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Nigeria

 

01 Jul 1849 Bight of Biafra a British protectorate

01 Feb 1852 Bight of Benin a British protectorate

01 Jan 1900 British Nigerian colonies

01 Jan 1914 - 30 Sep 1960 Nigeria colony

01 Oct 1954 - 30 Sep 1960 Federation of Nigeria

01 Oct 1960 - 30 Sep 1963 Independence, Dominion of Nigeria

01 Oct 1963 - 24 May 1966 Fereral Republic of Nigeria

24 May 1966 Republic of Nigeria

31 Aug 1966 - Federal Republic of Nigeria

30 May 1967 - 12 Jan 1970 Secession of Biafra (not recognised)

Governor-general

16 Nov 1960 - 01 Oct 1963 Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe ..................... 1904-1996

President

01 Oct 1963 - 16 Jan 1966 Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe ..................... s.a

Heads of the Military Government

16 Jan - 29 Jul 1966 Johnson Thomas Umurakwe Aguiyi Ironsi ....... 1924-1966 Mil

29 Jul 1966 - 29 Jul 1975 Yakubu Dan-Yumma Gowon ...................... 1934- Mil

29 Jul 1975 - 13 Feb 1976 Murtala Ramat Mohammad ...................... 1938-1976 Mil

13 Feb 1976 - 30 Sep 1979 Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo ............ 1947- Mil

President

01 Oct 1979 - 31 Dec 1983 Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari ............ 1925-

Chairmen of the Supreme Military Council

31 Dec 1983 - 27 Aug 1985 Mohammadu Buhari ............................ 1942- Mil

27 Aug 1985 - 26 Aug 1993 Ibrahim Badamsi Babangida ................... 1941- Mil

Interim President

26 Aug - 17 Nov 1993 Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan .......... 1936-

Chairmen of the Provisional Ruling Council

17 Nov 1993 - 08 Jun 1998 Ogagun Sani Abacha .......................... 1943-1998 Mil

08 Jun 1998 - 29 May 1999 Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar ................. 1942- Mil

Presidents

29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007 Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo ............ 1947-

29 May 2007 - 05 May 2010 Umaru Musa Yar'Adua ......................... 1951-2010

05 May 2010 - 29 May 2015 Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Johnathan ............ 1957-

29 May 2015 - Mohammadu Buhari ............................ s.a

 

Prime Ministers

30 Aug 1952 - 30 Sep 1954 Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe ..................... s.a

30 Aug 1957 - 16 Jan 1966 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa ...................... 1912-1966

16 Jan - 17 Jan 1966 Zanna Bukar Dipcharima ...................... 1917-1969

04 Jan - 26 Aug 1993 Ernest Adegunle Oladeinda Shonekan .......... s.a

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Biafra

 

30 May 1967               Independence proclaimed

12 Jan 1970               Reintegrated into Nigeria

 

Heads of State

30 May 1967 - 08 Jan 1970 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu ................ 1933-2011

08 Jan - 12 Jan 1970 Philip Effiong ............................. 1925-2003

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