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These are the 9 States that have produced heads of state

Most popular among the states are Katsina, Kano and Ogun.

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Most popular among the states are Katsina, Kano which produced two different Nigerian leaders at a different time.

President Muhammadu Buhari is one of Nigerian leader from Katsina, same as former President Umaru Musa Yar'adua who died on the seat of power.

Kano state produced Murtala Mohammed and General Sani Abacha, both are leaders during the military era while Ogun state produced Olusegun Obasanjo and Ernest Sonekan.

Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa looks at the 9 states that produced all the Nigerian leaders:

1. Anambra State, Southeastern Nigeria

Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1963 to 1966

2. Abia State, Southeastern Nigeria

Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi, 16 January 1966 – 19 July 1966

3. Plateau State, Northern Nigeria

Yakubu Gowon 1 August 1966 – 29 July 1975

4. Kano State, Northern Region

a.  Murtala Mohammed  July 30, 1975 – February 13, 1976

b.  Sani Abacha 17 November 1993 – 8 June 1998

5. Ogun State, Western Region

Olusegun Obasanjo 13 February 1976 – 30 September 1979

29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007

Ernest Shonekan 26 August 1993 – 17 November 1993

6. Sokoto State, Northern Region

Shehu Shagari October 1, 1979 – December 31, 1983

7. Katsina State, Northern Nigeria

a. Muhammadu Buhari 31 December 1983 – 27 August 1985  and 2014 till date

b. Umaru Musa Yar'Adua 29 May 2007 – 5 May 2010

8. Niger State, Northern Nigeria

Ibrahim Babangida 27 August 1985 – 26 August 1993

9. Bayelsa State, Southern Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan 5 May 2010 – 29 May 2015

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