Olusegun Obasanjo

My mission is to lead, join others in saving Nigeria from political shipwreck - Obasanjo

My mission is to lead, join others in saving Nigeria from political shipwreck - Obasanjo

My mission is to lead, join others in saving Nigeria from political shipwreck - Obasanjo
Obasanjo says Nigeria's unity can't be negotiated for personal gain

Obasanjo reveals how Nigeria's unity can be sustained

Former president Obasanjo said the unity of Nigeria cannot be negotiated for personal or individual interest adding that the country should emphasize the nation's common identity and value in order to achieve a great nation.

Obasanjo reveals how Nigeria's unity can be sustained
Nigeria loses N300bn yearly on malaria, others - Obasanjo laments

Nigeria loses N300bn yearly on malaria, others - Obasanjo laments

Speaking on Saturday, July 7, at the launch and endowment for the proposed University of Medicine and Medical Studies in Abeokuta, the former president said the country is facing challenges of various health issues.

Nigeria loses N300bn yearly on malaria, others - Obasanjo laments
Former president Obasanjo finally resumes work as a teacher at National Open University (photo)

Former president Obasanjo finally resumes work as a teacher at National Open University (photo)

Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has finally resumed as a facilitator and academic counsel for students of the National Open University (NOUN) which he established while in office. He graduated from the institution.

Former president Obasanjo finally resumes work as a teacher at National Open University (photo)
I’m not discussing politics with Obasanjo - Olu Falae warns

I’m not discussing politics with Obasanjo - Olu Falae warns

The national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olu Falae, has denied claims that he is in talks with former president Olusegun Obasanjo. Falae said he is currently not discussing politics with the former president.

I’m not discussing politics with Obasanjo - Olu Falae warns
I dare Obasanjo to meet me one-on-one to present facts of his stewardship to Nigeria - Soyinka

I dare Obasanjo to meet me one-on-one to present facts of his stewardship to Nigeria - Soyinka

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka while describing the Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state, which was built by Obasanjo as ‘Presidential Laundromat’, said the facility was built with proceeds of fraud from government coffers.

I dare Obasanjo to meet me one-on-one to present facts of his stewardship to Nigeria - Soyinka
Obasanjo assumes new office after bagging PhD in Christian Theology

Obasanjo assumes new office after bagging PhD in Christian Theology

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has assumed office as a facilitator at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), as he inspected his office space at the Abeokuta Study Centre on Tuesday, July 3.

Obasanjo assumes new office after bagging PhD in Christian Theology
Update: Crisis deepens in Oyo as APC splinter group comprising 9 reps, 2 senators and others join Obasanjo’s ADC

Update: Crisis deepens in Oyo as APC splinter group comprising 9 reps, 2 senators and others join Obasanjo’s ADC

A splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, the Unity Forum, on Monday, July 2, finally resolved to join the African Democratic Congress (ADC), which recently fused with Olusegn Obasanjo's movement.

Update: Crisis deepens in Oyo as APC splinter group comprising 9 reps, 2 senators and others join Obasanjo’s ADC
Corruption may eat up more than 30% of Nigeria's GDP - Obasanjo

Corruption may eat up more than 30% of Nigeria's GDP - Obasanjo

Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday, June 29, in Lagos, expressed worry that if not adequately dealt with corruption will eat up more than 30 per cent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, eventually

Corruption may eat up more than 30% of Nigeria's GDP - Obasanjo
Finally! Bode George reveals who caused the rift between him and Obasanjo

Finally! Bode George reveals who caused the rift between him and Obasanjo

The former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, has accused the devil of fueling his problems with ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo. He said the devil has been put to shame.

Finally! Bode George reveals who caused the rift between him and Obasanjo
Jos killings: Obasanjo gives crucial suggestion on how to solve problem

Jos killings: Obasanjo gives crucial suggestion on how to solve problem

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, in his visit to Plateau has expressed his condolence over the renewed killing in Jos saying the government must find the root cause of the problem in order to provide solution.

Jos killings: Obasanjo gives crucial suggestion on how to solve problem
He's a drug addict and cheated on me - Baba Ijebu's daughter calls out estranged husband who is former president Obasanjo's son

He's a drug addict and cheated on me - Baba Ijebu's daughter calls out estranged husband who is former president Obasanjo's son

Tope Adebutu wife of Olujonwo, son of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has filed a counter-affidavit in court. Baba Ijebu's daughter shared her own side of the story where she claimed she was abandoned by her husband.

He's a drug addict and cheated on me - Baba Ijebu's daughter calls out estranged husband who is former president Obasanjo's son
Big smiles, warm handshakes as OBJ, Atiku meet in Abuja (photos)

Big smiles, warm handshakes as OBJ, Atiku meet in Abuja (photos)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo met with his former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, at an event organized by the Gusau Institute which took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, on Wednesday, June 27.

Big smiles, warm handshakes as OBJ, Atiku meet in Abuja (photos)
Obasanjo must be alive to account for $16bn spent on power - Oshiomhole

Obasanjo must be alive to account for $16bn spent on power - Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole who is the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has told President Muhammadu Buhari to ask Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to refund the $15 billion allegedly spent on power during his administration.

Obasanjo must be alive to account for $16bn spent on power - Oshiomhole
Don’t mind Obasanjo, avoid him - Yoruba leader tells Afenifere after ex-president’s visit

Don’t mind Obasanjo, avoid him - Yoruba leader tells Afenifere after ex-president’s visit

A chieftain of the Afenifere, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, on Monday, June 25, warned leaders of the socio-political organisation in Yoruba land to avoid former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, who recently met with some of its members.

Don’t mind Obasanjo, avoid him - Yoruba leader tells Afenifere after ex-president’s visit
Obasanjo has crossed the line, I will expose him on Tuesday, July 3 - Soyinka blows hot

Obasanjo has crossed the line, I will expose him on Tuesday, July 3 - Soyinka blows hot

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the most hypocritical former leader of the country, following his attempt to hijack the movement for political change.

Obasanjo has crossed the line, I will expose him on Tuesday, July 3 - Soyinka blows hot
Tinubu lambasts Obasanjo, calls him a busybody for asking Buhari not to recontest in 2019

Tinubu lambasts Obasanjo, calls him a busybody for asking Buhari not to recontest in 2019

The national party leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of meddling in the affairs of a party that has nothing to do with him.

Tinubu lambasts Obasanjo, calls him a busybody for asking Buhari not to recontest in 2019
Breaking: Obasanjo pays historic visits Bode George as family declares rift over

Breaking: Obasanjo pays historic visits Bode George as family declares rift over

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has paid a historic visit to his former ally and former national deputy chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to condole him on the death of his son, Dipo, who died last May 9.

Breaking: Obasanjo pays historic visits Bode George as family declares rift over
10,000 members of PDP, APC defect to Obasanjo's party

10,000 members of PDP, APC defect to Obasanjo's party

Over 10,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have on Thursday, June 21, defected from their parties to the African Democratic Congress (ADC), adopted by Olusegun Obasanjo.

10,000 members of PDP, APC defect to Obasanjo's party
I have gone through many things, nobody can intimidate me again - Obasanjo speaks about 2019 elections

I have gone through many things, nobody can intimidate me again - Obasanjo speaks about 2019 elections

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said he has left in God’s hands his resolve to get President Muhammadu Buhari out of office in 2019 just as he urged the people to do their bit by getting their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

I have gone through many things, nobody can intimidate me again - Obasanjo speaks about 2019 elections
June 12: Abiola's daughter denies attack on ex-president Obasanjo

June 12: Abiola's daughter denies attack on ex-president Obasanjo

The daughter of late Moshood Abiola, acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, has denied attacking former president Olusegun Obasanjo and other people after receiving an award honouring her father.

June 12: Abiola's daughter denies attack on ex-president Obasanjo
We are leaving APC, already talking with Kwankwaso - Nyako reveals talks with top politicians

We are leaving APC, already talking with Kwankwaso - Nyako reveals talks with top politicians

The senator Adamawa Central district, Abdul-Azeez Nyako, has revealed that he and others including his father, former governor Murtala Nyako, are set to quit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) due to marginalisation.

We are leaving APC, already talking with Kwankwaso - Nyako reveals talks with top politicians
How my father helped pay Obasanjo’s school fees - Hafsat Abiola-Costello

How my father helped pay Obasanjo’s school fees - Hafsat Abiola-Costello

The daughter of the late Moshood Abiola, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, said that her father and former president Olusegun Obasanjo were classmates and that he (Abiola) used to help the former president with the payment of school fees.

How my father helped pay Obasanjo’s school fees - Hafsat Abiola-Costello
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Olusegun Obasanjo was born circa 5 March, 1938, in Ogun State; and grew up in Owu, Abeokuta. His first name, Olusegun, means "The Lord is victorious".

Obasanjo was married three times: 1. to Mrs. Oluremi (Remi) Obasanjo – who is the mother of his oldest children, the most well-known being Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, a former Senator of Ogun State; 2. to Lynda Obasanjo – who was fatally shot when armed men ordered her out of her car in 1987; 3. to Stella Obasanjo – who died after a cosmetic surgery procedure in Spain in 2005.

Obasanjo has many children, who live throughout Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States. His son, Dare Obasanjo, is a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft. His another son, Adeboye Obasanjo, who is a Lieutenant Colonel at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State, was shot in the legs by Boko Haram in Baza in September 2014.

A Nigerian of Yoruba descent, Obasanjo was a career soldier before serving twice as his nation's head of state.

In 1995, Obasanjo was imprisoned on fabricated charges of plotting a coup to depose General Sani Abacha. He was released only after Abacha's sudden death on 8 June 1998. While in prison, Obasanjo became a born-again Christian.

In 1999, Obasanjo became President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 29 May 1999, the day Obasanjo took office as the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule, is now commemorated as Democracy Day, a public holiday in Nigeria. Most of his first term he spent travelling abroad.

In 2003, Obasanjo was re-elected in a tumultuous election that had violent ethnic and religious overtones. With high oil prices, Obasanjo’s government oversaw a doubling of Nigeria’s average economic growth rate to 6 per cent. And as a result, he left Nigeria almost debt free.

Obasanjo was embroiled in controversy regarding his "Third Term Agenda," a plan to modify the constitution so he could serve a third, four-year term as President. However, the bill was not ratified by the National Assembly. Later Obasanjo denied involvement in this so-called "Third Term Agenda."

In 2008, he was appointed by the United Nations as a special envoy for Africa and has since overseen democratic elections on behalf of the African Union and Ecowas in countries across the continent.

His current home is Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State, where he is a nobleman as the holder of the chieftaincy titles of the Balogun of the Owu Lineage and the Ekerin Balogun of the Egba clan of Yorubaland.

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