Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa 1960 - 1966
Chief Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe October 1, 1963 January 16, 1966
Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi January 16, 1966 July 29, 1966
General Yakubu Gowon August 1, 1966 July 29, 1975
General Murtala Ramat Mohammed July 29, 1975 February 13, 1976
General Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo February 13, 1976 October 1, 1979
Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari October 1, 1979 December 31, 1983
Major-General Muhammadu Buhari December 31, 1983 August 27, 1985
General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida August 27, 1985 August 27, 1993
Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan August 26, 1993 November 17, 1993
General Sani Abacha November 17, 1993 June 8, 1998
General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar (rtd.) June 9, 1998 May 29, 1999
General (rtd.) Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo May 29, 1999 May 29, 2007
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua 29 May 2007 - 5 May 2010
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan ( Acting President) 9 February 2010 6 May 2010
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan 6 May 2010 - 29 May 2015
Muhammadu Buhari 29 May 2015 - Present