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This article contained the complete list of Past presidents of Nigeria from 1955 till date. There is no doubt that the past presidents of Nigeria have contributed immensely to the development sustainability of the country.

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How many Past presidents have Nigeria Every had?

Nigeria as a nation has had over 15 past presidents since 1955 to date. The name “Nigeria” was originally coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who later married Baron Frederick Lugard, a British colonial administrator.

Nigeria has three arms of government, which include the executive, the judiciary, and the legislative. There are currently 36 full-blown states at the time of making this post. Meanwhile, about 20 more are said to be created but this has not been added yet.

List of Past Presidents in Nigeria till date

FIRST REPUBLIC

S/NNAMEPOSITIONPERIODPICTURE
1Sir James Robertson Governor-General of Nigeria1955-1960List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 31
2Sir Nnamdi Azikiwe Ceremonial President of Nigeria1960-1966 List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 32
3Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa BalewaFirst and only Prime Minister of Nigeria1957-1966 List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 33
4General Aguiyi Ironsi President of NigeriaJan- July 1966 List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 34
5General Yakubu GowonPresident of Nigeria1966-1975 List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 35
6General Murtala Ramat MohammedPresident of Nigeria1975-1976 List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 36
7General Olusegun Obasanjo President of Nigeria1976-1979 List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 37

SECOND REPUBLIC


S/NONAMEPOSITIONPERIODPICTURE
1Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari President Of Nigeria1979-1983List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 38
2Major General Muhammadu BuhariMilitary Head Of State1983-1985List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 39
3General Ibrahim Badamasi BabangidaMilitary Head Of State1985-1993List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 40

THIRD REPUBLIC

S/NONAMEPOSITIONPERIODPICTURE
1Chief Earnest ShonekonPresident Of Nigeria26th Aug,1993–17th Nov,1993List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 41
2General Sani AbachaMilitary Head Of State1993–1998List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 42
3General Abdusalami AbubakarMilitary Head Of State1998–1999List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 43

FOURTH REPUBLIC

S/NONAMEPOSITIONPERIODPICTURE
1General Olusegun Okekiola Aremu ObasanjoPresident Of Nigeria1999–2007 
2Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’aduaPresident Of Nigeria2007–2010 List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 44
3Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan President Of Nigeria2010–2015List of Past Presidents Of Nigeria from 1955 to 2021 45

The current sitting president is his excellency, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. This list will be updated when he finally leaves office to become the 16th Past President of Nigeria.


Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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