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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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Yar'Adua's cardiac crisis encourages Abuja plotters

Arguably Jonathan has benefited from Ribadu's perseverance on accountability: it was Ribadu's file on Rivers State Governor Peter Odili's financial affairs he says that persuaded President Olusegun Obasanjo to back Jonathan for the vice-presidency in 2006...


Nigeria's succession: the candidates

In 2006 when President Olusegun Obasanjo was looking for a running mate for Yar'Adua in the presidential elections he picked Jonathan after rejecting Governors James Ibori (Delta State)and Peter Odili (Rivers State)...

He spent much of the 1990s in exile during General Sani Abacha's regime but Mark returned to work when his old friend General Olusegun Obasanjo emerged as President in 1999...


Africa dons its Commonwealth cap

Despite the best efforts of Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki the Commonwealth suspended Zimbabwe and Mugabe took his country out after the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Abuja in 2003...


The opposition frontrunners

To balance the ticket Atiku a Muslim from the North recruited Olusegun Obasanjo a Christian from the South to run as presidential candidate...


China's new bid for Nigerian oil

China has seen the reversal of most of the oil-for-infrastructure deals it signed in the last days of President Olusegun Obasanjo's government...


Abuja buys a Delta amnesty

This is not surprising as MEND and its affiliates grew out of the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force of Mujahid Dokubo-Asari who had cut his own amnesty deal with President Olusegun Obasanjo...


After the boom, a purge

The list includes more than 200 individuals including two of Nigeria's much-fêted dollar billionaires - Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola - as well as high profile companies such as former President Olusegun Obasanjo's pet business project Transcorp Ltd...


Islamists raise the stakes as they take on Yar'Adua

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo a fundamentalist Christian paid little attention until a campaign for full Sharia (Islamic law) including huddud punishments such as amputations and stoning started up in several northern states...


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