Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Garba Shehu: HSBC laundered $100m of Abacha Loot

Garba Shehu: HSBC laundered $100m of Abacha Loot

HSBC has no moral right to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari or make predictions about his potential second term, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has said.He accused the bank of laundering more than $100 million for late Sani Abacha, former military head of state.In a recent report, the bank had predicted that a second tenure [...]

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    Soyinka to Buhari: You can’t honour Abiola and admire Abacha

Soyinka to Buhari: You can’t honour Abiola and admire Abacha

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for his recent show of “admiration” for Sani Abacha, ex-military head of state.He said Buhari cannot honour MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, while also “praising” Abacha, his (Abiola's) “tormentor”.Abacha jailed Abiola in 1994 after he declared himself president, following the annulment of the 1993 [...]

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    The day Sani Abacha died!

The day Sani Abacha died!

Adulting is a difficult job! Just saying. Today, I write as a child. I am no longer as happy as I was on June 8, 1998, when the great General Sani Abacha died. I was only eight years old, and the majority of what should have pre-occupied my mind at the time should have been my books and how to "lift" [...]

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    Long live Saint Sani Abacha

Long live Saint Sani Abacha

If statistical estimation of Nigeria’s population of 60% youth is anything to go by, then a very few percentage of Nigerian youth, in their multiple of millions, witnessed the reign of terror of General Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s Head of State between 1994 and 1998. Thus, when President Muhammadu Buhari, last Tuesday, canonized the late General as one unfairly demonized, the [...]

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    Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

As preparations for the 2019 elections continue to gather momentum politicians have been holding strategic meetings. On Monday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo travelled to Ondo to meet Afenifere leaders.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking reelection, hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the presidential villa. The president who has hardly made negative comments about Obasanjo took a swipe [...]

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    FLASHBACK: How Obasanjo ‘de-marketed’ Jonathan in 2013

FLASHBACK: How Obasanjo ‘de-marketed’ Jonathan in 2013

There are only three incumbent Nigerian presidents whom ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has not descended on heavily since he left as a military ruler in 1979. They are Sani Abacha, the late dictator who jailed him, apparently to shut him up; Ernest Shonekan, who spent just 82 days in office and himself. Of course, it would have been absurd for him [...]

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    ‘Frustrated’ soldier guns self down in Yobe

‘Frustrated’ soldier guns self down in Yobe

In what came as a surprise, a soldier identified as Samaila Gabriel, recently shot himself dead in Yobe state.The deceased with service number 09NA/63/2867 was said to have taken his life out of frustration.One of Gabriel's  colleagues told TheCable that he got frustrated as a result of the refusal of the authorities to transfer him out of the north-east [...]

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    Nigeria, US sign agreement on return of $300m ‘looted by Abacha, Alamieyeseigha’

Nigeria, US sign agreement on return of $300m ‘looted by Abacha, Alamieyeseigha’

The federal government has signed an agreement with the United States on the return of over $300 million allegedly looted by Sani Abacha, former head of state and Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, ex-governor of Bayelsa state.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, made the disclosure when he spoke at Chatham House, London, in the United Kingdom on Thursday.In his speech, titled 'Nigeria’s anti-corruption [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Abacha branded me ‘conspiracy international’

Ezekwesili: Abacha branded me ‘conspiracy international’

Oby Ezekwesili, co-founder of Transparency International (TI), says she was branded "conspiracy international" by the military government for her stance against corruption.TI ranked Nigeria as the most perceived corrupt country in its 1996 corruption perception index (CPI). At the time, Sani Abacha was serving as the country's military head of state.In an interview with Dotun Olowoporoku, social commentator, Ezekwesili said the [...]

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    Obasanjo: Abacha injected Yar’Adua with a virus

Obasanjo: Abacha injected Yar’Adua with a virus

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said Sani Abacha, former military head of state, plotted to kill Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, former chief of staff, supreme headquarters.According to PUNCH, the elder statesman said this at a dinner programme organised by an inter-denominational Christian organisation, Christ The Redeemer’s Friends International of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 39 Chapter.He accused the late [...]

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    Remembering the martyr of democracy, MKO Abiola

Remembering the martyr of democracy, MKO Abiola

BY KAYODE KETEFEToday, June 12, 2017, Nigerians marks the 24th  anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election which the late business mogul, entrepreneur par excellence, philanthropist, sport enthusiast cum promoter and astute politician, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, won by a landslide.On that day 24 years ago, something very unusual happened as Nigerians of all hues, religious persuasions, ethnic sentiments, and [...]

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    June 12: Beyond a harmless remembrance

June 12: Beyond a harmless remembrance

BY ISRAEL EBIJE  Events after the infamous June 12 election may not be forgotten on account of sentiments that culminated in a bloodbath. The late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola was adjudged to have won the election in 1993 and believed to have been denied his mandate. Twenty-four years after the botched election, the pain continues to bite harder, building a critical mass, which makes [...]

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    Al-Mustapha: A camera in Aso Rock captured Abiola’s death

Al-Mustapha: A camera in Aso Rock captured Abiola’s death

Hamza Al-Mustapha, ex-chief security officer to Sani Abacha, former head of state, says a camera at the presidential villa in Abuja captured the last moments of MKO Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.Abiola died under suspicious circumstances shortly after the death of Abacha. He was due to be released on July 7, 1998.Speaking with reporters in [...]

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    Abiola could not have died the way it was reported, says Bamaiyi

Abiola could not have died the way it was reported, says Bamaiyi

Ishaya Bamaiyi, a former chief of army staff, says Moshood Abiola, winner of the presidential election of 1993, could not have died the way he reportedly did.On July 7, 1998, Abiola died under unclear circumstances shortly after the demise of Sani Abacha, former military ruler.After winning the presidential election, Abiola was thrown in jail when he declared himself president despite [...]

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    Diya tried using me to overthrow Abacha, says Bamaiyi

Diya tried using me to overthrow Abacha, says Bamaiyi

Ishaya Bamaiyi, a former chief of army staff, says Oladipo Diya, a retired general, wanted to use him to overthrow Sani Abacha, a former military head of state.Diya had accused Bamaiyi of being the initiator of the coup.But in his book, 'Vindication of A General', Bamaiyi said Diya, who was second-in-command to Abacha, started planning the coup as early as [...]

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    Abacha ‘saved’ Nigeria’s funds abroad to buy arms for peacekeeping, says Bamaiyi

Abacha ‘saved’ Nigeria’s funds abroad to buy arms for peacekeeping, says Bamaiyi

Ishaya Bamaiyi, a former chief of army staff, says Sani Abacha, former military head of state, transferred money to some European countries to enable Nigeria buy arms and ammunition for peacekeeping missions in the West African region.According to ForeFront, Bamaiyi said this in his book 'Vindication of a General' which was launched on Thursday.He said that the country at the [...]

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