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Olusegun Obasanjo

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Chief Olusegun Matthew Okikiola Ogunboye Aremu Obasanjo, , ( (listen) ; Yoruba: Olúṣẹ́gun Ọbásanjọ́ [olúʃɛ́ɡũ ɔbásanɟɔ];(Listen) born 5 March 1937) is a Nigerian retired military officer and statesman 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 1998 to 2015, and since 2018. 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 2,201,684 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Olusegun Obasanjo is the 7,785th most popular politician (up from 8,009th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Nigeria and the 2nd most popular Nigerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Olusegun Obasanjo ranks 7,785 out of 15,577Before him are Takeo Miki, Ion I. C. Brătianu, Giovanni Morelli, Abdul Ali Mazari, Al-Mansur Ali, and Philippe de Gaulle. After him are Clarice de' Medici, Stephen, Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken, Souvanna Phouma, Adolfo de la Huerta, Xiao Jia, and Adib Shishakli.

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Among people born in 1937, Olusegun Obasanjo ranks 132Before him are Carmen Pereira, Jovan Divjak, Facundo Cabral, Ned Beatty, Lajos Portisch, and Aslan Usoyan. After him are Erich Segal, Dyan Cannon, Ted Nelson, Archie Shepp, Anna Hazare, and Sally Kellerman.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo ranks 11 out of 236Before him are Chinua Achebe (1930), Fela Kuti (1938), Sade (1959), Usman dan Fodio (1754), Olaudah Equiano (1745), and Hakeem Olajuwon (1963). After him are Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941), Tony Allen (1940), Sani Abacha (1943), Francis Arinze (1932), 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), Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Shehu Shagari (1925), Ernest Shonekan (1936), Yakubu Gowon (1934), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Abdullah al-Thani (1954), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (1954), and Ibrahim Babangida (1941).