Olusegun Obasanjo Biography – Age, Education

Olusegun (means “The Lord is victorious”) Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo is one of the fathers in the Nigerian politics, he’s best known as the president of Nigeria from 29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007 with his vice Atiku Abubakar and the 5th head of state under the military from 13 February 1976 – 30 September 1979. Born on 5 March 1937 in Abeokuta, Western Region, British Nigeria, now Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria, at the age of 21 in 1958, he joined the Nigerian Army. His 6 months Short Service Commission training was at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in England, later he was trained in India at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and at the Indian Army School of Engineering.

Marital Life and Children


Esther Oluremi – married on Saturday, June 22, 1963, at Camberwell Green Registry, South East London.
no: of children: 6; Senator Iyabo Obasanjo, Busola Obasanjo, ; Olusegun Obasanjo, the first son, Olugbenga Obasanjo, Enitan Obasanjo, and Damilola Obasanjo.

Stella Obasanjo: died on Sunday, October 23, 2005,
no. of children: Olumuyiwa Obasanjo, who was born in 1977

Gold Oruh: former director at Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), they met during the civil war.
no of children: 2, Funke and Seun Obasanjo.

Taiwo Obasanjo: They are no more together and she has changed her name back to her maiden name Martins.
no. of children: 2.

Lynda Obasanjo: she was killed on February 14, 1987, in daylight by armed robbers.
no. of children: 2.

During his second term in office as president of Nigeria, he was criticized for his decision to grant asylum to the deposed Liberian president, Charles Taylor in November 2003. On June 12, 2006 he signed the Greentree Agreement with Cameroonian President Paul Biya which formally put an end to the Bakassi peninsula border dispute.

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