Obasanjo


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 (ō-bä′sän-jō), Olusegun Born 1937.
Nigerian army officer and politician who served as military head of state (1976-1979) and as president (1999-2007).

Obasanjo

(ˌɒbəˈsændʒeʊ)
n
(Biography) Olusegun (ɒlʊˈseɪɡən). born 1937, Nigerian politician and general; head of the military government (1976–79); president (1999–2007)
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FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the Federal Government to take proactive steps in ending the killings in Benue State or risk the consequences of burying more innocent Nigerians like those killed in the state.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo may have left the country without meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta when he shuttled into Nairobi to broker a deal with NASA leader Raila Odinga.
Whereupon the return to democracy in Nigeria in 1999, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was elected as the Executive President of the country from 1999 to 2007.
There have been many books on the administration of Nigeria's President Obasanjo (1999-2007), whose administration has been credited as having introduced the necessary reforms and policies to arrest the decline of Nigeria's economy at the inception of democratic governance in 1999, after several years of military dictatorship.
Given the number of books written about Obasanjo, one could argue that his administration is the most documented administration in the history of modern Nigeria.
14 (SUNA) -Chairman of the National Elections Commission( NEC), Professor Mukhtar Al Asam ,T met on uesday,the former Nigerian President, and Head of the African mission for monitoring the elections in Sudan, Olusegun Obasanjo.
April 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) -- The African Union (AU) elections monitoring team headed by former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo arrived in Khartoum the early hours of Sunday.
It is still incomprehensible to most Diasporan Nigerians why former President Olusegun Obasanjo decided to write a venomous letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, in the hope that Nigerians would proclaim him a hero.
The PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has said former President, Olusegun Obasanjo s fatherly aura and experience in politics were still required by the party.
The President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali and the Chairman of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation (OOF), former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Foundation Headquarters in London to promote human security in Africa.
In a rapprochement amid that high tension as the 2015 presidential election approached, Jonathan on July 20 had a 90-minute secret meeting with Obasanjo at the ex-president's mansion.
Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, a UN Special Envoy, and founder of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, said the forum confirmed his belief that "sport should be seen as an instrument for development of nations and humanity.