KATSINA Hassan Usman

KATSINA Hassan Usman; Nigerian Army General, born 1933 in Katsina. Hassan Usman Katsina belonged to the generation of generals who handled the affairs of the Nigerian republic in 1966 when the…

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Odumegwu Ojukwu

Odumegwu Ojukwu

Odumegwu Ojukwu; Army officer, listed in the Nigerian Army in 1957  and rising through the ranks to become the military governor of the Nigeria Eastern Region in 1966. Ojukwu was the chief…

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Theophilus Danjuma

Theophilus Danjuma

Theophilus Danjuma; Military general who played crucial roles in the shaping of post-independence Nigeria. Danjuma who made huge fortunes in Nigeria’s extractive industry announced his…

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Third Marine Commando

Third Marine Commando; Nigerian military unit and a major player in the Nigerian civil war, representing  an important portion in the Nigerian history, especially between 1967 and 1970….

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Ebitu Ukiwe

Ebitu Ukiwe

Ebitu Okoh Ukiwe; Nigeria’s first chief of general staff. Ukiwe was military governor of Niger State, 1977-78, military administrator of Lagos State, 1978-79 and chief of general staff,…

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Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari; Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria Armed Forces from December 31, 1983, to August 26,1985, before he was overthrown by Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari was also chairman,…

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Nnamdi Azikiwe with rounded black cap

Nnamdi AZIKIWE

Azikiwe Nnamdi; First Nigerian governor- general and later ceremonial president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Before this, Zik became the Premier of the Eastern Region in 1954. His party,…

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Ironsi

Aguiyi-Ironsi J.T.U.

Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi; First military Head of State of Nigeria. General Aguiyi-Ironsi was described in Major Ademola Ademoyega, a revolutionary Yoruba officer and one of the key…

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Murtala Muhammed

Murtala MUHAMMED

Murtala Muhammed; Head of the short-lived military government whose face adorn the twenty naira note. Muhammed became Nigerian Head of State on July 29, 1975 following the overthrow of General…

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Sani Abacha

Sani Abacha

Sani Abacha; Nigerian Head of State from November 1993 to June 1998. Abacha was the first officer of the Nigerian Army to rise to the rank of General without skipping any rank. He was also the…

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