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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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All the President's militias

Further political schisms might focus on Senator John Akpan Udoedeghe a minister of state in President Olusegun Obasanjo's government...


The bonus culture

In 2004 Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo had to do without bonuses in order to entice Asian companies which in 2000 had shown no interest in marginal fields...


Goodluck with the numbers

One weakness according to insiders is Jonathan's frequent consulting of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who has lost much of the support that propelled him to power in 1999 and is seen as a liability in the north...


Into the unknown

In 2007 then President Olusegun Obasanjo backed Yar’Adua rather than Makarfi who is seen by some as a closet Islamist and whose health is in doubt; he was flown abroad late last year for three months of treatment...


Reformers, politicians and generals

Nnamani the former Senate President and Masari former Speaker of the House of Representatives both opposed ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s bid to fiddle the constitution and run for a third term...


Fifty years on, forget the first forty

After some delay the inaugural ribbon was cut on 3 April by Nigeria’s ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo who asserted that the statue belonged not just to Senegal but to all Africa and its diaspora so many of whom made the terrible journey from there to the Americas...


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Tarnished triumph

Nigeria’s Acting President Goodluck Jonathan gave his blessing and former President Olusegun Obasanjo Chairman of the African Union Observer Mission visited the main opposition candidate Fabre at his home to persuade him to accept the result...


Yar'Adua goes into extra time

Others said Danjuma has his own constituency in the military and is independent of groups backed by General Ibrahim Babangida and former President Olusegun Obasanjo...


Acting President Jonathan sets out his plans

Since the exit of President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2007 Nigerian diplomacy has had a diminishing impact on the continent; last month Nigerian diplomats at the African Union summit reported the most common greeting was a sympathetic nod...


No one writes to the Colonel

A decade ago Mbeki and the then Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo helped to launch the New Partnership for Africa’s Development which envisaged spending some $80 billion a year on infrastructure to boost African economies...


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