Obasanjo bags PhD in Theology

‎Obasanjo defending his project
‎Obasanjo defending his project

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday bagged the award of Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, in Christian Theology from the National Open University, NOUN.

Mr. Obasanjo after a 163-minute defence of his voluminous thesis before a six-member panel was awarded the degree at the Abeokuta Campus of the university.

The former president was a student of the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts of the institution.

The panellists included Deji Ayegboyin (Major Supervisor), Mustapha Adejoro, (Head of Department, Religious Studies, NOUN), Nebath Tanglang (School of Postgraduate Studies), Samaila Mande (Dean, Postgraduate School), Godwin Akper (Internal Supervisor and Dean, Faculty of Arts) and Cletus Gotan (External Supervisor).

Mr. Mande, who chaired the panel, while justifying the award, said Mr. Obasanjo had put in “enough study” and “intellectual rigours” to produce his work based on diligent guide and supervision from his teachers and supervisors.

Mr. Mande speaking on behalf of the panel said the graduand has satisfied the requirements and thus qualified for the award of the doctorate.

He also said it was a thing of joy that the former president was one of the pioneer students to bag PhD in Christian Theology under his management.

The dean expressed the confidence that the feat would be well celebrated during the coming NOUN convocation.

Mr. Obasanjo’s PhD Thesis is titled: “Resolving the Unfinished Agenda in Liberation Theology: Leadership, Poverty and Underdevelopment in North Eastern Nigeria.”

Mr. Obasanjo, with matriculation number NOUN 146058901, submitted the thesis to his department as part of the requirements for the award of a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Theology.


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  • Wikileaks

    Welcome to the labour market Baba.

    • Julius

      lolz, nahh, he can find a teachig position without pay.

  • M-olaniyi Odebode

    He is now to be called/addressed as Chief General Pastor Dr. ex-Head of State ex-President Olusegun Aremu OBASANJO. He and General Dr. Yakubu Gowon now form an exclusive club. Big congratulations to the oldest Nigerian ever to bag a Ph. D. degree.

  • DanJ

    Congratulations Baba!. You inspire me.

  • Isaac Boro

    He is now to be called Chief General Pastor Dr. ex-Head of State ex-President 1976 to 1979, ex-President 1999 to 2007, attempted and failed 3rd term, tore his PDP membership card Olusegun Okikiolu Aremu OBASANJO. Ph.D. Baba, did u see expo?

    • Yego V

      You forgot another title: Ex-rapist (of his son’s wife)

  • KELLOGGS

    Congratulations Okengwo, you tried, eh.

    Education includes maths, physics, chemistry, and stuff like that. Your time is gone, it’s time to help our youth. The state of education in Nigeria now, compared to the 70’s is a nightmare. We are regressing.

    Obasanjo, personally I could care less what you achieve today or tomorrow; it’s time to exit the stage, and channel whatever you have to offer to our young people.

  • Factual Bob

    Congratulations to Olusegun Obasanjo,you’re more than an inspiration.

    • KELLOGGS

      Is that really what we need today, another theologian?

      • Factual Bob

        I don’t give a monkey’s about theology or theologians but is inspired by Obasanjo’s ability to submit himself to be held to the same challenging academic rigor and expectations. I wish you have at least a vague idea of the rigor of pushing doctoral students “just” to the brink of the work being too hard, but not over the brink because then the students would get discouraged and give up, and definitely not under the brink.
        From completing all of their coursework and comprehensive examinations as PhD students,to working on their thesis/dissertation as doctoral candidates is the perfect definition of rigorous challenges.

        • KELLOGGS

          That’s putting the carriage before the horse. He should have done these improvements, and studies before governing the country without knowledge.

          • Yego V

            You are assuming he did it. This one, they just carry degree waste and insult the Christian community.

  • Otile

    Congratulations my Ogagun. All your life you have used your time well. May God give you long life.

    • Julius

      Hahahahahahahaha…a scorpion wishing you well while coming closer !. God is awesome !!

  • We congratulate obj on his academic achievement. But we will never forgive him and his generation of dictators including Buhari for the destruction of Nigeria.

  • Yego V

    Thank God its not another ABU Zaria. or OAU, or UI, or other credible institution. .First I’ll like to congratulate obj or Dr. obj. for his personal achievement. I wish I could ask the driving force behind this drama and what his plans are. It’s very unlikely that he will continue clowning in the Labour market. Another wasted space wasted. This man will be a good narcissistic specimen for another PhD student.

  • Castro

    Praise the Lord everybody for Dr Baba. Now that you are a man of God, please tell us when you return your portion of looted Nigerian asset. I hope they instilled in you agape love and truth during your university days.

  • Arabakpura

    Dr. Baba Chief Matthew Aremu Okikiolakan Olusegun Obasanjo (Ph.D) Ebora Owu, GCFR, former head of state, former President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, grand commander of corruption! Expert draught player and Boss of all Bosses, orangutan of otta!

    Congratulations on using Ogboju to achieve another feat!

  • GG

    You may not like this man for everything else he has done or not done.

    But you have to respect him for his discipline. It takes a lot of discipline to dedicate time, sit down, read and write for a couple of years.

    Well done, Baba Iyabo and Congratulations

  • Nigeriaman

    Its never too late to achieve your dream (except in energy sports). OBJ has demonstrated that even at old age, one can still find purpose and the joy of achievement. Congratulation OBJ.

  • Emeka Ndumele.

    Baba ooo!! More grease to your elbow,but don’t forget to make use of your degree ooo,!!Don’t go and hide it under the carpet?

  • Txan-tx

    @arabakpura:disqus

    IS THERE NO DEGREE IN NIGERIA FOR WHAT THE YORUBA CALL “OGBOJU OLE“?

    I AM JUST ASKING THIS QUESTION BECAUSE I LEFT NIGERIA A LONG TIME AGO.

  • Julius

    “Mr. Obasanjo after a 163-minute defence of his voluminous thesis before a six-member panel was awarded the degree at the Abeokuta Campus of the university.”…Yeah sure..lolz..Congratulation Baba !!. Now let the haters started wetting their pants !

  • Hinds Peter

    Sagicor madness.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

  • Hinds Peter

    Did the twelve disciples have degrees.Or were they hounded and persecuted by authorities?Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

  • Hinds Peter

    These people study.Then they go insane.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

  • Hinds Peter

    Queen Elizabeth and prince Charles are crazy.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.