Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
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Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi

Personal data
Date of birthMarch 3, 1924
Place of birthUmuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
Date of deathJuly 29, 1966(age 42)
Place of deathLalupon, Nigeria
Political partyNone (military)
Military service
AllegianceNG Federal Republic of Nigeria
Service/branchNigerian Army
Years of service1942 - 1966
RankMajor General
UnitCommander, 2nd Brigade
CommandsForce Commander, ONUC
Battles/warsWorld War II
2nd President of Nigeria
In officeJanuary 16, 1966 - July 29, 1966
Succeeded byYakubu Gowon
Preceded byNnamdi Azikiwe
GOC Nigerian Army
In office1965 - January 1966
Succeeded byYakubu Gowon
Preceded byMajor General Sir Christopher Welby-Everard

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Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi (March 3, 1924, Umuahia - July 29, 1966, Lalupon, Oyo State) was a Nigerian soldier. He served as the Head of State of Nigeria from January 16, 1966 until he was overthrown and killed on July 29, 1966 by a group of northern army officers who revolted against the government.

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Preceded by
Nnamdi Azikiwe
Head of the Federal Military Government of Nigeria
January 16, 1966 - July 29, 1966
Succeeded by
Yakubu Gowon

Supreme Military Council :
Head of State Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi 1966
Chief of Staff, Nigerian Defence Forces Brigadier Babafemi Ogundipe 1966
Chief of Staff, Army Lt-Colonel Yakubu Gowon 1966
Military Governor of Eastern Region Lt-Colonel Chukwuemeka Ojukwu 1966
Military Governor of Western Region Lt-Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi 1966
Military Governor of Mid-west Region Lt-Colonel David Ejoor 1966
Military Governor of Northern Region Lt-Colonel Hassan Katsina 1966

Presidents of Nigeria (List)

First RepublicAzikiwe
Military regimeAguiyi-Ironsi * Gowon * Mohammed * Obasanjo
Second RepublicShagari
Military regimeBuhari * Babangida * Shonekan (interim)* * Abacha * Abubakar
Fourth RepublicObasanjo * Yar'Adua * Jonathan

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