Olusegun Obasanjo or OBJ is an indigene of Ogun State, born on 5th March 1938. The former Nigerian Army General also served twice as Nigeria’s Head of State: first as a military ruler from 1976 to 1979, and as a civilian president from 1999 to 2007, making him the longest serving president.
Obasanjo joined the army and received training in Nigeria and abroad. A 21-year military career included serving in the UN peacekeeping mission in the former Zaire and commanding the 3rd Marine Commando Division during Nigeria's Biafran civil war (1967-70).
In 1976, Obasanjo became Nigeria's military ruler following the assassination of General Murtala Muhammad. In 1979, he Presided over democratic elections, won by civilian northern politician Shehu Shagari. In doing so, Obasanjo became Nigeria's first military ruler to hand over power to a democratically elected civilian government.
In 1999, Obasanjo won presidential elections on 27 February with 62 percent of the valid votes cast. His Party, the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Checkout some of his rare throwback photos.
Obasanjo and Jimmy Carter, Obansanjo is the only Nigerian president to have host three different US president.
Obasanjo and Nelson MandelaObasanjo swearing Buhari in as Minister of PetroleumObasanjo and his first wife eatingObasanjo laughing in an occasionObasanjo postrating for a kingObasanjo pictured in the northern part of NigeriaPresident Buhari showing Obasanjo into his officeA northern leader welcome Obasanjo with handshake.Obasanjo is truly handsome.Obasanjo and his late wife(Mrs Stella Obasanjo)Obasanjo hugging his wifeObasanjo pictured recieving a cheque of 300 million Naira from Femi Otedola, Otedola donate the money to build the National ecumenical centre, AbujaObasanjo, MKO Abiola and some of his friends back in schoolObasanjo as a young soldieri specially like Obasanjo pose in this pictureObasanjo the action man
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