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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nigerian leaders: Past and present; who's your best and worst?

From top left: Yakubu Gowon, Ernest Shonekan, Murtala Mohammed, Umar Musa Yar'Adua, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Goodluck Jonathan, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sani Abacha and Muhammadu Buhari.

Rate them from 1 to 11. And if your favorite and worst isn't listed here, just name them...

257 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Patience E Jonathan

Walexdedon said...

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Anonymous said...

Best Buhari. Worst Abacha.

Abby pweety said...

Goodluck.

n said...

Obasanjo rocks best...kiss my ass

nike said...

Obasanjo rocks best...kissc my ass

Anonymous said...

Worst abacha. Best, none of the above!

Anonymous said...

Best, Shege. Worse jonathan badluck. 1st to comment yipee

Anonymous said...

Muritala is d best and abacha and jona is d worst

Anonymous said...

Worst abacha. Best, none of the above! Bye

Anonymous said...

Best -Yar'dua and worse -Gen. Sani Abacha

Anonymous said...

OBJ . . . .my best n worst. hehehe!

Paul Benard said...

Abacha is my no 1. He was a great leader. while buhari was the worst Nigeria ever hard . highly tribalized and a bigot

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Yar'Adua is my best! Though he didn't have much time to rule.
The likes of Gowon and Balewa were on point back then.
Obj and Buhari were just Ok!
The Worst is Goodlook!

Anonymous said...

Worst:

GEJ
Abacha
IBB
OBJ
Yaradua

From the above result, GEJ carry 1st for worst

Patrick said...

OBJ

Anonymous said...

Worst is President Jonadunce

Nedu20 said...

best OBJ
Worst GEJ

Anonymous said...

GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS MORE TRANSPERENT THAN ALL.
ANY GOOD LEADER ALWAYS FACES THE HIGHEEST CRITIZISM.
GOODLUCK WOULD GO THROUGH ALL THE GOLIATHS.
GOD WORKED HIM TO THAT POST.
THE DEVILS CAN KEEP FIGHTING.
WE BELIEVE IN THE WONDER CHOICE N WORK GOD IS MADE.

princess otito said...

Best is d person dat encouraged giving passout corpers job and a car and. When 1dollar is equal to N1. Worst is d person dat started scatterin everythn

Anonymous said...

Is #11 the worst or the best?
Please clarify

Anonymous said...

This is not complete linda, you need to add some features like their names, period they govern Nigeria should be included so that proper analysis can be carried out. More so, I think majority of your audience are youth who may not even know who this people are based on the fact that they are still young or not have be given birth to day. Anyway General Muritala was my best Head of state

Anonymous said...

Best- Muritala
Worst- Jonathan

dolly said...

Fav is nnamdi azikiwe. Nd worse is abacha

Anonymous said...

Obasanjo and abacha are d worst ever

Amagra said...

I knw some wud say is Jonathan,but hes not just that some past and aspiring ones wants to frustrate his him.

Anonymous said...

Best - Murtalar Mohammed
Worst - Abacha

Anonymous said...

MY LIST MAY BE OPPOSITE TO WHAT YOU ASKED.
BUT THATS IT.
MY LIST STARTS FROM GOODLUCK ABOVE AND NOT BACKWARD.
1. GOODLUCK JONATHAN.
2.FASHOLA. for next term.
3.NGOZI OKONJO IWEALA.
4.DORA AKUNYILI.
5.AKI AND PAW PAW just for fun.

Cute G said...

Did I hear favourite?None pls.Next!!!!

Uwem David said...

Abacha......... www.tuskergist.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

First to comment! Olusegun Obasanjo best! Goodluck Worst!

Anonymous said...

all i sha know is dat jonathan is at d bottom of d list with Abacha, whateva position dy take at d bottom na dem sabi

Anonymous said...

d only person jonathan senior for the list na Abacha. Yanz sayz so!

Anonymous said...

u have tafawa belewa who was a prime minister pic as ahmadu bello

CIRO said...

Best will be General Buhari, Worse will have to be the Fisherman from Niger Delta - Jonathan. i believe he has enthroned corruption, while Gen. Buhari did a lot to fight corruption. Corruption has kept us from attaining greatness.

CIRO said...

Best will be General Buhari, Worse will have to be the Fisherman from Niger Delta - Jonathan. i believe he has enthroned corruption, while Gen. Buhari did a lot to fight corruption. Corruption has kept us from attaining greatness.

Methinks said...

Obasanjo and Gowon. period!

Anonymous said...

BUHARI

Anonymous said...

Best-obasanjo
Worst-abacha and jonathan

wpstanley said...

None of them, Nigeria get sicker with change in government.

Anonymous said...

DONT KNOW THE BEST BUT JONATHAN IS D WORST OF DEM ALL...*BBM STRAIGHT FACE**

Anonymous said...

Earnest Shonekan was the best

Abacha worst.
Goodluck Jonathan WORSTESTEST.

Anonymous said...

My favourite is Olusegun Obasanjo and worst is Sani Abacha but Goodluck Janathan still becareful oooo

Anonymous said...

My worst is,badluck jonathan.

Anonymous said...

I wish apple didn't kill him...sob sob...

Anonymous said...

abeg jo back to military rule all these bloody civilians that dont know jack shit

Anonymous said...

I wish apple didn't kill him...

Samson Olanipekun said...

u seem not to know d political history of ur country, WHERE IS IRONSI ???

Anonymous said...

Wow! Nna Linda nawa for u o, that's Abubakar Tafawa Balewa not Ahmadu Bello. Anyways,their performances can only be judged based on the circumstances or challenges they had to face during their regime, nonethless from what I have read since I wasnt born then, Murtala Mohammed seemed to be on the right track of things before he was killed. Gowon had a number of achievements of course except for the war which claimed a lot of innocent lives and sort of brought set back to the country. On a final note I think id go for obasanjo. He may be corrupt just like everyone of them here but he had and executed the boldness required of a leader of one of the most difficult nations to rule. At least that we sort of have reliable banks now, we owe that to him.(My opinion, im allowed to have one)

Anonymous said...

Oh and lest I forget the worst is obviously Jona!

Samson Olanipekun said...

u seem not to know d political history of ur country Linda, WHERE IS IRONSI ??? And d One u called Ahmadu Bello .. Is Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa..correct urself FAST before crowd fully wake up..lol..no no publish my comment u hear

Anonymous said...

General Gowon was the best, others follow....

Anonymous said...

Was nt born wen most of them ruled,but among sani abacha,obasanjo,yaradua,nd jonathan.obasanjo is btr.

peaceful said...

They are all as bad as each other. Beds of a feather. If these are the people who make up Nigeria's past and present, please tell me where is the future? What future does the youths in Nigeria and Nigeria as a whole hold. Smh... Bunch of criminals leader the whole country astray. Nigeria!!! The head country for OPEN CORRUPTION... I WEEP FOR MY COUNTRY.

Anonymous said...

That's Tafawa Balewa not Ahmadu Bello. Know your history.

Anonymous said...

My best muritala mohd my worst jonathan

florence said...

Obasanjo all the way! His has been d best president ever. Take it or hang urself

meshy said...

My no.1 is Abacha, and my last is Jona. Feel in the rest for yourself....

samuel said...

my best is obj and my worst is IBB

Anonymous said...

Best is NNamdi Azikiwe while worst is IBB. But Buhari looks handsome though. XOXO DIVA

Anonymous said...

Best - OBJ
Worst - G 'clueless' EJ

Samson Olanipekun said...

Muritala for me I rate him 10, Worst has to be d most satanic..Abacha! He gets a 1 !

Anonymous said...

Obasanjo best while Oga Jonna na my worst.

Anonymous said...

Umar musa yar Adua would have been the best Nigeria president because for him t̶̲̥̅̊ό̲̣̣̣̥ declared all his assets is encouraging.thus,shonekan is the first follow by muritala mohammed.goodluck is d last and worst ever Nigeria president.

Anonymous said...

Shehu Shagari and Abdulsalami Abubakar are left out...

ExoticEyez MiMi said...

This is a tricky one, since I came of age to know a tinsy winsy bit about leadership and good governance I don't think any president we have had since then deserves to be called a good leader. From 1999

ExoticEyez MiMi said...

This is a tricky one, since I came of age to know a tinsy winsy bit about leadership and good governance I don't think any president we have had since then deserves to be called a good leader. From 1999

Anonymous said...

1; Murtala Mohammed. I was young but till date my parents speak well of him. Only God knows what would have happened if he wasn't killed.
2; Muhammadu Buhari. WAI! There was discipline.
3; Olusegun Obasanjo; compared to GEJ, he's much better. He would have dealt with Jos and Boko Haram better.
4; Sani Abacha; was wicked with his killings. The only good thing I can say about him is that he refused to be a puppet of the USA. That was one of the reasons they colluded with "his" people to take him out.
5; IBB. Had a good team and compare where we are now to where we were then.
6; GEJ; if he can be President, you and I can be if only we agree to join Ogboni. Very dull.

No ranks -
Ernest Shonekan; did nothing. He was holding forte for Abacha.
Gowon; I was a baby but they said he institutionalized corruption, was behind Murtala's death and the stories of the civil war aren't palatable.
Nnamdi Azikiwe; another puppet.
Ahmadu Bello; was supposedly a good administrator but stories of tribalism trail him.
UMY; was too ill to do anything tangible.
Aguiyi Ironsi; you forgot your townsman LI. Was meant to be good but the North was angry with him. His assessment is for the oldies like our parents.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

My best is Umar musa Yar'Adua.though illness didn't allow him to actualize his possibilities.
My worst is Sani Abacha/Shehu Shagari. the former squandered our wealth by looting,while the later was so clueless.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Why are these two ex-Nigerian Presidents & their pics not listed:

1.) Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi (March 3, 1924, Umuahia - July 29, 1966, Lalupon, Oyo State) was Nigeria’s Head of State for only six months. He was in office 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

2.) General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar (rtd.) (born June 13, 1942) is a Nigerian
general who was President of Nigeria from June 9, 1998 until May 29, 1999

Samson Olanipekun said...
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linasparkle said...

Linlin dats Tafawa Balewa and nt Sir Ahmadu Bello correct urself



Anonymous said...

Was born in d late 80's so don't know abt all their performances bt 4rm history books I read wud say murtala mohammed and gowon mada an impact,growing up everi1 hated abacha,obasanjo pple feared and jonathan is a weakling,a puppet,so they are the worst 4 me to the extent of my knowledge.

bayo coleman said...

The best is General Buhari and Lt.Gen.Tunde Idiagbon.They were the best because they were highly very sincere and very dutiful. The worst are the other Ten rulers because they were saying but not doing.And above all the other tens are very selfish and corrupt.They don't have the interest of general public in mind as do Gen.Buhari regime.

Lizzybetsy said...

None

Anonymous said...

YarAdua is the best, the rest are worse.

kejioladimeji said...

Muritala is my best president Obj my worst used to remember Muritala meat way back in addition he looks like me wink*) :)

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Gowon-70% Efficient
Shonekan-40% Effective (not much time on his hands)
Murtala-60% Efficient
Yar'Adua-95% Efficient and would have done more if he had time on his side.
Ahmadu Bello-60% Efficient
Goodluck-25% Efficient(Worst Ever!)
OBJ-75% Efficient
IBB-65% Efficient
Azikiwe-70% Efficient
Abacha-65% Efficient
Buhari-85 Efficient

Anonymous said...

BEST: Goodluck Jonathan (Making good efforts on Power & Infrastructure)

WORST: Muhammadu Buhari (Hypocritical, Wicked & a Bigot)

Sylvia Egbe said...

Linda, c'mon now...that is not Ahmadu Bello...it is Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and he was a prime minister and the only one ever.

Anonymous said...

My man is General Sanni Abacha

Sylvia Egbe said...
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Anonymous said...

murtala Mohammed 5star, Sani 5star, Ahmadu hello 5star, Nnamdi 5star.....buhari 4star yakubu 4star, ibb 3star, Olusegun 2star......yar adua and Goodluck am sorry nothing for u ppl....
murtala is the best

Anonymous said...

Actually the 5th photograph is that of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and not Ahmadu Bello.
This poll is a joke right? :)

Anonymous said...

best....OLUSEGUN OBASANJO................worst......GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN;;;;infact, he is worst, worster, worstest, worstful n worst worst....lol...mr yaxx.

tipslodge.com said...

none of the above

Topdawg said...

3 Murtala and 5 tafawa Balewa

Anonymous said...

Sani Abacha things!!!!!!. Tafewa Belewa come dey like Bance. #d

Jacko said...

5 Balewa. Imagine, a prime minister...he died with overdraft in his account. Truly a transparent leader....

olori Baruwa said...

Late umar musa Yar Adua.He is a honest man,and honesty is d best policy a politian can adopt.

Shomolu said...

Murtala Mohammed was supposed to be great. He was on a path of greater reform but was assasinated

Zick said...

Tafawa Balewa of course. A true leader. Transparent

Funke said...

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa number 5. The man was an accomplished leader.

Anonymous said...

I choose Abubakar tafawa balewa.

Anonymous said...

Between Buhari and Murtala Mohammed

Anonymous said...

They are all bullshit

Anonymous said...

Best :
Yakubu Gowon,
Muhammadu Buhari.

Not interested in the others, some had potential but wasted it, some just filled the void, don't know what some contributed to the nation.

Miss 8883 said...

1(best) OBJ (fought corruption)

2)Muhammad Buhari (curtailed oil theft, improved naira value)

3)Earnest Shonekan( pro democracy, non partial)

5)Nnamdi Azikiwe (established Zikism:spiritual balance, social regeneration, economic determination, mental emancipation, and political resurgence)

7)Murtala Muhhamed (anti corruption)

8)Umaru Musa Yaradua( baba go slow)


8)Ahmadu Bello(tribalist-publicly stated he would rather have a non-Nigerian do a job than have a non-Northerner)

9) Yakubu Gowon (full of atrocities

10)Sani Abacha (Human rights abuser, corrupt)

11)Goodluck Jonathan (pro- terrorism, openly corrupt, non achiever)

Anthony Madukwe said...

Best-Nnamdi Azikiwe
Worst-Goodluck Jonathan

Annie aka snow Whyte said...

Best ko worst Ni, wetin concern me n how will it put food on ma table, next pls.

Anonymous said...

Naijadeltapikin... I ℓi̶̲̥̅ke̶̲̥̅ gen yakubu gowon, muritala mohammed, nnamdi azikwe, yar adua, shonekan shikena dos Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ ma best the rest Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ ma worst president

bimia said...

my best is obasanjo. worst is babaginda.

Anonymous said...

shagari's name is missing, check your history well

okorodudu said...

Linda, Linda, Linda.. u never drink ur zobo this morning abi? Why is Shagari missing from ur list?

Gowon - 8
Shonekan - 4
Murtala - 9
Yar'Adua - 5
Balewa - 5
Jonathan - 5
OBJ - 9
IBB - 4
Azikiwe - 7
Abacha - 2
Buhari - 6
Shagari - 5

Anonymous said...

Jona is the numero uno!!!!Look at what he has been able to achieve in such a short time.!!! Ha ha. Only Joking ooooo.

henry said...

OBJ is still the best.

Anonymous said...

I love abacha,yar'dua,ibb,and zik...ik1881

Anonymous said...

Zik 7,Ibb 0.5

Anonymous said...

Goodluck Jonathan nah....that's d only taste of democrazy (no typo) nigeria has ever had.

Anonymous said...

Yaadua my best,my worst goes to jona

bkgirl said...

11- yar dua
10- obasanjo
9-babangida
7- abacha
1- muritala

Anonymous said...

obj

Anonymous said...

One is missing: Aguyi Ironsi. It's hard to pick but most people tot Murtala would have been the best, if he was not killed. 2nd would be Gen. Buhari then and Obasanjo the rest are those who made the country worst.

Anonymous said...

Miss Linda, Point of correction, no leader have ever existed in Nigeria they are all tyrants!

Anonymous said...

Obj still remain number 1 . he is my oga at the top .thats all

Anonymous said...

Where's Aguiyi Ironsi?

Ola said...

Linda, Linda, Linda,
How many times I call you.
You dey look for trouble o!
Hmmmm, I no dey o

Anonymous said...

Obasanjo is the best. Buhari, the worst!

Anonymous said...

Obasanjo is the best. Buhari, the worst!

Anonymous said...

My best would be: buhari nd my worst would be gowon

jimsking said...

Murtala muhammed is d best, but were is ironsi lin lin

Anonymous said...

my best is yaradua,seconded by GOODLUCK JONATHAN.

Anonymous said...

Gowon is the best, all others......!!!

Anonymous said...

I av just 1 best and the rest worst, reason: no significant impact.
Obj is my best, t least i can make use of mobile phones. As for the rest, the state of the roads r same, electricity worst, good hospitals, pitiable state, employment; nothing to right home about. so for me, the rest av done nothing.

Sarah said...

M.K.O ABIOLA NKO?

Calabar Babe said...

Best is BABA IYABO, worst is MR NO SHOES a.k.a Jona

Anonymous said...

Linda, y u dey fuck up sef, person go suffer type u no go post ehnn, anyway my best is umar musa yar'Adua, his a selfless man I love very much. D worst is oga jona

Anonymous said...

Are you for real?! #SMH#

Chizzy said...

Worst: GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN!!! Followed by Abacha.

We've not had the best President so far in Nigeria but I'll take Gen. Buhari as close enough.

Anonymous said...

None of the above

Anonymous said...

Best BUHARI worst Jona! Linda post ma comment ooo, I nor dey fear!

Unknown said...

This post title :"Nigerian Leaders: Past and Present;Who's your best and worst?"is a misnomer.

The adjective "best" should never be used when describing Nigerian rulers. And the word "Leader" should never be associated with them.

If they were only one-tenth leaders rulers. Nigeria would have become an economic paradise today.

The closest to anything good is the first generation of Nigerian ruler-ship: Azikiwe, Balewa, Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello.

Had there ruler-ship not truncated by military rogues, they were the best chance Nigeria had to become an economic powerhouse

Comparing them to the current tribe of civilian ruler-ship is like comparing light and darkness.

The worst is the 5 military Head of state whose collective ruler-ship destroyed Nigeria. But the "worst" of the "worst" (if l may use that word) is Yakubu Gowon.

He ruled Nigeria when she was just a child - 6 years old - and ruled her for 9 years into teenager-ship
(Remember teenager-ship is a critical period when an one is most impressionable and develops mores that will dog ones live forever)

He laid the rotten foundation that destroyed Nigeria and established the template used by successive military regimes to drive Nigeria into a ditch.

Here's the content of his foundation:centralization of government, state creation, massive importation of all manner foreign goods, wasteful government spending (money is not a problem in Nigeria but how to spend it), white elephant projects,neglect of agriculture,fiscal unitarism, just to mention few.

Above all, his failure to bring to justice the people who massacred tens of thousands of Easterners( especially igbos) during his regime; his willful rejection of Aburi Accord which would have allowed Nigerians to develop at their own pace and speed;which would have prevented Biafran Civil war, and more importantly the current orgy of killings and massacres in Nigeria (including that which has turned his own state Plateau into a war zone) is hallmark of his position as Nigeria's "worst" of the "worst" ruler.

Anonymous said...

THEY are the scum of the earth .FUCKING BLOOD SUCKING VAMPIRES.

Anonymous said...

Please nigerians r soo funny! u call Jonathan a weaklin when the least step he takes he recvs criticisms from the same Nigerians.

AbujaKenneth said...

AGUYI IRONSI

Anonymous said...

they are were bad, Jonathan is bad too so my answer is none

Apple said...

Worst is: Babangida and Abacha! Best is Jonathan!

Apple said...

Worst is: Babangida and Abacha! Best is Jonathan!

Anonymous said...

What r u doing here then? Shouldn't you be out peddling stuff/crap?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... April 25, 2013 at 12:21 PM
http://premiumtimesng.com/news/131098-apcll-inherit-suits-involving-cpc-acn-anpp-lawyers.html

i know you're the Doyin Okupe.
you keep talking about power. do we praise you and you goodluck just because you guys have lights in your houses and we dont?
the attacks goodluck is getting is not because he has an ugly or dull face, its because no one is seeing anything, PERIOD!!!

Anonymous said...

U need to weep for ur English while at it

Aymii said...

@Anon 11.40 Sharrap dere!.....wot has jonatan done! Mtcheewww!...........................I have actually discussed this with my friends b4,..If u want to evaluate all these leaders by performance,then without doubt Obasanjo carries the day!...When he was in power,we villified him, but after having "Testicle less" leaders like Jonah its obvious Obj was the man!.....With good Antecedents , he even relinqished his military leadership to a civillian rule in 1979....................................Buhari would have done great, if he was given time...sadly he wasn't!............Asides from d fact that Abacha was a Crazy violator of Human rights, by performance he is still better dan Jonah!!............So by performance....Jonatan Ebele Badluck is d worst president we have had! Datsall

Anonymous said...

1; would have converted Nigeria to a Muslim state if he hadn't been killed
Mtchw!

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Aymii said...

Lols...I like your evaluations....quite comprehensive!....We both agree dat G fucking EJ...Is the most incompetent so far...His Ineptitude is Amazing...Lmao..ah swear down!that man doesn't have any opinions or ideas of his own,..his just being pushed back and front by equally clueless Advisers.

Poopoo said...

Na wa o. U forgot Shagari!! Where's his pic??

Anonymous said...

Please put Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu here and rate him number 1.
He was a very educated leader that came from a privileged background and had nothing to gain but a lot to loose from the ideal of Biafra.

The leaders in your list all had personal agendas and resources to gain.



Anonymous said...

.. Linda please give us better gist or forget this thing ...

Anonymous said...

Best - OBJ; worst - Abacha, Yardua, Gej.

Anonymous said...

Exactly.. Majority of the readers here can't say anything about the past leaders, they can only rely on people's opinions.

Anonymous said...

The only good leader we had, had been Mohamadu Buhari.His regime knows what is meant to lead a Nation and they did it in their time(though very short period)just as coleman said they were dutiful and sincere.The other leaders in fact don't know what they are doing and are only selfish and nepotic.This led to the fall of the nation and the present decadence.It is only Fashola of Lagos who is following their trail.He knows what he's doing too. But as for other leaders:they never knew what they are doing.They are there only for themselves and not for the people.Many may not know this because they have not been born or little.Selfishness and greed is the way of life of the other ten leaders.

Anonymous said...

I seconded, though relative.

Anonymous said...

Best- abaca
Worst- GEJ

Anonymous said...

Good ones are: agunyi ironsi, IBB and tafawa balewa
Just there are: shonekan,abdusallami
Great ones : Obj,murtala
Best ever: Buhari
Worst: abacha
Disaster: JONADULL, infact he beats robert mugabe hands down, may we not see this hurricane jonathan again.

Anonymous said...

Nnamdi Azikwe! Igbo for life!

Anonymous said...

And your efficiency is based on what exactly???? I used to think you are smart but you don't just use figures like that...I will like to know the formula you used. I'm an analyst but I will only give my ratings if CNN or Chanell TV interviews me..

kayode williams said...

U can't compare military dictattorship to civilian rule!!!! Gej is a leader who has come @ a stage in our history where all dis issues of corruption,killings nd d likes have become unabated!!!! He shud not b blamed rather d past leaders who were dere before him... I wud not want to judge them but I can assure y'all dat gej has gud intentionz nd if we start havin @least electricity constantly!!!! He wud hv been able to achieve wat previous leaders weren't able to achieve..... Let us not label him as bad/worst cos it aint easy to lead d biggest black nation in d world.... One love to naija... Let us all be positive.... Thank u

Anonymous said...

This one is easy now: Best is OBASANJO; worst is The Evil Genius a.k.a. ABACHA

DIDILICIOUS said...

Seriously,there are a lot of Muslims/ Hausa people on this list,
Majority of them are from the north while others Shonekan- west,Azikiwe- east and jonnaboy-south. I guess going forward the northerners should take a chill pill.

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Sani Abacha followed by Sani Abacha. As bad as Nigeria got.

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Goodluck Jonathan worse than Abacha!! That's how you know that people are young o. When Abacha died, Nigerians threw a party...he was that bad. All this occupy Nigeria stuff...Abacha would have ended it with one massive bomb and continued on as if nothing happened.

Anonymous said...

My Best is GEJ, I choose him base on the fact that he tolerate all sought. He carried everybody along, and also listen to peoples opinion. Worst are Buhari, Obj, Ibb.

ben said...

hmm.. d best and d worst?
gowon sold bakassi...

sonekan did not have time, probably wud have looted more than d rest...

i know nothing about murhitala...

yaradua came up wit amnesty but did nothing 2 curb corruption...

i know not tafawa balewa...

gej is very busy supporting and promoting corruption and he is apparently talented in so doimg...

obj almost sold nigeria just days before he handed over...

babangida in my mind is responsible for the flourishing corruption in d country...

i know not azikiwe but i don't entirely trust him...

abacha can best be described as a murderer and thief...

buhari 2 me is d closest we have 2 a non thieving president...

so 4 lack of a better person i wud say buhari is the best, abacha and babangida - bracket last, gej is second 2 d last and mostly corrupt individuals in the middle.

Anonymous said...

ABACHA,EVEN THOUGH HIM TERRORIZE PEOPLE THE ECONOMY WAS GOOD.

Proud Nigerian. said...

My dear Linda, it will be nice if we know what happened when this leaders ruled Nigeria. I am not trying to make you an history teacher!!! The truth is that some of these leaders ruled Nigeria when some of your readers were not yet born. So their judgement will not be fair, not because they are biased but because they do not know. For me, best leader goes to Late General Murtala Mohammed. I remember that I never saw generators during his rule before he was assassinated by Dimka. I never heard of armed robbers or kidnappers then too. We could run around and play ball in front of the house. We could go to the river to fetch water without fear of rape or being kidnapped. My worst is Babangida. He devalued Naira and we have never recovered from the effect of currency devaluation.Who can believe that Naira was stronger than dollars before? Today Naira is almost 155 to a dollar. Nigeria is still trying to recover from the mess the military rulers caused in Nigeria. My dear Linda, please after this exercise, let us know where the descendants/families of these leaders are [dead or alive]. It will be interesting to know.

BIG FISH * said...

Gowon ---- 10% (The Major problem of dis Nation is cause he didn't allow biafia to go)
OBJ ------ 95% (believe me this is the best person democracy can be handed over to, He save US ALL)
ZIK ---- 90%
Muritala ----- 70%
Buhari ------- 90%
IBB ------------ 40%
Abacha ------ 60%
Shonekan --- 5% (too short to acknowlegde his impact)
Abubakar --- 75% (handover power for democracy)
Yaradua ----- 75%
GEJ ----------- 50%

My best president ever is OBJ .... While d worst president and will remain worst is Gowon.
"STILL WATCHING FROM MY OCEAN

manymen said...

OBJ is definitely the best. Umaru Musa yar'adua would have being better if he enjoyed good health. the worst abacha and GEJ.

Anonymous said...

I was born in1986 so I'm going to judge based on the people I know
Worst: obasanjo and Jonathan
Best: abacha and yar'adua
N.B. linda why did you remove the story on peters tweet???

Anonymous said...

The best is Gowon and Worst Abacha....eish!!!

Anonymous said...

Nnamdi Azikiwe and Gowon are my definite best. Worst has to be Abacha and Goodluck the former was of the two worst was a dictator and the other a weakling weird how the combination of both could have made a better leader for Nigeria... (Note: All the others mentioned were bad too but lesser evils of the worst)

Anonymous said...

How many people knew what happened over 40yrs ago on this blog?Abegee,but if we want to face the fact and be sincere to ourselves,till date,OBJ remains the best president Nigeria has ever had.He has brought modern day advancement to Nigeria.I could remember in early 90s,GSM was like luxury but now everybody has it.Including the establishment of EFCC.He brought sanity to NAFDAC,CBN to mention but few.Before he came to power in 1999,most lecturers were living in abject poverty.I could remember,at U.I a professor used to come to campus with a bicycle.But when he came to power the story changed.I dont think i ve idea of the worst president,but with what am experiencing at the moment in Nigeria.i have no choice than to run with NO SHOE to any neighbouring countries...So i giv the worst to Btother Jonah!!PHCN INCREASE BILL BUT NO INCREASE IN ELETRICITY SUPPLY.PRICE OF FUEL INCREASE NO INCREASE SALARY.NO GOOD ROADS.I CANT EVEN GO TO NORTH(BOKO HARAM)OR NIGER DELTA(MILLIATNT),EAST(KIDNAPPING),WEST(ARM ROBBERS EVERYWHERE)ABEG..BRO JONAH WE ON TOP OF THE SITUATION.

Anonymous said...

Murtala and Buhari were the best, the rest were a bounce of visionless and clueless leaders like the Present.

Anonymous said...

I feel Obasanjo and Yar'Adua were the best. As for the worst, You know Yasef!

Anonymous said...

buhari was the best. abacha was lucifer. ibb also was very bad. GEJ is just reaping what he did not sow, unfortunately for him, he has to carry the blame of what his predecessors left behind

Anonymous said...

ok

kemka tasie said...

so far there is no best. the worst is Babaginda then Abacha . the Naira became worthless when those folks were in power

Anonymous said...

Obj all d way ......worst gej

Anonymous said...

Am for real anon 1:23pm n am # smgdh# for you

Anonymous said...

Best Abacha and Jona, worst IBB and Obj the real criminals.

Anonymous said...

I hate all of una.. mtcheeeeeeew

Anonymous said...

hw does dis put food on my table?

chris chukwu said...

For me, non of them is worth any rating, because this project , this marriage arraingement called NIGERIA is for their personal,selfish corrupt gain with their forign conterparts(countries) .people of this thing called NIGERIA should know by now that NIGERIA is not working, if its going to work at all, there should be a soverign conference , may God continue to protect the people in this marrige called NIGERIA , from its selfish leders , I arrest my caese, Linder if like block my comment ,its the truth, well it's your site , you desired what should be let in here.

Anonymous said...

Oponu ni e! How are u sef?? Ur joblessness beats me! Get urself some current affairs books n get busy! U shld be ashamed of urself.

chris chukwu said...

" You nor dey fear" and you commented aa Anonymous?rubish ,mweeeeeeet!!!

NKEM said...

best ABACHA worst OBASANJOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anonymous said...

Muritala Mohammed no 1 definitely

Anonymous said...

Jonathan is by Far, the worst President ever.

Anonymous said...

Buhari's tenure remains the best
ever witnessed in Nigeria

ENGEE said...

best Nnamdi Azikiwe worst Abacha.

Anonymous said...

U must be crazy for dis kind of comment..u mumu pass anytin and am sure u r part of d reason dis country is nt moving forward. Ode oshi

Anonymous said...

I gbadun dis comment...jolata/jonathan anyhow u choose 2 call it is d worstestest!!!!!!!!!!!

Asaa said...

linda! The babies who read your blog cannot tell who is best! How could you place Zik, Awolowo and co in this category?

They were on a class of there own and no President has reached that Level!

For me, Zik is number 1 and best

Obviously, your baby readers won't know that!

Nonya said...

Jona = Worst in any language...

Anonymous said...

Nnamdi Azikiwe the only Igbo man that has ruled Nigeria was THE BEST! Uncontestable!

The worst....hmmm...do u want that list in alphabetical order??

Babe said...

Thank you unknown 1.35pm!

You have said it all! Stupid comparison Linda!

Anonymous said...

LINDA: Azikiwe was a mere figure head (Parliament Leader=Senate President. The Prime Minister (Balewa) was the head.
U need to learn history about different types of government.

Anonymous said...

from d list above,if we must be sincere with ourselves,jonathan is nt as bad as d likes of abacha,buhari,gowon,obj,and babaginda.d likes of yar'adua and azikwe sits above d rest for sure.imagine how obj sent out soldiers to masaccre a whole village in south south for which timaya spoke off(dat act was done without due consideration of ONE NIGERIA.if jonathan decides to sweep out d notherners(boko harams home)he will b termed "wicked".for me security is his biggest challenge which didn't come as a surprise to me cos babaginda,atiku and co never supported his government,so to think GEJ is d worst is an unjust assessment.he has done nothing worse dan others.post my comment ooo

Anonymous said...

OBJ remains Nigeria's best so far while Abacha is the worst of the pack.

Anonymous said...

IBB ND OBJ ARE THE BEST,, THE WORST SO FAR IS PATIENCE JO JO ...

Anonymous said...

The best goes to Late General Sani Abacha

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