• My roles in Abacha’s government – Al-Mustapha

    My roles in Abacha’s government – Al-Mustapha

    Former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Gen. Sanni Abacha, Major Hamzat Al-Mustapha, has said that his roles in the Abacha’s government were in line with the responsibilities attached to his office by the Military code of ethics.

    Al-Mustapha who described his 15 years detention as price of loyalty, said he suffered serious persecution and frustration after the death of Abacha.

    He however said “my persecutors have now seen the truth and some of them have apologized to me.”

    Speaking at the seventh […]

  • Abacha, Jonathan heroes of human rights in Nigeria – NHRC

    Abacha, Jonathan heroes of human rights in Nigeria – NHRC

    According to reports, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Sunday, described former military head of state, late General Sanni Abacha, and former President of the country, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, as great respecters of human rights in Nigeria.

    Speaking in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State during courtesy call on Governor Dave Umahi at Government House, the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe said though Nigerians saw Abacha as military dictator, yet he was the one that brought the human rights they are […]

  • VERY SAD!! Six confirmed dead after eating ‘abacha’ in Lagos

    VERY SAD!! Six confirmed dead after eating ‘abacha’ in Lagos

    At least, six persons have been confirmed dead in Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State after eating contaminated cassava delicacy, otherwise known as Abacha, a local food of the people of the South-East geopolitical zone.

    The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who briefed newsmen on the development at the state’s secretariat on Thursday, said that 39 other persons were under observation and receiving treatment at public and private health facilities in Isolo.

    According to Idris, seven out of the 15 […]

  • Nigerian comedian Alibaba shows off his dogs named after Obasanjo, IBB, Abacha

    Nigerian comedian Alibaba shows off his dogs named after Obasanjo, IBB, Abacha

    Ace comedian AliBaba has disclosed that he has some dogs named after former Nigerian Presidents and world leaders.

    The comedian made the disclosure via Instagram while thanking God that he hasn’t been arrested from it.

    He wrote, ”My dogs and I back in the day. Must have had like 12 at a particular point in time. Interesting time. That time I mean. I had traveled and returned at night, but was too tired to relate with them. OBJ, the big Alsatian was […]

  • I will soon reveal how MKO Abiola and Abacha died – Hamza Al Mustapha

    I will soon reveal how MKO Abiola and Abacha died – Hamza Al Mustapha

    Former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha on Monday said he would soon reveal how his boss and the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola, died.

    Disclosing that Abacha’s and Abiola’s deaths were from same source, Al-Mustapha said he would make the comprehensive revelation in his new book, Mustapha’s Memoirs.

    He said the book is still in the works. Al-Mustapha, who addressed journalists in Lagos on Sunday […]

  • How and Why Abacha blocked privatization of NNPC in 1993 – Ex-Minister reveals

    How and Why Abacha blocked privatization of NNPC in 1993 – Ex-Minister reveals

    Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, has said the current challenges plaguing the nation’s petroleum sector would have been a thing of the past had late Gen. Sani Abacha not halted the privatization of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, after taking over power in 1993.

    Shamsudeen who spoke in Abuja, yesterday, at the inauguration of a study group on giving voice and voting power to retail shareholders in the country, said, “The biggest problem of this country is lack […]

  • Buhari urges World Bank to facilitate speedy repatriation of $320m illegally taken under Abacha administration

    Buhari urges World Bank to facilitate speedy repatriation of $320m illegally taken under Abacha administration

    President Muham­madu Buhari has urged the World Bank to help facilitate the speedy repa­triation to Nigeria, stolen funds still being held by Swiss authorities.

    He said repatriation of additional $320 million in Switzerland, identified as illegally taken under the Abacha administra­tion, would help ease the current economic hard­ship facing the country.

    The president made the call when he met with the Managing Director of World Bank, Ms. Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

    Buhari assured In­drawati that his admin­istration was taking ap­propriate steps to ensure that […]