FAQ: Who Was The First Military President Of Nigeria?

When did military rule end in Nigeria?

Nigerian military juntas

Republic of Nigeria (1966) Federal Republic of Nigeria (1966–1999)
Religion Traditional beliefs · Islam · Christianity ·
Government Unitary republic under military dictatorship (15 January 1966-31 August 1966) Federal republic under military dictatorship (1966–1979; 1983–1999)
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Who is Abdul Salam in Nigeria?

Abdulsalami Abubakar. listen); born June 13, 1942) is a Nigerian statesman and retired Nigerian Army general who served as the de facto President of Nigeria from 1998 to 1999. He was also Chief of Defence Staff between 1993 and 1998.

Who is the last military ruler in Nigeria?

Living former heads of state

Name Term/Reign Office
Yakubu Gowon 1966–1975 Military ruler
Olusegun Obasanjo 1976–1979 1999–2007 Military ruler President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari 1983–1985 2015–present Military ruler President of Nigeria
Ibrahim Babangida 1985–1993 Military ruler

Who is the longest serving Nigerian ruler?

Gowon’s rise to power following the July 1966 counter-coup cemented military rule in Nigeria. Consequently, Gowon is the longest serving head of state of Nigeria, ruling for almost nine years until his overthrow in the coup d’état of 1975 by Brigadier Murtala Mohammed.

Who is the real father of Obasanjo?

His father was Amos Adigun Obaluayesanjo “Obasanjo” Bankole and his mother was Bernice Ashabi Bankole. He was the first of nine children; only he and a sister (Adunni Oluwole Obasanjo) survived childhood. He was born to the Owu branch of the Yoruba people.

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How much is the salary of Nigeria President?

President of Nigeria

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Formation October 1, 1963
Deputy Vice President of Nigeria
Salary ₦30,000,000 annually
Website www.statehouse.gov.ng

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Who ruled Nigeria in 1960?

CHRONOLOGIES OF PAST PRESIDENTS AND HEADS OF STATE

S/N NAME PERIOD SERVED
1 ALHAJI ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA 1960 – 1966
2 CHIEF BENJAMIN NNAMDI AZIKIWE OCTOBER 1, 1963 – JANUARY 16, 1966
3 MAJOR GENERAL JOHNSON THOMAS UMUNNAKWE AGUIYI IRONSI JANUARY 16, 1966 – JULY 29, 1966
4 GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON AUGUST 1, 1966 – JULY 29, 1975

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