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Nigeria

General Sani Abacha

Date of Birth: 20/07/1943
Place of Birth: Kano
Died: 08/06/1998


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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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Big business gets stuck into the elections

The government highlighted HSBC's links to laundering funds for several disgraced officials including the late military ruler General Sani Abacha in the 1990s former Delta State Governor James Ibori convicted in London in 2012 for corruption and unnamed serving Senators...

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Politics of patronage

The IOCs still operate licences mainly awarded under the Sani Abacha military regime (1993-98) to Nigerians with no previous experience of the industry...


Militants turn the screw

Ogoni has become emblematic of the Delta's plight since the killing in 1995 by the late dictator Sani Abacha of the 'Ogoni Nine': the author Ken Saro-Wiwa together with eight fellow leaders of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop)...


Spinning Africa in Europe

So too does Africa Practice whose Director Marcus Courage is a 20-year veteran of African political spin who cut his lobbying teeth representing General Sani Abacha's military government in London when opposition groups were calling for western sanctions against it...


Ambition and ethics

After emails emerged showing that the Anglo-Dutch oil giant had negotiated with Dan Etete an Oil Minister under General Sani Abacha's dictatorship who was later convicted in France of laundering ill-gotten gains the company has changed its version of events...


Chip off the oil block

Just as the authorities dig into a series of suspicious transactions made by the late President Sani Abacha's Oil Minister Chief Dauzia Loya 'Dan' Etete his son Edward Keniwenimo Etete 43 emerged as the shareholder in a British Virgin Islands (BVI) company incorporated on 5 August 2011...


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