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Nigeria

General Sani Abacha

Date of Birth: 20 July 1943
Place of Birth: Kano
Died: 8 June 1998


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Generals on the run

As military governor of Sokoto State under Ibrahim Babangida's regime Magashi also belonged to the 'kitchen cabinet' of the dictator Sani Abacha commanding the Brigade of Guards Abacha's personal protection unit...


King for a year

Some $350 million stolen by General Sani Abacha's regime in the 1990s which presided over a procurement scam with Halliburton and other construction companies was only returned to Nigeria at the end of January...


Executive exerts its privilege

The other executive insider will be the new Defence Minister Major-General Bashir Salihi Magashi a lawyer and former commander of the Brigade of Guards who held senior posts in the military juntas of Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha (AC Vol 60 No 15 The Gang of 43 breaks cover)...


Troubles mount for Buhari

In the past Buhari has spoken in favour of the man he served as Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund General Sani Abacha who seized power in the aftermath of the annulled elections and whose regime jailed and tortured democracy activists and is still regarded as one of the most blatantly corrupt in the country's history...


Election credibility on trial

In Plateau where the incumbent APC is in the lead with a slight margin the PDP is relying on General Jeremiah Useni a close ally of the late military leader General Sani Abacha (AC Vol 39 No 15 An exit for the militicians)...


Governors get set

US asset forfeiture filings detail how he helped dictator Sani Abacha embezzle billions of dollars in the mid-to-late 1990s yet Bagudu remains close to both President Buhari and the First Lady...


Clean-up gets murky

MOSOP was led in the 1990s by the author Ken Saro-Wiwa and nine MOSOP leaders including Saro-Wiwa were executed by the military dictatorship of the late Sani Abacha in 1995...


Promises, promises

The only leader whose rise to power that Obasanjo didn't support was General Sani Abacha who was widely thought to have been poisoned by his fellow military officers in 1998...


Now the race looks serious

Before his struggle with Obasanjo Atiku led the influential People's Democratic Movement (PDM) which was originally built by Shehu Musa Yar'Adua President Umaru Yar'Adua's elder brother who was murdered by General Sani Abacha's assassins in prison in 1997 (AC Vol 38 No 25 After Yar'Adua)...

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