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Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by lalasticlala(m): 8:26am On Mar 05, 2019
Olusegun Obasanjo is 82 today!

Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, Ph.D. (born 5 March 1937) is a former Nigerian Army general who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Obasanjo was a career soldier before serving twice as his nation's head of state. He served as a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979, and as a democratically elected president from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. From July 2004 to January 2006, Obasanjo also served as Chairperson of the African Union.

Early life

Olusegun Obasanjo was born on 5 March 1937 to his father Amos Adigun Obaluayesanjo "Obasanjo" Bankole and his mother Ashabi in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. His mother died in 1958 and his father died in 1959. He became an orphan at the age of 22.

In 1948, Obasanjo enrolled into Saint David Ebenezer School at Ibogun, for his primary school education. From 1952 to 1957, he attended Baptist Boys' High School (BBHS), Abeokuta, for his secondary school education.

Military career

In 1958, Olusegun Obasanjo joined the Nigerian Army. Some of his studies and training includes Mons Cadet School, Aldershot, England; Royal College of Military Engineers, Chatham, England; School of Survey, Newbury, England; Indian Army School of Engineering, Poona; and the Royal College of Defence Studies, London.

Obasanjo served in the 5th Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna and in Cameroon between 1958 and 1959. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Nigerian Army in 1959 and promoted to a lieutenant in 1960.

As lieutenant, Obasanjo served in the Nigerian contingent of the United Nations Force in the Congo (formerly Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1960. He later joined the then only engineering unit of the Nigerian Army and became its unit commander in 1963.

In 1963, Obasanjo was promoted to the rank of captain in the Nigerian Army. He was attached to the Indian Army Engineering School at Kirkee, India in 1965. That year, he was promoted to the rank of major.

In 1965, he attended the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, India (In a book, the 40th anniversary book on the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India, 1947–1987, Col. R.D. Palsokar (retired) quoted the commandant's confidential report on the then Major Obasanjo of the 20th staff course set in 1965, as saying that he was "the best officer who was sent up till then from that country (Nigeria) to Wellington. Palsokar also stated: "He was particularly popular in all circles).

Obasanjo was promoted lieutenant colonel in 1967, appointed commander Second Area command of the Nigerian Army. He was made Commander, Garrison, Ibadan, Nigeria, between 1967 and 1969.

Obasanjo’s colonel promotion came in 1969. He was appointed from 1969–1970, general officer commanding 3rd Infantry Division, Nigerian Army. He was later made the commander, Third Marine Commando Division, South-Eastern State, during the Nigerian Biafran Civil War.

On 12 January 1970, Obasanjo accepted the Biafran surrender ending the Nigerian Civil War.

From 1970 to 1975, he was the commander of the Engineering Corps, Nigerian Army. Earlier in 1972, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.

In January 1975 the head of state for the federal republic of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon, made Obasanjo the Federal commissioner for works and housing.

On 29 July 1975, when General Murtala Mohammed took power as head of state via a military coup, Obasanjo was appointed as the chief of staff supreme headquarters. In January 1976 he was promoted to lieutenant general.

Following a failed coup by Lt. Col. Buka Suka Dimka in which General Murtala Mohammed was killed, Obasanjo was chosen as head of state by the supreme military council on 13 February 1976.

Obasanjo resigned as head of state and also resigned from the army on 1 October 1979, handing over power to the newly elected civilian president of Shehu Shagari.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olusegun_Obasanjo

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by Clerverly: 8:27am On Mar 05, 2019
After being retired permanently by Buhari-The Man of Intergrity.

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by ElsonMorali: 8:29am On Mar 05, 2019
Evil people live long...

I wonder why.

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by yerokunphilips: 8:29am On Mar 05, 2019
Happy birthday to Baba himself , a kingmaker , an outstanding leader , an elder statesman per excellence ,the lion himself .YOU MAY NOT BE THE BEST LEADER ,BUT TRUTH BE TOLD YOU HAVE TRY YOUR BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY AND AFRICA .HAPPY BIRTHDAY AREMU , OKIKI OLA , MATTHEW OLUSEGUN OMO OBASANJO

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by naijaguy1234(m): 8:29am On Mar 05, 2019
Old fool like him should be in jail still. He's yet to learn a lesson. At 81, he still want to dictate to Nigerians, selfish man.

Tell me one single politicians Obasanjo brought up that he didn't bring down ?

He helped fayose become a governor yet pulled him down, helped Jonathan from the scratch yet he help remove him from office, he help made Atiku the VP of Nigeria yet he destroyed him with corruption comments.

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by kingemzy5(m): 8:30am On Mar 05, 2019
Baba wey no fit stand defeat run go UK..... Naso life be grin grin Happy birthday to you.... Wishing you longlife in other to witness the good works of Sai baba

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by ElsonMorali: 8:31am On Mar 05, 2019
that American president in the second pic.

Looks so much like "Colleen Sweeney", the wife killer in TGW.

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by 3rdavefarms(m): 8:32am On Mar 05, 2019
Run away papa
Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by frankmoney(m): 8:32am On Mar 05, 2019
Lol one of the most irrelevant politician... At least he has being demystified . Obasanjo has no influence in politics

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by AllenSpencer: 8:32am On Mar 05, 2019
Baba is not writing letters again grin grin grin

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by muyoge: 8:33am On Mar 05, 2019
Where would Nairaland have been if Obasanjo had not made GSM available to Nigerians during his tenure?

Relationships survive when you consider somebody's strength and think less of his weaknesses. Let's give Obasanjo that credit.


Communications, transportation, security and power used to be a problem in Nigeria. Obasanjo came to deal with the communication problem and it's solved.

What tangible achievement can we attribute to other governments?

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by AllenSpencer: 8:33am On Mar 05, 2019
naijaguy1234:
Old fool like him should be in jail still. He's yet to learn a lesson. At 81, he still want to dictate to Nigerians, selfish man.

You dont have to call him a fool.

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by QualityShare: 8:33am On Mar 05, 2019
Happy birthday sir. May you live long to witness the better Nigeria you laboured for.

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by Praktikals(m): 8:33am On Mar 05, 2019
Everybody knows baba does not know his real date of birth

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by 6lam(m): 8:33am On Mar 05, 2019
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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by datopaper(m): 8:34am On Mar 05, 2019
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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by Nobody: 8:34am On Mar 05, 2019
Baba iyabo

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by Mouthgag: 8:34am On Mar 05, 2019
USELESS OLD FOOL

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by Jayslicky: 8:34am On Mar 05, 2019
The man whose shoe soles buhari can never untie.
Happy birthday to our general, former president, at 82 you are still agile and strong. May GOD add more years to you.

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by israelmao(m): 8:34am On Mar 05, 2019
Obj
Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by BornnAgainChild(f): 8:34am On Mar 05, 2019
Obj my nigga

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by uju22(f): 8:34am On Mar 05, 2019
Happy birthday OBJ

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by wallex1983(m): 8:34am On Mar 05, 2019
Though you messed up in this election. But the Yoruba race still know your worth.

Happy Bornday sir

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by datola: 8:35am On Mar 05, 2019
Obasanjo resigned as head of state and also resigned from the army on 1 October 1979, handing over power to the newly elected civilian president of Shehu Shagari

Wrong account.

He had a great career but he's messing it up with ONLY ME attitudes.

Between, we have not heard from Baba since his annointed candidate lost the presidential election.

Happy Birthday to a worthy Owu General!

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by EdoBoyJazzie: 8:35am On Mar 05, 2019
The real Sai Baba of Nigeria. Long may you live.

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by Lymasaba(m): 8:35am On Mar 05, 2019
So he is back
Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by deleyi20(m): 8:35am On Mar 05, 2019
Happy Birthday Boss

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by israelmao(m): 8:36am On Mar 05, 2019
Mouthgag:
USELESS OLD FOOL
A useful old man in 2015 in ousting GEJ?

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Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by OBAGADAFFI: 8:36am On Mar 05, 2019
angry

Thanks last man standing
Re: Olusegun Obasanjo Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today by gcof(m): 8:36am On Mar 05, 2019
I love the fact that those who think they are king makers in Nigeria are being retired gradually. Tinubu to follow soon

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