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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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The nearly man

Established in Bayelsa as a safe pair of hands outgoing President Olusegun Obasanjo and his putative successor Yar'Adua picked him as the party's vice-presidential candidate in 2007...


The elite scrambles for cover

Maurice Iwu INEC Chairman owes his position to one of the aspirants Andy Uba (Labour Party) a former advisor to President Olusegun Obasanjo...


Beijing gazumps New Delhi

The deal resembles the oil-for-infrastructure contracts signed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo just before the 2007 elections although President Goodluck Jonathan wants to avoid too close an association with his recent predecessors...


Oiling the gears

With newly inaugurated President Goodluck Jonathan stamping his authority on Abuja and the sacking of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) director the deal could meet the same fate as the oil-for-infrastructure pacts signed under former President Olusegun Obasanjo (AAC Vol 2 No 6)...


Asian solutions for Africa’s refinery problems

North African countries have adopted a similar model to that of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo’s government which demanded investment in unattractive downstream projects in return for oil acreage...


Beijing's builders are back

Given interim powers by the National Assembly on 9 February Vice-President Jonathan is closer to former President Olusegun Obasanjo than President Yar’Adua and is seen as more sympathetic to Obasanjo’s projects like the railways...


A year to mend broken promises

In Nigeria it appears that efforts to patch up relations which had deteriorated since former President Olusegun Obasanjo stepped down are yet to succeed...


It's not over until it's over

The previous government under President Olusegun Obasanjo was giving licences to companies promising to build infrastructure: it awarded OPL 321 and 323 to KNOC after it offered to build gas pipelines and a power station...


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...


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