• Ojukwu possessed leadership attributes needed to lift Nigeria up -Al Mustapha

    Ojukwu possessed leadership attributes needed to lift Nigeria up -Al Mustapha

    Former Chief Security Officer (CSO), to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamsa Al Mustapha (rtd) has blamed Nigeria’s current woes on years of bad leadership.

    Al Mustapha who spoke with newsmen in Owerri at the fifth memorial anniversary of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, however, admitted that most of the attributes needed to lift Nigeria up were possessed by the late Ikemba.

    According to him, “During my own travails after the death of my boss, […]

  • Al-Mustapha faults government on herdsmen clashes

    Al-Mustapha faults government on herdsmen clashes

    Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has blamed the recurring herdsmen clash with host communities to failure on Nigeria leadership.

    Al-Mustapha who was Former Chief Security Officer, CSO, to the late military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, spoke in Enugu onFriday, at a lecture he delivered at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Enugu, 2016 Press Week.

    He said that it was failure on the part of Nigerian leadership that brought about frequent clashes between the farmers and the herdsmen.

    He said that what brought […]

  • 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 […]

  • Lagos asks Supreme Court to uphold Al-Mustapha’s death sentence

    Lagos asks Supreme Court to uphold Al-Mustapha’s death sentence

    It was gathered that the Lagos State government has asked the Supreme Court to set aside the July 12, 2013 judgment of the Court of Appeal which discharged and acquitted Major Hamza Al-Mustapha of the the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola.

    Kudirat was a wife of the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.

    In place of the Appeal Court judgment, the Lagos State government urged the apex court to uphold and restore the […]

  • Abacha and Abiola were killed by same ‘forces’ – Al-Mustapha

    Abacha and Abiola were killed by same ‘forces’ – Al-Mustapha

    Former chief security officer (CSO) to the late head of state, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, yesterday defended his late boss, General Sani Abacha, insisting that the late head of state did not loot the nation’s treasury as being reported.

    He also described President Muhammadu Buhari as an honest and dedicated person who deeply loved the country.

    Speaking with the media in Lagos yesterday, Al-Mustapha said that most of the funds recovered in different parts of the world were kept there by the Abacha […]