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Nigeria

General Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo

Date of Birth: 5 March 1937
Place of Birth: Ogun State


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State taxes boost devolution

In the early 2000s vice-president Yemi Osinbajo played a pivotal role as Lagos attorney general in securing a legal victory for the state over the Olusegun Obasanjo presidency to have more autonomy over allocations to local councils...


Lies, damned lies and statistics

The African Union's appointment of Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been greeted with scepticism by both sides but more so from Tigray (AC Dispatches 7/9/21 Nigeria's Olusegun Obasanjo takes on mediating role in war as brickbats fly on both sides)...


Oil reform gathers pace

Abuja first canvassed the prospect of reform after the return to civilian rule in 1999 when then President Olusegun Obasanjo found that the thicket of overlapping and sometimes contradictory legislation prevented the reverse of some of the most egregious and politically motivated contract and licence awards made by the military (AC Vol 40 No 21 Cleaning up oil)...


States rethink security

Dokubo-Asari was arrested and detained alongside Gani Adams of the O'odua People's Congress and Ralph Uwazurike of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) when Olusegun Obasanjo was President two decades ago...


Edo's not so merry-go-round

Days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo – who has found fault with all of his successors – described Nigeria as 'fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state' under President Buhari and an economic basket case Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka uncharacteristically agreed with his kinsman...


All power to the governors

Appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo to run the federal privatisation programme El-Rufai then took over as minister of the federal capital territory (mayor of Abuja) where he won a reputation for arbitrary unaccountable and sectional decision-making...


In Edo, all politics is national

As a national trade union leader with a penchant for khaki safari suits 'Comrade Adams' was a thorn in the side of President Olusegun Obasanjo's government...


New chief, old battles

Olusegun Obasanjo led from the front to make and drive policy to wheel and deal and take to the public stage...


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