Seal of the President of Nigeria

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Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Seal of the President of Nigeria.svg
Armiger President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Adopted1979 (Current incarnation adopted 1999)
Crest On a wreath, Argent and Vert, an eagle displayed gules
Blazon Blazoned sable a pall wavy argent
Supporters Two horses Argent
UseOn documents from the president to Parliament, and as a symbol on presidential vehicles, lecterns, and other places

The Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the official symbol of the Nigerian President. It was first used in 1979 by President Shehu Shagari in the ill-fated second republic, and jettisoned by the successive military regimes from 1983 to 1999. The presidential seal returned to usage in the wake of the fourth republic in 1999, and it has remained in use since.

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.

Shehu Shagari President of Nigeria

Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, is a politician who became the First Democratically Elected President of Nigeria. He served as the only President of Nigeria's Second Republic (1979–1983), after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo's military government. Shagari also served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975.

Nigerian military juntas of 1966–79 and 1983–98

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