Rulers of States In Nigeria

Rulers of Nigeria | Rulers of Region of Nigeria (1954-67) | States Rulers | Traditional polities

States

Note: On 27 May 1967 the regions were dissolved and 12 states created instead, which were subsequently further divided into 19 states (3 Feb 1976), 21 states (23 Sep 1987), 30 states (27 Aug 1991), and 36 states (1 Oct 1996).
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Abia
27 Aug 1991 Abia state created from part of Imo

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992 Frank Ajobena
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Ogbonnaya Onu (b. 1951)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994 C. Ike Nwosu
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 Temi Ejoor
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Moses Fasanya
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Anthony Obi
Governor
29 May 1999 - Orji Uzor Kalu (b. 1960)

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Adamawa
3 Feb 1976 Gongola state created from part of North-Eastern state
27 Aug 1991 renamed Adamawa

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 Mohammed Jega (1st time)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Abdul Rahaman Mamudu (b. 1937 - d. 1992)
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983 Abubakar Barde (b. 1938 - d. 2002)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Bamanga Tukur
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Mohammed Jega (2nd time)
Aug 1985 - Aug 1986 Yohanna Madaki (b. 1944)
Aug 1986 - Dec 1987 David Jang (b. 1944)
Dec 1987 - Dec 1989 Isah Mohammed (b. 1949)
Dec 1989 - Jan 1992 Abubakr Salihu
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Saleh Michika
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994 Gregory Agboneni
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 Mustapha Ismail
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Joe A. Kalu-Igboama
Aug 1998 - May 1999 A.G. Husseni
Governor
29 May 1999 - Boni Haruna (b. 1958)

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Akwa Ibom
23 Sep 1987 Akwa Ibom state created from part of Cross River

Governors
28 Sep 1987 - 30 Jul 1988 Tunde Ogbeha (b. 1947)
31 Jul 1988 - 5 Sep 1990 Godwin Abbe (b. 1949)
5 Sep 1990 - 2 Jan 1992 Idongesit Nkanga (b. 1952)
2 Jan 1992 - 18 Nov 1993 Obong Akpan Isemin
Administrators
15 Dec 1993 - 21 Aug 1996 Yakubu Bako
21 Aug 1996 - 9 Aug 1998 Joseph Adeusi
9 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999 John Ebiye
Governor
29 May 1999 - Obong Victor Attah (b. 1938)

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Anambra
27 Aug 1991 Anambra state created from part of old Anambra state
(see Enugu)

Administrator
27 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992 Joseph Abulu
Governor
2 Jan 1992 - 17 Nov 1993 Chukwuemeka Ezeife (b. 1939)
Administrators
Nov 1993 - Dec 1993 Dabo Aliyu (acting)
9 Dec 1993 - 21 Aug 1996 Mike E. Attah
21 Aug 1996 - 6 Aug 1998 Rufai Garba
6 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999 Emmanuel Ukaegbu
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Chinwoke Mbadinuju (b. 1945)
29 May 2003 - Chris Ngige (b. 1952)

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Bauchi
3 Feb 1976 Bauchi state created from part of North-Eastern state

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 Mohammed Kaliel
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Garba Duba (b. 1942)
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983 Tatari Ali
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 M.S. Sani
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987 Chris Gakuba
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990 Joshua Madaki (b. 1947 - d. 2003)
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 Abu Ali
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Dahiru Mohammed
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994 James Kalau
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 Rasheed Raji
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Theophilus Bamigboye (b. 1951)
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Abdul Mshelia
Governor
29 May 1999 - Adamu Muazu (b. 1955)

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Bayelsa
1 Oct 1996 Bayelsa state created from part of Rivers

Administrators
7 Oct 1996 - 28 Feb 1997 Oladipo Phillips Ayeni
28 Feb 1997 - 27 Jun 1997 Habu Daura
27 Jun 1997 - 9 Jul 1998 Omoniyi Caleb Olubolade
9 Jul 1998 - 29 May 1999 Paul Obi
Governors
29 May 1999 - 9 Dec 2005 Diepreye Alamieyeseigha (b. 1952)
16 Nov 2005 - Goodluck Jonathan (b. 1957)

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Bendel: see Edo.
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Benue
3 Feb 1976 Benue state created from part of Benue-Plateau

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 Abdullahi Shelleng
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Bayo Lawal
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983 Aper Aku
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 John Kpera
Aug 1985 - Aug 1986 David Jang (b. 1944)
Aug 1986 - Sep 1986 Yohanna Madaki (b. 1944)
Sep 1986 - 1987 Ishaya Bakul
1987 Idris Garba
Dec 1987 - Jan 1992 Fidelis Makka
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Moses Adesu
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 J.O. Obademi
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Aminu Isa Kontagora
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Dominic Oneya (b. 1948)
Governor
29 May 1999 - George Akume (b. 1953)

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Benue-Plateau
27 May 1967 Benue-Plateau state
3 Feb 1976 divided into Benue and Plateau states

Governors
Apr 1968 - Jul 1975 Joseph Gomwalk (b. 1935 - d. 1976)
Jul 1975 - Mar 1976 Abdullahi Mohammed (b. 1939)

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Borno
3 Feb 1976 Borno state created from part of North-Eastern state

Governors
Feb 1976 - Mar 1976 Muhammadu Buhari (b. 1942)
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 M.A. Amin
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Tunde Idiagbon (b. 1943 - d. 1999)
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983 Mohammed Goni (b. 1942)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Sheikh Jarma
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Abubakar Waziri (b. 1940)
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987 Abdul Mumini Aminu (b. 1949)
Dec 1987 - Dec 1989 Abduwan Mohammed
Dec 1989 - Jun 1990 Mohammed Maina
Jun 1990 - Jan 1992 Mohammed Marwa (b. 1953)
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Abba Gana Terab
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Ibrahim Dada
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 V.A. Ozodunobi
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Lawal Haruna (b. 1957)
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Mala Kachalla (b. 1941)
29 May 2003 - Ali Modu Sheriff (b. 1956)

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Cross River
27 May 1967 South-Eastern state
3 Feb 1976 renamed Cross River

Governors
Apr 1968 - Jul 1975 Uduokaha J. Esuene (b. 1936)
Jul 1975 - Jul 1978 Paul Omu (b. 1940)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 M. Elegbede
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983 Clement Isong (b. 1920 - d. 2000?)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Donald Etiebet (b. 1934)
Jan 1984 - 1986 Daniel Archibong (b. ... - d. 1990)
1986 - Dec 1989 Eben Ibim Princewill (b. 1946)
Dec 1989 - Jan 1992 Ernest Atta
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Clement Ebri (b. 1952)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994 Ibrahim Kefas
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 Gregory Agboneni
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Umar Farouk Ahmed (b. ... - d. 1999)
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Christopher Osondu
Governor
29 May 1999 - Donald Duke (b. 1961)

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Delta
27 Aug 1991 Delta state created from part of Edo

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992 Luke Chijiuba Ochulor
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Felix Ibru (b. 1935)
Administrators
17 Nov 1993 - 10 Dec 1993 Alhaji Abdulkadir Shehu (acting)
10 Dec 1993 - 26 Sep 1994 Bassey Asuquo
26 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 Ibrahim Kefas
22 Aug 1996 - 12 Aug 1998 John Dungs
12 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999 Walter Feghabo
Governor
29 May 1999 - James Ibori (b. 1958)

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East Central
27 May 1967 East Central state
3 Feb 1976 divided into Anambra and Imo

Administrator
1968 - Jul 1975 Ukpabi Asika (b. 1936 - d. 2004)
Governor
Jul 1975 - Nov 1975 Anthony Ochefu

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Ebonyi
1 Oct 1996 Ebonyi state created from parts of Abia and Enugu

Administrators
7 Oct 1996 - Aug 1998 Ayu Fegahabor
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Simeon Oduoye
Governor
29 May 1999 - Sam Egwu (b. 1954)

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Edo
27 May 1967 Mid-Western state
3 Feb 1976 renamed Bendel
27 Aug 1991 renamed Edo

Governors
21 Sep 1967 - Jul 1975 Samuel Ogbemudia (1st time) (b. 1932)
(administrator to Mar 1968)
Jul 1975 - Mar 1976 George Innih (b. 1938 - d. 2002)
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 Hussaini Abdullahi
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 A. Waziri
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983 Ambrose Alli (b. ... - d. 1989)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Samuel Ogbemudia (2nd time) (s.a.)
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Jeremiah Timbut Useni (b. 1943)
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987 John Inienger (b. 1945 - d. 2002)
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990 Tunde Ogbeha (b. 1947)
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 J. Yeri
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 John Oyegun
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994 M.A.S. Oluka
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 Bassey Asuquo
22 Aug 1996 - 7 Aug 1998 Baba Adamu Iyam
7 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999 Anthony Onyearugbulem (b. 1955 - d. 2002)
Governor
29 May 1999 - Lucky Igbinedion (b. 1957)

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Ekiti
1 Oct 1996 Ekiti state created from part of Ondo

Administrators
7 Oct 1996 - Aug 1998 Mohammed Bawa (b. 1944)
Aug 1998 - May 1999 M. Atanda Yussuf
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Niyi Adebayo (b. 1958)
29 May 2003 - Ayo Fayose (b. 1960)

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Enugu
3 Feb 1976 Anambra state (capital Enugu) created from part of
East Central state
27 Aug 1991 divided into Anambra (cap. Awka) and Enugu (cap. Enugu)

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 John Kpera
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 D.S. Abubakar
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983 Jim Nwobodo (b. 1940)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Christian Onoh
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Allison Madueke (b. 1944)
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987 Samson Omeruah
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990 Robert Akonobi
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 Herbert Eze
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Okwesilieze Nwodo (b. 1954?)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994 Temi Ejoor
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 L. Mike Torey
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Sule Ahman
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Adewumi Agbaje
Governor
29 May 1999 - Chimaroke Nnamani (b. 1960)

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Federal Capital Territory
Ministers
1979 - 1982 John Jatau Kadiya
1982 - 1983 Iro Abubakar Dan Musa
1983 - 1984 Haliru Dantoro (b. 1938)
1984 - Dec 1985 Mamman Vatsa (b. 1940 - d. 1986)
1986 - 1989 Hamza Abdullahi (b. 1945)
1989 - 1993 Gado Nasko (b. 1941)
1993 - 1998 Jeremiah Timbut Useni (b. 1943)
1998 - 1999 Mamman Kontagora
1999 - 2001 Ibrahim Bunu
8 Feb 2001 - 17 Jul 2003 Mohammed Abba Gana (b. 1943)
17 Jul 2003 - Mallam Nasir el-Rufai (b. 1960)

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Gombe
1 Oct 1996 Gombe state created from part of Bauchi

Administrators
7 Oct 1996 - Aug 1998 Joseph I. Oriji
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Mohammed Bawa (b. 1944)
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Abubakar Habu Hashidu (b. 1944)
29 May 2003 - Mohammed Danjuma Goje

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Gongola: see Adamawa.
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Imo
3 Feb 1976 Imo state created from part of East Central state

Governors
Mar 1976 - 1977 Ndubuisi Kanu (b. 1943)
1977 - Jul 1978 Adekunle Lawal (b. 1934)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Sunday Adenihun (b. 1940)
1 Oct 1979 - 31 Dec 1983 Sam Mbakwe (1st time) (b. c.1922 - d. 2004)
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Ike Nwachukwu (b. 1940)
Aug 1985 - 1986 Allison Madueke (b. 1944)
1986 - 1989 Amadi Ikwechegh (b. 1951)
1989 - Aug 1990 Sam Mbakwe (2nd time) (s.a.)
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 Anthony E. Oguguo
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Evan Enwerem (b. 1935)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 James N.J. Aneke
22 Aug 1996 - May 1999 Tanko Zubairu
Governor
29 May 1999 - Achike Udenwa (b. 1948)

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Jigawa
27 Aug 1991 Jigawa state created from part of Kano

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992 Olayinka Sule
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Ali Sa'ad Birnin-Kudu
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 J. Aliyu
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 R.A. Shekani
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Abubakar Maimalari
Governor
29 May 1999 - Ibrahim Saminu Turaki (b. 1963)

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Kaduna
27 May 1967 North Central state
3 Feb 1976 renamed Kaduna

Governors
Apr 1968 - Jul 1975 Abba Kyari (b. 1938)
Jul 1975 - 1977 Usman Jibrin (b. 1942)
1977 - Jul 1978 Muktar Muhammed
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Ibrahim Alfa (b. 1942 - d. 2000)
Oct 1979 - 23 Jun 1981 Balarabe Musa (b. 1936)
6 Jul 1981 - Oct 1983 Abba Musa Rimi (b. 1940)
(acting to Oct 1981)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Lawal Kaita (b. 1932)
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Usman Muaza (b. 1942)
Aug 1985 - Jun 1988 Abubakar Umar (b. 1949)
Jul 1988 - Aug 1990 Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar (b. 1949)
Aug 1990 - 2 Jan 1992 Tanko Ayuba (b. 1945)
2 Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Mohammed Lere (b. 1940 - d. 2002)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Lawal Jafaru Isa
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Hammed Ali (b. 1938)
Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999 Umar Farouk Ahmed (b. ... - d. 1999)
Governor
29 May 1999 - Ahmed Makarfi (b. 1956)

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Kano
Governors
Apr 1968 - Jul 1975 Audu Bako (b. 1924 - d. ...)
Jul 1975 - Sep 1978 Sani Bello
Sep 1978 - Oct 1979 Ishaya Aboi Shekari
1 Oct 1979 - 20 May 1983 Abubakar Rimi (b. 1940)
20 May 1983 - 1 Oct 1983 Abdu Dawakin Tofa (b. ... - d. 2003)
1 Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Sabo Bakin Zuwo
4 Jan 1984 - 26 Aug 1985 Hamza Abdullahi (b. 1945)
26 Aug 1985 - 1987 Ahmed Daku (b. 1944)
1987 - 27 Jul 1988 Mohammed Umaru
27 Jul 1988 - Jan 1992 Idris Garba (b. 1947)
2 Jan 1992 - 27 Nov 1993 Kabiru Gaya (b. 1953)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 20 Jun 1996 Mohammed Abdullahi Wase (b. 1950? - d. 1996)
22 Aug 1996 - Sep 1998 Dominic Oneya (b. 1948)
Sep 1998 - 29 May 1999 Aminu Isa Kontagora
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (b. 1957)
29 May 2003 - Ibrahim Shekarau (b. 1955)

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Katsina
23 Sep 1987 Katsina state created from part of Kaduna

Governors
Sep 1987 - Jul 1988 Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar (b. 1949)
Jul 1988 - Dec 1989 Lawrence Onoja
Dec 1989 - Jan 1992 John Madaki
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Sa'idu Barda
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 E. Acholonu
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Samaila Chama
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Joseph Akaagerger
Governor
29 May 1999 - Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

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Kebbi
27 Aug 1991 Kebbi state created from part of Sokoto

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992 Patrick Aziza
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Abubakr Musa
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 S.T. Bello
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 John Ubah
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Samaila Chama
Governor
29 May 1999 - Adamu Aliero (b. 1959?)

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Kogi
27 Aug 1991 Kogi state created from part of Kwara

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992 Dauladi Zakari
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Abubakar Audu (1st time) (b. 1947)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 P.U.N. Omeruo
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 B.L. Afakirye
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Augustine Aniebo
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Abubakar Audu (2nd time) (s.a.)
29 May 2003 - Ibrahim Idris (b. 1944)

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Kwara
27 May 1967 West Central state
bf.1976 renamed Kwara

Governors
Apr 1968 - Jul 1975 David Bamigboye (b. 1940)
Jul 1975 - Mar 1976 Ibrahim Taiwo
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 George Innih (b. 1938 - d. 2002)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Sunday Orihya Iferle (b. 1943)
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983 Adamu Atta (b. 1927)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Cornelius Adebayo (b. 1941)
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Salaudeen Latinwo (b. 1943)
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987 Mohammed Umaru (b. 1950)
Dec 1987 - Jul 1988 Ahmed Abdullahi
Jul 1988 - Dec 1989 Ibrahim Alkali (b. 1940)
Dec 1989 - Jan 1992 Awali Kazir
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Shaba Lafiaji
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994 Mustapha Ismail
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 Baba Adamu Iyam
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Peter Ogar
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Rasheed Shekoni
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Mohammed Lawal (b. 1946)
29 May 2003 - Bukola Saraki (b. 1962)

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Lagos
Governors
Apr 1968 - Jul 1975 Mobolaji Johnson (b. 1935)
Jul 1975 - 1977 Adekunle Lawal (b. 1934)
1977 - Jul 1978 Ndubuisi Kanu (b. 1943)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Ebitu Ukiwe (b. 1940)
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983 Lateef Jakande (b. 1929)
Jan 1984 - 1986 Gbolahan Mudashiru (b. 1945 - d. 2003)
1986 - Jul 1988 Michael Akhigbe
Jul 1988 - Jan 1992 Raji Rasaki (b. 1947)
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Michael Otedolo
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Olagunsoye Oyinlola
22 Aug 1996 - May 1999 Mohammed Marwa (b. 1953)
Governor
29 May 1999 - Bola Tinubu (b. 1952)

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Mid-Western: see Edo.
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Nasarawa
1 Oct 1996 Nasarawa state created from part of Plateau

Administrators
7 Oct 1996 - Aug 1998 Abdullahi Ibrahim
6 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999 Bala Mande (b. 1958)
Governor
29 May 1999 - Abdullahi Adamu (b. 1945)

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Niger
3 Feb 1976 Niger state created from part of North-Western state

Governors
1 Apr 1976 - 1977 Murtala Nyako (b. 1943)
1977 - Jul 1978 Ebitu Ukiwe (b. 1940)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 G.O. Oni
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983 Malam Awwal Ibrahim (b. 1941)
Jan 1984 - 1986 David Mark (b. 1948)
1986 - Dec 1987 Garba Ali Mohammed (b. 1949)
Dec 1987 - Jan 1992 Lawan Gwadabe (b. 1949)
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Musa Inuwa
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Cletus Emein
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Simeon Oduoye
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Habibu Shuaibu
Governor
29 May 1999 - Abdulkadir Kure

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North Central: see Kaduna.
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North-Eastern
27 May 1967 North-Eastern state
3 Feb 1976 divided into Borno, Bauchi, and Gongola

Governors
Apr 1968 - Jul 1975 Musa Usman
Jul 1975 - Feb 1976 Muhammadu Buhari (b. 1942)

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North-Western
27 May 1967 North-Western state
3 Feb 1976 divided into Niger and Sokoto

Governors
1968 - Jul 1975 Usman Faruk (b. 1935)
Jul 1975 - 1976 Umaru Mohammed (b. ... - d. 1980)

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Ogun
3 Feb 1976 Ogun state created from part of Western state

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 Saidu Ayodole Balogun (b. 1941)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 H. Eghagha
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983 Bisi Onabanjo
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Oladipo Diya (b. 1944)
Aug 1985 - 1986 Oladayo Popoola (b. 1944)
1986 - Dec 1987 Raji Rasaki (b. 1947)
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990 Mohammed Lawal (b. 1946)
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 Oladeinde Joseph
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Segun Osoba (1st time) (b. 1941)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Daniel Akintonde
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Sam Ewang (b. 1952)
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Kayode Olukimo
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Segun Osoba (2nd time) (s.a.)
29 May 2003 - Otunba Gbenga Daniel (b. 1956)

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Ondo
3 Feb 1976 Ondo state created from part of Western state

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 I.D. Ikpeme
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Sunday Tuoyo (b. 1938)
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983 Michael Ajasin (b. 1908 - d. 1997)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Akin Omoboriowo (b. 1932)
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Michael Bamidele Otiko (b. 1934 - d. 1999)
Aug 1985 - 1986 Michael O. Akhigbe
1986 - Dec 1987 Ekundayo Opaleye
Dec 1987 - Jul 1988 Raji Rasaki (b. 1947)
Jul 1988 - Aug 1990 Bode George
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 S. Abiodun Olukoya
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Dele Olumilua
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994 L. Mike Torey
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 Ahmed Usman
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Anthony Onyearugbulem (b. 1955 - d. 2002)
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Moses Fasanya
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Ade Adefarati
29 May 2003 - Olusegun Agagu (b. 1948)

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Osun
27 Aug 1991 Osun state created from part of Oyo

Administrator
Aug 1991 - Jan 1992 Lapade Ajiborisha
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Isiaka Adeleka
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Anthony Udofia
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Anthony Obi
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Theophilus Bamigboye (b. 1951)
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Bisi Akande (b. 1939)
29 May 2003 - Olagunsoye Oyinlola

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Oyo
3 Feb 1976 Oyo state created from part of Western state

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 David Jemibewon (b. 1940)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Paul C. Tarfa
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983 Bola Ige (b. 1930 - d. 2001)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983 Victor Olunloyo
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Oladayo Popoola (b. 1944)
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987 Adetunji Olurin (b. 1944)
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990 S. Oresanya
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 Abdul Adisa
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Kolapo Ishola
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994 Adetoye Sode
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996 C. Ike Nwosu
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Ahmed Usman
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Amen Oyakhire
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 Lam Adesina (b. 1939)
29 May 2003 - 12 Jan 2006 Rashidi Ladoja (b. 1944)
12 Jan 2006 - Adebayo Alao-Akala (b. 1950)

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Plateau
3 Feb 1976 Plateau state created from part of Benue-Plateau

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 Dan Suleiman
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Joshua U. Anaja
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983 Solomon Lar (b. 1933)
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Samuel Atukum (b. 1940)
Aug 1985 - 1986 Chris Alli (b. 1944)
1986 - Jul 1988 Lawrence Onoja
Jul 1988 - Aug 1990 Aliyu Karma
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 Joshua Madaki (b. 1947 - d. 2003)
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Fidelis Tapgun
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 J. Mohammed Mana
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Habibu Shuaibu
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Musa Shehu
Governor
29 May 1999 - Joshua Dariye (b. 1957)
18 May 2004 - 18 Nov 2004 Chris Alli (administrator) (s.a.)

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Rivers
Governors
Apr 1968 - Jul 1975 Alfred Diete-Spiff (b. 1942)
Jul 1975 - Jul 1978 Zamani Lekwot (b. 1944)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Suleiman Saida (b. 1942)
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983 Melford Okilo (b. 1933)
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 B.L. Letimah
Aug 1985 - 1987 Fidelis Oyakhilome (b. 1939)
1987 - Jul 1988 Anthony S. Ukpo (b. 1947)
Jul 1988 - Aug 1990 Ernest Adeleye (b. 1942)
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 Godwin Abbe (b. 1949)
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Rufus Ada-George
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Dauda Komo
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Musa Shehu
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Sam Ewang (b. 1952)
Governor
29 May 1999 - Peter Odili (b. 1949)

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Sokoto
3 Feb 1976 Sokoto state created from part of North-Western state

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978 Umaru Mohammed (b. ... - d. 1980)
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979 Gado Nasko (b. 1941)
Oct 1979 - 1982 Shehu Kangiwa (b. ... - d. 1982)
1982 - Dec 1983 Garba Nadama (b. 1938)
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985 Garba Duba (b. 1942)
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987 Garba Mohammed
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990 Ahmed Daku (b. 1944)
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992 Bashir Magashi
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Yahya Abdulkarim
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Yakubu Mu'azu
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Rasheed Raji
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Rufai Garba
Governor
29 May 1999 - Attahiru Bafarawa (b. 1954)

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South-Eastern: see Cross River.
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Taraba
27 Aug 1991 Taraba state created from part of Gongola

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992 Adeyemi Afolahan
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Jolly Nyame (1st time)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Yohanna Dickson
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 Amen Oyakhire
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Aina Owoniyi
Governor
29 May 1999 - Jolly Nyame (2nd time)

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West Central: see Kwara.
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Western
27 May 1967 Western state
3 Feb 1976 divided into Ogun, Ondo, and Oyo

Governors
Apr 1968 - 1 Apr 1971 Robert Adeyinka Adebayo (b. 1928)
1 Apr 1971 - Jul 1975 Christopher Rotimi
Jul 1975 - Mar 1976 Akintunde Aduwo

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Yobe
27 Aug 1991 Yobe state created from part of Borno

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992 Sanni Daura Ahmed
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993 Bukar Abba Ibrahim (1st time) (b. 1950)
Administrators
9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996 Dabo Aliyu
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998 John Kamio
Aug 1998 - May 1999 Musa Mohammed
Governor
29 May 1999 - Bukar Abba Ibrahim (2nd time) (s.a.)

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Zamfara
1 Oct 1996 Zamfara state created from part of Sokoto

Administrator
7 Oct 1996 - May 1999 Jibril Yakubu
Governor
29 May 1999 - Ahmed Sani (b. 1960)