Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR born (5
March 1937) is a former Nigerian Army general who was
President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.
A Nigerian of Yoruba descent, Obasanjo was career soldier before serving twice as his nation’s head of state, as a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979 and as a
democratically elected president from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.
From July 2004 to January 2006, Obasanjo also served as Chairperson of the African Union.
His current home is Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State, where he is a nobleman as the holder of the chieftaincy titles of the Balogun of the Owu Lineage and the Ekerin Balogun of the Egba clan of Yorubaland.