SANI ABACHA, Nigeria’s Most Enigmatic Ruler

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INTRODUCTION

EARLY DAYS & SCHOOLING

CAREER & COUPS

AS HEAD OF STATE: 

-HIS FIRST LADY

-PERSONAL STYLE

-OPPOSITION, ATTEMPTS TO OVERTHROW ABACHA AND THE PHANTOM COUPS

-SUPPORT

-FOREIGN POLICIES ETC

-CABINET & PRESIDENTIAL STAFF

-RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WEST

-COUNTRIES VISITED

MARRIAGE, FAMILY & CHILDREN

ACHIEVEMENTS, ACTIVITIES & EVENTS UNDER ABACHA

HONOURS, AWARDS AND LAURELS

INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT HIM

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT HIM

DEATH

AFTERMATH AND LEGACIES

CORRUPTION

QUOTES (His Words) 

REFERENCES

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46 Comments

  1. Fatimah

    You are simply amazing!!! I read this article in one go. Love the pictures, your sense of humour and attention to details. Wow, a lot of things I had even forgotten. Based on what ministers who served under him, Abiola’s personal doctor (Dr. Falomo) and people who knew closely say plus his achievements, I don’t think the man was that bad (I was part of the ‘jubilators’ when he died even though I was still in primary school) but his major problem was his paranoia and insecurity which that Olooshi Al-Mustapha preyed upon.

    As for him not stealing a dime? ayam speechless!!! Keeping money for Nigeria outside Nigeria? His wife is a simpleton, period!

    I came all the way from Nairaland and this I assure you’ve got a customer (lol!) *scurries off to Aliko Dangote’s post* btw could you please do a post on Mike Adenuga?

    1. abiyamo

      Ohhhhhh, Fatimah! You don make my head burst o! lololol! Thank you so much! Yes, I actually made a post on Adenuga (before Dangote) before on the old site but I will be uploading it soon so you can enjoy! :) THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!! :)

    2. abiyamo

      Hello Fatimah! Here is the piece on Mike Adenuga. I hope you will enjoy it! :D
      >>>>http://abiyamo.com/mike-adenuga-nigerias-second-richest-man/

      Let me know! Thank you! :)

  2. Gideon Ebubechukwu

    Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU for this wonderful piece…may your ink never run dry…may you do more and also be rewarded benfically with whatever that pleases you. Amen!

    1. abiyamo

      Mr. Gideon Ebubechukwu, thank you so much for your time and your prayers. You melted my heart and I appreciate you a lot. May the Good Lord keep blessing you and your family. Thank you so much and watch out for more. God bless you abundantly. Amen!

  3. Egariyi

    I have not finished the article but so far, I have enjoyed reading the extent I have gone. Was very young and didnt know much about politics then. However, I am glad to read some intrigues. Yes, Abacha may have been bad but I think most of the people that worked closely with him were actually the bad ones. they fed him with lots of lies and based on thier lies, he made certain decisions which were not so good. The lesson so far is that we should use every opportunity well to impact lives, no wealth can stop death and no wealth will be taken to the grave!!

    1. abiyamo

      Thank you so much, Egayiri! I am quite glad you are enjoying it! I agree with you that the late Sani Abacha was not singly responsible for all the evil but his allies and advisers also have a huge chunk of the blame. And the lesson you pointed out is a great one indeed, it is nothing but the truth.

  4. Omoby

    Waoooooh! I read the whole of it! This should be published and made available to every Nigerian to read! I remember I was in primary 6 when Abacha died and even though I didn’t know what he really did or who he really was, I knew mummy came home always compalining, groaning bitterly of what terrible government he made Civil Servants go through…As such when he died, I couldn’t help but shake my tiny waist and move my small legs because it simply meant to me that mummy was not going to come home crying, groaning and weeping anymore!
    One lesson I learn frm this is that, no matter how much affluence you have, how much money in the world or on earth you can gather, we all have one life to live! Death is a compulsory call to every mortal person as such it would be wise to move closer to Jesus who can guarantee eternal life even when our mortal bodies are gone.
    ‘Life is short, Death is sure, Heaven and Hell is real’ is constant reminder to tell us how each day brings us closer to our graves (including me)!

  5. Adeyemo Omobolanle

    I tell you when death comes, all the amount you made on earth would really have no meaning…Money have been designed to suit us and appeal to us only with our mortal bodies here on earth. Once death comes, the brain is immediately wired to think of eternity! Eternity with Satan in hell fire or eternity in Heaven with Jesus Christ. Even if I dont have all the Billions here, I wanna be qualified to be with Jesus forever…

  6. Ekwe

    This is great! Had fun reading and staring at the pictures and youtube links. Thank you for this. Now I believe know Abacha better. I was quite young during his era.

    1. abiyamo

      Exactly! Mr. Ekwe, you get the point totally, it is to shed more light on him. I am very glad you found it very interesting. Please stay tuned for more. And as for the pictures, more have been uploaded. I hope you like them :)

  7. Abiyamọ

    WAOW!!! Adeyemo Omobolanle, your comment left me speechless. One, I am very grateful to you for taking your time to go through. Thank you so much. Two, I am very glad you pointed out the most important lesson and shared it with us: the inevitability of death. Thanks a lot, Bolanle.

  8. Adeyemo Omobolanle

    Waoooooh! I read the whole of it! This should be published and made available to all to read! I remeber I was in primary 6 when Abacha died and even though I didn't know what he really did, I knew my mum always came home always compalining, granong bitterly of what terrible government he made civil servants go thru…As such when he died, I couldn't but help shake my tiny waist and move my small legs because it simply meant to me that mummy was not going to come home crying, groaning and weeping anymore! One lesson I learn frm this is that, no matter how much affluence you have, how much money in the world or on earth you can gather, we all have one life to live! Death is a compulsory call to every mortal person as such it would be wise to move closer to Jesus who can guarantee eternal life even when our mortal bodies are gone! 'Life is short, Death is sure, Heaven and Hell is real' is constant reminder to tell me how wach day brings me closer to our graves!

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