General Diya, who would have turned 79 on April 3, 2023, was said to have died in the early hours of Sunday (today)
Browsing: Sani Abacha
It upheld the judgments of the Federal High Court and Court of Appeal that the FG had power to reopen criminal forfeiture proceedings
This development was revealed by the United States Department of Justice in a statement it issued on Thursday.
In a letter he addressed to the UK High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, the barrister in law who also indicted the former colonial master for ‘training SARS’ said UK should atone for causing all the havoc wreaked by SARS in Nigeria.
Gad Peter is the Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation. The activist, while speaking with JULIANA FRANCIS, reveals the Foundation’s connection with the much talked about late General Sani Abacha’s loot and the Second River Niger Bridge. He also mentions forthcoming revelations, which will soon hit the airwaves. Excerpts:
Recall that few days ago, Tinubu won the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress at the Eagle Square, Abuja
He polled 736 votes to defeat Jafar Sani-Bello, who scored 710 votes in the primaries, on Wednesday in Kano State
The National Crime Agency of the UK said this in a statement by its Asset Denial Senior Manager, Billy Beattie.
The singer, who is married to Annie Idibia, made the accountability demand on his Instastory on Thursday.
Former President Obasanjo was among the leaders that the regime of late General Sani Abacha threw into prison.
According to her daughter, Noo, Maria died on Sunday at the age of 72.
Recall that after Babangida annulled the 1993 election, a national protest ensued, which forced him to step aside and hand over power to Ernest Shonekan on August 27, 1993, as the head of an interim national government.
Being speech by Head of Interim National Government, Ernest Shonekan, when late General Sani Abacha overthrew him on November 17, 1993
Shonekan was appointed by Nigeria’s former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, when he was “stepping aside”
He said before President Muhammadu Buhari appeared on the scene, Nigeria already had “an Army of anything goes”.
Over the years, some of the Buharists (as we are called), have fallen off, and even joined the opposition. Yet some others have stood sturdy, steady, resolute, as constant as the Northern Star. Stand up and take a bow, Engineer Joe Igbokwe, the man from Nnewi, in Anambra State.
No matter what history says about that administration, the people of Bayelsa State owe it some depth of gratitude for ending our political servitude. It was on October 1, 1996 that what was hitherto considered impossible became a reality.
Joseph, first son of the deceased, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview in Pankshin, Plateau State on Thursday
In hindsight, history showed that Nigeria in the 90’s was a land under the grip of military machinery and fear. Abacha represented the evil of that decade. He governed to steal and stole to govern. He had an uncanny gift for tyranny and wickedness.
Falana, who made this submission in his contribution to a discussion on a WhatsApp group, said even if Nigeria returns to regional government as being canvassed and there is still no economic restructuring, there can never be development.