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Major General Aguiyi Ironsi

15th     January 29th July 1966


 A career military officer who took over the reigns of Government after a coup by junior military officers was botched.

He had not quite settled down to Governance before he was toppled.

He effected a few changes in the Army.He attempted to turn Nigeria into a unitary state. He attempted placatory measures to douse the anger brought about by the killings during the coup that brought him to power

He was toppled and killed in a coup on July 29th 1966

Regime was too short for further reports

                                                                                  Figures: National Bureau of Statistics




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General Aguiyi Ironsi