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Famous Politicians from Nigeria

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List of famous politicians from Nigeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Nigerian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Nigerian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Nigeria and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Nigeria, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya to Harold Demuren, plus much more.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one.
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A. I. Katsina-Alu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
A. I. Katsina-Alu age 78
Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu wa a former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He is from Ushongo in what is now Benue State. Katsina-Alu has been a member of the court since 1998. He ...more
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Abdu Dawakin Tofa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Abdu Dawakin Tofa age 87
Alhaji Abdu Dawakin Tofa was a Nigerian agriculturalist and academic who was briefly governor of Kano State between May and October 1983 during the Nigerian Second Republic. Abdu Dawakin Tofa ...more
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Abdulfatah Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Abdulfatah Ahmed age 56
Abdulfatah Ahmed is a Nigerian banker and public servant who was elected Governor of Kwara State in 26 April 2011 elections, running on the People's Democratic Party platform.
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Abdulkadir Kure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
age 20
Abdulkadir Kure was governor of Niger State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party. In May 2000, he introduced Sharia law in Niger
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Abdullahi Adamu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
age 73
Abdullahi Adamu was governor of Nasarawa State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party.
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Abdullahi Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Abdullahi Ibrahim
Abdullahi Ibrahim is a Nigerian lawyer, politician and administrator. He is a former Federal Minister of Justice. Ibrahim was called to the English Bar in 1963, and was called to the Nigerian ...more
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Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir age 66
Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for Sokoto East, in Sokoto State, in the 9 April 2011 national elections. Gobir holds a Masters degree in Electrical ...more
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Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
age 70
Major General Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar was born on July 5, 1949 in Kano State. He was formerly the National security adviser to the president of Nigeria. Rtd Major General Mukhtar was also a ...more
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Abdulsalami Abubakar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
age 77
General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar is a Nigerian general who was President of Nigeria from 9 June 1998 until 29 May 1999. He succeeded Sani Abacha upon Abacha's death. It was during Abubakar's ...more
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Abubakar Atiku Bagudu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Abubakar Atiku Bagudu age 58
Abubakar Atiku Bagudu is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for the Kebbi Central constituency of Kebbi State, Nigeria in a by-election after Senator Adamu Aliero was appointed ...more
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Abubakar Rimi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)
Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi was a Nigerian politician, who was the governor of Kano State during the Nigerian Second Republic. He died following an attack by armed robbers.
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Abubakar Saleh Michika is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Abubakar Saleh Michika age 75
Abubakar Saleh Michika was the first civilian governor of Adamawa State, Nigeria from 2 January 1992 to 17 November 1993. He was a member of the then ruling National Republican Convention.He ...more
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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Dec. at 54 (1912-1966)
Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, KBE was a Nigerian politician, and the only prime minister of an independent Nigeria.
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Achike Udenwa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Achike Udenwa age 71
Achike Udenwa born 1948 was the governor of Imo State in Nigeria. He became governor after winning the election in 1999. Udenwa won re-election in 2003, and his term ended on 29 May 2007. He is ...more
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Adams Oshiomhole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
age 66
Oshiomhole has a big heart that accommodates all. He is a giver. He carries everybody along including those who are not in his government. God sent him just like an Angel to put smile on his ...more
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Adamu Atta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Adamu Atta Dec. at 87 (1927-2014)
Alhaji Adamu Atta was the first civilian governor of the Nigerian Kwara State during the Second Republic, representing the National Party of Nigeria.
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Adamu Ciroma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
age 85
Adamu Ciroma is a Nigerian politician and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He is currently a member of the People's Democratic Party.
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Adamu Mu'azu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Adamu Mu'azu age 64
Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu was governor of Bauchi State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party. He had just been appointed PDP ...more
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Adebayo Adefarati is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Adebayo Adefarati Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)
Adebayo Adefarati was a Nigerian politician and a former governor of Ondo State Nigeria. Prior to becoming Governor of Ondo State, Adebayo Adefarati was appointed twice as commissioner under the ...more
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Adesoji Aderemi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Adesoji Aderemi Dec. at 91 (1889-1980)
Sir Titus Martins Adesoji Tadeniawo Aderemi I, alias Adesoji Aderemi, KCMG, was a Nigerian political figure and Yoruba traditional ruler as the Ooni of Ife from 1930 until 1980.He served as the ...more
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Ado Bayero is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Ado Bayero Dec. at 84 (1930-2014)
Alhaji Dr. Ado Abdullahi Bayero was the Emir of Kano in Nigeria, from 1963 to his death. Bayero was seen as one of Nigeria's most prominent and revered Muslim leaders who was a successful ...more
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Afolabi Olabimtan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)
Afolabi Olabimtan was a Nigerian politician, writer, and academic. He was born in Ogun State and was later the senator for Ogun West from 1999 to 2003. He died in a motor accident in August ...more
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Ahmad Sani Yerima is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
age 59
Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Sani Yerima was Governor of Zamfara State, Nigeria from May 1999 to May 2007, and is now Senator for Zamfara West and Deputy Minority Leader in the Senate. He is a member of ...more
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Ahmadu Bello is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
Dec. at 56 (1910-1966)
Sir Ahmadu Bello KBE was a Nigerian politician, and was the first premier of the Northern Nigeria region from 1954-1966. He was the Sardauna of Sokoto and one of the prominent leaders in ...more
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Ahmed Makarfi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Nigeria
age 63
Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi is a Nigerian politician. He was governor of Kaduna State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007, and was elected Senator for Kaduna North in April 2007. He is a ...more