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Nigerian Senate president from 1960 till date – Hey there, getting confused about the accurate date or tenure of each of the Nigerian senate presidents, or are you an educational guardian, making research about the Nigerian senate, we’ve got you covered. The Nigerian Senate is regarded as part of the governing council of the Nigerian government. In fact, after the president and the vice president, the next person is the senate president.

Nigerian Senate president from 1960 till date.

Since independence Nigeria has had several senate presidents occupying that position. We have several persons occupying that position right from the military era, the first and second republic respectively.

Nigeria practices a democratic system of government. The Senate is made up of 109 members and each has a division into three districts. Each district elects a senator.

Each of these senators serves four times minimum and no maximum duration. Except voted out of office.  It is also made up of two parts the minority party and the majority party.

The election of the senate president is done in an in-house election where the senator vote and the winner has to have a two-thirds majority of the votes.

You have to note that Nigeria uses a bicameral legislature. In this article, we will give you a list of the senate presidents of Nigeria from 1960 when Nigeria got independence till date.

Nigerian Senate President from 1960 till Date

  1. Nnamdi Azikiwe
  2. Dennis Osadebay
  3. Nwafor Orizu
  4. Joseph Wayas
  5. Iyorchia Ayu
  6. Ameh Ebute
  7. Evan Enwerem
  8. Chuba okadigbo
  9. Anyim Pius ANyim
  10. Adolphus Waraba
  11. Ken Nnamani
  12. David Mark
  13. Bukola Saraki
  14. Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan
  15. Godswill Akpabio

#1. Godswill Akpabio (2023 – Date)

Godswill Akpabio | Current Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

  • A minister of petroleum, and natural resources in 2002,
  •  A Minister of local government, and chieftaincy affairs in 2004,
  • Minister of Lands and Housing in 2006,
  • one-time governor in 2007,
  • one-time senator in 2015,
  • time senate minority leader 2015,
  • one-time minister of Niger Delta affairs in 2019 and now
  • The senate president of Nigeria in 2023.

Born on the 9th of December 1962. And hails from Ukana, Ikot Ntuen in Essien Udim local government. A member of the all-progressive party APC, and a former party member of the People’s Democratic Party.

He is happily married to Ekaette Unoma Akpabio. The current senate president of Nigeria has received several international awards, a few national honors, and outstanding academic and professional honors /media honors.

He is being tagged an uncommon transformer because of his outstanding work as a one-time governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

#2. Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (2019-2023)

Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

His political offices include:

  • A Former member of the House of Representatives in 1999.
  • Chairman House of Committee on Education and Agriculture.
  • Member of the Senate in 2007.
  • A one-time member of the national assembly joint committee on constitution review in 2008.
  • A one-time chairman of the senate committee on public accounts.
  • The initiator and sponsors of the desertification control commission.
  • Senator for Yobe North in 2011.
  • A Senate majority leader in 2017.
  • The Senate president in 2019.

Senator Lawan Ahmed Ibrahim was born on the 12th of January 1959. A member of the all progressive congress (PDP) from 2013 to 2015, a former member of the All Nigeria people party before 2013.

He studied at the University of Maiduguri, Ahmadu Bello University, and the Cranfield University. He won an award of the grand commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) which was conferred on him by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

#3. Bukola Saraki (2015-2019)

Bukola Saraki | Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

His political positions include

  • A one-time governor of Kwara state in 2003.
  • Reelected as governor of Kwara states in 2007.
  • A Senator rep. Kwara’s’s central senatorial district.
  • Chairman of the senate committee on Environment and Ecology.
  • Member of the senate committee on capital matters and Finance.
  • President of the Senate in 2015

Saraki was born on the 19th of December 1962 and he is a member of the people democratic party. Although he has political affiliations with the all-progressive Congress.

He is married to Toyin Saraki. Educationally he has a Bachelor’s of medicine and a Bachelor of surgery .he has received several honors and awards from different organizations and tribes.

#4. David Mark (2007-2015)

His political carriers include;

David Mark | Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

  • 2nd lieutenant in 1970
  • Commander of static communications in 1974
  • The chairman abandoned the properties implementation committee
  • Governor of Niger State in 1984
  • Minister of Communication (Nigerian telecommunication limited and the Nigerian postal service)
  • A one-time senator for Benue South in 1999
  • President of the Nigerian Senate in 2007

Born on 8th  April 1948 in Otukpo. Born, trained, and retired as a military officer in the Nigerian army.

He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party and studied at the Nigerian Defense Academy.  As a military man, he has an alliance with the Nigerian army and is a one-time brigadier general.

An idoma Christian who has about four to five wives. A politician to the core who loves golf, squash, and tennis

#5. Ken Nnamani (2005-2007)

Ken Nnamani | Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

His political carriers include;

  • A onetime of the Enugu senate east in 2003.
  • A one-time chairman of the committee on federal character and governmental affairs
  • A one-time member of the committee on privatization of federal capital territory and appropriation finance senate president of Nigeria in April 2005.

Ken Nnamani was born on the 2nd of November 1948 in the southern region of Nigeria. He is a member of the all-progressive council.

A businessman, industrial consultant, and a politician. He has two degrees one a BBA and the other an MBA from the Ohio University in Athens

He has received a few recognitions, honors, and award

#6. Adolphus Waraba (2003-2005)

Adolphus Waraba | Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

His political carrier includes

  • A Nigerian senator in 1999
  • Chairman of the senate strategic committee on Defense
  • Chairman of the senate committee
  • Senator for Abia South in 1999
  • Member of the House of Representatives.
  • Councilor at Ukwa east local government
  • Supervisory Councilor of Education
  • Member of the people democratic party. (PDP)
  • Senate president in 2003.

Adolphus Waraba was born on the 1st of June 1948. A Nigerian who is a member of the People’s Democratic Party.  Although a diplomat he is also a politician.

He is married to Mrs. Felicia Wabara and has two children namely Samuel Wabara and Jonathan Waraba.

#7. Anyim Pius Anyim (2000 – 2003)

Anyim Pius Anyim | Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

His political carrier includes

  • Coordinator youth mobilization programmer in Sokoto state
  • Head of the protection department at the national commission for Refugees
  • A one-time senator at the United Nigerian Congress
  • Member of Nigerian Senate in 1999
  • Senator for Ebonyi South in 1999
  • Senate president in 2000
  • Sectary to the government in 2011

Anyim Pius Anyim was born on the 19th of February 1961 in the eastern region of Nigeria. He is a member of PDP

Professionally he is a lawyer who studied at the IMO state university uturu. He is also a student of the federal school of Arts and Science.

#8. Chuba okadigbo (1992, 4th Republic)

Chuba okadigbo | Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

His political carrier and appointments include;

  • Assistant professor
  • Associate professor
  • Director General Center of Interdisciplinary and political sciences
  • Lecturer in Philosophy
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Political adviser and strategist to Mr. President
  • A one-time senate of the Nigerian third republic in 1992
  • Member of the People’s Democratic movement at the end of the fourth republic
  • A member of the national assembly (Anambra North)
  • Senate President of the fourth republic
  • President of the Nigerian Senate.

Chuba Okadigbo was born on the 17th of December 1941 in the southern region of Nigeria.  He was married to Margery Chuba Okadigbo.

A member of the All Nigerian peoples party. commonly known as Oyi of Oyi. He studied at Karl Marx University East Germany.

#9. Evan Enwerem (1999, 4th Republic)

Evan Enwerem

His political carrier and appointments include

  • Chairman Nigerian airport authority
  • Governor Imo State in 1991
  • Nigerian senator in 1999
  • The first president of the Nigerian Senate in the fourth republic 1999
  • Member of the Senate 2003

Evan Enwerem was born on the 29th of October 1935 in the southern region of Nigeria. He is a member of the all-progressive party but defected to the People’s Democratic Party. He has seven children.

A student at the University of Southampton where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. Died on the 2nd of August 2007 at the federal capital territory Abuja.

#10. Ameh Ebute (1993)

Ameh Ebute

His appointments and political carrier include:

  • President of the Senate during the end of the third republic of Nigeria.

He was born on the 16th day of May 1946 in the northern region. He is a member of the SDP.

#11. Iyorchia Ayu (1992–1993)

Iyorchia Ayu
Iyorchia Ayu

His appointments and political carrier include

  • Chairman Jos University chapter of the academic staff union
  • Senator of the third republic
  • Senate president in 1992
  • Minister of Education 1993
  • Chairman workshop on technical education in Nigeria
  • Political godfather to George Akume
  • Head of the Ministry of Industry 1999
  • Minister of internal affairs in 2003
  • Minister of Environment in 2005

Iyorchia Ayu was born on the 15th day of December 1952 in Benue state. A  member of the People’s democratic party.

#12. Joseph Wayas (1979–1983)

Joseph Wayas | Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

His appointments and political life include

  • Member of the Society of international affairs
  • Commissioner of Transport in 1972.
  • Member of the constituent assembly in 1977.
  • Senator in 1979
  • Senate president in 1979( Nigerian second republic)
  • Leader of the NPN party Lagos group
  • Deputy Chairman of the 1994 constitutional conference
  • Founding member of the all peoples party
  • Chairman Board of Trustees of the south-south People’s Assembly
  • Acting president of the federation in 2010

Joseph Wayas was born on the 30th of November 2021 in the southern region of Nigeria. A member of the People’s Democratic Party.

#13. Nwafor Orizu (1963 – 1966)

Nwafor Orizu

  • His appointments and political carrier include;
  • An advocate of the horizontal broad system
  • Acting president of Nigeria in 1965
  • Creator of the American Council on African Education
  • Chief whip of the eastern house of Assembly.
  • Minister of local government

Nwafor Orizu Was born on the 14th of July 1914 in the southern region of Nigeria. He was a member of the NCNC. He was born into a royal house

Although he was from the Igbo tribe he respected and loved all the members of the senate equally as the senate president.

He died in 1999 and lived for 85 years.

#14. Dennis Osadebay  (1 October 1960, 1 October 1963)

Dennis Osadebay | Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

His appointments and political carrier include

  • Customs officer at lab our force in 1930
  • Among the founding members of the national council of Nigerian and the Cameroons NCNC.
  • A legal adviser of the NCNC
  • Member House of Assembly western region in 1951.
  • Primer of the mid-western region in 1964
  • President of the Nigerian Senate in 1960

Dennis Osadebay was born on the 26th of December 1994. He was a member of the national council of Nigeria and Cameroon.

A lawyer by profession, and an African poet, he functioned actively with an unbiased mind in Nigeria’s first republic.

#15. Nnamdi Azikiwe  (1 January 1960 – 1 October 1960)

Nnamdi Azikiwe | Nigerian Senate president from 1960 Till Date

His appointments and political carrier include

  • Premier of the eastern region in 1954
  • 1st president of Nigerian senate on 1st January 1960
  • 1st president of Nigeria in 1966
  • A member of the country’s first nationalist organization
  • Co-founder of the national council of Nigeria and Cameroon
  • The council’s secretary general in 1946
  • Governor General in 1960
  • Spokesman for Biafra
  • Chancellor of the University of Lagos

Was born on the 16th of November 1904? He was a member of the national council of Nigeria and the Cameroon NCNC. He is legally married to Flora Ogoegbunam who died in 1983 and he later got married to Uche Ewah.

He has seven children. He is known as the father of nationalism, Ben Azikiwe, and a journalist. He was also an advocate of Nigerian and African nationalism.

Conclusion

This article covers the Nigerian senate president from 1960 down to 2023. It gives you detail about their political carrier, their different appointments, and their personal backgrounds which include family and age.

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