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Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria
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Net worth 2018: $1.8 Billion
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Abeokuta, British Nigeria
Country: Nigerian
BirthDay: 5 March 1937
Sigh: Aries
Education: Mons Officer Cadet School DSSC, India

Olusegun Obasanjo was bornon 5 March 1937 in Abeokuta, British Nigeria, Nigerian, is Former President of Nigeria. Olusegun Obasanjo is a former President of Nigeria who held the position from 1999 to 2007. He served as the Army general of Nigeria and as a military ruler remained the head of state from February 1976 to October 1979. He remains the first such military ruler In Africa who handed over the power for a democratic government. By the time the military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha ended with his demise, Nigeria gained the infamous pariah status that was marked with oppressive regime of fifteen years. Olusegun Obasanjo also faced atrocities of the authoritative rule of General Sani Abacha that included his confinement in 1995. Obasanjo played an instrumental role in bringing back democracy in the country thus mending the tarnished image of the nation. He was democratically elected as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1999. He remained ‘Chairperson of the African Union’ from July 2004 to January 2006. He is the descendent of the Yoruba clan and a chieftain of the Ekerin Balogun of the Egba clan and that of the Balogun of the Owu Lineage. The UN inducted him as special envoy of Africa. Since then he oversees the democratic elections of countries across the African continent representing the ‘African Union and Ecowas’.


$1.8 Billion


He pulled out from the PDP on February 16, 2015 and while in a conference asked a ward leader to destroy his membership card


Post presidency he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ‘People's Democratic Party’ and resigned from the post in April 2012


He along with president of Cameroon, Paul Biya, resolved the dispute of the Bakassi peninsula border by signing the ‘Greentree Agreement’ on June 12, 2006


He was censured in November 2003 following his decision to give refuge to Charles Taylor, the unseated president of Liberia


6% votes he took charge as President of Nigeria on May 29, 1999


His days in confinement ended after June 8, 1998 when Sani Abacha died suddenly


Mojisola Adekunle, a retired Major of the Nigerian Army remained his wife from 1991 to 1998


His second wife Lynda was killed by armed men in 1987


On October 1, 1979 he peacefully handed over power to the newly elected President of Nigeria Shehu Shagari thus becoming the first such military ruler to do so in pursuit of establishing democracy in NigeriaOlusegun Obasanjo faced the atrocities of the authoritative rule of General Sani Abacha (which lasted from 1993 to 1998), that include his confinement in 1995


The ‘Supreme Military Council’ inducted him as the head of state on February 13, 1976


He supported the military coup headed by Brigadier General Murtala Ramat Mohammed on July 29, 1975, though he was not a part of it


Thereafter he served as commander of ‘3 Marine Commando Division’ of the army and captured Owerri that efficaciously brought the end of the thirty month (during 1967 to 1970) Biafran civil war


As he could not bear college expenses, in 1958 he joined the Nigerian Army and went to Aldershot, England, to attend a six month training of the ‘Service Commission’ held at the ‘Mons Officer Cadet School’


He was born on March 5, 1937 in Ogun State and was brought up in Abeokuta in southwest Nigeria

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