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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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Tafidan's ghost

Sani Abacha, but he had the closest of ties with the three main presidential candidates...


Annivesaries and elections

  Three contenders All three are closely linked to General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, Obasanjo’s deputy in the military government in the 1970s who later turned to politics and died in a prison cell under General Sani Abacha’s regime, ten years ago...


Leaving it late

Kingibe, 61, is an able former diplomat who served as foreign and interior minister under General Sani Abacha (1993-98); he is the more conservative choice and less likely to make trouble for established politicians...


Pop goes the third term balloon

He keeps his hold on the PDP because its largest component, the People's Democratic Movement (PDM), was launched by him and the family of the late General Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, poisoned in gaol under the Sani Abacha regime...


Veteran rebels

Also at the launch were Tom Ikimi, Foreign Minister under General Sani Abacha; David Attah, Abacha's former Press Secretary; John Wash Pam, Deputy Senate President under Shagari; Jim Nwobodo, former Anambra State Governor under Shagari, Senator in Obasanjo's first term and a PDP founder; JKN Waku, former PDP Senator; Dapo Sarumi, Information Minister in Obasanjo's first term; Shuaibu Oyedokun, former PDP Deputy Chairman...


Africa's loss

The most ludicrous charges - faxing defendants' statement to persons unknown and 'trying to manage an unmanageable society' - earned him a double life sentence in 1995 under the late military leader, General Sani Abacha...


The Sino-Shango pact

(Sinopec) has pulled off in Africa, is premised on its partnership with an obscure Nigerian firm, South Atlantic Petroleum Limited (SAPetro), which was awarded rights to the highly prospective block Oil Mining Licence 130 (originally Oil Prospecting Licence 246) by the late General Sani Abacha's military regime...


Teflon Jammeh

Accusations of gross humans rights abuses and corrupt deals with the late Nigerian military leader, General Sani Abacha, barely worry President Yahya Jammeh...


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