|12th President of Nigeria|
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007
|Vice President||Atiku Abubakar|
|Preceded by||Abdulsalam Abubakar|
|Succeeded by||Umaru Musa Yar'Adua|
|Federal of Petroleum Resources|
|5th Head of State of Nigeria|
13 February 1976 – 30 September 1979
|Preceded by||Gen. Murtala Mohammed|
|Succeeded by||Shehu Shagari as 1st elected President of Nigeria|
|3rd Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters|
29 July 1975 – 13 February 1976
|Preceded by||Vice-Adm. J.E.A Wey|
|Succeeded by||Maj-Gen. S.M. Yar'Adua|
|Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing|
|Born||5 May 1937|
Abeokuta, Western Region, British Nigeria
(now Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria)
|Political party||PDP (1999 – Feb. 2015)|
|Alma mater||Mons Officer Cadet School|
|Years of service||1958–1979|
|Battles/wars||Nigerian Civil War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970) Congo Crisis (5 July 1960 – 25 November 1965)|
Chief Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, Ph.D. (//; Yoruba: Olúṣẹ́gun Ọbásanjọ́ born 5 May 1937) is a Nigerian politicians and general. He was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. He was a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979, and a democratically elected president from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.
From July 2004 to January 2006, Obasanjo also was Chairperson of the African Union.
References[change | change source]
- Ebuzor, Chika. "'Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun powder,' OBJ says". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
- "Statement by Obasanjo to the United Nations" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- With tone marking, his name is spelled Olúṣẹ́gun Ọbásanjọ́.
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