Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR was the former Nigerian Army general who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. A Nigerian of Yoruba descent, Obasanjo was a soldier before serving twice as his nations head of state. He served as a ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979. From July 2004 to January 2006, Obasanjo also served as Chairperson of the African Union, Olusegun is a member of the Africa Progress Panel, a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. As a Panel Member he facilitates coalition building to leverage and broker knowledge, Ọbasanjọ was born in Ogun State, and grew up in Owu. His first name, Olusegun, means The Lord is victorious, 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, 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 his son, Dare Obasanjo, is a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft. In 1958, the age of 21, he enlisted in the Nigerian Army and he attended the 6-month Short Service Commission training at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in England, and was thereafter commissioned as an officer in the Nigerian Army. He was also trained in India at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and he served at 1 Area Command in Kaduna. Promoted to Chief Army Engineer, he was commander of 2 Area Command from July 1967, which was redesignated 2 Division Rear. During the Nigerian Civil War, he commanded the Armys 3 Marine Commando Division that took Owerri, Ọbasanjọ did not participate in the military coup of 29 July 1975, led by Murtala Mohammed, he supported it and was named Murtalas deputy in the new government. As chief of staff of Supreme Headquarters, Obasanjo sought advice from Rogerlay of Akobi, on 13 February 1976, coup plotters, led by Army Col. Dimka, marked him, Murtala and other senior military personnel for assassination. Murtala was killed during the coup, but Obasanjo escaped death. The low profile security policy adopted by Murtala had allowed the easy access to their targets. The coup was foiled because the plotters missed Obasanjo and General Theophilus Danjuma, chief of army staff, the plotters failed to monopolize communications, although they were able to take over the radio station to announce the coup attempt. Obasanjo and Danjuma established a chain of command and re-established security in Lagos, Obasanjo was appointed as head of state by the Supreme Military Council. The second republican constitution, which was adopted in 1979, was modeled on the Constitution of the United States, with provision for a President, Senate, and House of Representatives
Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League. Beckham started the 2012 BCS National Championship Game in his first year playing for the LSU Tigers, in his first season with the New York Giants, Beckham broke numerous NFL rookie receiving records, despite missing the first four games of the season due to injury. Beckham became the first player to more than 75 receptions,1,100 yards, and ten touchdowns in a rookie season. Beckham went on to win the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year award, Beckham continued his remarkable form beyond his rookie season, becoming in 2016 the fastest player in NFL history to reach both 200 career receptions and 4,000 career receiving yards. In 2016, he recorded his first 100-reception season and reached the NFL playoffs for the first time in his career, after helping the Giants to an 11-5 season record. Beckham has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons in the NFL, and has named a second-team All-Pro twice. Beckham was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and he attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he played receiver, quarterback, running back. As a junior, he caught 45 passes for 743 yards and 10 touchdowns, while also adding three more scores on the ground. As a senior, he hauled in 50 catches for 1,010 yards and 19 touchdowns, in addition, he rushed for 331 yards and six touchdowns, passed for 90 yards and a score and also averaged 30.0 yards per punt return. In addition to football, Beckham participated in basketball, track, in basketball, Beckham lettered all four years and was an all-district selection his junior and senior years. Also a standout track & field athlete, Beckham followed in his mothers footsteps to excel in the sprinting and jumping events while at Newman High and he took silver in the long jump event at the 2010 Newman Invitational, with a career-best leap of 6.83 meters. At the 2010 LA 2A State Meet, he earned sixth-place finishes in both the 200-meter dash, with a PR time of 22.31 seconds, and in the long jump, with a leap of 6.71 meters. He was also a member of the Newman 4 ×100 m and 4 ×200 m relay teams, Beckham played soccer and considers English soccer player David Beckham his childhood idol. His youth coach wanted him to try out for a junior team. Regarded as a recruit by both Rivals. com and Scout. com, Beckham was rated as the No.6 wide receiver. He chose Louisiana State University over scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Nebraska, Tulane and he also played in the 2011 U. S. Army All-American Bowl. As a true freshman at LSU in 2011, Beckham started nine of 14 games, recording 41 receptions for 475 yards and he was named a freshman All-SEC selection