Readers ask: Who Is The First Military President Of Nigeria?

Who was Nigeria’s only military president?

Living former heads of state

Name Term/Reign Office
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
Ernest Shonekan 1993 Interim president

What year marks the end of military rule in Nigeria?

A military coup is the violent or non-violent overthrow of an existing political regime by the military. Between 1966 and 1999 the army held power in Nigeria without interruption apart from a short-lived return to democracy between 1979 to 1983.

How much is the President salary?

According to Title 3 of the US code, a president earns a $400,000 salary and is still on government payroll after leaving office. The president is also granted a $50,000 annual expense account, $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment.

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.

How much is the salary of Nigeria President?

President of Nigeria

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President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Formation October 1, 1963
Deputy Vice President of Nigeria
Salary ₦30,000,000 annually


Who started the first coup in Nigeria?

It was masterminded by Lt. Colonel Murtala Muhammed and many northern military officers. The coup began as a mutiny at roughly midnight on July 28, 1966 and was a reaction to the killings of Northern politicians and Officers by some soldiers on January 15, 1966 (see 1966 Nigerian coup d’état).

When did dictatorship end in Nigeria?

Nigerian military juntas of 1966–79 and 1983–99

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)


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.

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