- 1960-There was independence with the prime minister (Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa) leading a coalition government.
- 1966 Jan.-Mr.Balewa killed in coup , Maj-gen Jhonson Aguiyi-ironsi forms a military government.
- 1966 July-General Ironsi killed in counter-coup,replaced by Lieutenant-colonel Yakubu Gowon.
- 1967-Biafra,sparking got in the bloody civil war.
- October 1st, 1960-1963 , Nnameli Azikwie became the general government.
- December 31st, 1983- August 27th 1985- maj, gen, Muhammade Bihari became head of military state.
- August 26th, 19993- November 17th 1993- Ernest shonekan became head of interim national government.
- 2006- January- militants in Niger delta attack pipelines and other oil facilities and kidnap foreign workers.
- 2010-May- president Umara dies after long term illness.
- 2011-Vice President Goodluck wins presidential election.
- 2017-Scores die as Nigerian airfoce academy accidentally bombs refugee camp.