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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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Chip off the old block

The children of the late dictator General Sani Abacha are making headlines...

The oldest, Mohammed Sani Abacha, operates a political network based in Kano, where his father was brought up...

Abacha’s daughter, Gumsu Sani Abacha, responded to Soyinka: ‘I reject his stupid, foolish, insignificant statement’...

Her brother Sadiq Sani Abacha wrote an incoherent 1,800-word ‘open letter’ insulting Soyinka, calling him a coward, casting aspersions on his honesty and defending his father’s record, including bringing down inflation and increasing foreign currency reserves...


Presidential letter bombs

’ He then goes on to refer to the government’s claimed role in securing the acquittal of Major Hamza al Mustapha, the Chief Security Officer to military leader General Sani Abacha, who was on trial on charges that he organised the assassination of Kudirat Abiola, wife of the winner of the 1993 elections, Chief Moshood Abiola (AC Vol 53 No 6, Abacha’s ghost and Boko Haram)...


The Delta catches fire again

Bodo was also the base for Ogoni activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was hanged along with eight other members of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People by General Sani Abacha's military regime in 1995 (AC Vol 36 No 25)...


An insurgency without the oil

Then a military regime, led by General Sani Abacha from the north-east, tried to use the army to crush a militant insurgency in the Niger Delta...


Law suits unravel

Yet the 2009 US$15 million settlement with the family of executed Ogoni leader Ken Saro-Wiwa and other victims of General Sani Abacha’s regime could never have been reached if this ruling had been in place (AC Vol 54 No 5)...


Beggar your pardon

When the scale of the outcry became clear, Jonathan's media handlers let it be known that he had also pardoned four military officers falsely accused of plotting against Sani Abacha's regime – only for it to emerge that they had already been pardoned in 1999...


Eko Atlantic arises from the sea bed

Lebanese multi-millionaire Chagoury was the self-styled chief financial advisor to the late military leader, General Sani Abacha, whose record of grand corruption and egregious human rights abuses plumbed new lows for Nigerian governance...


Abacha’s ghost and Boko Haram

Security agents trying to disentangle the roots and widening network of the Boko Haram militia have identified links with a group of senior military and police officers who held power in General Sani Abacha’s junta...


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