Military Rule in Nigeria


Military rule in Nigeria first started on January 15, 1966, when a group or army officers overthrew the NPC-NNDP government and killed many of the country’s political rulers.

The following is a list of the military presidents that ruled Nigeria in the past.

  • Major General J.T.U.  Aguiyi-Ironsi (January 16, 1966 – July 29, 1966)
  • General Yakubu Gowon (August 2, 1966 – July 29, 1975)
  • General Murtala Mohammed (July 29, 1975 – February 13, 1976)
  • General Olusegun Obasanjo (February 14, 1976 – September 30, 1979)
  • Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (December 31, 1983 – August 27, 1985)
  • General Ibrahim Babangida (August 27, 1985 – August 26, 1993)
  • General Sani Abacha (November 16, 1993 – June 8, 1998)
  • General Abdulsalami Abubakar (June 9, 1998 – May 29, 1999)
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