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The oil prospecting licence had been awarded to Malabu Oil & Gas Ltd in 1998 by the government of the late General Sani Abacha. However, the licence was withdrawn by the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2001, who then awarded it to Shell. Meanwhile, the OPL 246 licence ...
Nigeria has received a sum of $322 million stolen by former president Sani Abacha after signing a memorandum of understanding with Switzerland last month. The money which has been deposited in a special account in the central bank has been earmarked for the government's social programme ...

Sani Abacha, with 1.5 million dollars interest. Amb. Pio Wennubst, Assistant Director-General and Head, Global Cooperation Department, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, told our Correspondent in New York. Wennubst said Switzerland returned about 322.5 million dollars ( N116.11 billion ) ...
Nigerian government has announced plans to use the $322.52 million returned to the country by the Swiss government as part of the fund looted and stashed abroad by late military dictator, General Sani Abacha, to implement its national social safety net programs. Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of ...
The Federal Government says it has received 322.51 million dollars from the Swiss Government as part of looted funds recovered from former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha. Mr Oluyinka Akintunde, the Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, said this in a statement ...
No fewer than 480 students including the youngest son of late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Mustapha, have graduated from the Maryam Abacha American University (MAAUN), Maradi in Niger Republic. Late Sani Abacha. The President and Founder of the university, Dr Adamu Abubakar-Gwarzo, ...

In a rare display of bitter truth, Nigeria's ex-Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Matthew Mbu, has revealed that he knew about the plan by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha to remove Nigeria's Interim leader, Chief Ernest Shonekan, from office within three months.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to explain the withdrawal of about $250 million from the $500 million loot recovered from the family of late Head of State, Sani Abacha. According to a report by The Nation, EFCC ...
The Kano State Directorate for Youth and Economic Empowerment, in partnership with 7UP Bottling Company, has distributed job tools to 150 street and soft drink vendors valued at N2.5 million. The event held at Sani Abacha Vocational Training Centre in Fagge Local Government. The Director-General of ...
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Swiss government for the repatriation of illegally acquired assets. The Swiss Government has already promised to return about $321 million in public funds stolen by former Nigerian dictator, late Gen. Sani Abacha.
Switzerland said in December that it would return to Nigeria around $321-million R3,750-million) in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank. Since taking office in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has sought help from several nations to ...
I also fought for the enthronement of democracy and got imprisoned with Abubakar Rimi by the regime of late General Sani Abacha in 1998. My aspiration is not desperation. I want to give back to Nigeria. “There is hatred, bloodshed, corruption in government and private sectors. I am very concerned ...
You know my advice to some of these our politicians as they run about in careless abandon is for them to go back a little bit to review the days of the great goggled one General Sani Abacha. This I believe would bring them back to reality thus making them sit up and begin to think straight. Some few days ...
ABUJA—Nigerian lawyers freshly engaged by the Federal Government to assist with the repatriation of $321 million stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler, will be paid $17 million (over N6 billion) for their services. This amount, according to online portal, TheCable, is nearly thrice what was already ...
Two Nigerian lawyers mysteriously appointed by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, are set to earn over N6 billion ($17 million) for their assistance in the repatriation of $321 million stolen by former Head of State, Sani Abacha. In an exclusive report by TheCable, AGF Malami ...
Rebuffing reports attributed to him that Nigeria will collapse if Buhari wins a second term, Obasanjo said after surviving the civil war and the bestial inclinations of the Sani Abacha military regime, nothing worse could happen to the country. Obasanjo, the first President of the Fourth Republic, spoke in an ...
Sani Abacha and fed him the poisoned apple that killed him one month earlier to the day were also CIA. “Can Pickering tell us why he and Susan Rice poisoned our President-elect? Does he still work and kill for the CIA? We will NEVER forget what they did! And we will NEVER forget our hero and leader ...

Sani Abacha's Failed Banks Act book, and throw it all at bankers who act irresponsibly with people's money. The Act sanctions “any director, manager, officer who knowingly, recklessly, negligently, wilfully or otherwise grants, approves the grant, or is otherwise connected with the grant or approval of a loan, ...
Like the late General Sani Abacha said, if insurgence lasted more than a year, it means the government was involved. The unending killing by herdsmen has shown why Muhammadu Buhari insisted on running for presidency for four times. He had an agenda and his interest was not to govern Nigeria but to ...
In 1991, Nigeria had 30 states but in 1996, Nigeria's maximum ruler, General Sani Abacha, created an additional 6 states bringing the total to 36. Since the new states had been carved out of existing states, making the numbers directly comparable meant adding the 2006 numbers for the 5 new states back ...
Under the regime of Sani Abacha, more trouble came. For seeking the actualisation of the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by MKO Abiola, which Babangida had annulled, Abacha dissolved its executive in 1994 and installed a sole administrator for four years. Its oil sector affiliates — NUPENG and ...
A former oil minister under the dictator Sani Abacha, Etete appropriated the block in 1998, selling it to Malabu, a company he secretly owned. The licence was subsequently revoked by the government and then transferred to Shell and then again to Malabu, resulting in major litigation. After taking office in ...
Sani Abacha. Therefore, the best description of Babangida's regime is: a monumental waste. Chief Ernest Shonekan's tenure as interim President was so brief and episodic that one can justifiably describe it as a caricature. Karl Maier correctly notes that Abacha, being head of the joint chiefs of staff and ...
The latest example is $321 million that has already been transferred from Switzerland to a Nigerian government account, part of assets stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha (1993-98) and his family. With World Bank oversight, the funds will be used to finance Nigeria's National Social Safety Net ...
NPFL: Enyimba hold Kano Pillars at Sani Abacha Stadium - FCNaija Kano Pillars was held by Enyimba to a 1-1 draw in their Nigeria Professional Football League match-day nine clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Sunday. Pillars took the lead in the 36th minute courtesy of league top scorer Junior ...
The money – made through corruption during the military regime of General Sani Abacha – was placed in accounts held locally by a British Virgin Islands company, Doraville Properties Corporation. In 2014 the assets were frozen by the Royal Court following an application by the US authorities. Since then ...
The revered Father Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, just cooked his latest broth. But it is nothing but full emptiness — taken from the angle of the good priest as sound public thinker, teeming with deep knowledge of Nigerian contemporary history. Still, on the thinker's plane. The good ...
Kanu who came into political limelight with the march to support the late former Head State, General Sani Abacha, said the current economic and societal woes facing the country can be traceable to the non-implementation of well-envisioned development agenda, Vision 2010 put together under the regime ...
It also happened in 1999 when Obasanjo was himself installed president to end the debacle caused by the Sani Abacha junta following the annulment of the June 12 1993 election. The segment of the military that emerged triumphant after December 1983 was to an extent the military wing of the NPN.
It is worth remembering that from 19 states decreed into existence by the Murtala Muhammed/Obasanjo regime in 1976, Babangida raised the number to 30 that reached 36 under his vile successor, Sani Abacha. By successive similar arbitrariness, the number of local government areas had reached 774 ...
Sani Abacha, saying the development set Nigeria back by several years. “Cast your minds back to the 1990s when the youths of this country gathered together and felt that if the then Vision 2010 was implemented, the country would be better for it. We felt that the man (Abacha) that had the vision be allowed ...
The foundation had sued the AGF over his failure to respond to a freedom of information request (FoI) on the engagement of lawyers for the recovery of funds stolen by Sani Abacha, the late military ruler. The case, with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/27/2018, was filed by Kusamotu & Kusamotu law chambers on ...
Sani Abacha as the Kano-born crude despot ensured that OBJ spent years in his gulag on a trumped-up coup- plotting charge. The late Shehu Yar'Adua lost his life in solitary confinement in what was known to have been a state-sponsored assassination! As Abacha was eliminated with the aid of an apple ...
Public groveling reached its top under General Sani Abacha. The goggled General was venerated to high heavens. Groups upon groups elbowed one another for his attention and his largesse. Alhaji Wada Nas provided governmental impetus. Youth Earnestly Asks for Abacha, led by a misguided Igbo ...
It will be recalled that upon the demise of General Sani Abacha, his successor, General Abdulsalaam Abubakar, actually wanted to continue with the discredited transition programme before he was swiftly countermanded by those who had put him there. An unambitious and apolitical officer who quickly ...
Kano — Last week, Senator Basheer Garba Lado decamped to the APC with over 100,000 supporters in Kano. He was received into the party by the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, at a special reception held at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium. While receiving the senator, Ganduje promised that ...
MFM's Wilfred Ammeh believes his side can emerge victorious against Kano Pillars in Sunday's Nigeria Professional Football League clash at Sani Abacha Stadium. Fidelis Ilechukwu's men had defeated Wikki Tourist 2-1 last Sunday to secure their third win of the season and climb up to 10th position on ...
... General Yakubu Gowon, Brigadier Benjamin Adekunle, General Alani Akinrinade, General Alabi Isama, General Buhari, General Ibrahim Babangida (IBB), General Sani Abacha (as military rulers), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, President Umaru Yar'Adua, President Goodluck Jonathan and, now, ...
Our leaders must deliver us from health tourism. He would be remembered for the creation of six geopolitical zones in the country when he was a member of the National Constitutional Conference during the regime of late General Sani Abacha. Governor Ambode, who recalled that Ekwueme spent better ...
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Plateau United, suffered their second defeat of the season, after they lost 2-0 to Kano Pillars on Wednesday. Junior Lokosa scored both goals for the Sai Masu Gida in the 21st and 27th minutes at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano. The victory takes ...
Sani Abacha, by demonstrating against the infamous agenda to transmute from military head of state to civilian president via a contrived political transition programme. “Taking a great risk, Dr. Ekwueme, together with other nationalists under the aegis of G34 doggedly withstood the military rule of Gen.
When you ask some Nigerians to give you a list of the bad political leaders Nigeria has or has had, you will find OBJ's name prominent in the list sharing the podium with leaders like IBB, Sani Abacha, Shehu Shagari, Orji Uzor Kalu, DSP Alamesiagha, Bunu Sheriff, James Ibori, Rochas Okorocha, etc .
There is no gain saying that it was one of his famous letters to the then Head of State and ruthless dictator, the late General Sani Abacha, that set off a chain of events that sent him to prison. In his recent 'special press statement' titled, 'The way out: A clarion call for coalition for Nigeria Movement', Obasanjo ...
He's wont to talking truth to power, like he did with the maximum ruler, General Sani Abacha for which he got a life jail from a military tribunal whose decree was said to have been promulgated in Obasanjo's time as military head of state. Mercifully, we are now under a democratic setting, so the much he ...
For Nigeria, this is a grudge match as most Nigerian football fans are yet to forget that it was the Palancas Negras who denied the Super Eagles the ticket to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. It will be recalled that on June 18, 2004 at the Sani Abacha stadium, the Angolans forced the Super Eagles to a ...
His uncommonly principled stand against the cancellation of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which caused him to voluntarily resign his commission from the Nigerian military, will resonate with many voters in the southwest. He fought General Sani Abacha with all his strength when it was extremely ...
Two years later, under a new political dispensation, (after the collapse of the political machination of the five leprous fingers of the late Gen Sani Abacha), Niyi Adebayo was elected as the first executive governor of Ekiti State. He was the third-youngest governor at the time. Saminu Turaki (Jigawa) and ...
He was holidaying in the United States when some of his acolytes in government informed him that the military dictator, Gen Sani Abacha, had made plans to throw him in the slammer and silence him forever. He in turn sent a message publicly to the dictator not to try it. He dared Abacha and took the next ...
Ovation publisher Dele Momodu says his two-year rift with singer Davido, while it lasted, was the biggest battle of his life. Momodu and the singer had reconciled during his annual Ovation Christmas carol after their falling out in December 2015. The ace journalist had said the “true reconciliation” was ...
Sani Abacha, sentenced him to 30 years' imprisonment. Had Abacha not died untimely in 1998, chances that Obasanjo would live to see the end of the 15 years to which his sentence was commuted were slim. After all, longtime friend, Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, who was arrested and sentenced to life ...


 

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