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Olusegun Obasanjo
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12th President of Nigeria
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007
Vice President Atiku Abubakar
Preceded by Abdulsalam Abubakar
Succeeded by Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
Federal of Petroleum Resources
In office
1999–2007
5th Head of State of Nigeria
In office
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
In office
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
In office
1974–1975
Personal details
Born 5 May 1937 (1937-05-05) (age 83)
Abeokuta, Western Region, British Nigeria
(now Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria)
Nationality Nigerian
Political party PDP (1999 – Feb. 2015)
Spouse(s)
  • Bola Alice (Wife)
  • Esther Oluremi (ex-wife)
  • Lynda (ex-wife, deceased)
  • Stella Abebe (deceased)
  • Mojisola Adekunle (deceased)
Children Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello
Alma mater Mons Officer Cadet School
DSSC, India
Nickname(s) Baba, "OBJ"
Military service
Nickname(s) Baba Africa
Allegiance  Nigeria
Branch/service  Nigeria Army
Years of service 1958–1979
Rank General
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. (/ˈbɑːsən/; Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 15: attempt to call field 'length' (a nil value). 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.



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