Meet The Top 5 Most Handsome Nigerian Presidents Since Democracy!!

(FILES) -- File picture dated 31 August 1986 shows Nigeria's strongman General Ibrahim Babangida saluting during the 8th summit of Non Allied Nations held in Harare. Nigeria's former military dictator, General Ibrahim Babamosi Babangida, better known by his initials IBB, has dropped his bid to be presidential candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). "I wish to convey to you my intention to withdraw from the PDP nomination process," Babangida told Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in a letter seen 11 December 2006 by AFP.      AFP PHOTO DOMINIQUE FAGET(Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Since Nigeria got her independence in 1960, at least 13 men have ruled the country both as civilian and as military. However, the most handsome Nigerian presidents are not more than five.

There are some Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who have stood shoulder high above their peers in terms of natural characteristics. A few of them are alive, while some are dead.

1. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida

The Minna state General was the admiration of many people even the Western world while he was the military Head of State. He had a way of getting along with everybody. He was a very handsome man. He also had tooth-gap like Muhammadu Buhari. He piloted the affairs of Nigeria from 1985 to 1993 before he stepped down and handed power over to an interim government.

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida

2. Yakubu Gowon

He is still the youngest person ever to rule Nigeria up to this present moment. The Plateau state general became the Head of State at 32 years of age. He has a dark chocolate complexion. He ruled from 1966 to 1975. He was at the helms of affairs of the nation during the Nigerian Civil war from 1967 to 1970.

Yakubu Gowon

3. Umar Musa Yar’Adua

The 2-time governor of Katsina state between 1999 and 2007 died before he could complete his first term presidency. He was the country’s number one citizen from 2007 to 2010.

Yar’Adua was without doubt one of the most handsome Nigerian presidents in the history of the country. He died as a result of heart-related disease.

Umar Musa Yar’Adua

4. Muhammadu Buhari

While he was the military ruler of Nigeria between 1983 and 1985, he was one of the most handsome military chiefs around. He was tall, lanky and had an aquiline nose. His physique was unique among his peers. He was a charming Fulani man.

Buhari has tooth-gap which is believed to be one of the features of sociable people. He has an infectious smile that attracts the female folks. He is from Katsina state.

5. Rahmat Murtala Mohammed

Mohammed was assassinated in a botched military coup on February 13, 1976. He ruled Nigeria from 1975 to 1976 before he was killed in a coup led by Sukar Bukar Dimka. He was a miltary Head of State. He was from Kano state.

Murtala Mohammed


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