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Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun ObasanjoAKA Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo

Born: 5-Mar-1937
Birthplace: Abeokuta, Nigeria

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Nigeria
Executive summary: President of Nigeria, 1999-2007

Military service: Nigerian Army (1958-)

Current President of Nigeria. Founded the African Leadership Forum in 1988; lost bid to become UN Secretary General in 1991. In 1995, he was tried and convicted for plotting a coup against Nigeria's military leader, Sani Abacha. He was originally given a life sentence in prison, but he ended up spending only three years behind bars, thanks to pressure from influential outsiders like Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela, and Helmut Schmidt.

[1] People's Democratic Party, Nigeria.

Wife: Lynda (d. 1987 murder)
Wife: Stella Abebe (m. 1976, d. 23-Oct-2005 complications of surgery)

    High School: Baptist Boys High School, Nigeria

    President of Nigeria (29-May-1999 to 29-May-2007)
    President of Nigeria (13-Feb-1976 to 1-Oct-1979)
    Nigerian Official Vice President (29-Jul-1975 to 13-Feb-1976)
    Better World Society Trustee
    Funeral: Ronald Reagan (2004)
    Funeral: Nelson Mandela (2013)

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