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List of States House of Assemblies Members in Nigeria from 2019 to 2023

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The State House of Assembly is the legislative arm of government of the States legislature in Nigeria that operates Unicameral legislature (single chamber), unlike the Federal level that operates Bicameral legislature (that is, House of Senate and House of Representatives). Each state in Nigeria have their own numbers of legislatures elected from each Local Government in the state. In some states two Local Government may produce 1 lawmaker that represent them in State House of Assembly. Local Government with larger population are delineated  into 2 constiuecies to provide equal representation.

 

 

Then what are the functions of the State House of Assembly?

  • they make new laws.
  • amend or repeal existing laws and
  • oversight of the executive.

 

Again, members serve term of 4 years which is renewable through election. If a law maker die.

 

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must be notified by the deceased member party within 6 months so that another election can be conducted to fill the vacant seat. Such candidate will complete the term of the deceased lawmaker. If the general election is not up 6 months, INEC won’t conduct any election to fill the vacant seat.

 

The State House of Assembly lawmakers convene for sittings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays for plenary sessions in the assembly complex within the state capital. The State House of Assembly have the following principal officers:

 

  1. The Speaker.
  2. The Deputy Speaker.
  3. Majority Leader.
  4. Deputy Majority Leader.
  5. Minority Leader.
  6. Deputy Minority Leader.
  7. Chief Whip.
  8. Deputy Whip.
  9. Minority Whip and
  10. Deputy Minority Whip.

 

However, where the is no opposition in the State House of Assembly or when the opposition party is to small in number. The opposition party will not be elected or nominated as principal officer.

 

 

 

Here’s something we can both agree upon…

 

This write-up will enable you to know:

  • The numbers of lawmakers from each state in Nigeria.
  • Their names.
  • Their constiuecies.
  • Their political party and
  • If any of them is demise or removed by Court verdict.
  • Qualification for State House of Assembly membership and
  • Disqualification for membership of State House of Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

Let, me clarify…

The State House of Assembly is established by section 90 of the 1999 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. Again, the State House of Assembly consist of members that are elected to represent their constituencies. The Constitution states that each State must have not less than 24 and not more 40 members.

 

 

 

 

 

How Do You Become State House of Assembly Member?

Whoever wishes to become a State House of Assembly Member must be:

  1. A citizen of Nigeria.
  2. At least 30 years of age.
  3. Educated up to at least school certificate level or its equivalent and
  4.  A member of a political party and is sponsored by such party.

 

How can State House of Assembly member can be disqualified?

If he or she:

  • Voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or has made a declaration of allegiance to such country.
  • Is adjudged to be a lunatic or otherwise declared to be of unsound.
  • Is under a death sentence or imprisonment or fine for an offence involving dishonesty or fraud.
  • Has within a period  of less than 10 ten years before the date of an election to the House of Assembly been convicted and sentenced for an offence involving dishonesty or has been found guilty of a contravention of the Code of Conduct.
  • Is an undisclosed bankrupt, having been adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt, having been adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt under any law in force in any part of Nigeria.
  • Is a member of any secret society.
  • Has been indicted for embezzlement or fraud by a Judicial Commission of Inquiry or a Tribunal set up under the Tribunals o of any other law by the Tribunal

 

 

Now, join me as we tour …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abia State24 Seats

 

1. Ogbonna Ichita,Aba South,APGA

2. Abraham Obah,Aba Central,APGA

3. Uzodike Aaron,Aba North,PDP

4. Onyekwere Ukoha,Arochukwu,APGA

5. Chukwu Chijioke,Bendel North,APC

6. Emmanuel Ndubiisi,Bendel South,APC

7. Stanley Nwabushi,Ikwuano,PDP

8. Ginger Onwusibe,Isialangwa North, PDP.

 

9. Chikwendu Kalu,Isialangwa South,PDP

10. Emeka Okoroafor,Isuikuato, APC

11. Solomon Akpulonu,Obingwa East,PDP.

12. Thomas Nkoro, Obingwa west,PDP

13. Egwatu Obasi, Ohafia North, PDP.

14. Ifeanyi Uchendu, Ohafia South, PDP.

15. Kennedy Njoku, Osisioma North,PDP.

16. Nnamdi Allen, Osisioma South, PDP.

17. Munachim Alozie, Ugwunnagbo, PDP.

18. Paul Taribo, Ukwa East, PDP.

19. Goddy Adiele, Ukwa East, PDP.

20. Kelechi Onuzuruike, Umuhaia, PDP.

21. Chinedum Orji, Umuhaia Central, PDP.

22. Chukwudi Apugo, Umuhaia East, PDP.

23. Jerry Uzodike, Umuhaia, PDP.

24. Okey Igwe, Umunneochi , PDP.

 

 

Adamawa State25 Seats

1. Raymond Kate, Demsa, PDP.

2. Shuaibu Babas, Furore Gurin, APC.

3. Abdullahi Yapak, Furore Verve, APC.

4. Alhassan Hamman Joda, Ganye, APC.

5. Mohammed Mutawalli Alhaji, Girei, APC.

6. Kefas Japhet, Gombi, PDP.

7. Donglok Adawa, Guyuk, PDP.

8. Aminu Iya-Abbas, Uba, Gaya, PDP.

9. Wesley Barthiya, Hong, PDP.

10. Abdullahi Ahmadu, Leko, Kona, APC.

11. Yuttisori Hamman-Tukur, Jada, Mbulo, PDP.

12. Haruna Jkan Tikiri, Madagali, PDP.

13. Isa Yahaya, Maiha, APC.

14. Myandasa Bauna, Lamurde, PDP.

15. Nahsion Umar Gubi, Nasarawo, Binyeri, PDP.

 

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16. Ibrahim Musa, May-Belwa, ADC.

17. Kwada Joseph Ayuba, Michika, PDP.

18. Shuiabu Musa, Mubi-North, APC.

19. Mackondo Pwamakemo, Numan, PDP.

20. Musa Umar Bororo, Mubi-South, APC.

21. Abubakar Isa, Shelleng, APC.

22. Simon Isa, Song, PDP.

23. Abdullahi Umar, Toungo, APC.

24. Sajo Hamidu A. , Yola North, PDP.

25. Kabiru Mijinyawa, Yola South

 

Akwa Ibom26 Seats

 

1. Aniete Eka, Uyo, PDP.

2. Mark Esset, Nsit Atai, PDP.

3. Godwin Ekpo, Ibiono Ibom, PDP.

4. Dennis Aniefiok Akpan, Etinan, PDP.

5. Ese Umoh, Essien Udim, PDP.

6. Courage Udeme Otong, Abak, PDP.

7. Mfon Idung, Etim Ekpo/Ika, PDP.

8. Emmanuel Bassey, Ini, PDP.

9. David Lawrence, Eket, PDP.

10. Udo Keirian, Oruk Anam, PDP.

11. Effiong Johnson, Mbo, APC. He replaced Oko Asuquo, PDP as a result of Court verdict.

12. Asuquo Archibong, Ureoffing/Oruku, PDP.

13. Victor Ekwere, Mkpat Enin, PDP.

14. Otobong Bob, Nsit Ubium, PDP.

15. Aniekan Bassey, Uruan, PDP.

16. Aniekan Uko, Ibesikpo Asutan, PDP.

17. Usoro Akpanusoh, Esit Eket, PDP.

18. Kufre Edidem, Itu, PDP.

19. Asuquo Nana, Ikono, PDP.

20. Uduak Udodoh, Ikot Abasi / Eastern Obolo, PDP.

21. Ifiok Okon Udoh, Nsit Ibom, PDP.

22. Charity Friday Ido, Ukanapun, PDP.

23. Effiong Okon Bassey, Oron/Udung Uko, PDP.

24. Idongesit Ntekpere, Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara, PDP.

25. Otuekong Nse Essien, Onna, PDP.

26. Princess Felicia Bassey, Okobo, PDP.

 

Anambra30 Seats

1. Onyebuchi Ofor, Ekwusigo.

2. Lawrence Ezeudu, Dunukofia.

3. Uche Okafor, Anyamelum.

4. Mrs. Beverly Nkemdiche, Onitsha South.

5. Obinna Emeneka, Anambra East.

6. Nnamdi Okafor, Akwa South 1.

7. Ezenwune Fabian, Idemili South.

8. Udemadu Chidi, Ihiala 1.

9. Agbodike Pascal,Ihiala 2.

 

10. Timothy Ifedioramma, Njikoka 1.

11. Pete Ibida, Njikoka 2.

12. Somtochukwu Udeze, Ogbaru.

13. Ibuzor Edward , Onitsha North 2.

14. Emeka Aforka, Orumba.

15. Ebele Ejioffor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bauchi31 SeatsA

APC: 22; PDP: 6; NNPP: 1.

1. Yusuf Mohammed Bako, Pali, APC.

2. Abdullahi Bala Dan, Duguri/Gwana, PDP.

 

3. Jamilu Umaru Dahiru, Bauda, NNPP.

4. Musa Wakili, Bagoro, PDP.

5. Musa Mate Baraza, Dass.

6. Bala Abdu Rishi, Lame.

 

 

7. Ibrahim Tukur, Toro/James, APC.

8. Nuhu Shadalafiya, Kagarko, APC.

9. Yunusa Ahmed, Warji,

10. Abubakar Suleiman, Ningi, APC.

11. Ado Wakili, Burra, APC.

12. Bakoji Aliyu Bobo, Ciroma, PDP.

13. Mohammed Babayo, Hardawa, PDP.

14. Baballe Abubakar, Dambam/Dagauda/Jalam, APC.

15. Kawuwa Shehu Damina, Darazo, APC.

16. Sa’id Abdullahi Isa, Sade,

 

 

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17. Gazali Abubakar, Ganjuwa East, APC.

18. Yusuf Inuwa Dadiye, Ganjuwa West, APC.

 

19. Wanzam Mohammed, Sakawa, APC.

20. Mukhtar A. Sulaiman, Katagum, APC.

21. Sale Mohammed, Jama’re, APC.

22. Bala Rabilu, Itas/Gadau, APC.

23. Sale Hodi Jibir Bello,Disina, APC.

24. Mu’azu Shira, Shira, APC.

25. Dan’umma Bello, Giade-Azare/Madangala, APC.

26. Tijani Muhammed Aliyu, Azare/Madangala, APC.

27. Ali Dan’iya, Madara/Chinade, APC.

28. Umar Yakubu, Udubo, APC.

29. Bello S. Jadori, Gamawa, APC.

30. Ahmed Kawle, Zungur/Galambi/Miri, PDP.

31. Danlami Kawule, Zungur, Galambi, APC.

 

 

Bayelsa24 Seats

1. Wilson Ayakpo, Ekeremor II, APC.

2. Edward Irigha, Nemba II, APC.

3. Douglas Samson, Nembe III, APC.

4. Omubo Ayonatimiyo, Brass II, APC.

5. Abraham Ngobere, Brass III, PDP.

6. Tonye Isenah, Kolga 1, PDP.

7. Ben Ololo, Nembe 1, PDP.

8. Koku Obiya, Yenogoa II.

9. Tare Pori

 

10. Monday-Bubou Edwin Obolo, Southern Ijaw II.

11. Isenah Tonye Emmanuel, Kolokuma Opokuma.

12. Iniyobiyo Obiene, Nembe III.

13. Konbowei Friday Benson

 

 

14. Joseph Fafi, Kolokuma / Opokumo 2.

15. Munalayefa Edwin Gibson, Ogbia 2.

16. Mitema Obodor

17. Micheal Ogbere, Ekeremor 2.

18. Mrs. Ebiuwowu Koku Obiyai, Yenogoa 2.

19. Bernard Kenebabi, Sagbama 2.

20. Oforji Oboku, Yenogoa 1.

21. Wisdom Fafi

 

 

 

Benue State30 Seats

1. Agnes Uloko, Ado, PDP.

2. Edoh Godwin, Agatu, PDP.

3. Abu James, Apa, PDP.

4. Bunde Torkuma, Buruku, PDP.

5. Agaibe N. , Gboko East, PDP.

6. Terna Achir, Gboko West, PDP.

7. William Marange, Guma, PDP.

8. Agbatse Geoffrey, Gwer East, PDP.

9. Chemetyo Damian, Gwer West, PDP.

10. Orban Terungwa, Katsina-Ala West, APC.

11. Adbidyeh Akute, Katsina-Ala East, APC.

12. Dyako  Tayershima, Konshisha, ADC.

13. Tertsea Gbishe, Kwande East, PDP.

14. Sugh Abanyi, Kwande West, PDP.

15. Yagba Victor, Logo, PDP.

 

 

16. Kwaghzer-kudi Thomas, Markudi North, APC.

17. Terwase Aondoaka, Markudi South, PDP.

18. Onche Peter, Obi, PDP.

19. Peter Enemari, Ogbadibo, PDP.

20. Christopher Adaji, Ohimini, PDP.

21. Ogbu Otumala, Oju 1, APC.

22. Okanga Oponya, Oju 2, PDP.

23. Anthony Agom, Okpokwu, PDP.

24. Odeh Baba, Otukpo, Akpa, APC.

25. Micheal Audu, Adoka, Ugboju, PDP.

26. Mngutyo Bem, Tarka, APC.

27. Thomas Mlanga, Ukum, PDP.

28. Abass Akoso, Ushongo, PDP.

29. Ucha Dominic, Vendeikyar-Tiev, PDP.

30. Uba Titus, Verdeikyar-Kyan, PDP.

 

 

 

Borno State30 seats

1. Abdullahi Lawan

2. Dige Mohammed

3. Abdullahi Askira.

4. Bukar Daja-Ali, Damboa

5. Muhammed Saleh, Banga.

 

 

 

Cross River State25 Seats

1. Joseph Bassey

2. Peter Odinga Odey

3. Fred Osim

4. Ephraim Okon

5. Regina Ayongo

6. Ettung Jones Williams, Yakurr II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta State29 Seats

 

1. Emeka Nwaobi, Aniocha North

2. Austin Chikezie, Aniocha South

3. Festus Okoh, Ika South

4. Oboro Preyor, Bomadi

5. Anthony Elekeokwuri, Ika North East

6. Christopher Ochor Ochor, Ukwuani

7. Peter Uviejitbotor, Udu

8. Sheriff Oboreywori, Okpe

9. Shadrach Rapu, Oshimili South

10. Pat Ajudua, Oshimili North

11. Tim Owhefere, Isoko North

12. Reuben Izeze, Ughelli South

13. Charles Emetulu, Ndokwa West

14. Oniyere Whomorouho, Ughelli North

15. Asupa Peter Forteta, Burutu North 1

16. Pullah Ekpotu-Ayerin, Burutu South 2

17. Olorogun Jaro Egbo, Ughelli North 2

18. Anidi Emosivwe, Ethiope East

19. Erhiata Emosivwe, Ethiope East

20. Sheriff Oboreywori, Okpe

21. Emmanuel Sinebe, Patani

22. Austin Oruoye, Warri South 1

23. Matthew Opuoru, Warri South 2

24 Emomotimi Guwor, Warri South West

25. Felix Uruemuesiri, Sapele

 

 

Ebonyi State24 Seats

1. Okpo Fraca Chinyere, Abakaliki North, PDP.

2. Luke Nkwegu, Abakaliki South, PDP.

3. Maria Ude Nwachi, Afikpo North East, PPA.

4. Kingsley Ogbonnaya, Afikpo North West, PDP.

5. Chidi Ejim, Afikpo South East, PDP.

6. Nkemka Okoro Onuma, Afikpo South West, PDP.

7. Ezzeoma Benjamin, Ebonyi North East, PDP.

8. Aleke Victor Umoke, Ebonyi North West, PDP.

9. Nwaobashi Joseph, Ezza North East, PDP.

10. Chris Ususlor, Ezza South, PDP.

11. Nwuruku Humphrey Alieze, Ikwo North, PDP.

 

 

12. Ogiji Imo Chike, Ikwo South, PDP.

13. Ali Okechukwu, Ishielu North, PDP.

14. Julius Ifeanyi Nwokpo, Ishielu South, PDP.

15. Oliver Osi, Ivo Osi, PDP.

 

 

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16. Nwibo Vincent Mbam, Izzi East, PDP.

17. Nwifuru Francis Ogbonna, Izzi West, PDP.

18. Onu Nwonye, Ohaozara West, PDP.

19. Ude Augusta Chika, Ohaozara East, PDP.

20. Odefa Obasi Odefa, Onicha East, PDP.

21. Valentine Okike Uzo, Onicha West, PDP.

22. Frank Nwaka Onwe, Ohaukwa North, PDP.

23. Oselebe Ebiaga Christian, Ohaukwu South, PDP.

24. Francis Nwifuru, Izzi West, PDP.

 

 

Edo State24 Seats

 

 

1. Chris Okaeben, Oredo West

2. Crosby Eribo, Egor

3. Henry Okhuarobo, Ikpoba-Okha

4. Roland Asoro, Orhionmwon West

5. Nosayaba Okunbor, Orhionmwon East

6. Osaro Obazee, Oredo East

7. Washington Osifo, Uhunmwode

8. Ugiagbe Dumez, Ovia North East 1

9. Vincent Uwadiae, Ovia North East 2

10. Sunday Aghedo, Ovia South-West

11. Francis Okiye, Esan North East 1

12. Emmanuel Okoduwa, Esan North East II

13. Victor Edoror, Esan Central

14. Sunday Ojiezele, Esan South East

15. Marcus Onoun, Esan West

16. Ephraim Aluebhosele, Igueben

 

 

17. Ganiyu Audu, Etsako West 1

18. Aliyu Oshiomole, Etsako West 2

19. Emmanuel Agbaje, Akoko Edo 1

20. Yekini Idaiye, Akoko Edo 2

21. Eric Okaka, Owan East

22. Micheal  Ohio-Ezo, Owan West

23. Oshoma Ahmed, Etsako Central

24. Kingsley Ugabi, Etsako East

 

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List of Second Republic Governors and Their Deputies: Part Two

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CONTINUE from PART ONE

 

You’re about to find out the Second Republic President, Governors and their Deputies from October 1, 1983 to December 31,1983.

 

Format

Presidential flag bearer

Running mate

Political party

 

1.

 

Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari

 

Chief Alex Ekwueme

National Party of Nigeria (NPN)

 

 

2.

Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Mallam Muhammed Kura

Unity Party of Nigeria (NPN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Nnamdi Azikiwe

Professor Ishaya Audu

Nigerian People’s Party (NPP)

 

4.

Khalifa Hassan Yusuf

People’s Redemption Party (PRP)

 

5.

Waziri Ibrahim

Mrs. Oyinbo Odinamadu

Greater Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP)

 

6.

Tunji Braithwaite

Nigeria Advance Party (NAP)

**It couldn’t contest in the first election because the party wasn’t registered by FEDECO for not having grassroots support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep reading because

 

Format

State

Governor

Deputy Governor

Political Party

 

1.

Anambra State

Christian Onoh

Ozoemena Onyali

NPN

 

2.

Bauchi State

Abubakar Tatari Ali

Alhaji Adamu Tafawa Balewa

NPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.

Benue State

Aper Aku

Isah Odoma

NPN

 

4.

Borno State

Asheik Jarma

Waba Agwama Apagan

NPN

 

5.

Cross River

Donald Etibet

Fidelis Ikogo Nnang

NPN

 

6.

Bendel State (now Edo)

Samuel O. Ogbemudia

Chief Ray Inije

NPN

 

7.

Gongola State (now Taraba)

Alhaji Bamanga Tukur

David Barau

NPN

 

8.

Imo State

Samuel Onanuka Mbakwe

Isaac Uzoigwe

 

9.

Kaduna State

Lawal Kaita

NPN

 

10.

Kano State

Sabo Bakin Zuwo

Wada Abubakar Kiyawa

PRP

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11.

Kwara State

Cornelius Adebayo

Usman Abatemi

 

12.

Lagos State

Lateef Kayode Jakande

Rafiu Rafiu Jafojo

UPN

 

13.

Niger State

Awwal Ibrahim

Abubakar Mundi Aliyu

NPN

 

14.

Plateau State

Solomon D. Lar

Aliyu Akwe Doma

NPP

 

15.

Ondo State

Micheal Adekunle Ajasin

Akinwole Micheal Omoboriowo

UPN

 

16.

Ogun State

Olabisi Victor Onabanjo

Olusesan Soluade

UPN

 

17.

Oyo State

Victor Omololu Olunloyo

Olatunji Muhammed

NPN

 

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18.

Rivers State

Melford Okilo

Frank Eke Adiele

 

19.

Sokoto State

Garba Nadama

NPN

 

 

Finally, on December 31, 1983, Major General Muhammadu Buhari overthrew Alhaji Shehu Shagari. Buhari accused Shagari government of administrative incompetence and corruption. Shagari was placed under house arrest. Many cabinet members, civilian governors that served under Shagari administration were jailed. Some went on exile.

 

Sources

*Ikenna Oyekwelu (2014) Nigeria: Onyebuchi – Tradition of Deputy Governors Estrangement in South East- The Guardian.

*Elections in Nigeria: http://Africaelections.tripod.com/ng.html

*Nigerian President Elected to a Second Term – New York Times.

*August 11,1983: Nigerian President Shagari re-elected/today-history/august-11-1983-nigerian-president-shagari-re-elected

 

 

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List of Nigeria Second Republic Governors and their Duputies

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Two Federal Elections were held in the First Republic, in 1959 and 1964. On August 11, 1979 five political parties contested in the presidential election. The elections results were declared.

 

In this write-up I’ll be covering:

  • the Presidential flag bearers and their running mates and
  • the State Governors and their deputies.

 

You stand to know:

  • names of all political parties that contested elections from 1979 to 1983.
  • name of first State Governor was impeached in Nigeria and reasons.
  • name of Deputy Governor elect that could not be sworn in with his Governor elect and the reason.
  • names of State Governors and their deputies and
  • how some Deputy Governors became Governor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to get started?

 

 

 

Format

Serial numbers

Presidential flag bearers

Running mates

Political Party

Votes obtained

 

1.

 Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari

 

Chief Alex Ekwueme

National Party of Nigeria (NPN)

5,668,857

 

2.

Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Mr. Philip Umeadi

Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)

4,916,651

 

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3.

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

Professor Ishaya Audu

Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP)

2,822,523

 

4.

Alhaji Aminu Kano

Mr. Bola Ogunboh

Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)

1,732,113

 

5.

Waziri Kolo Ibrahim

Great Nigerian Peoples Party (GNPP)

1,688,489

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After winning the presidential election, Alhaji Usman Aliyu Shehu Shagari who contested for President under the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) and his running mate (the Vice President) took their oath of office. General Olusegun Obasanjo who was the then Military Head of State handed over power willingly to Shehu Shagari. This happened on October 1,1979. This made Shagari Nigeria first Executive President.

 

 

As we cruise together, I’ll be examining the state Governor that governed from October 1, 1979 to September 30, 1983.

 

Format

Serial Number

State

Governor

Deputy Governor

Political Party

 

1.

Anambra

Jim Nwobodo

Engr. Roy Umenyi

NPN

 

2.

Bauchi State

Abubakar Tatari Ali

Alhaji Adamu Tafawa Balewa

NPN

 

3.

Benue State

Aper Aku

Mr. Isah Odoma

NPN

 

 

 

 

 

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4.

Borno State

Alhaji Muhammed Goni

Alhaji Ibrahim Anas

GNPP

 

5.

Cross River State

Clement Isong

Dr. Mathias Ofoboche

NPN

 

6.

Bendel State (now Edo)

Ambrose Folorunsho Alli

Chief Dema Akpore

UPN

 

7.

Gongola State (Now Taraba)

Alhaji Abubakar Barde

Willberforce Juta

GNPP

 

Barde resigned his position as the State Governor due to gross misconduct levelled against him which made Juta his deputy to became the State Governor from 1982 to Oct. 1983.

 

8.

Imo State

Samuel Onanuka Mbakwe

** Chief Bernard Amahala

* Chief Issac Uzoigwe

NPP

 

9.

 Kaduna State

* Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa

** Abba Musa Rimi

Abba Rimi who later became Acting Governor after Balarabe impeachment.

PRP

 

10.

Kano State

Muhammed Abubakar Rimi

* Ibrahim B. B. Farouk

** Abdu Dawakin Tofa

(1981-1983)

PRP

 

11.

Kwara State

Abdulazeez Adamu Attah

Chief Jimoh Shittu

NPN

 

12.

Lagos State

Lateef Kayode Jakande

Chief Rafiu Jafojo

UPN

 

13.

Niger State

Alhaji Muhammed Awwal Ibrahim

Alhaji Idris Hassan Kpaki

NPN

 

14.

Chief Solomon D. Lar

Muhammed D. Yakubu

UPN

 

 

15. 

Ondo State

Micheal Adekunle Ajasin

Akinwole Omoboriowo Micheal

UPN

 

16.

Oyo State

Bola Ige

Sunday Afolabi

UPN

 

17.

Rivers State

Melford Obiene Okilo

 

Frank Adiele Eke

NPN

 

18.

Sokoto State

Muhammed Shehu Kangiwa

** Garuba Nadama

 

19.

Ogun State

Olabisi Onabanjo

Olusesan Soluade

UPN

 

 

 

 

 

**NOTES

** Mr.Samuel Onanuka Mbakwe and his running mate defeated Chief Collins Obih of NPP. The governoship election tribunal removed Mr. Bernard Amahala before he could be inaugurated into office on the ground that he failed to resigned his employment in Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, prior to standing in an election as prescribed by the law. Despite the efforts of NPP to liquidate NPN victory as a result of this singular mistake. The tribunal maintained that the act of the Deputy Governor elect or his election doesn’t affect the Governor elect. However, Mr. Bernard Amahala was replaced with Chief Issac Uzoigwe.

 

 

**Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi in May 1983 fell out with his mentor, Mallam Aminu Kano. Rimi decamped from PRP to NPP in his bid to prepare himself for the 1983 election. He resigned from his position because Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO) that was Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) precursor rules stated that he must do so before contesting in another party platform. Immediately, after his resignation, he was replaced by DAWAKIN TOFA (his Deputy Governor).

 

 

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Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa was elected as Kaduna State Governor under the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), a political party founded by Mallam Aminu Kano. National Party of Nigeria (NPN) that was the then rulling party unsuccessfully challenged his election.

Initially, his political party was a member of the PPP Alliance that was formed in opposition to the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) but withdrew quitely.  As a governor Balarabe Musa was stalemated by the then Kaduna State House of Assembly that was controlled by the NPN members.

Due to this, he couldn’t form a cabinet. Since he refused to nominate NPN members, the State House of Assembly refused to ratify his candidates. On June 1981 he made history as the first State Governor to be impeached in Nigeria. He was impeached by the then Kaduna State House of Assembly.

 

**Garba Nadama became the State Governor of Sokoto from January 1982 to October 1983 after Shehu Kangiwa death due to polo accident.

 

 

 

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The position of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was established under the Nigeria’s 1979 constitution. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) reports to the president with administrative supervision of the Minister of  Defence.

The CDS is assisted by the other service chiefs such as:

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS)

2.

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1.

Lt. Gen. Ipoola Alani Akinrinade

Army

Apr. 1980 – Oct. 2, 1981

 

2.

Lt. Gen. Gibson Jalo

Army

Oct. 2, 1981 – Dec. 31, 1983

 

3.

Gen. Domkat Yah Bali

Army

Jan. 1, 1984 – Jan. 10, 1990

 

4.

Gen. Sani Abacha

Army

Jan. 1, 1984 – Nov. 17, 1993

 

5.

Lt. Gen. Oladipupo Donaldson Diya

Army

Nov. 17, 1993 – Dec. 21, 1997

 

 

 

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Gen. Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar

Army

Dec. 21, 1997 – June 9, 1998

 

7.

Air Marshall Al-Amin Daggash

Air Force

June 9, 1998 – May 29, 1998

 

8.

Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi

Navy

May 29, 1999 – June 27, 2003

 

9.

Gen. Alexander Ogomudia

Army

June 27, 2003 – June 1, 2006

 

10.

Gen. Marthin Luther Agwai

Army

June 1, 2006 – May 25, 2007

 

11.

Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi

Army

May 25, 2007 – Aug. 20, 2008

 

12.

Air Chief Marshall Paul Dike

Air Force

Aug. 20, 2008 – Sept. 8, 2010

 

13.

Air Chief Marshall Oluseyi Pentirin

Air Force

Sept. 8, 2010 – Oct. 5, 2012

 

 

 

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14.

Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim

Navy

Oct. 5, 2012 – Jan. 16, 2014

 

15.

Chief Air Staff Marshall Alex Badeh

Air Force

Jan. 16, 2014 – Jul. 13, 2015

 

16.

Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin

Army

Jul. 13, 2015 till date

 

 

 

 

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