Tag: Sani Abacha

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 4, 2019

The YNaija Cover – the 4th of July

Follow the links to read our latest stories on YNaija:     The Big 5: Elisah Abbo apologises for assault, ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 5, 2019

The YNaija Cover – the 5th of June

Follow the links to read all our latest stories: The Big 5: FCT residents didn’t vote for me but I’ll ...

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EditorJune 24, 2018

Opinion: Abacha’s loot will be stolen again if we do not strengthen our economic structures

by Ani, Nwachukwu Agwu & Oluseun Onigbinde  Very often, it has been said that corruption is the bane of any ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 23, 2018

Soyinka says he’ll expose Obasanjo; FG says $322m Abacha loot will be spent on the poor and other other stories that drove conversation this week

These are the top ten stories that drove conversation this week. The Nigerian Air Force had made claims of air ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 20, 2018

The Big 5: FG says Abacha’s $322 million loot to be disbursed to poorest Nigerians, finalises plans to set up 94 ranches in 10 states and other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: The Federal Government is concluding plans to disburse $322 million fund ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 15, 2018

Wole Soyinka shows us why Buhari doesn’t need a hero’s crown for June 12

On the evening of June 6 when President Muhammadu Buhari issued an executive order recognising June 12 as the new ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 16, 2017

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 16th of November

U.S. lays claim to $300m Abacha loot FG to pay economic consultant N458m to conduct research Court dismisses Dasuki’s application ...

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AzeezNovember 8, 2017

We will only return Abacha’s $300m loot if … | Jersey Island gives condition

The government of Jersey Island has said the $300m hidden by former military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha in its territory will ...

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RoqeebahJune 12, 2017

[The Presidential Blog] What Femi Adesina learnt while working for MKO Abiola

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity has lived long years in the media industry. He ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 12, 2017

“Enough is Enough! We have endured 24 years of military rule” | The MKO Abiola speech that got him arrested

Today, 24 years ago, everyone believed military rule had ended as Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola won the June 12, ...

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RoqeebahMay 24, 2017

Still on the matter: Are we really on the verge of a military takeover in Nigeria?

by Roqeebah Olaoniye For any Nigerian in their early twenties, the closest thing to memories of the brutality of military regime ...

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AzeezApril 16, 2017

Bamaiyi’s book is full of nonsense…he had a hand in the 95′ coup – Col. Isa

by Azeez Adeniyi A former military officer, Col. Jibrin Isa, who was one of those convicted in the 1995 coup ...

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AzeezApril 1, 2017

How Diya planned to blow up Abacha in his car – Bamaiyi

By Azeez Adeniyi Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a former ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 30, 2017

Abacha never looted Nigeria’s treasury | Bamaiyi says it is a media creation

by Dolapo Adelana A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Ishaya Bamaiyi has said former head of state, ...

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EditorMarch 29, 2017

Office Of The Citizen With Chude Jideonwo: The high standards to which we must hold our leaders

by Chude Jideonwo I have heard this bit of nonsense constantly – seen it sometimes on social media, in comment ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 23, 2017

Opinion: Why Audu Maikori may get the Sani Abacha Treatment from El-Rufai

by Mbasekei Martin Obono The return of democratic rule in Nigeria in 1999 coincided somewhat with the arrival of the ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 12, 2017

U.S. blocking return of $550m Abacha loot

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay on Thursday said Nigeria is on the verge ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 13, 2016

How Abacha tried to kill me – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has revealed how God saved ...

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ToluDecember 10, 2016

N13,000 per bag of rice, 22-year-old MP | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

N13,000 – The Lagos state government will be selling 50kg bags of rice at this price starting from December 15 ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 7, 2016

Opinion: Africa truly rising

by Anthony Ademiluyi After the return of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu from England in 1957 after a 13-year sojourn for his educational ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 4, 2016

MKO Abiola’s refusal to listen to me cost him his life – Anenih

Former minister for Works Chief Tony Anenih said winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 election Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 13, 2016

I issued Buhari, Abacha and Babangida WAEC certificates – Ex-registrar

A former registrar of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Alex Ajayi says he was privileged to issue WAEC certificates ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 21, 2016

The Media Blog: Dapo Olorunyomi steps (just a bit) aside at Premium Times

This didn’t make as much of a splash as it should have. Understandable sha – it’s Nigeria after all, where ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 11, 2016

$500 million; 471… | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

$500 million – The amount pledged by the World Bank to five Northern states through the Universal Basic Education scheme. ...

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Isime EseneAugust 5, 2016

YNaija Editorial: Why is Solomon Dalung still a minister?

20 years ago this week, Nigeria recorded one of its most remarkable sporting triumphs to win the gold medal in ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 29, 2016

Swiss govt. agree to return $321m Abacha loot

The Switzerland government has agreed to return the sum of $321 million stashed in the nation’s bank by the late dictator ...

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Isime EseneJune 13, 2016

Opinion: Why we shouldn’t blame Okonjo-Iweala for the corruption mess

by Bade Adebolu Recently, a coalition of anti-corruption civil society bodies petitioned the EFCC that the erstwhile Attorney-General of the Federation, ...

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Isime EseneJune 12, 2016

Hafsat Abiola-Costello: Who is afraid of a united Nigeria?

by Hafsat Abiola-Costello We have arrived again at another anniversary of the June 12 Presidential Election of 1993, that event ...

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Ada IgboanugoJune 8, 2016

‘My father wanted the best for Nigeria’ – Gumsu Abacha

18 years ago, late Head of State, General Sani Abacha died in power, in circumstances that can best be described ...

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Kolapo OlapojuMay 31, 2016

‘Abiola and Abacha were played’ | 5 things we learned from Major Al-Mustapha’s exposé

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, a former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, said on Monday, ...

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