Nigerian Presidents and Heads of State
Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa(Prime Minister) 1960 - 1966
Dr. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe October 1, 1963 -January 16, 1966
Major General Johnson Aguyi-Ironsi January 16, 1966 - July 29, 1966
General Yakubu Gowon August 1, 1966 - July 29, 1975
General Murtala Mohammed July 29, 1975 - February 13, 1976
General Olusegun Obasanjo February 13, 1976 - October 1, 1979
Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari October 1, 1979 - December 31, 1983
Major-General Muhammadu Buhari December 31, 1983 - August 27, 1985
General Ibrahim Babangida August 27, 1985 - August 27, 1993
Chief Ernerst Shonekan (Interin Head of State) August 27, 1993 - November 17, 1993
General Sani Abacha November 17, 1993 - June 8, 1998
General Abdusalami Abubakar(rtd.) June 9, 1998 - May 29, 1999
General Olusegun Obasanjo (rtd.) May 29, 1999 - May 29, 2007
Umaru Musa Yar´Adua May 29,2007 - February, 2010
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan(Acting President) February 2010 - May , 2011
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (President) May 2011 - Present