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Nigeria: Heads of State: 1960-1963


All Heads of State in the following index are also Heads of State in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and other realms and territories.
By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith
1 Oct 1960 - 1 Jun 1961 Elizabeth II
By the Grace of God Queen of Nigeria and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth [1]
1 Jun 1961 - 1 Oct 1963 Elizabeth II (x)

[1] Royal Style and Titles Act, 1961 (full title: An Act to provide for an Alteration of the Royal Style and Titles) is assented 19 May 1961 and takes effect upon publication in the Federation of Nigeria Official Gazette 1 Jun 1961, providing for adoption of a new style and titles and for issuing a proclamation for that purpose which is presumed to have been issued shortly after.

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