Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan had one of the shortest ruling terms in the history of Nigeria and Yakubu Cinwa Dan-Yumma Gowon ruled the longest term – 9+ years. Sani Aacha is one of the few Nigeria dictators, who came to govern the country through a military coup.
The first president of Nigeria was Nnamdi Chukwuemeka Azikiwe, who ruled for 3 years. Now, it is up to every person to decide which one of them was the best or the worst. Nonetheless, over the last decades economy of Nigeria continued its development and even outpaced that of South Africa. This means there is a certain positive progress made by the country and its political rulers.