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us: Obasanjo, Olusegun

  • [Lieutenant-General; Head, Federal Military Government; Commander-in-Chief, Armed Forces of the Federal Rep. of Nigeria.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Obasanjo, O. (Olusegun)
    • us: Obasanjo, Matthew Fajinmi Okikiolakan Aremu Olusegun
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Abeokuta (Nigeria)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Nigeria
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons
        • Organization: (naf) Nigeria. Nigerian Army
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Abeokuta Baptist High School
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Nigeria--Politics and government
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Presidents
            (lcsh) Politicians
              (lcsh) Essayists
                (lcsh) Armies--Officers
            • Related Terms

              • us: Nigeria. President (1999-2007 : Obasanjo)
            • Sources

              • found: My command, 1980: t.p. (Oluṣẹgun Ọbasanjọ) jkt. (b. 3-5-37)
              • found: The Leadership challenge of economic reforms in Africa, 1990: CIP t.p. (O. Obasanjo)
              • found: Obasanjo's economic direction, 2000: p. iii (Chief Olusagun Obasanjo, GCFR, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria) p. 7 (assumed office in May 1999)
              • found: The return of Obasanjo-- twenty years after, 1999: p. 1 (Matthew Fajinmi Okikiolakan Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo)
              • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed March 5, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Obasanjo, Olusegun; political figure, president, essayist, army officer; born 1937 in Abeokuta, Nigeria; studied at Abeokuta Baptist High School; enlisted in the army (1958); advanced from second lieutenant to Chief of Staff at supreme headquarters (1959-1976); led Nigerian forces in the country's civil war (1969-1970); became head of state (1976-1979); published Constitution for National Integration and Development, a book advocating a one-party government (1989); served on the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (1980s-1990s); won the Africa Prize for leadership (1990); imprisoned under charges of “concealing treason” (1995) and released in 1998; elected president on May 1999; won a second term in 2003; stepped down after a controversy about constitutional modifications (April 2007); was appointed a special envoy to the Great Lakes Region (December 2008))
            • General Notes

              • [Lieutenant-General; Head, Federal Military Government; Commander-in-Chief, Armed Forces of the Federal Rep. of Nigeria.]
            • Change Notes

              • 1980-10-21: new
              • 2015-05-21: revised
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