On this in 1937: Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo was born in Abeokuta. He is a former Nigerian Army General who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. He was a career soldier before serving twice as Head of State, as a military ruler from 13th February, 1976 to 1st of October, 1979 and as a democratically elected president from 29th May, 1999 to 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 Yoruba land.
On this day in 1980 : Chief Mrs. Folake Solanke became the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Chief Solanke was born on 29 March, 1932 in the family of late Pa. J.S Odulate at Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
She is a Nigerian lawyer, administrator, and social critic. She is the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the first Nigerian female lawyer to wear the silk gown as Senior Counsel. She is the first Commissioner of Western State and a former Chairperson of the Western Nigeria Television Broadcasting Corporation (WNTBC). She was the 42nd and the first African International President of Zonta International, an international service organization that focus primarily on advancing the status of women.