Olusegun Obasanjo has been on political arena of Nigeria for many years. Find out how old he is and learn his bio.
Do you know who Olusegun Obasanjo is? This significant figure is very famous in Nigeria. Is he just a former president or a military ruler? Let’ find out more information about his life and career.
Olusegun Obasanjo biography
His native state is Ogun. He was born there in 1937 and was brought up in Owu. His first wife’s name is Oluremi (Remi) Obasanjo. She gave birth to their oldest child. After some time, Obasanjo married again. Her name was Linda. She tragically died in 1987, when an armed man ordered her to go out of car and then shot.
His third wife – Stella Obasanjo was also the first lady in Nigeria. But in 2005, she also died, after abdominoplasty. This man has many children. Some of them have decided staying in the country, others have left it.
In 1958, Obasanjo enlisted in Army. After completing his training, he has become the officer of Nigerian Army. He was also trained in India at the Defense Services Staff College, Wellington and at the Indian Army School of Engineering. This man appeared to be very prominent in this sphere. And during the Civil War, he commanded Marine Division. In fact, he did much to bring end to that war.
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Obasanjo and Jonathan
Obasanjo decided to start political career in 1999. He ran for presidency as candidate from PDP. He managed to win with more than 62% of votes.
In 2003, he was re-elected for the second term. There was great ethnic and religious violence during that time. Besides, his main opponent was a Muslim.
What concerns Goodluck Jonathan, he has always had disputes with Obasanjo and some other politicians. In fact, the former president criticizes Jonathan’s approach to Boko Haram group. Other things, such as unemployment and poverty are factors, which influence their relations.
However, according to the recent news, they have managed to come to an agreement.
Olusegun Obasanjo age
This great man is already 78 years old. Nevertheless, he is not going to quit from political scene. He's done a lot for development of Nigeria and wants to do even more.
Olusegun Obasanjo net worth
Being a former president, he is also one of the richest men in Nigeria. As the reporters claim, he gets at least N34 million every day. There is no proved information about his net worth. However, according to the rumors, he has N180 billion.
We cannot know all the truth about this prominent politician and military man. However, we may wait that he will do something important soon. Probably become the president for the third time? Let’s see.