General sani abacha adapted from naiwu osahons book, the. After the interim military leader, general abdusalam abubakar, pledged to. General sani abacha gcfr was a nigerian statesman and military general who served as the. Abacha was formally trained militarily at nigerian and british military training colleges. The personal physician to the now late nigerias former military ruler, general sani abacha, professor sadiq suleiman wali spoke for the first time on bbc world service program, witness about. Download our mobile app for ipad, iphone and android at. He was convicted for involvement in an attempted coup against military head of state general sani abacha in 1997, and was on death row when abacha died in june 1998. Jul 30, 2015 military ruler general sani abacha also announced that he was dissolving the leaderships of two striking oil workers unions and the trades union federation. Military ruler general sani abacha also announced that he was. Full text of abachas coup speech nigerian infopedia. A vocal critic of general sani abacha, who seized control of nigeria in 1993 and established a repressive military government, obasanjo was imprisoned in 1995 for allegedly organizing a coup against abacha. Click see first under the following tab to see legit.
Attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, abubakar malami. When general ibrahim babangida was named president and commanderin chief of the armed forces of the federal republic of nigeria in. General abachas era of dictatorship general abacha. That was the late general sani abacha, nigerias former head of state between 1993 and 1998.
Situation became charged however, when one of the service chiefs, lieutenant general ishaya rizi bamaiyi, who pretended to be with us, suggested he be made the new head of state after we had quietly informed him of the death of general sani abacha. For those who were not born or who were not even aware of the military era, the full text of abachas coup speech will give you a feeling of what it looked like during the era of the military under general sani abacha. 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 countrys history. Details of how abacha died in 1998 daily post nigeria. General sani abacha was a nigerian military head of state in the 1990s. The other side of the most distorted story in the history of nigeria. Nov 26, 20 the head of nigerias last military government was sani abacha.
Oct 28, 2010 the civilian contraption babangida slammed in place on august 26th 1993, to save face, facilitated the defense minister of the ing, general abachas ascendance, without bloodshed. Tvc news nigeria live make money online naira research news. Latest news about sani abacha in nigeria today 27th april 2020. The military dictator ruled nigeria for five years. Sani abacha 119431998 military ruler even by the standards of an era during which military coups and dictatorships were the norm in many postindependence african countries, the rule of nigerias general sani abacha 2 is considered to have been particularly brutal. He is also the first nigerian soldier to attain the rank of a full star general without skipping a single rank. Following abachas death in 1998, obasanjo was released. Sani abacha project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Abiola by saying it had no plans to intervene in his trial.
The history of nigeria under general sani abacha november. Current president muhammadu buhari, a onetime military ruler himself, has credited him with some achievements such as building roads and improving education and healthcare. The history of nigeria under general sani abacha november 1993 june 1998 hartford web publishing is not the author of the documents in world history archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their. In this second part, general jeremiah timbut useni rtd says abacha was not poisoned but died of natural causes. I control the budget general sani abacha in a throwback. How sani abacha died, by jerry useni 2 vanguard news. The first child, ibrahim, died in a plane crash in 1996. Who was general sani abacha everything you need to know. General sani abacha and his millions abacha scam letters bibliography. Ibrahim yakassai i have known major hamza elmustapha for 17 years. Apr 03, 2010 last week, we brought you the first part of this interview.
Nigerians react to discovery of fresh abacha loot youtube. How general sani abacha died personal physician youtube. The nigerian government on friday said although late general sani abacha s regime was one of the most controversial in nigerias history. Major hamza almustapha, former chief security officer, to the late head of state, general sani abacha, who has been on trial for more than 12 years over alleged murder, yesterday, broke down in. A very good one, though the veracity of the article can be doubted knowing fully well we are in nigeria i will choose a different part. Head of state, military dictator general sani abacha from november 1993 to june 8, 1998. Her birthplace was kaduna state, and her mothers name was nana jiddah. A storm of reactions by nigerians has greeted the news that the sum of. This was disclosed by the attorney general s office on monday, april 4, 2020. He was also chief of army staff between 1985 to 1990. Jun 02, 2017 late, sani abacha president of nigeria. Moving quickly, the powerful military early tuesday named gen. On june 8,1997, one of nigerias erstwhile heads of state and military chief, general sani abacha, passed away in abuja, the nations capital.
An upper sharia court in kaduna state will on may 22 hear a suit brought before it by the former chief security officer to the former head of state, general sani abacha. Late,sani abacha president of nigeria video dailymotion. Nigerias military strongman, general sani abacha, has died at the age of 54 after reportedly suffering a heart attack. He ruled nigeria with an iron grip and his regime was marred by gross human rights abuses. Since then nigerian scam letter con artists have been using the general s name and his wifes name to steal millions from unsuspecting recipients of these letters.
He rose through the ranks in the nigerian military and by 1983 had achieved the rank. Nigeria transitions to democratic rule one year later. The office maintains that the choice of words was deliberate. Its been 20 years since the death of nigerian military ruler sani abacha. Sani abacha was born in 1943 in a hausafulani quarter in kano to a merchant family of kanuri descent, and educated at kano provincial secondary school from 1957 to 1962. In 2015 alex last spoke to the general s personal doctor, professor sadiq suleiman wali. Abacha was born on september 20, 1943 and lived an eventful life until june 8, 1998 when he died in power. The june 12, 1993 poll was annulled despite being declared free and fair by international observers, and military ruler general sani abacha vowed sunday to. Ive no record of how much abacha stole malami punch. Nigeria general sani abacha speech broadcast youtube. General sani abacha was born in kano state, northern nigeria on the 20 september 1943. Former chief security officer, cso, to the late head of state, gen sani abacha, major hamza almustapha, has dismissed claims that abacha died after eating an apple from his concubines.
Read abacha s coup speech below president shagari is overthrown. Chief abiola later died in custody on july 7, 1998 following his arrest and detention by the regime of general sani abacha, for attempting to actualise his mandate. Upon the success of the coup, sani abacha announced the institution of a federal military government in a nationwide broadcast, while explaining his reasons for toppling the government of the day. Sani abacha, born september 20, 1943, kano, nigeriadied june 8, 1998, abuja, nigerian military leader, who served as head of state 199398. Abdulsalam abubakar, a major general in the army and defense chief of staff.
How ibb wasted general sani abacha by prophet mko tibetan. The insurrection was quickly quelled in the afternoon of the same day with an announcement by lt. Ekiti is a state in western nigeria, declared a state on 1 october 1996 alongside five other states in the country, by the military under the dictatorship of general sani abacha. The complaint alleges that general abacha, his son mohammed sani abacha, their associate abubakar atiku bagudu and others embezzled, misappropriated and extorted billions of dollars from the government of nigeria and others, then laundered their criminal proceeds through u. Jan 30, 2011 general sanni abacha, major mustapha and i lt. The attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, mr abubakar malami san, has said he has no record of the amount of money stolen by the late military dictator, gen. Jun 07, 2018 nigerias military ruler, general sani abacha, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on 8 june 1998. Abacha, who was in power from 1993 to 1998 and who died under suspicious circumstances in 1998, is commonly regarded as nigeria. He was raised in kano by his kanuri parents who were originally from borno state, nigeria. In the years of her husband sani abacha s ruling, maryam abacha, which is the name of the general s wife, has been very popular. As one of the newest states of the nigerian federation, it was carved out of the territory of old ondo state, and covers the former 12 local government areas that made. Senator chuck grassley ria speaks to reporters at the u. Assuming the above is the proclaimation of mr hamza then there is a huge possibility the events that came after abacha s death was heavily influenced or even totally directed by ibb, since it was admitted that his opinions are sought and eventually taken we. Sani abacha was born in kano city in northern nigeria in 1943.
Fg wants to share abachas loot with nigerians see how 36ng. He was nigerian military dictator, who served as head of state between 1993 and 1998. Details of abacha loot and how much of it has been recovered. I ve video evidence on murder of abacha, abiola almustapha. The june 12, 1993 poll was annulled despite being declared free and fair by international observers, and military ruler general sani abacha. Narrating how the former head of state died, almustapha said contrary to insinuations, the sudden collapse of the health system of abacha started.
Nigeria general sani abacha speech broadcast duration. General sani abacha biography general sani abacha was born on september 20, 1943, in kano, nigeria. Nigerian radio announces death of abacha a special announcement on nigerian radio said that the head of state, general sani abacha, passed away in the early hours of monday morning. The nigerian government on friday said although late general sani abachas regime was one of the most controversial in nigerias history. Major hamza almustapha born 27 july 1960 is a retired nigerian army major and. The story of nigeria under her 7th military head of state, general sani abacha. General abacha and his associates stole and laundered many hundreds of millions of dollars of public money during his military regime, doing vast harm to the futures of his own people. Insists abacha loot becomes nigerias asset at drawdown. Sani abacha was a general of the nigerian army, who later also decided to become a politician. He rose steadily through the ranks in the nigerian army and by.
The national coordinator of the open government partnership ogp, nigeria and special assistant to the president on justice reforms, juliet ibekakunwagwu disclosed this recently in an. Military ruler general sani abacha also announced that he was dissolving the leaderships of two striking oil workers unions and the trades union federation. I ve video evidence on murder of abacha, abiola vanguard news. An educational resource to reminisce, educate and inform about past scenes from nigerias history. June 8, 1998, day general sani abacha, nigerias former head of states died, not many nigerians are aware that this late dictator, married to maryam allegedly had few concubines that he kept away from the prying eyes of the wife in a bid to satisfy his highly uncontrolled libido. I, lieutenantgeneral sani abacha, chief of army staff, chairman, joint chiefs of staff, have found it necessary to address you once again in the course of our nations history. The complaint alleges that general abacha, his son mohammed sani abacha, their associate abubakar atiku bagudu and others embezzled, misappropriated and extorted billions from the government of nigeria and others, then laundered their criminal proceeds through u.
Abacha explained the shonekan coup to me ibrahim babangida on straight talk with kadaria 44b duration. Scenes as nigerias head of state general sani abacha died of a heart attack in 1998 and was swiftly replaced by the chief of defence staff. Abacha remains a divisive figure in his home country. He married a shuwa arab, maryam, also from borno state, in 1965 and they had six boys and three girls. On the 8th of june 1998 abacha died from a suspected heart attack and is buried the same day.
The june 12, 1993 poll was annulled despite being declared free and fair by international observers, and military ruler general sani abacha vowed sunday to steer nigeria towards democracy while. Nigerians react as uk court seizes abachas n81bn loot. Narrating how the former head of state died, almustapha said contrary to insinuations. After he died, his wife was caught trying to leave the country with 38 suitcases stuffed with cash. He even suggested we should allow him access to chief abiola. A kanuri originally from borno state, general sani abacha was born and brought up in kano state, which he made his home. General sani abacha, born on september 20, 1943, was nigerias military head of state from november 17, 1993 to june 8, 1998 when he died suddenly. Sani abacha was a nigerian military leader, who served as the nigerian head of state from november 1993 to june 1998.138 651 1333 1207 1018 1505 598 1541 266 364 16 34 865 135 760 552 333 1561 1267 343 1129 829 1457 674 1447 454 148 192 702 1303 938 319 322 1019 28 1594 926 1465 1359 765 327 1150 322 1256 431 515 450