List Of Nigerian Vice Presidents From 1960 Till Date

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Who are the people on the list of Nigerian vice presidents from 1960 to date? Who was Nigeria’s First Vice President? Who was the vice president of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983? Who is the first Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria? Who is the longest-serving president in Nigeria? Who was Obasanjo’s vice president?

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Babafemi Ogundipe (Military) and Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (Elected) are the first Vice President of Nigeria as Military and Elected respectively.

Let me now reel out the list of Nigerian vice presidents that have served the country from its independence till date.

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Babafemi Ogundipe (1924-1971)

  • Period: 16 January 1966 to 29 July 1966
  • Political party: Military (JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi was Head of State but was deposed in a coup)

Joseph Edet Akinwale Wey (1918-1991)

  • Period: 29 July 1966 to 29 July 1975
  • Political party: Military (Yakubu Gowon was Head of State but was deposed in a coup)

Olusegun Obasanjo (1937-)

  • Period: 29 July 1975 to 13 February 1976 (Obasanjo became Head of State after the assassination of Murtala)
  • Political party: Military (Murtala Mohammed was Head of State)

Shehu Musa Yar’Adua (1943-1997)

  • Period: 13 February 1976 to 30 September 1979    
  • Political party: Military (Olusegun Obasanjo was Head of State and handed over to civilian government)

Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (1932-2017)

  • Period: 1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983        
  • Political party: National Party of Nigeria (Shehu Shagari was President but was deposed in a coup)

Tunde Idiagbon (1943-1999)

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  • Period: 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985
  • Political party: Military (Muhammadu Buhari was Head of State but was deposed in a coup)

Ebitu Ukiwe (1940-)

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  • Period: 27 August 1985 to October 1986 (Resigned)
  • Political party: Military (Ibrahim Babangida was Head of State)

Augustus Aikhomu (1939-2011)

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  • Period: October 1986 to 27 August 1993     
  • Political party: Military (Ibrahim Babangida was Head of State and handed over to interim government

Donaldson Oladipo Diya (1944-)

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  • Period: 17 November 1993 to 21 December 1997 (Diya was deposed and arrested for attempted coup)
  • Political party: Military (Sani Abacha was Head of State)     

Michael Akhigbe (1946-2013)

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  • Period: 9 June 1998 to 29 May 1999
  • Political party: Military (Abdulsalami Abubakar was Head of State and handed over to civilian government)

Atiku Abubakar (1946-)

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  • Period: 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007          
  • Political party: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) (Olusegun Obasanjo was President and stepped down after expiration of term)

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (1957-)

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  • Period: 29 May 2007 to 5 May 2010 (Jonathanbecame President after the death of Yar’Adua)
  • Political party: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) (Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was President)

Namadi Sambo (1954-)

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  • Period: 19 May 2010 to 29 May 2015          
  • Political party: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) (Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was President and  stepped down after expiration of term)

Yemi Osinbajo (1957-)          

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  • Period: 29 May 2015 to date
  • Political party: All Progressives Congress (APC) (Muhammadu Buhari is incumbent President)

To round of this list of Nigerian Vice Presidents, let me let you know that six of these former Nigeria’s vice presidents are still alive, that is plus the incumbent vice president. Alex Ekwueme is the most recent former Vice President of Nigeria to have died on November 19, 2017.

This article was most recently revised and updated on May 21, 2022

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