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The President of the Nigerian Senate is the presiding officer of the Senate of Nigeria, elected by its membership. The Senate President is second in line for succession to the Nigerian presidency, after the Vice President of Nigeria. The current President of the Senate is Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan.

Nigeria Federal republic in West Africa

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular state.

President of Nigeria Head of state and head of Nigerian government

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the head of state and head of government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The President of Nigeria is also the commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The President is elected in national elections which take place every four years. The first President of Nigeria was Nnamdi Azikiwe, who took office on October 1, 1963. However, Shehu Shagari is the First Executive President of Nigeria elected Democratically in 1979. The current President, Muhammadu Buhari took office on May 29, 2015 as the 15th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Vice President of Nigeria

The Vice President of Nigeria is the second-in-command to the President of Nigeria in the Government of Nigeria. Officially styled Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Vice President is elected alongside the President in national elections. The office is currently held by Yemi Osinbajo.

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List of Senate Presidents

Senate Presidents of Nigeria
Senate PresidentTermParty
Nnamdi Azikiwe 1960 NCNC
Dennis Osadebay 1960-1963 NCNC
Nwafor Orizu 1963–1966 NCNC
Joseph Wayas 1979–1983 NPN
Iyorchia Ayu 1992–1993 SDP
Ameh Ebute 1993 SDP
Evan Enwerem 1999 PDP
Chuba Okadigbo 1999–2000 PDP
Anyim Pius Anyim 2000–2003 PDP
Adolphus Wabara 2003–2005 PDP
Ken Nnamani 2005–2007 PDP
David Mark 2007-2015 PDP
Bukola Saraki 2015-2019 APC
Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan 11 June 2019 - present APC

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Prince Abyssinia Akweke Nwafor Orizu. was a Nigerian of Igbo origin and Nigeria's second Senate President from November 16, 1960 to January 15, 1966, during the Nigerian First Republic. Orizu was also Acting President of Nigeria from late 1965 until the military coup of January 1966. He was a member of the Nnewi Royal family. His nephew Igwe Kenneth Onyeneke Orizu III is the current Igwe (King) of Nnewi Kingdom. Nwafor Orizu College of Education in Nsugbe, Anambra State is named after him.

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Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi MVO, MBE was the first Nigerian Military Head of State. He seized power in the ensuing chaos following the 15 January 1966 military coup, serving as the Nigerian Head of State from 16 January 1966 until his assassination on 29 July 1966 by a group of mutinous Northern northern soldiers were Major Theophilus Danjuma, Major Ibrahim Badamusi Babangida and General Murtala Mohammed were army soldiers who revolted against his government in what was popularly called the July Counter Coup.

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