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Nigerian Leaders Since 1914:

  Nigerian Leaders In History
  Administration
  Date of Leadership
  Designation
 
 
Sir Lord Frederick Lugard
Colonial
1914 - 1919
Governor General
 
 
Sir Bernard Bourdillon
Colonial
1635 - 1943
Governor General
 
 
Sir John Macpherson
Colonial
1948 - 1955
Governor General
 
 
Sir James Roberson
Colonial
1955 - 1960
Governor General
       
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
Civilian
1 Oct 1960 - 16 Jan 1963
President of the Republic
 
Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
Civilian
30 Aug 1960 - 15 Jan 1966
Prime Minister
 
 
 
 
Johnson Thomas Umurakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi
Military
16 Jan 1966 - 29 Jul 1966
Heads of the Military Government
 
 
Yakubu Gowon
Military
1 Aug 1966 - 29 Jul 1975
Heads of the Military Government
 
 
Murtala Ramat Muhammed
Military
29 Jul 1975 - 13 Feb 1976
Heads of the Military Government
 
 
Olusegun Obasanjo
Military
14 Feb 1976 - 1 Oct 1979
Heads of the Military Government
 
 
Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari
Civilian
1 Oct 1979 - 31 Dec 1983
President of the Republic
 
 
Muhammadu Buhari
Military
31 Dec 1983 - 27 Aug 1985
Head of the Federal Military Government
 
 
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Military
27 Aug 1985 - 4 Jan 1993

Chairman of the Armed Forces Ruling Council

Chairman of the National Defence and Security Council

 
 
Ernest Adekunle Oladeinde Shonekan
Civilian
26 Aug 1993 - 17 Nov 1993
Head of the Interim National Government
 
 
Sani Abacha
Military
17 Nov 1993 - 8 Jun 1998
Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council
 
 
Abdulsalam Abubakar
Military
9 Jun 1998 - 29 May 1999
Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council
 
 
Olusegun Obasanjo
Civilian
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007
President of the Republic
       
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
Civilian
29 May 2007 - 5 May 2010.
President of the Republic
       
Goodluck Jonathan
Civilian
9 Feb 2010 - 29 May 2015. Acting for Yar'Adua to 5 May 2010
President of the Republic
       
Muhammadu Buhari
Civilian
29 May 2015
President of the Republic
       
       
       
       

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