List of heads of state of Nigeria

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President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria
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Incumbent
Goodluck Jonathan

since 6 May 2010
ResidenceAso Rock Presidential Villa
AppointerDirect Popular Election
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Inaugural holderNnamdi Azikiwe
Formation1 October 1963
 
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President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria
NigerianPresidentSeal.png
Seal of the President of Nigeria
Incumbent
Goodluck Jonathan

since 6 May 2010
ResidenceAso Rock Presidential Villa
AppointerDirect Popular Election
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Inaugural holderNnamdi Azikiwe
Formation1 October 1963
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This is a list of the heads of state of Nigeria, from the declaration of independence in 1960 until the present.

Heads of State of Nigeria (1960–Present)

TenurePortraitIncumbentNotes
Federation of Nigeria
1 October 1960 to 1 October 1963Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpgHer Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Nigeria
represented by:-
    1 October 1960 to 16 November 1960   Sir James Wilson Robertson, Governor-General
    16 November 1960 to 1 October 1963   Nnamdi Azikiwe, Governor-General
TenurePortraitIncumbentAffiliationNotes
Federal Republic of Nigeria
1 October 1963 to 16 January 1966Nnamdi Azikiwe, PresidentNCNCDeposed
16 January 1966 to 29 July 1966Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Head of the Federal Military GovernmentMilDeposed and murdered
1 August 1966 to 29 July 1975Yakubu Gowon, Head of the Federal Military GovernmentMilDeposed
29 July 1975 to 13 February 1976Mohammedandakinyemi.jpgMurtala Mohammed, Head of the Federal Military GovernmentMilAssassinated
13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979Obasanjo 1978.gifOlusegun Obasanjo, Head of the Federal Military GovernmentMil1st term; Transitioned to civilian rule
1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983Shagaricropped.jpgShehu Shagari, PresidentNPNDeposed
31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985Muhammadu Buhari, Chairman of the Supreme Military CouncilMilDeposed
27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993Ibrahim Babangida, President of the Armed Forces Ruling CouncilMilResigned
26 August 1993 to 17 November 1993Ernest Shonekan, Interim Head of Staten-pDeposed
17 November 1993 to 8 June 1998Sani Abacha, Chairman of the Provisional Ruling CouncilMilDied in office
8 June 1998 to 29 May 1999Abdulsalami Abubakar detail DF-SC-02-04323.jpgAbdulsalami Abubakar, Chairman of the Provisional Ruling CouncilMilTransitioned to civilian rule
29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007Olusegun Obasanjo DD-SC-07-14396-cropped.jpgOlusegun Obasanjo, PresidentPDP2nd term
29 May 2007 to 5 May 2010YarAdua WEF 2008.jpgUmaru Musa Yar'Adua, PresidentPDPDied in office
9 February 2010 to 6 May 2011Goodluck Jonathan at the Nuclear Security Summit 2010.jpgGoodluck Jonathan, Acting PresidentPDPActing for Yar'Adua
6 May 2011 to PresentGoodluck Jonathan, President

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