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Obasanjo

Olusegun . born 1937, Nigerian politician and general; head of the military government (1976--79); president from 1999
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The statement noted that the actions of the anti-graft body 'is tantamount to a river denying its own source, since Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is the fountain of origin of the EFCC, seeing as he founded the institution and nurtured it to maturity.'
Obasanjo said this in Ibadan on Saturday at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
After the long-awaited arrival of the National Museum of African American History on the Mall in Washington DC over a year ago, and before that the Great African Basilica in Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire almost three decades ago, the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun State in Nigeria is perhaps the third act establishing a foundational edifice of African renaissance on the world map.
State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu told the Star yesterday there was no request from Obasanjo to meet Uhuru.
Prof Al-Asam pointed out after the meeting, to good obserbations made by Obasanjo.
Obasanjo stressed in statements to Sudan state media (SUNA) the importance of elections in the democratic process adding that monitoring the elections depends on institutions formed by the state to ensure the integrity, transparency and credibility of the polls.
After Jonathan's arrival at Obasanjo's mansion, four northern governors also held a separate meeting with the ex-president at the same venue.
It enabled the author to present a blow-by-blow analysis of issues and an Ml-round picture of Obasanjo, his subject: his nativity, childhood to adulthood, enlistment in the Army, his role in the Nigerian crisis (1967-70), assumption of office as military head of state and the restoration of constitutional democracy in 1979, his incarceration and release as well as his two-term presidency (1999-2007).
Iliffe knows his subject inside out and proves this beyond any doubt with an absorbing introduction that aptly describes Obasanjo as the most controversial Nigerian leader (1-3).
Obasanjo is heading a joint African Union and Economic Community of West African States observation and mediation mission to Senegal.
Olusegun Obasanjo from prison on June 15, 1998, and to help the latter become the leading candidate to a civilian presidency.