Olusegun Obasanjo

1937 - Today

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Chief Olusegun Matthew Okikiola Ogunboye Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, (; Yoruba: Olúṣẹ́gun Ọbásanjọ́ [olúʃɛ́ɡũ ɔbásanɟɔ]; born 5 March 1937) is a Nigerian political and military leader who served as Nigeria's head of state from 1976 to 1979 and later as its president from 1999 to 2007. Ideologically a Nigerian nationalist, he was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 1999 to 2015, and from 2018 has been a member of the African Democratic Congress party (ADC). Born in the village of Ibogun-Olaogun to a farming family of the Owu branch of the Yoruba, Obasanjo was educated largely in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olusegun Obasanjo has received more than 1,854,315 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Olusegun Obasanjo is the 8,018th most popular politician (down from 6,875th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Nigerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Olusegun Obasanjo ranks 8,018 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor En'yū, John II of Trebizond, Hélène Dutrieu, Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, Antanas Merkys, and Titus Annius Milo. After him are Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria, Pedro González de Mendoza, Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Louis Riel, Tony Tan, and Práxedes Mateo Sagasta.

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Among people born in 1937, Olusegun Obasanjo ranks 148Before him are Ned Beatty, Anna Hazare, Aslan Usoyan, Amos Tversky, Aleksandr Medved, and Waylon Jennings. After him are Archie Shepp, Foday Sankoh, Sami Frey, Gordon Milne, Andrés Gimeno, and Félix Miélli Venerando.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo ranks 11 out of 200Before him are Chinua Achebe (1930), Fela Kuti (1938), Tony Allen (1940), Sade (1959), Hakeem Olajuwon (1963), and Usman dan Fodio (1754). After him are Olaudah Equiano (1745), Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941), Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), Francis Arinze (1932), Sani Abacha (1943), and Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951).

Among POLITICIANS In Nigeria

Among politicians born in Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo ranks 2Before him are Muhammadu Buhari (1942). After him are Sani Abacha (1943), Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), Shehu Shagari (1925), Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Yakubu Gowon (1934), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Abdullah al-Thani (1954), Ibrahim Babangida (1941), Murtala Mohammed (1938), and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904).