History Of Nigeria Since 1960

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Nigeria Colonial Governor Generals

SIR FREDRICK LORD LUGGARD : First Governor General from 1911 to 1919.

SIR HUGH CLIFFORD : Second Governor General from 1919 to 1925.

SIR CREAMER THOMPSON : Third Governor General from 1925 to 1931.

SIR DONALD CAMERON : Fourth Governor General from 1931 to 1935.

SIR BERNARD BOURDILLION : Fifth Governor General from 1935 to 1943.

SIR ARTHUR RICHARD : Sixth Governor General from 1943 to 1958.

SIR JOHN MACPHERSON : Seventh Governor General from 1945 to 1958.

SIR JAMES ROBERTSON : Eighth Governor General from 1958 to 1960.top↑

Nigeria leaders Since 1960

Nigeria Leaders From 1960 Till Date

SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA : The Prime Minister of the first Republic between October 1st 1960 to January 15th, 1966. He was born in the year of 1912 and died in the year 1966.

DR. NNAMIDI AZIKIWE : The first President between October 1st 1960 to January, 15th 1966. He was born in the year 1904 and he died on May 11, 1996.

GENERAL J.T.U. AGUIYI-IRONSI : The first Military Head of State between January 15th 1966 to july 29th 1966.

GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON : The second Military Head of State between 1966 to 1975. He was born in the year 1934.top↑

GENERAL MURITALA MOHAMMED : The third Military Head of State between 29th July 1975 to February 13, 1976. He was born in the year 1938 and died on 13th February, 1976.

GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO : The fourth Military Head of State between 1976 to 1979. He was born in the year 1937.

ALHAJI SHEHU SHAGARI : The first Executive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between October 1 1979 to December 3 1983. He was born in year 1925.

GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI : Head of State between 1983 to 1985. He was born on December 17, 1942.top↑

GENERAL IBRAHIM BABANGIDA : The Nigerian Military President between August 27, 1985 to August 26, 1993. He was born in the year 1941.

CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN : The Interim President between August 26, 1993 to November 17, 1993.

GENERAL SANI ABACHA : The Head of State between November 19, 1993 to june 8, 1998.

GENERAL ABDULSALAM ABUBAKAR : The Head of State as from june 8, 1998 to May 29, 1999. He was born in year 1942.top↑

CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO : The National President of Nigeria between May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007.

ALHAJI UMARU YAR’ADUA : The National President of Nigeria between May 29, 2007 to May 5, 2010. He died in office at the age of 59.

GOODLUCK JONATHAN : The National President from May 6, 2010 to May 29, 2015. He was the Vice president and became the Acting President. He later became the President after the death of Yar’Adua, and afterwards contested and won the 2011 Presidential election.

MUHAMMAD U BUHARI : The National President from May 29, 2015 till date.top↑

Creation Of States And Regions In Nigeria

LORD LUGARD : created 4 Regions which are Eastern, Western, Northern and Mid-west Regions in year 1952.

GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON : Created 12 States and Regions which are Lagos, Kano, Benue Plateau, Kwara, South East, North East, North Central, North West, Mid-west, East Central, Rivers and Western State in year 1967.

GENERAL MURITALA MUHAMMED : Created 17 States which are Sokoto, Oyo, Ogun, Bauchi, Kaduna, Anambra, Borno, Ondo, Plateau, Cross River Gongola, Imo, Bendel, Niger, Kano, Rivers, Benue and Kwara State in year 1976.

GENERAL IBRAHIM BABANGIDA : Created 2 Regions which are Kastina and Akwa-Ibom in year 1987.

GENERAL IBRAHIM BABANGIDA : Created 9 States and Regions which are Adamawa, Osun, Abia, Jigawa, Enugu, Delta, Taraba, Kogi and Edo in year 1991.

GENERAL SANNI ABACHA : Created 6 States and Regions which are Ekiti, Zamfara, Nassarawa, Bayelsa, Gombe and Ebonyi in year 1966.

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