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Nigeria

General Abdulsalami Abubakar

Date of Birth: 13/06/1942
Place of Birth: Minna, Niger State


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Brave new century

Nigeria's General Abdulsalami Abubakar came to power after a 'cardiac coup' against Gen...


Cleaning up oil

The ending of the scandalous domestic fuel shortages has helped the government's credibility, even if much of the groundwork for improving distribution was laid under General Abdulsalami Abubakar's military government...


Obasanjo's one hundred days

In just three months, President Olusegun Obasanjo's whisk broom of reform has swept away the notoriously parasitical middlemen from crude oil sales, last-minute prospecting licences farmed out to cronies of General Abdulsalami Abubakar's government and a billion dollars' worth of miscellaneous contracts awarded in the last five months of military rule (AC Vol 40 No 12)...


Exeunt sojas

On 29 May, more than 30 heads of state, ex-heads of state and international dignitaries - including President Nelson Mandela, Britain's Prince Charles and Germany's former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt - journeyed to Abuja to see military leader General Abdulsalami Abubakar hand power to retired General and now civilian President Olusegun Obasanjo...


New team, old players

Abdulsalami Abubakar's government last year to rationalise the host of competing security organisations set up by Abacha...


Soldier go, soldier come

Like the current head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Obasanjo may want to pressure the West into providing more financial and logistical support for Nigerian peacekeeping operations as well as press President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah into serious negotiations with the Revolutionary United Front...


Abubakar's offer

A rare visit to Malabo by a Nigerian head of state allowed General Abdulsalami Abubakar to congratulate President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on joining the ranks of Gulf of Guinea oil producers and to discuss the thorny issue of their maritime boundaries...


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