President Muhammadu Buhari
Modern-day Nigeria came into being on January 1, 1914, with the formal amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates of the former British colony. Therefore January 1, this year marks 100 years of the Union.
The Centenary celebration therefore gives us an opportunity to highlight our achievements as a nation, celebrate our dexterity, resilience as a people and determination to launch Nigeria into the next century with greater expectations.
In line with this, the Central Bank of Nigeria has redesigned the ₦100 note to commemorate the attainment of this milestone.
Amalgamation Day Tinubu street Lagos 1914
Prime Minister, Sir Tafawa Balewa with regional Premiers Chief Obafemi Awolowo-west, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe-east, Dr.Endeley-southern Cameroon and Sir Ahmadu Bello-north in 1957.
The Centenary celebration gives us an opportunity to highlight our achievements as a nation, celebrate our dexterity, resilience as a people and determination to launch Nigeria into the next century with greater expectations
The Mandate, National Assembly, Abuja
Aerial view of Tinubu Square Fountain, Lagos 1960
The Central Bank of Nigeria redesigned the ₦100 note in commemoration with the Centenary Celebrations. The new note has new security features for public authentication and recognition feature for the partially sighted.
Simpson Loop flyover Lagos
NIGERIAN HEADS OF STATES, PRESIDENTS, PAST AND PRESENT
- Prime Minister 1960-1966
- President 1963 - 1966
- Military Head of State 1966
- Military Head of State 1966 -1975
- Military Head of State 1975 - 1976
- Military Head of State 1976 - 1979
- Civilian President 1979 - 1983
- Military Head of State 1983 - 1985
- Military Head of State 1985 - 1993
- Head of State and Chairman, Interim Government 1993
- Head of State 1993 – 1998
- Military Head of State 1998 - 1999
- President 1999 - 2007
- President 2007 - 2010
- President 2010 – 2015
- President 2015