Who was the first military head in Nigeria?

Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi MVO, MBE (3 March 1924 – 29 July 1966) was the first Military Head of State of Nigeria.

Who was the first Nigeria head of state?

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

What was the first coup in Nigeria?

The 1966 Nigerian coup d’état began on 15 January 1966, when mutinous Nigerian soldiers led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna killed 22 people including the Prime Minister of Nigeria, many senior politicians, many senior Army officers (including their wives), and sentinels on protective duty.

Who was the military head of state before Obasanjo?

Olusegun Obasanjo

His Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR
In office 1976–1979
Head of State Himself
Preceded by Illiya Bisalla
Succeeded by Iya Abubakar

Who created 12 states in Nigeria?

The Creation of States

General Yakubu Gowon created twelve states out of the four regions that existed at that time appointing a governor to head them.

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How many coups have we had in Nigeria?

Current status. Nigeria today is seemingly democratic with there having been no military coups since 1999, however the decades under military rule have had a resounding impact on the nation with all today’s 36 states created by the military and there still being a considerable military influence evident.

Who is the current minister of petroleum in Nigeria 2020?

Cabinet of Nigeria

Portfolio Incumbent Term
Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi 2019–present
Minister for Communication Isa Ali Pantami 2019–present
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment Mariam Yalwaji Katagum 2019–present
Minister of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva 2019–present

Who is first PM?

The first was Jawaharlal Nehru of the Indian National Congress party, who was sworn in on 15 August 1947, when India gained independence from the British Raj. Serving until his death in May 1964, Nehru remains India’s longest-serving prime minister.

What was the original name of Nigeria?

The former name for Nigeria was the Royal Niger Company Territories. It does not sound like a country name at all! The name Nigeria was replaced and preserved up until today. Still, it was not a name for a nation, but merely a name of the territory.

Who was the last military president?

List of presidents

Ordinal (years) Name Last service
39th (1977–81) Jimmy Carter (born 1924) United States Navy
40th (1981–89) Ronald Reagan (1911–2004) United States Army
41st (1989–93) George H. W. Bush (1924–2018) United States Navy
42nd (1993–2001) Bill Clinton (born 1946) N/A
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