Why we couldn’t audit Abacha’s loot under Obasanjo -W’Bank

The World Bank says it played a limited role in the spending of loots recovered from Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s military head of state from 1993 to 1998. The bank stated that it could not comprehensively audit how the money was spent, due to the structure of the programme adopted by the government at the time. […]

June 12, 1997 ‘phantom’ Coup, Abacha years: Everybody has his own blame – Diya

By Bashir Adefaka Chief of General Staff (Vice President) under the Abacha regime, Lieutenant General Oladipo  Diya, says  every citizen has a  role to play  to make the country great  as Nigeria celebrated its 56th independence anniversary, yesterday. Diya also speaks on the Abacha regime’s handling of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, the […]

Switzerland gives Nigeria conditions to repatriate $321m Abacha loot

Olalekan Adetayo and Adelani Adepegba Switzerland has given conditions for repatriating $321m looted by a former military ruler, the late Gen. Sani Abacha, to Nigeria. Part of the conditions is that the fund would be used for projects that would benefit Nigerians and they (the projects) must be monitored by the World Bank. The Minister […]

Abacha loot is too huge for us to handle, says World Bank

The World Bank has said it needs additional time to provide comprehensive information on the funds looted by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha. The World Bank told a human civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) seeking information on the loot that for now, it is compiling information on the […]

Jonathan, Abacha’s son in closed-door meeting (Dining with the devil’s son?)

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday met behind closed-door with Mohammed Abacha, a son of a former Head of State, the late Gen. Sani Abacha, on issues suspected to bother on the forthcoming primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party. Abacha is a governorship aspirant of the PDP in Kano State. Governorship primaries of the party hold […]

Liechtenstein returns N35.2bn Abacha loot next week -FG

he Federal Government on Thursday said it would, on June 25, receive the sum of €167m or $227m (About N35.2bn) from the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein as part of the looted funds recovered from the family of the late Head of State, Gen. Sanni Abacha. The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, confirmed […]

Abacha sacked me because of Obasanjo –Jimeta

Former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Gambo Jimeta | credits: leadership.ng A former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Gambo Jimeta, said he was fired by a former military Head of State, late Gen. Sani Abacha as IGP because of his suggestion that political detainees including Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and others should be […]

Sight of Sergeant Rogers during Abacha’s regime meant death –General Diya

Retired General Oladipo Diya Retired General Oladipo Diya was accused of planning a coup by the late head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha. In this interview with ADEOLA BALOGUN and TUNDE AJAJA, he talks about how he escaped death and opens up on the arrest of late Chief MKO Abiola, his death and other sundry […]

RE: An Open Letter to Wole Soyinka by Sadiq Abacha – By Dr. Philip A. Ikomi

By Dr. Philip A. Ikomi  | NNP  |  March 16, 2014 – It is hard to sit down quietly while Sadiq Abacha, the son of a Nigerian dictator who died in action; and as a result, the fortunes of Nigerians changed for the better, engages in revisionism. If he does not know it, the country […]

Centenary award to Abacha not unlawful –Presidency

  late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha | credits: https://www.google.com.ng The Presidency has defended the centenary award given to the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, saying the award was not a glorification of corruption. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, who defended the posthumous award given […]

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