 107 days)
  3. Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi – January 16, 1966 – July 29, 1966 (177 days)
  4. General Yakubu Gowon – August 1, 1966 – July 29, 1975 (8 years, 362 day)
  5. General Murtala Ramat Mohammed – July 29, 1975 – February 13, 1976 (199 days)
  6. General Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo – February 13, 1976 – October 1, 1979 (3 years, 258 days)
  7. Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari – October 1, 1979 – December 31, 1983 (4 years, 91 Days)
  8. Major-General Muhammadu Buhari – December 31, 1983 – August 27, 1985 (1 year, 239 days)
  9. General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida – August 27, 1985 – August 27, 1993 (7 years, 364 days)
  10. Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan – August 26, 1993 – November 17, 1993 (83 Days)
  11. General Sani Abacha – November 17, 1993 – June 8, 1998 (4 years, 203 days)
  12. General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar (rtd.) – June 9, 1998 – May 29, 1999 (355 days)
  13. General (rtd.) Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo – May 29, 1999 – May 29, 2007 (8 Years)
  14. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua – 29 May 2007 – 5 May 2010 (2 Years, 359)
  15. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan ( Acting President) – 9 February 2010 – 6 May 2010 (86 Days)
  16. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan – 6 May 2010 – 29 May 2015 (5 Years, 23 Days)
  17. Muhammadu Buhari – 29 May 2015 – Present

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