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General Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo

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


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Grim outlook for the new president

His allies say that as Vice-President he greatly assisted President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007) to achieve several debt cancellations as part of a process that reduced Nigeria's debt stock by around US$30 billion...

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Addis Ababa and Tigray sign an uneasy truce

WarningsThe AU's chief negotiator former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo – who commanded troops in his own country's war against Biafran secessionists over 50 years ago – warned that the agreement was 'not the end of this process but the beginning of it...

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Federal and Tigrayan leaders open talks in South Africa

The African Union whose Horn of Africa envoy ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo supported by South Africa's former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is supposed to mediate the talks but has not released details about plans for the talks...

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Addis and Tigray return to the battlefields

As the battle raged on multiple fronts Tigray's leaders stepped up their diplomatic game welcoming an African Union-led peace process after previously upsetting the continental bloc by saying that its envoy ex-Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo was biased towards Abiy (AC Vol 63 No 14 Rivals differ over talks location)...

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Opposition fall-out shakes up election plans

A tycoon and former head of customs from Adamawa state Atiku was number two to President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007) and has dominated the PDP for the last four years...


Downing a ceasefire

Some favour Kenya's government currently distracted by post-election disputes or the African Union which has nominated Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo (AC Vol 63 No 14 Rivals differ over talks location)...


Attacks shatter Abuja’s complacency

The last attempt to impeach a president was a cross-party rebellion over budgetary and human rights issues against President Olusegun Obasanjo 20 years ago...


Rivals differ over talks location

TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael says that African Union envoy Olusegun Obasanjo is too close to the federal government and that Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta should mediate the talks which they add should be held in Kenya...


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