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States Abia - Adamawa - Akwa Ibom - Anambra - Bauchi - Bayelsa - Benue - Borno - Cross River - Delta - Ebonyi - Edo - Ekiti - Enugu - Federal Capital Territory - Gombe - Imo - Jigawa - Kaduna - Kano - Katsina - Kebbi - Kogi - Kwara - Lagos - Nassarawa - NigerOgun - Ondo - Osun - Oyo - Plateau - Rivers - Sokoto - TarabaYobe - Zamfra - Former States Benue-PlateauEast CentralNorth-Eastern - North-Western - Western -

Note: In 27 May 1967 the regions were dissolved and 12 states created, subsequently further divided into 19 states and a federal capital territory (3 Feb 1976), 21 states (23 Sep 1987), 30 states (27 Aug 1991), and 36 states (1 Oct 1996).

Party abbreviations: APC = All Progressives Congress (progressive, merger of ACN, ANPP, CPC, and APGA dissidents, est.6 Feb 2013); APGA = All Progressives Grand Alliance (progressive, est.2003); LP = Labour Party of Nigeria (social democratic, est.2002); PDP = People's Democratic Party (social conservative, est.1998); PPA = Progressive People's Alliance (progressive, federalist, est.2003); Mil = Military;
- Former parties: ACN = Action Congress of Nigeria (progressive, 2006-2013); AD = Alliance for Democracy (progressive, 1998-2006, merged into AC); ANPP = All Nigerian People's Party (conservative, anti-communist, 1998-2013); APP = All People's Party (coalition of associations, 1998-2003, then ANPP); CPC = Congress for Progressive Change (progressive, 2009-2013); GNPP = Great Nigerian People's Party (split from NPP, 1978-1983); NPN = National Party of Nigeria (coalition, 1978-1983); NPP = Nigerian People's Party (social democratic, 1978-1983); NRC = National Republican Convention (conservative, 1989-1993); PDM = People's Democratic Movement; PRP = People's Redemption Party (progressive, center-left, 1978-1983); SDP = Social Democratic Party (center-left, mainly northern, 1989-1993); UPN = Unity Party of Nigeria (social democratic, seen pro-Yoruba, 1978-1983)



Abia

[Abia state (Nigeria)]

27 Aug 1991                Abia state created from part of Imo.

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992     Frank O. Ajobena                                        Mil
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Ogbonnaya Onu                      (b. 1951)            NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994  Chinyere Ike Nwosu                 (b. 1946)            Mil
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  Temi Ejoor                                              Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Moses O. Fasanya                                        Mil
Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999     Anthony Obi                                             Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Orji Uzor Kalu                     (b. 1960)            PDP
29 May 2007 -              Theodore Ahamefule Orji            (b. 1950)            PPA;2010 PDP



Adamawa

[Adamawa state
                  (Nigeria)]

17 Mar 1976                Gongola state created from part of North-Eastern state.
27 Aug 1991                Renamed Adamawa.

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        Mohammed Jega (1st time)                                Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Abdul Rahaman Mamudu               (b. 1937 - d. 1992)  Mil
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983        Abubakar Barde                     (b. 1938 - d. 2002)  GNPP
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983        Bamanga Tukur                      (b. 1935)            NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Mohammed Jega (2nd time)                                Mil
Aug 1985 - Aug 1986        John Yohanna A. Madaki             (b. 1944 - d. 2006)  Mil
Aug 1986 - Dec 1987        David David Jang                   (b. 1944)            Mil
Dec 1987 - Dec 1989        Isah Mohammed                      (b. 1949)            Mil
Dec 1989 - Jan 1992        Abubakr Salihu                                          Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Abubakar Saleh Michika             (b. 1944)            NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994  Gregory Agboneni                   (b. 1948)            Mil
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  Mustapha Ismail                                         Mil 
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Joe A. Kalu-Igboama                                     Mil
Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999     Ahmadu G. Hussaini                                      Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Boni Haruna                        (b. 1958)            PDP
29 May 2007 - 26 Feb 2008  Murtala H. Nyako (1st time)        (b. 1943)            PDP
26 Feb 2008 - 30 Apr 2008  James Barka (acting)               (b. 1961)            PDP
30 Apr 2008 - 24 Jan 2012  Murtala H. Nyako (2nd time)        (s.a.)               PDP
27 Jan 2012 -  8 Feb 2012  Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (1st time)    (b. 1967)            PDP
                            
(acting)
 8 Feb 2012 - 15 Jul 2014  Murtala H. Nyako (3rd time)        (s.a.)
           PDP;Nov 2013 APC
15 Jul 2014 -              Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (2nd time)    (s.a.)               PDP
                             (acting)



Akwa Ibom

23 Sep 1987                Akwa Ibom state created from part of Cross River.

Governors
28 Sep 1987 - 30 Jul 1988  Tunde Ogbeha                       (b. 1947)            Mil
31 Jul 1988 -  5 Sep 1990  Godwin Osagiz Abbe                 (b. 1949)            Mil
 5 Sep 1990 -  2 Jan 1992  Idongesit Nkanga                   (b. 1952)            Mil
 2 Jan 1992 - 18 Nov 1993  Obong Akpan Isemin                 (b. 1939 - d. 2009)  NRC
Administrators
15 Dec 1993 - 21 Aug 1996  Yakubu Bako                        (b. 1952)            Mil
21 Aug 1996 -  9 Aug 1998  Joseph A. Adeusi                                        Mil
 9 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999  John Ebiye                                              Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Obong Victor Bassey Attah          (b. 1938)            PDP
29 May 2007 -              Godswill Akpabio                   (b. 1962)
            PDP 



Anambra

27 Aug 1991                Anambra state created from part of old Anambra state
                             (Enugu).

Administrator
27 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992     Joseph Abula                                            Mil
Governor
 2 Jan 1992 - 17 Nov 1993  Pius Chukwuemeka Ezeife            (b. 1939)            SDP
Administrators
Nov 1993 - Dec 1993        Dabo Aliyu (acting)                                     Mil
 9 Dec 1993 - 21 Aug 1996  Mike E. Attah                                           Mil
21 Aug 1996 -  6 Aug 1998  Rufai Garba                                             Mil
 6 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999  Emmanuel Ukaegbu                                        Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Chinwoke Mbadinuju                 (b. 1945)            PDP
29 May 2003 - 17 Mar 2006  Chris Ngige                        (b. 1952)            PDP
17 Mar 2006 -  3 Nov 2006  Peter Obi (1st time)               (b. 1961)            APGA
 3 Nov 2006 -  9 Feb 2007  Dame Virginia Etiaba (f)           (b. 1942)            APGA
 9 Feb 2007 - 29 May 2007  Peter Obi (2nd time)               (s.a.)               APGA
29 May 2007 - 14 Jun 2007  Andy Uba                           (b. 1958)            PDP
14 Jun 2007 - 17 Mar 2014  Peter Obi (3rd time)               (s.a.)               APGA
17 Mar 2014 -              Willie M. Obiano                   (b. 1955)            APGA



Bauchi

17 Mar 1976                Bauchi state created from part of North-Eastern state.

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        Mohammed Bello Kaliel                                   Mil
Jul 1978 -  1 Oct 1979     Garba Duba                         (b. 1942)            Mil
Oct 1979 - 31 Dec 1983     Tatari Ali                         (b. 1928? - d. 1993) NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Muhammed Sani Sani                                      Mil
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987        Chris Abutu Gabuka                 (b. 1948)            Mil
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990        Joshua M. Madaki                   (b. 1947 - d. 2003)  Mil
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992        Abu Ali                                                 Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Dahiru Mohammed                    (b. 1952)            NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994  James Kalau                                             Mil
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  Rasheed A. Raji                                         Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Theophilus O. Bamigboye            (b. 1951)            Mil
Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999     Abdul Adamu Mshelia                                     Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Ahmadu Adamu Muazu                 (b. 1955)            PDP
29 May 2007 -              Isa Yuguda                         (b. 1956)           ANPP;2009 PDP



Bayelsa

[Bayelsa state (Nigeria)] 

 1 Oct 1996                Bayelsa state created from part of Rivers.

Administrators
 7 Oct 1996 - 28 Feb 1997  Oladipo Phillips Ayeni                                  Mil
28 Feb 1997 - 27 Jun 1997  Habu Daura (acting)                                     Mil      
27 Jun 1997 -  9 Jul 1998  Omoniyi Caleb Olubolade            (b. 1954)            Mil
 9 Jul 1998 - 29 May 1999  Paul Edor Obi                                           Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 -  9 Dec 2005  Diepreye S.P. Alamieyeseigha       (b. 1952)            PDP
16 Nov 2005 - 29 May 2007  Goodluck Ebele Jonathan            (b. 1957)            PDP
                             (acting for Alamieyeseigha to 9 Dec 2005)
29 May 2007 - 16 Apr 2008  Timipre Silva (1st time)           (b. 1964)            PDP
16 Apr 2008 - 27 May 2008 
Wenipre Seibarugu (acting)                              PDP
27 May 2008 - 27 Jan 2012  Timipre Silva (2nd time)           (s.a.)               PDP
27 Jan 2012 - 14 Feb 2012  Nestor K. Binabo (acting)                               PDP
14 Feb 2012 -              Henry Seriake Dickson              (b. 1966)            PDP


Bendel: see Edo


Benue

17 Mar 1976                Benue state created from part of Benue-Plateau.

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        Abdullahi Shelleng                 (b. 1942)            Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Adebayo "Bayo" Hamid Lawal         (b. 1941)            Mil
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983        Aper Aku                           (b. 1938 - d. 1987)  NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        John Atom Kpera                    (b. 1941)            Mil
Aug 1985 - Aug 1986        Jonah David Jang                   (b. 1944)            Mil
Aug 1986 - Sep 1986        John Yohanna A. Madaki             (b. 1944 - d. 2006)  Mil
18 Sep 1986 - 1987         Ishaya Bakul                       (b. 1947)            Mil
Dec 1987 - 1988            Idris Garba                        (b. 1947)            Mil
21 Jul 1988 -  2 Jan 1992  Fidelis Attahiru Makka             (b. 1950)            Mil
 2 Jan 1992 - 17 Nov 1993  Moses Orshin Adasu                 (b. 1945 - d. 2005)  SDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Joshua O. Obademi                  (b. 1951)            Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Aminu Isa Kontagora                (b. 1956)            Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Dominic O. Oneya                   (b. 1948)            Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  George Akume                       (b. 1953)            PDP
29 May 2007 -              Gabriel Suswam                     (b. 1964)
            PDP



Benue-Plateau 

[Benue-Plateau State]
                              1967 - 1970

27 May 1967               Benue-Plateau state
17 Mar 1976               Divided into Benue and Plateau states.

Governors
28 May 1967 - Jul 1975    Joseph Dechi Gomwalk                (b. 1935 - d. 1976)  Mil
Jul 1975 - Mar 1976       Abdullahi Mohammed                  (b. 1939)            Mil



Borno

[Borno state (Nigeria)]

17 Mar 1976                Borno state created from part of North-Eastern state.

Governors
Feb 1976 - Mar 1976        Muhammadu Buhari                   (b. 1942)            Mil
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        Mustapha A. Amin                                        Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Tunde Baku Abdul Idiagbon          (b. 1943 - d. 1999)  Mil
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983        Mohammed Goni                      (b. 1942)            GNPP
 1 Oct 1983 - 31 Dec 1983  A. Sheikh Jarma                                         NPP
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Abubakar Waziri                    (b. 1940)            Mil
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987        Abdul Mumini Aminu                 (b. 1949)            Mil
Dec 1987 - Dec 1989        Abduwan Mohammed                                        Mil
Dec 1989 - Jun 1990        Mohammed Maina                                          Mil
Jun 1990 - Jan 1992        Mohammed Murwa                     (b. 1953)            Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Maina Ma'aji Lawan                 (b. 1954)            PDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Ibrahim Dada                                            Mil
22 Aug 1996 - 1997         Victor A. Ozodunobi
1997 - Aug 1998            Augustine Aniebo                   (b. 1950)            Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Lawal Ningi Haruna                 (b. 1957)            Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Mala Kachalla                      (b. 1941)            APP
29 May 2003 - 29 May 2011  Ali Modu Sheriff                   (b. 1956)            ANPP
29 May 2011 -              Kashim Shettima                    (b. 1966
)       ANPP;Feb 2013 APC



Cross River

[South
                      East State (Nigeria)]
                              1967 - 1970
[Cross
                      River State (Nigeria)]
                             Adopted 2005?

27 May 1967                South-Eastern state
17 Mar 1976                Renamed Cross River.

Governors
28 May 1967 - Jul 1975     Uduokaha J. Esuene                 (b. 1936 - d. 1993)   Mil
Jul 1975 - Jul 1978        Paul Ufuoma Omu                    (b. 1940)             Mil
28 Jul 1978 - 30 Sep 1979  Adegoke Babatunde Elegbede         (b. c.1939 d. 1994) Mil
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983        Clement Nyong Isong                (b. 1920 - d. 2000)   NPN
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983        Donald Dick Etiebet                (b. 1934)             NPN
Jan 1984 - 1986            Daniel Patrick Archibong           (b. 1942? - d. 1990)  Mil
1986 - Dec 1989            Eben Ibim Princewill               (b. 1946)             Mil
Dec 1989 - Jan 1992        Ernest Attah                       (b. 1951?)            Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Clement David Ebri                 (b. 1952)             NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994  Ibrahim Kefas                      (b. 1948)             Mil
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  Gregory Agboneni                   (b. 1948)             Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Umar Farouk Ahmed                  (d. 1999)             Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Christopher Ibe Osundu                                   Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Donald Duke                        (b. 1961)             PDP
29 May 2007 - 14 Jul 2008  Liyel Imoke (1st time)             (b. 1961)             PDP
14 Jul 2008 - 26 Aug 2008  Francis Busam Adah (acting)        (b. 1960)             PDP
26 Aug 2008 - 
27 Jan 2012  Liyel Imoke (2nd time)             (s.a.)                PDP
27 Jan 2012 - 28 Feb 2012  Larry Odey (acting)                (b. 1961)             PDP

28 Feb 2012 -              Liyel Imoke (3rd time)             (s.a.)                PDP



Delta

 [Delta state
                (Nigeria)]

27 Aug 1991                Delta state created from part of Edo.

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 -  2 Jan 1992  Luke Chijiuba Ochulor                                    Mil
Governor
 2 Jan 1992 - 17 Nov 1993  Otoroumu Felix Ibru                 (b. 1935)            SDP
Administrators
17 Nov 1993 - 10 Dec 1993  Alhaji Abdulkadir Shehu (acting)                         Mil
10 Dec 1993 - 26 Sep 1994  Bassey Asuquo                                            Mil
26 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  Ibrahim Kefas                       (b. 1948)            Mil
22 Aug 1996 - 12 Aug 1998  John David Dungs                    (b. 1952 - d. 2014)  Mil
12 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999  Walter Feghabo                                           Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  James O. Ibori                      (b. 1958)            PDP
29 May 2007 - 
10 Nov 2010  Emmanuel Uduaghan (1st time)        (b. 1954)            PDP
10 Nov 2010 - 10 Jan 2011  Samuel Obi (acting)                 (b. 1962)            PDP
10 Jan 2011 -              Emmanuel Uduaghan (2nd time)        (s.a.)    
          PDP



East Central

[East Central State]
                         1967 - 1970

27 May 1967                East Central state
17 Mar 1976                Divided into Anambra and Imo.

Administrator
28 Oct 1967 - Jul 1975     Anthony Ukpabi Asika                (b. 1936 - d. 2004)  Non-party
Governor
Jul 1975 - Nov 1975        Anthony Aboki Ochefu                (d. 1999)            Mil



Ebonyi

 1 Oct 1996                Ebonyi state created from part of Abia and Enugu.

Administrators
 7 Oct 1996 - Aug 1998     Walter Feghabo                                           Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Simeon O. Oduoye                    (b. 1945 - d. 2014)  Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Sam Ominyi Egwu                     (b. 1954)            PDP
29 May 2007 -              Martin Elechi                       (b. 1941)            PDP



Edo

[Mid
                      Western State]                         1967 - 1970
 
[Edo
                      State (Nigeria)]                  Current State Flag
 
27 May 1967                Mid-Western state
17 Mar 1976                Renamed Bendel.
27 Aug 1991                Renamed Edo.

Governors
29 May 1967 - Jun 1967     David Akpode Ejoor                 (b. 1932)            Mil
 6 Aug 1967 - 20 Sep 1967  Albert Nwazu Okonkwo                                    Mil
21 Sep 1967 - Jul 1975     Samuel Ogbemudia (1st time)        (b. 1932)            Mil
                             (administrator to Mar 1968)
Jul 1975 - Mar 1976        George A. Innih                    (b. 1938 - d. 2002)  Mil
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        Hussaini Abdullahi                 (b. 1939)            Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Abubakar Waziri                    (b. 1940)            Mil
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983        Ambrose Alli                       (b. 1929 - d. 1989)  UPN
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983        Samuel Ogbemudia (2nd time)        (s.a.)               NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Jeremiah Timbut Useni              (b. 1943)            Mil
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987        John Mark Inienger                 (b. 1945 - d. 2002)  Mil
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990        Jonathan Tunde Ogbeha              (b. 1947)            Mil 
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992        John Ewerekumoh Yeri                                    Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        John Oyegun                        (b. 1939)            SDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994  Mohammed Abul-Salam Onuka                               Mil
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  Bassey Asuquo                                           Mil
22 Aug 1996 -  7 Aug 1998  Baba Adamu Iyam                                         Mil
 7 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999  Anthony Ibe Onyearugbulem          (b. 1955 - d. 2002)  Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Lucky Igbinedion                   (b. 1957)            PDP
29 May 2007 - 12 Nov 2008  Oserheimen Osunbor                 (b. 1951)
            PDP
12 Nov 2008 -              Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole
            (b. 1953)        ACN;Feb 2013 APC



Ekiti

[Ekiti state flag
                (Nigeria)]

 1 Oct 1996                Ekiti state created from part of Ondo.

Administrators
 7 Oct 1996 - Aug 1998     Mohammed Bawa                      (b. 1944)             Mil
Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999     M. Atanda Yussuf                                         Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Otumba Ricahrd Niyi Adebayo        (b. 1958)             AD
29 May 2003 - 16 Oct 2006  Fayose "Ayo" Peter Ayodele         (b. 1960)             PDP
16 Oct 2006 - 19 Oct 2006  Friday Aderemi (acting)            (b. 1940)             PDP
Administrator
19 Oct 2006 - 29 May 2007  Adetunji Idowu Olurin              (b. 1944)             Non-party
Governors
29 May 2007 - 17 Feb 2009  Olusegun Oni (1st time)            (b. 1954)
             PDP
17 Feb 2009 -  6 May 2009  Tunji Odeyemi (acting)             (b. 1959
)             PDP
 6 May 2009 - 16 Oct 2010  Olusegun Oni (2nd time)            (s.a.)                PDP
16 Oct 2010 -              Kayode Fayemi                      (b. 1965)        ACN;Feb 2013 APC



Enugu

17 Mar 1976                Anambra state (capital Enugu) created from part of
                             East Central state.
27 Aug 1991                Divided into Anambra (capital Awka) and Enugu 
                             (capital Enugu).

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        John Atom Kpera                    (b. 1941)            Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Datti Sadiq Abubakar               (b. 1939 - d. 2005)  Mil
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983        Jim Nwobodo                        (b. 1940)            NPP
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983        Christian Aninaefungwu Onoh        (b. 1927 - d. 2009)  NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Allison Amakadina Madueke          (b. 1944)            Mil
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987        Samson E. Omeruah                  (b. 1943 - d. 2006)  Mil
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990        Robert Akonobi                                          Mil
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992        Chukwu Emeka Herbert Eze           (b. 1939)            Mil 
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Okwesilieze Nwodo                  (b. 1950)            NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994  Temi Ejoor                                              Mil
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  L. Mike Torey                                           Mil 
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Sule M. Ahman                                           Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Adewumi Agbaje                                          Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Chimaroke Nnamani                  (b. 1960)            PDP
29 May 2007 -              Sullivan Chime                     (b. 1959)            PDP



Federal Capital Territory

[Lagos Federal District,
                1960-1967 (Nigeria)]
                              1960 - 1967

 1 Oct 1960                Federal Capital Territory, Lagos.
17 Mar 1976                Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (created from parts of
                             Benue-Plateau, North-Central and North-Western states).
12 Dec 1991                Seat of government officially moved from Lagos to Abuja.

Minister of Lagos Affairs
1960 - 1966                Mallam Musa Yar'Adua              (d. 19..)             NPC
Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority
1976 - 25 Oct 1979         Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun
Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory
1979 - 1982                John Jatau Kadiya                  (b. 1936)            NPN
1982 - 1983                Iro Abubakar Dan Musa                                   NPN      
1983 - 1984                Haliru Dantoro                     (b. 1938)
1984 - Dec 1985            Mamman Vatsa                       (b. 1940 - d. 1986)  Mil
1986 - 1989                Hamza Abdullahi                    (b. 1945)            Mil
1989 - 1993                Mohammed Gado Nasko                (b. 1941)            Mil
1993 - 1998                Jeremiah Timbut Useni              (b. 1943)            Mil
1998 - 1999                Mamman Kontagora                   (b. 1944 - d. 2013)  Mil
1999 - 2001                Ibrahim Bunu                       (b. 1950)            PDP
 8 Feb 2001 - 17 Jul 2003  Mohammed Abba Gana                 (b. 1943)            PDP
17 Jul 2003 - 30 May 2007  Mallam Nasir el-Rufai              (b. 1960)            PDP
30 May 2007 - 26 Jul 2007  Mohammed Sani Alhassan (acting)    (b. 1955)
            PDP
26 Jul 2007 - 30 Oct 2008  Aliyu Modibbo Umar                 (b. 1958)            PDP
30 Oct 2008 - 17 Dec 2008  Remi Babalola (acting)             (b. 1964)            PDP
17 Dec 2008 - 18 Mar 2010  Adamu Aliero                       (b. 1957)            PDP
18 Mar 2010 -  6 Apr 2010  Goke Adegoroye (acting)            (b. 1950)
            PDP
 6 Apr 2010 -              Bala M
ohammed                      (b. 1958)            PDP



Gombe

[Gombe state (Nigeria)]

 1 Oct 1996                Gombe state created from part of Bauchi.

Administrators
 7 Oct 1996 - Aug 1998     Joseph I. Oriji                    (b. 1954)             Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Mohammed Bawa                      (b. 1944)             Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Abubakar Habu Hashidu              (b. 1944)             APP 
29 May 2003 - 29 May 2011  Mohammed Danjuma Goje              (b. 1952)             PDP
29 May 2011 -              Ibrahim Dankwambo                  (b. 1962)             PDP


Gongola: see Adamawa


Imo

17 Mar 1976                Imo state created from part of East Central state.

Governors
17 Mar 1976 - 10 Aug 1977  Ndubuisi Kanu                     (b. 1943)            Mil
10 Aug 1977 - 25 Jul 1978  Adekunle Shamusideen Lawal        (b. 1934 - d. 1980)  Mil
25 Jul 1978 -  1 Oct 1979  Sunday Ajibade Adenihun           (b. 1940 - d. 2008)  Mil
 1 Oct 1979 - 31 Dec 1983  Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe (1st time)  (b. 1930 - d. 2004)  NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Ike Nwachukwu                     (b. 1940)            Mil
Aug 1985 - 29 Aug 1986     Allison Amakoduna Madueke         (b. 1944)            Mil
29 Aug 1986 - Sep 1989     Amadi Ikwechegh                   (b. 1951 - d. 2009)  Mil
1989 -  3 Sep 1990         Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe (2nd time)  (s.a.)               Mil
 3 Sep 1990 - Jan 1992     Anthony E. Oguguo                                      Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Evan Enwerem                      (b. 1935 - d. 2007)  NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  James N.J. Aneke                                       Mil
22 Aug 1996 - 29 May 1999  Tanko Zubairu                                          Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Achike Udenwa                     (b. 1948)            PDP
29 May 2007 - 29 May 2011  Ikedi Godson Ohakim               (b. 1957)            PPA;2009 PDP
29 May 2011 -              Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha      (b. 1962)            APGA;2013 APC



Jigawa

27 Aug 1991                Jigawa state created from part of Kano.

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992     Olayinka Sule                                           Mil
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Ali Sa'ad Birnin-Kudu                                   SDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Ibrahim Aliyu                                           Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Rasheed Shekoni                                         Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Abubakar Maimalari                                      Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Ibrahim Saminu Turaki              (b. 1963)            ANPP
29 May 2007 -              Sule Lamido                        (b. 1948)            PDP



Kaduna

[North
                      Central State]
                              1967 - 1970
[Kaduna State (Nigeria)]
                               Current Flag

27 May 1967                North Central state
17 Mar 1976                Renamed Kaduna. 

Governors
28 May 1967 - Jul 1975     Abba Kyari                         (b. 1938)            Mil
Jul 1975 - 1977            Usman Jibrin                       (b. 1942)            Mil
1977 - Jul 1978            Muktar Muhammed                                         Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa                (b. 1942 - d. 2000)  Mil
Oct 1979 - 23 Jun 1981     Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa           (b. 1936)            PRP
 6 Jul 1981 - Oct 1983     Abba Musa Rimi                     (b. 1940)            PRP
                             (acting to Oct 1981)
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983        Lawal Kaita                        (b. 1932)            NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Usman Muaza                        (b. 1942 - d. 2008)  Mil 
Aug 1985 - Jun 1988        Abubakar Dangiwa Umar              (b. 1949)            Mil
Jul 1988 - Aug 1990        Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar            (b. 1949)            Mil
Aug 1990 -  2 Jan 1992     Tanko Ayuba                        (b. 1945)            Mil
 2 Jan 1992 - Nov 1993     Mohammed Dabo Lere                 (b. 1940 - d. 2002)  NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Lawal Jafaru Isa                                        Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Hammed Ibrahim Ali                 (b. 1955)            Mil
Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999     Umar Farouk Ahmed                  (d. 1999)            Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Ahmed M. Markarfi                  (b. 1956)            PDP
29 May 2007 - 19 May 2010  Namadi Sambo                       (b. 1952)            PDP
20 May 2010 - 
15 Dec 2012  Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa             (b. 1948 - d. 2012)  PDP
16 Dec 2012 -              Mukhtar Ramalan Yero
              (b. 1969)            PDP



Kano

[Kano State]
                              1967 - 1970

27 May 1967                Kano state

Governors
28 May 1967 - Jul 1975     Abdu Bako                          (b. 1924 - d. 1980)  Mil
Jul 1975 - Sep 1978        Sani Bello                         (b. 1972)            Mil
Sep 1978 - Oct 1979        Ishaya Aboi Shekari                                     Mil
 1 Oct 1979 - 20 May 1983  Abubakar Rimi                      (b. 1940 - d. 2010)  PRP
20 May 1983 -  1 Oct 1983  Abdu Dawakin Tofa                  (b. 1932 - d. 2003)  PRP
 1 Oct 1983 - Dec 1983     Sabo Bakin Zuwo                    (b. 1934 - d. 1989)  PRP
 4 Jan 1984 - 26 Aug 1985  Hamza Abdullahi                    (b. 1945)            Mil
26 Aug 1985 - 1987         Ahmed M. Daku                      (b. 1944)            Mil
1987 - 27 Jul 1988         Mohammed Umaru                     (b. 1950)            Mil
27 Jul 1988 - Jan 1992     Idris Garba                        (b. 1947)            Mil
 2 Jan 1992 - 27 Nov 1993  Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya                (b. 1953)            NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Mohammed Abdullahi Wase            (b. 1950? - d. 1996) Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Sep 1998     Dominic Oneya                      (b. 1948)            Mil
Sep 1998 - 29 May 1999     Aminu Isa Kontagora                (b. 1956)            Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (1st time)    (b. 1956)            PDP
29 May 2003 - 29 May 2011  Ibrahim Shekarau                   (b. 1955)            ANPP
29 May 2011 -              Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (2nd time)    (s.a.)           PDP;Nov 2013 APC



Katsina

[Katsina state (Nigeria)]

23 Sep 1987                Katsina state created from part of Kaduna.

Governors
Sep 1987 - Jul 1988        Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar            (b. 1949)            Mil
Jul 1988 - Dec 1989        Lawrence Onoja                     (b. 1948)            Mil
Dec 1989 - Jan 1992        John Jahaya Madaki                                      Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Sa'idu Barda                                            NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Emmanuel Acholonu                                       Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Samaila Chama                                           Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Joseph I. Akaagerger               (b. 1956)            Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Umaru Musa Yar'Adua                (b. 1951 - d. 2010)  PDP
29 May 2007 -              Ibrahim Shehu Shema                (b. 1957)            PDP



Kebbi

27 Aug 1991                Kebbi state created from part of Sokoto.

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992     Patrick Aziza                      (b. 1947 - d. 2014)  Mil
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Abubakr Musa                                            NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Salihu Tunde Bello                                      Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     John I. Ubah                                            Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Samaila Chama                                           Mil 
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Adamu Aliero                       (b. 1957)          APP;2003 ANPP
29 May 2007 - 24 Feb 2012  Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari       (b. 1959)            PDP
                             (1st time)                     
24 Feb 2012 -  2 Apr 2012  Aminu Musa Habib Jega (acting)                          PDP
 2 Apr 2012 -              Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari
       (s.a.)               PDP
                             (2nd time)                     



Kogi

[Kogi state (Nigeria)]

27 Aug 1991                Kogi state created from part of Kwara.

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992     Danladi Mohammed Zakari                                 Mil
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Abubakar Audu (1st time)           (b. 1947)            NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Paul U.N. Omeruo                                        Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Bzigu L. Afakirye                                       Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Augustine Aniebo                   (b. 1950)            Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Abubakar Audu (2nd time)           (s.a.)               ANPP
29 May 2003 -  6 Feb 2008  Ibrahim Idris (1st time)           (b. 1944)            PDP
 6 Feb 2008 -  5 Apr 2008  Clarence Olafemi (acting)          (b. 1944?)           PDP
 5 Apr 2008 - 
27 Jan 2012  Ibrahim Idris (2nd time)           (s.a.)               PDP
27 Jan 2012 -              Idris Wada                         (b. 1956)            PDP
27 Jan 2012 - 30 Jan 2012  Abdullahi Bello
                                        PDP
                             (acting, in opposition)



Kwara

[Wesern
                      Central State]
                              1967 - 1970
[Kwara
                      State (Nigeria)]
                               Current Flag

27 May 1967                West Central state.
bf.1976                    Renamed Kwara.

Governors
28 May 1967 - Jul 1975     David Bamigboye                    (b. 1940)            Mil
Jul 1975 - 13 Feb 1976     Ibrahim Taiwo                      (b. 19.. - d. 1976)  Mil
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        George Agbazika Innih              (b. 1938 - d. 2002)  Mil 
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Sunday Orihya Iferle               (b. 1943)            Mil
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983        Adamu Atta                         (b. 1927 - d. 2014)  NPN
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983        Cornelius Olatungi Adebayo         (b. 1941)            NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Salaudeen Latinwo                  (b. 1943)            Mil
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987        Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru              (b. 1950)            Mil
Dec 1987 - Jul 1988        Ahmed Abdullahi                    (b. 1945)            Mil
Jul 1988 - Dec 1989        Ibrahim Alkali                     (b. 1940)            Mil
Dec 1989 - Jan 1992        Awali Kazir                                             Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Shaba Lafiaji                                           SDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994  Mustapha Ismail                                         Mil
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  Baba Adamu Iyam                                         Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Peter A.M. Ogar                                         Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Rasheed Shekoni                                         Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Mohammed Lawal                     (b. 1946 - d. 2006)  ANPP
29 May 2003 - 29 May 2011  Bukola Saraki                      (b. 1962)            PDP
29 May 2011 -              Abdulfatah Ahmed                   (b. 1963)        PDP;Nov 2013 APC



Lagos

[Lagos
                      (State), 1967-1970 (Nigeria)]
                              1967 - 1970
[Laos
                      State (Nigeria)]
                               Current Flag

27 May 1967                Lagos state formed by merger of the Lagos federal district 
                             with portions of the Western region.

Governors
28 May 1967 - Jul 1975     Mobolaji Ohofunso Johnson          (b. 1935)            Mil
Jul 1975 - Aug 1977        Adekunle Shamusideen Lawal         (b. 1934 - d. 1980)  Mil
Aug 1977 - Jul 1978        Ndubuisi Kanu                      (b. 1943)            Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Okoh Ebitu Ukiwe                   (b. 1940)            Mil
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983        Lateef Kayode Jakande              (b. 1929)            NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1986        Gbolahan Mudashiru                 (b. 1945 - d. 2003)  Mil
Aug 1986 - Jul 1988        Michael O. Akhigbe                 (b. 1946)            Mil
Jul 1988 - Jan 1992        Raji Alagbe Rasaki                 (b. 1947)            Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Sir Michael Otedola                (b. 1926 - d. 2014)  NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Olagunsoye Oyinlola                (b. 1951)            Mil
22 Aug 1996 - May 1999     Mohammed Marwa                     (b. 1953)            Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Bola Ahmad Tinubu                  (b. 1952)            AD
29 May 2007 -              Babatunde Raji Fashola             (b. 1963)        ACN;Feb 2013 APC


Mid-Western: see Edo



Nassarawa

[Nassarawa state
                  (Nigeria)]

 1 Oct 1996                Nassarawa state created from part of Plateau.

Administrators
 7 Oct 1996 - Aug 1998     Abdullahi Ibrahim                                        Mil
 6 Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999  Bala Mohammed Mande                (b. 1958)             Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Abdullahi Adamu                    (b. 1945)             PDP
29 May 2007 - 29 May 2011  Aliyu Akwe Doma                    (b. 1942)             PDP
29 May 2011 -              Umaru Tanko Al-Makura              (b. 1953
)        CPC;Feb 2013 APC



Niger

17 Mar 1976                Niger state created from part of North-Western state.

Governors
 1 Apr 1976 - 1977         Murtala Myako                      (b. 1943)             Mil
1977 - Jul 1978            Okoh Ebitu Ukiwe                   (b. 1940)             Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Joseph O. Oni                                            Mil       
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983        Muhamadu Malam Awwal Ibrahim       (b. 1941)             NPN
Jan 1984 - 1986            David B. Alechemu Mark             (b. 1948)             Mil
1986 - Dec 1987            Garba Ali Mohammed                 (b. 1949)             Mil
Dec 1987 - Jan 1992        Lawan Gwadabe                      (b. 1949)             Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Musa Inuwa                         (b. 1948 - d. 2010)   NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Cletus Komena Emein                (b. 1948)             Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Simeon O. Oduoye                   (b. 1945 - d. 2014)   Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Habibu Idriss Shuaibu                                    Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Abdulkadir Kure                                          PDP
29 May 2007 -              Muazu Babangida Aliyu
              (b. 1955)             PDP


North Central: see Kaduna

North-Eastern

[North Eastern State]
                               1967 - 1970

27 May 1967                North-Eastern state
17 Mar 1976                Divided into Borno, Bauchi, and Gongola.

Governors
28 May 1967 - Jul 1975     Musa Usman                                               Mil
Jul 1975 - Mar 1976        Muhammadu Buhari                   (b. 1942)             Mil 



North-Western

[North Western State]
                              1967 - 1970

27 May 1967                North-Western state
17 Mar 1976                Divided into Niger and Sokoto.

Governors
28 May 1967 - Jul 1975     Usman Faruk                        (b. 1935)             Mil
Jul 1975 - 1976            Umaru Mohammed                     (d. 1980)             Mil



Ogun

[Ogun state (Nigeria)]

17 Mar 1976                Ogun state created from part of Western state.

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        Saidu Ayodele Balogun              (b. 1941)             Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Harris Eghagha                     (b. 1934 - d. 2009)   Mil
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983        Bisa Onabanjo                      (b. 1927 - d. 1990)   UPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Oladipo Diya                       (b. 1944)             Mil
Aug 1985 - 1986            Oladayo Popoola                    (b. 1944)             Mil
1986 - Dec 1987            Raji Alagbe Rasaki                 (b. 1947)             Mil
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990        Mohammed Lawal                     (b. 1946 - d. 2006)   Mil
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992        Oladeinde O. Joseph                (b. 1948)             Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Segun Osoba (1st time)             (b. 1941)             SDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Daniel Akintonde                                         Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Sam Ewang                          (b. 1952)             Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Kayode Olukimo                                           Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Segun Osoba (2nd time)             (s.a.)                AD
29 May 2003 - 29 May 2011  Otunba Gbenga Daniel               (b. 1956)             PDP
29 May 2011 -              Ibikunle Amosun                    (b. 1958
)        ACN;Feb 2013 APC



Ondo

[Ondo state (Nigeria)]

17 Mar 1976                Ondo state created from part of Western state.

Governors
 3 Feb 1976 - 24 Jul 1978  Ita David Ikpeme                                        Mil
24 Jul 1978 -  1 Oct 1979  Sunday Tuoyo                       (b. 1938)            Mil
 1 Oct 1979 - Oct 1983     Michael Adekunte Ajasin            (b. 1908 - d. 1997)  UPN
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983        Akin Omoboriowo                    (b. 1932)            NPN
Jan 1984 -  2 Sep 1985     Michael Bamidele Otiko             (b. 1934 - d. 1999)  Mil
 2 Sep 1985 - 26 Aug 1986  Michael O. Akhigbe                 (b. 1946)            Mil
26 Aug 1986 - 17 Dec 1987  Ekundayo B. Opaleye                                     Mil
17 Dec 1987 - Jul 1988     Raji Alagbe Rasabi                 (b. 1947)            Mil
Jul 1988 -  3 Sep 1990     Bode George                        (b. 1945)            Mil
 3 Sep 1990 -  3 Jan 1992  Sunday Abiodun Olukoya                                  Mil
 3 Jan 1992 - Nov 1993     Dele Olumilua                      (b. 1940)            SDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 19 Sep 1994  L. Mike Torey                                           Mil
19 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  Ahmed Usman                        (b. 1951)            Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Anthony Ibe Onyearugbulem          (b. 1955 - d. 2002)  Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Moses Fasanya                                           Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Adeboyo "Ade" Adefarati            (b. 1931 - d. 2007)  AD
29 May 2003 - 24 Feb 2009  Olusegun Agagu                     (b. 1948 - d. 2013)  PDP
24 Feb 2009 -              Rahman Olusegun Mimiko
            (b. 1954)            LP



Osun

[Osun state flag (Nigeria)]

27 Aug 1991                Osun state created from part of Oyo.

Administrator
27 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992     Lapade Ajiborisha                                       Mil
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Isiaka Adeleka                     (b. 1955)            SDP
Administrators
Nov 1993 - Dec 1993        A.F.K. Akale (acting)                                   Mil
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Anthony Udofia                                          Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Anthony Obi                                             Mil
Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999     Theophilus O. Bamigboye            (b. 1951)            Mil 
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Adebisi "Bisi" Akande              (b. 1939)            AD
29 May 2003 - 27 Nov 2010  Olagunsoye Oyinlola                (b. 1951)            PDP
27 Nov 2010 -              Rauf Aregbesola
                    (b. 1957)        ACN;Feb 2013 APC



Oyo

[Oyo state (Nigeria)]

17 Mar 1976                Oyo state created from part of Western state.

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        David Medayese Jemibewon           (b. 1940)            Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Paul C. Tarfa                                           Mil
Oct 1979 - Oct 1983        Bola Ige                           (b. 1930 - d. 2001)  UPN
Oct 1983 - Dec 1983        Victor Olunloyo                    (b. 1935)            NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Oladayo Popoola                    (b. 1944)            Mil
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987        Adebunji Idowu Olurin              (b. 1944)            Mil
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990        Sasaenia Oresanya                                       Mil 
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992        Abdul Adisa                        (b. 19.. - d. 2005)  Mil 
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Kolapo Ishola                      (b. 1934 - d. 2011)  SDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 14 Sep 1994  Adetoye O. Sode                                         Mil 
14 Sep 1994 - 22 Aug 1996  Chinyere Ike Nwosu                 (b. 1946)            Mil  
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Ahmed Usman                        (b. 1951)            Mil  
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Amen Edorhe Oyakhire                                    Mil 
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003  Lam Adesina                        (b. 1939 - d. 2012)  AD
29 May 2003 - 12 Jan 2006  Rashidi Ladoja (1st time)          (b. 1944)            PDP
12 Jan 2006 - 11 Dec 2006  Adebayo Alao-Akala (1st time)      (b. 1950)            PDP
11 Dec 2006 - 29 May 2007  Rashidi Ladoja (2nd time)          (s.a.)               PDP
29 May 2007 - 29 May 2011  Adebayo Alao-Akala (2nd time)      (s.a.)               PDP
29 May 2011 -              Abiola Ajimobi                     (b. 1949
)        ACN;Feb 2013 APC



Plateau

17 Mar 1976                Plateau state created from part of Benue-Plateau.

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        Dan Suleiman                       (b. 1942)            Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Joshua U. Anaja                    (b. 1943? - d. 1986) Mil
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983        Solomon Dashep Lar                 (b. 1933 - d. 2013)  NPP
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Samuel Bitrus Atuku                (b. 1940)            Mil
Aug 1985 - 1986            Chris Alli                         (b. 1944)            Mil
1986 - Jul 1988            Lawrence Onoja                     (b. 1948)            Mil
Jul 1988 - Aug 1990        Aliyu Karma                        (b. 1949)            Mil
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992        Joshua Madaki                      (b. 1947 - d. 2003)  Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Fidelis N. Tapgun                  (b. 1945?)           SDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  J. Mohammed Mana                   (b. 1950)            Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Habibu Idriss Shuaibu                                   Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Musa Shehu                                              Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 13 Nov 2006  Joshua Dariye                      (b. 1957)            PDP
                             (suspended 18 May 2004-18 Nov 2004)
18 May 2004 - 18 Nov 2004  Chris Alli (administrator)         (s.a.)               Non-party
13 Nov 2006 - 29 May 2007  Michael Botmang                    (b. 1938 - d. 2014)  PDP
29 May 2007 -              Jonah Jang                         (b. 1944)            PDP



Rivers

[Rivers State]
                              1967 - 1970
[Rivers State (Nigeria)]
                               Current Flag

27 May 1967                Rivers state

Governors
28 May 1967 - Jul 1975     Alfred Papapeye Diete-Spiff        (b. 1942)            Mil
Jul 1975 - Jul 1978        Zamani Lekwot                      (b. 1944)            Mil
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Suleiman Saida                     (b. 1942)            Mil
Oct 1979 - Dec 1983        Melford Obiene Okilo               (b. 1933 - d. 2008)  NPN
Jan 1984 - 26 Aug 1986     Fidelis Oyakhilome                 (b. 1939)            Mil 
26 Aug 1986 - Jul 1988     Anthony S. Ukpo                    (b. 1947)            Mil
Jul 1988 - Aug 1990        Ernest Olawunmi Adelaye            (b. 1942)            Mil
Aug 1990 -  1 Jan 1992     Godwin Osagiz Abbe                 (b. 1949)            Mil
 1 Jan 1992 - Nov 1993     Rufus Ada-George                   (b. 1940)            NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Dauda Musa Komo                                         Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Musa Sheikh Shehu                                       Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Sam Ewang                          (b. 1952)            Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Peter Odili                        (b. 1949)            PDP
29 May 2007 - 26 Oct 2007  Celestine Omehia                   (b. 1959)            PDP
26 Oct 2007 -              Rotimi Amaechi                     (b. 1965)        PDP;Nov 2013 APC



Sokoto

17 Mar 1976                Sokoto state created from part of North-Western state.

Governors
Mar 1976 - Jul 1978        Umaru Muhammed                     (d. 1980)           Mil 
Jul 1978 - Oct 1979        Muhammad Gado Nasko                (b. 1941)           Mil
Oct 1979 - 17 Nov 1981     Shehu Kangiwa                      (d. 1982)           NPN
Jan 1982 - Dec 1983        Garba Nadama                       (b. 1938)           NPN
Jan 1984 - Aug 1985        Garba Duba                         (b. 1942)           Mil
Aug 1985 - Dec 1987        Garba Mohammed                                         Mil
Dec 1987 - Aug 1990        Ahmed Daku                         (b. 1944)           Mil
Aug 1990 - Jan 1992        Bashir Magashi                                         Mil
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Yahya Abdulkarim                   (b. 1944)           NRC
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Yakubu Mu'azu                                          Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Rasheed Raji                                           Mil
Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999     Rufai Garba                                            Mil 
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarwa           (b. 1954)           ANPP 
29 May 2007 - 11 Apr 2008  Aliyu Wamakko (1st time)           (b. 1953)
           PDP
11 Apr 2008 - 28 May 2008  Abdullahi Balarabe Salame (acting)
(b. 1961)           PDP
28 May 2008 - 28 Jan 2012 
Aliyu Wamakko (2nd time)           (s.a.)              PDP
28 Jan 2012 - 22 Feb 2012  Muhammed Zayyanu
(acting)                              PDP
22 Feb 2012 -             
Aliyu Wamakko (3rd time)           (s.a.)           PDP;Nov 2013 APC


South-Eastern: see Cross River

Taraba

27 Aug 1991                Taraba state created from part of Gongola.

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - 31 Dec 1991  Adeyemi Ambrose Afolahan           (b. 1949)           Mil
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Jolly T. Nyame (1st time)          (b. 1955)           NRC
 Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Yohanna Dickson                                        Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     Amen Edorhe Oyakhire                                   Mil
Aug 1998 - 29 May 1999     Aina Joseph Owoniyi                                    Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Jolly T. Nyame (2nd time)          (s.a.)              PDP
29 May 2007 -              Danbaba Suntai                     (b. 1961)
           PDP


West Central: see Kwara



Western

[Western State]
                              1967 - 1970

27 May 1967                Western state
17 Mar 1976                State divided into Ogun, Ondo and Oyo.

Governors
28 May 1967 -  1 Apr 1971  Robert Adeyinka Adebayo            (b. 1928)           Mil
 1 Apr 1971 - Jul 1975     Christopher Oluwole Rotimi         (b. 1935)           Mil
Jul 1975 - Mar 1976        Akintunde Aduwo                    (b. 1938)           Mil



Yobe

[Yobe state (Nigeria)]

27 Aug 1991                Yobe state created from part of Borno.

Administrator
28 Aug 1991 - Jan 1992     Sanni Daura Ahmed                                        Mil
Governor
Jan 1992 - Nov 1993        Bukar Abba Ibrahim (1st time)       (b. 1950)            SDP
Administrators
 9 Dec 1993 - 22 Aug 1996  Dabo Aliyu                                               Mil
22 Aug 1996 - Aug 1998     John Ben Kamio                                           Mil
Aug 1998 - May 1999        Musa Mohammed                                            Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Bukar Abba Ibrahim (2nd time)       (s.a.)               ANPP
29 May 2007 - 27 Jan 2009  Mamman Ali                          (b. 1958 - d. 2009)  ANPP
27 Jan 2009 -              Ibrahim Geidam                      (b. 1956)      ANPP;Feb 2013 APC



Zamfara

[Zamfara state
                    (Nigeria)]

 1 Oct 1996                Zamfara state created from part of Sokoto.

Administrator
 7 Oct 1996 - May 1999     Jibril Baba Yakubu                                      Mil
Governors
29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007  Ahmed Sani Yerima                   (b. 1960)           ANPP
29 May 2007 - 29 May 2011  Mamuda Aliyu Shinkafi                              ANPP;Dec 2008 PDP
29 May 2011 -              Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari             (b. 1968)      ANPP;Feb 2013 APC







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