GEJ, President Sirleaf, Ikpeazu, Akpabio At Obasanjo's 80th Birthday


Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria launched his Presidential Library two days ago and yesterday he did a thanksgiving service to commemorate his 80th birthday. Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR is a former Nigerian Army general who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. 

A Nigerian of Yoruba descent, Obasanjo was a career soldier before serving twice as his nation's head of state. Born in March 5th, 1937, OBJ as he is fondly called by his political associates was born in Ogun State and grew up in Owu (Abeokuta). His first name, Olusegun, means "The Lord is victorious".

Many people didn't know this but in 1987, his second wife/ex-wife, Lynda, was ordered out of her car by armed men, and was fatally shot for failing to move quickly. On 23 October 2005, the President lost his wife, Stella Obasanjo, First Lady of Nigeria the day after she had an abdominoplasty in Spain. 

In 2009, the doctor only known as 'AM' was sentenced to one year in jail for negligence in Spain and ordered to pay restitution to her son of about $176,000. Obasanjo has many children who live throughout Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States. One of his son, Dare Obasanjo, is a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft.
 
Amongst the dignitaries who graced his birthday thanksgiving was Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, former President Of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Senator Godswill Akpabio etc.

Happy Birthday Sir




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