Throwback: 5 Old Pictures of Ex-President Obasanjo Showing He's Nigeria's Good Ambassador

Throwback: 5 Old Pictures of Ex-President Obasanjo Showing He's Nigeria's Good Ambassador

Nigeria's history will not be complete without ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo's name occupying a prominent space. The Ebora of Owu as he is fondly called served as Nigeria’s military ruler between 1976 and 1979, and as a civilian president between 1999 and 2007. presents five old pictures of the former president showing he is Nigeria's good ambassador.

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1. Attends a summit in Gabon

In his capacity as Nigeria's head of state, Olusegun Obasanjo attended a summit of African heads of state at Libreville in Gabon on July 13, 1977.

The then lieutenant-general could be seen beaming as he was decked in traditional attire.

Olusegun Obasanjo in Gabon
Olusegun Obasanjo in Gabon attended a summit in Gabon. Photo credit: Keystone
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2. Olusegun Obasanjo attends a meeting with Jimmy Carter

The then head of state could be seen with Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, who served between 1977 and 1981.

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As usual, he could be seen promoting the African culture with his blue Yoruba traditional attire that he wore to the event while his US counterpart wore a suit.

Some government officials who wore traditional attires were also present at the occasion.

Throwback: X old pictures of ex-president Obasanjo showing he's Nigeria's good ambassador
Olusegun Obasanjo with Jimmy Carter Photo credit: Wally McNamee/Corbis
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3. Olusegun Obasanjo with Madeleine Albright

The then democratically elected president was in New York, United States, for the 54th General Assembly of the United Nations on September 24, 1999.

He could be seen shaking hands with the US secretary of state Madeleine Albright.

Olusegun Obasanjo in the United States
Olusegun Obasanjo attends UN meeting in the US. Photo credit: Stan Honda/AFP
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4. Olusegun Obasanjo meets with Kurt Waldheim

The former president could be seen having a meeting with the fourth secretary-general of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim, who later became Austria's president.

The photo was taken in 1977.

Olusegun Obasanjo with Kurt Wladheim.
Olusegun Obasanjo with the fourth secretary-general of UN, Kurt Wladheim. Photo credit: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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5. Olusegun Obasanjo and Jimmy Carter

The then Lieutenant shook hands with the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter, after the former made his welcoming remarks during ceremonies at Dodan Barracks.

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Obasanjo shaking hands with Jimmy Carter
Olusegun Obasanjo shook hands with Jimmy Carter. Photo credit: Bettmann
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President Buhari as a young man dancing with "white lady"

In similar news, an old photo of President Muhammadu Buhari enjoying himself when he was younger has generated massive reactions on social media.

A Facebook user named Ayo Ojeniyi stunned the internet with a rare photo of President Buhari as a young man dancing with a white lady barefooted.

Sharing the image, he wrote:

"PMB was very sociable while growing up. Nowadays, he keeps to himself !!! See him digging it out in a party when he was young!!!!"


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