State Governors in the Nigerian Third Republic

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The Nigerian Third Republic (1992-1993) was an unsuccessful attempt to restore Nigeria to democracy. It was initiated by General Ibrahim Babangida.

Babangida allowed for elections of civilian governors for each state, taking office in January 1992, followed by election of the civilian President M.K.O. Abiola in 1993. However, Abiola's election was annulled and after some confusion General Sani Abacha became head of state in November 1993, replacing the civilian governors with military administrators.