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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).
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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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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.
John Iliffe's book is probably, to date, the most incisive, detailed, authoritative and documented study on Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who, as military head of state and civilian president, spent approximately eleven years in office.
It cannot be gainsaid that the story of postcolonial Nigeria is synonymous with General Olusegun Obasanjo, a Yoruba man who integrates qualities of Igbo brashness with the devil-may-care attitude of the Hausa-Fulani politicians.
Dakar, Rabi'II 3, 1433, Feb 25, 2012, SPA -- Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo proposed measures to restore calm in Senegal Saturday as the country prepared for a potentially contentious presidential election, according to dpa.
This is a biography of Olusegun Obasanjo, the military ruler of Nigeria from 1976 to 1979 and president from 1999 to 2007.