Nigeria presidents

The presidents of Nigeria and the dates of their tenures are:

  1. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1 October 1963 to 16 January 1966)
  2. General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (16 January 1966 to 29 July 1966)
  3. General Yakubu Gowon (1 August 1966 to 29 July 1975)
  4. General Murtala Mohammed (29 July 1975 to 13 February 1976)
  5. General Obasanjo Olusegun (13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979)
  6. Shehu Shagari (1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983)
  7. General Muhammadu Buhari (31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985)
  8. General Ibrahim Babangida (27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993)
  9. Ernest Shonekan (26 August 1993 to 17 November 1993)
  10. General Sani Abacha (17 November 1993 to 8 June 1998)
  11. General Abdulsalami Abubakar (8 June 1998 to 29 May 1999)
  12. Olusegun Obasanjo (29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007)
  13. Umaru Musa Yar-Adua (29 May 2007 to 5 May 2010)
  14. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (29 May 2010 to 29 May 2015)
  15. Muhammadu Buhari (29 May 2015 to 29 May 2023)
  16. Bola Tinubu (29 May 2023 to …)

Nnamdi Azikiwe (1 October 1963 to 16 January 1966)

• General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (16 January 1966 to 29 July 1966)

• General Yakubu Gowon (1 August 1966 to 29 July 1975)

• General Murtala Mohammed (29 July 1975 to 13 February 1976)


• General Obasanjo Olusegun (13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979)

Shehu Shagari (1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983)

• General Muhammadu Buhari (31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985)

• General Ibrahim Babangida (27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993)

Ernest Shonekan (26 August 1993 to 17 November 1993)

• General Sani Abacha (17 November 1993 to 8 June 1998)

• General Abdulsalami Abubakar (8 June 1998 to 29 May 1999)


• Olusegun Obasanjo (29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007)

Umaru Musa Yar-Adua (29 May 2007 to 5 May 2010)

• Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (29 May 2010 to 29 May 2015)


Muhammadu Buhari (29 May 2015 to 29 May 2023)

Bola Tinubu (29 May 2023 to …)

  1. Bola Tinubu (29 May 2023 to …)
  2. Muhammadu Buhari (29 May 2015 to 29 May 2023)
  3. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (29 May 2010 to 29 May 2015)
  4. Umaru Musa Yar-Adua (29 May 2007 to 5 May 2010)
  5. Olusegun Obasanjo (29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007)
  6. General Abdulsalami Abubakar (8 June 1998 to 29 May 1999)
  7. General Sani Abacha (17 November 1993 to 8 June 1998)
  8. Ernest Shonekan (26 August 1993 to 17 November 1993)
  9. General Ibrahim Babangida (27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993)
  10. General Muhammadu Buhari (31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985)
  11. Shehu Shagari (1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983)
  12. General Obasanjo Olusegun (13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979)
  13. General Murtala Mohammed (29 July 1975 to 13 February 1976)
  14. General Yakubu Gowon (1 August 1966 to 29 July 1975)
  15. General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (16 January 1966 to 29 July 1966)
  16. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1 October 1963 to 16 January 1966)
1Bola Tinubu (29 May 2023 to …)
2Muhammadu Buhari (29 May 2015 to 29 May 2023)
3Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (29 May 2010 to 29 May 2015)
4Umaru Musa Yar-Adua (29 May 2007 to 5 May 2010)
5Olusegun Obasanjo (29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007)
6General Abdulsalami Abubakar (8 June 1998 to 29 May 1999)
7General Sani Abacha (17 November 1993 to 8 June 1998)
8Ernest Shonekan (26 August 1993 to 17 November 1993)
9General Ibrahim Babangida (27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993)
10General Muhammadu Buhari (31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985)
11Shehu Shagari (1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983)
12General Obasanjo Olusegun (13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979)
13General Murtala Mohammed (29 July 1975 to 13 February 1976)
14General Yakubu Gowon (1 August 1966 to 29 July 1975)
15General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (16 January 1966 to 29 July 1966)
16Nnamdi Azikiwe (1 October 1963 to 16 January 1966)
  1. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1 October 1963 to 16 January 1966)
  2. General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (16 January 1966 to 29 July 1966)
  3. General Yakubu Gowon (1 August 1966 to 29 July 1975)
  4. General Murtala Mohammed (29 July 1975 to 13 February 1976)
  5. General Obasanjo Olusegun (13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979)
  6. Shehu Shagari (1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983)
  7. General Muhammadu Buhari (31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985)
  8. General Ibrahim Babangida (27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993)
  9. Ernest Shonekan (26 August 1993 to 17 November 1993)
  10. General Sani Abacha (17 November 1993 to 8 June 1998)
  11. General Abdulsalami Abubakar (8 June 1998 to 29 May 1999)
  12. Olusegun Obasanjo (29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007)
  13. Umaru Musa Yar-Adua (29 May 2007 to 5 May 2010)
  14. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (29 May 2010 to 29 May 2015)
  15. Muhammadu Buhari (29 May 2015 to 29 May 2023)
  16. Bola Tinubu (29 May 2023 to …)
1Nnamdi Azikiwe (1 October 1963 to 16 January 1966)
2General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (16 January 1966 to 29 July 1966)
3General Yakubu Gowon (1 August 1966 to 29 July 1975)
4General Murtala Mohammed (29 July 1975 to 13 February 1976)
5General Obasanjo Olusegun (13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979)
6Shehu Shagari (1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983)
7General Muhammadu Buhari (31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985)
8General Ibrahim Babangida (27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993)
9Ernest Shonekan (26 August 1993 to 17 November 1993)
10General Sani Abacha (17 November 1993 to 8 June 1998)
11General Abdulsalami Abubakar (8 June 1998 to 29 May 1999)
12Olusegun Obasanjo (29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007)
13Umaru Musa Yar-Adua (29 May 2007 to 5 May 2010)
14Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (29 May 2010 to 29 May 2015)
15Muhammadu Buhari (29 May 2015 to 29 May 2023)
16Bola Tinubu (29 May 2023 to …)

Nigeria is a country in Africa, a regional power on the continent and an emerging power on the international scene.

It has 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Having being divided into states, the country is further divided into 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

The LGAs are under the control of their respective states.

The country has the largest economy in Africa.

Nigeria’s population is over 230 million, making it number 1 most populated country in Africa, and number 6 in the world.

Tiv people of Nigeria

It covers an area of 923,769 square kilometres (356,669 sq mi).

It is situated between the Sahel to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean.

Abuja City Gate

Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.