Olusegun Obasanjo

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.

After 163 minutes drill, Obasanjo bags PhD from NOUN (photo)

After 163 minutes drill, Obasanjo bags PhD from NOUN (photo)

After 163 minutes drill, Obasanjo bags PhD from NOUN (photo)
I have been living with diabetes for the past 30 years

I have been living with diabetes for the past 30 years

Obasanjo made the statement on Friday in Abeokuta when he led hundreds of people on a road walk to sensitise the populace on the disease and how to manage it.

I have been living with diabetes for the past 30 years
Obasanjo makes a vow concerning primary healthcare in Nigeria

Obasanjo makes a vow concerning primary healthcare in Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Okikiola Obasano has pledged his continuous support and advocacy towards primary healthcare development in Nigeria and beyond.

Obasanjo makes a vow concerning primary healthcare in Nigeria
Gbenga Daniel, Obasanjo join Nigerians to mourn the death of former vice president, Ekwueme

Gbenga Daniel, Obasanjo join Nigerians to mourn the death of former vice president, Ekwueme

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday, November 20 described the death of the first civilian Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme as a shock

Gbenga Daniel, Obasanjo join Nigerians to mourn the death of former vice president, Ekwueme
Olusegun Obasanjo - a proud father of 20 children

Olusegun Obasanjo - a proud father of 20 children

Who are Olusegun Obasanjo's children? ⚜ How many of them are there in former president's family? Find out interesting facts about their lives and achievements.

Olusegun Obasanjo - a proud father of 20 children
Top facts about former President Obasanjo's farms

Top facts about former President Obasanjo's farms

Olusegun OBASANJO FARMS - top facts to know! Do you know that the former Nigerian president has returned to his origins and now engages in agriculture?

Top facts about former President Obasanjo's farms
APC, PDP are wobbling parties – Obasanjo declares

APC, PDP are wobbling parties – Obasanjo declares

Olusegun Obasanjo said he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he realised that the party had been destroyed beyond what he could be associated with.

APC, PDP are wobbling parties – Obasanjo declares
To support Ogun LCDA, Obasanjo rents his 25-room building at N10 per annum

To support Ogun LCDA, Obasanjo rents his 25-room building at N10 per annum

Coker-Ibogun council which houses the hometown of the former president is one if the recently created 52 LCDA by the governor of Ogun state, Ibinkunle Amosun.

To support Ogun LCDA, Obasanjo rents his 25-room building at N10 per annum
Who says 80 years is old? See Obasanjo dancing vigorously in Ebonyi

Who says 80 years is old? See Obasanjo dancing vigorously in Ebonyi

NAIJ.com earlier reported that former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo visited Ebonyi state recently for a tour sponsored by the Zero Hunger Team (ZHT).

Who says 80 years is old? See Obasanjo dancing vigorously in Ebonyi
Ex-president Obasanjo arrives Ebonyi state for anti-hunger tour

Ex-president Obasanjo arrives Ebonyi state for anti-hunger tour

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has visited Ebonyi state for a tour sponsored by the Zero Hunger Team (ZHT). He was received by the governor, David Umahi.

Ex-president Obasanjo arrives Ebonyi state for anti-hunger tour
Everybody is feeling the heat - Obasanjo speaks about Nigeria’s economy

Everybody is feeling the heat - Obasanjo speaks about Nigeria’s economy

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Nigeria’s economy is not booming yet and urged the citizens to be patient as things will soon get better

Everybody is feeling the heat - Obasanjo speaks about Nigeria’s economy
No man is bigger than the party - PDP replies Obasanjo after he vowed not to re-join the party

No man is bigger than the party - PDP replies Obasanjo after he vowed not to re-join the party

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party will not die with or without the return of former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to it.

No man is bigger than the party - PDP replies Obasanjo after he vowed not to re-join the party
BREAKING: I will never return to PDP - Obasanjo

BREAKING: I will never return to PDP - Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, October 17, said Nigeria needs a strong ruling party and a strong opposition party to check the government for...

BREAKING: I will never return to PDP - Obasanjo
Curiosity reigns as OBJ and Makarfi hold secret meeting in Abeokuta

Curiosity reigns as OBJ and Makarfi hold secret meeting in Abeokuta

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and PDP National Caretaker Chairman, Ahmed Makarfi, are currently holding a secret meeting in a hotel at Abeokuta, Ogun state

Curiosity reigns as OBJ and Makarfi hold secret meeting in Abeokuta
Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, Buhari are accidental leaders - Na’Abba, says politicians need regular tutorials

Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, Buhari are accidental leaders - Na’Abba, says politicians need regular tutorials

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, has taken a swipe at all the leaders that had governed Nigeria since May 1999 and the....

Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, Buhari are accidental leaders - Na’Abba, says politicians need regular tutorials
Ahead of 2019 PDP chieftains consult Obasanjo

Ahead of 2019 PDP chieftains consult Obasanjo

Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday, October 13, held a closed door meeting at the Abeokuta residence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ahead of 2019 PDP chieftains consult Obasanjo
Malu was an icon of bravery and discipline - Buhari mourns former chief of army staff

Malu was an icon of bravery and discipline - Buhari mourns former chief of army staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Malu family as well as the government and people of Benue on the death of retired Lt. General Victor Malu

Malu was an icon of bravery and discipline - Buhari mourns former chief of army staff
Breaking: Former chief of army staff General Victor Malu is dead

Breaking: Former chief of army staff General Victor Malu is dead

A former chief of army staff appointed by Obasanjo, General Victor Malu has died.The Punch reports that former military chief passed away on Monday, October 9.

Breaking: Former chief of army staff General Victor Malu is dead
Every Igbo man is a king - Eedris Abdulkareem speaks about Biafra during a concert (video)

Every Igbo man is a king - Eedris Abdulkareem speaks about Biafra during a concert (video)

Ex-member of Remedies, Eedris Abdulkareem, known for criticising Nigeria in his music, took a swipe at ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo during a recent concert.

Every Igbo man is a king - Eedris Abdulkareem speaks about Biafra during a concert (video)
Obasanjo, Jonathan to join Osinbajo for peace summit in Abuja

Obasanjo, Jonathan to join Osinbajo for peace summit in Abuja

The occasion is meant to herald the golden jubilee and thanks giving service ‎of the founder of Living Christ Mission Incorporated, Professor Daddy Hezekiah.

Obasanjo, Jonathan to join Osinbajo for peace summit in Abuja
Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo set to star in his first comedy video

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo set to star in his first comedy video

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo is a man full of surprises. He was recently spotted on the set of actor Samuel Ajibola’s soon to be released comedy skit.

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo set to star in his first comedy video
Okorocha has never stopped to surprise me - Obasanjo praises Imo state governor

Okorocha has never stopped to surprise me - Obasanjo praises Imo state governor

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has praised the governor of Imo state, Rochas Owelle Okorocha, for his dedication to providing free education.

Okorocha has never stopped to surprise me - Obasanjo praises Imo state governor
Buhari has not disappointed me - OBJ lavishes more praise on president

Buhari has not disappointed me - OBJ lavishes more praise on president

President Muhammadu Buhari has been showered with praise for his achievements in office over the past two years, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Buhari has not disappointed me - OBJ lavishes more praise on president
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