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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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Play the game

One cable from the US Embassy in Abuja four months before 9/11 reports that former President Olusegun Obasanjo cut short a discussion of a rendition exercise referred to as ‘what we did last time’ with a jokey stage whisper: ‘Ssh...


The strange case of the ex-Governors

Sir Peter Odili ex-Governor (1999-2007) of Rivers another oil-rich state was moments away from being nominated as a vice-presidential candidate when (insiders say) outgoing President Olusegun Obasanjo struck his name out of the acceptance speech prepared for Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who went on to win the governing party’s presidential primary in December 2006...


Better elections, dangerous politics

Their willingness to be coopted by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and now by Jonathan has undermined them and their institutions just as radical groups such as Boko Haram and Hijrah are stepping up arms seizures and attacks on police stations...


A resolution in Abidjan

Jonathan’s determination to see Gbagbo ousted was encouraged by Nigerian former President Olusegun Obasanjo who had found the Ivorian a tiresome and disingenuous interlocutor...


The candidates line up

It has been linked to Sir Emeka Offor a Nigerian businessman associated with a former military ruler General Sani Abacha and with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and a business associate of his Marc Wabara who has been investigated by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the misuse of US$56 million of signature bonuses...


Results that are fit to print

Yet the winner from ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s camp ‘stepped aside’ for Bankole who wants a third term in the Assembly...


Watch the south-west

By 2003 when President Olusegun Obasanjo struggled to get endorsement for his second term he used his south-western and Yoruba credentials to campaign for his presidency and the PDP: the AD/AC vote crashed...


A fight for the President’s base

Fred Barivule Kpakol the younger brother of Magnus Kpakol former Economic Advisor to President Olusegun Obasanjo mobilised his private army the Gberesaakoo Boys and joined in...


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