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Photo Of The Day: Young Obasanjo In Congo Back In 1961

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Feb 7, 2014 – Photo Of The Day: Young Olusegun Obasanjo In Congo Back In 1961

This is young Olusegun Obasanjo back in 1961. In the above picture, he was being congratulated for completing his tour of duty in Congo.

Before travelling to Congo, OBJ had finished the Short Service Commission course (a six months program) at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England.

He initially trained at the Regular Officers Special Training School in Teshie Ghana before he was selected for the SSC course in England.

Obasanjo joined the Nigerian Army in 1958 at age 21. He later became the Military Head of States after the murder of Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed in February 1976.



  1. Uche Victor

    February 7, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Education is a strong defence nowonder he’s such a tough man

  2. Kaycee Ayoola

    February 7, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    He was a very handsome man. Age has turn him into something else
    He is still ok

  3. Adesakin Megbabi

    February 7, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Hmmm! Thank God for uniform, b’cos he looks much more handsome by then.

  4. chisom victor

    February 7, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! He looks more beautiful than now

    • Comfort Otuokhile

      February 7, 2014 at 10:36 PM

      handsome lol

  5. Nigeria Black

    February 7, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    young shall grow, i dey fear my old age ooo

  6. Bola Adewumi

    February 7, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Such is life ho!

  7. Nwadimuya Columbus

    February 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Handsome indeed, den he was Bobo OBJ, bt now he is Baba OBJ, Baba has really achieved in life.

  8. Consort

    February 8, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    U damned swerious??? Wuld neva hav guessed dat to be OBJ of today. He ws handsome while young oo

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