Wednesday, 8 June 2016

18 Years ago General Abacha passed on

Sani Abacha
Nigerian Politician
Sani Abacha was a Nigerian Army general and politician who served as the de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. Abacha's regime is controversial; although it saw dramatic economic growth, there was widespread human-rights abuse. 
BornSeptember 20, 1943, Kano
DiedJune 8, 1998, Abuja
SpouseMaryam Abacha (m. ?–1998)
ChildrenMohammed Abacha (son), Sadiq Abacha(son)Zainab Abacha(daughter), Rikiya Abacha(daughter), Aba Abacha(son)Abdulahi Abacha(child), Mahmud Sani Abacha(son), Ibrahim Abacha(son), Fatima Gumsu Sani Abacha(daughter), Almustapha Abacha(daughter)

Sani Abacha
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10th Head of State of Nigeria
In office
17 November 1993 – 8 June 1998
Preceded byErnest Shonekan
Succeeded byAbdulsalami Abubakar
Chief of Defence Staff
In office
August 1990 – November 1993
Preceded byDomkat Bali
Succeeded byOladipo Diya
Chief of Army Staff
In office
August 1985 – August 1990
Preceded byIbrahim Babangida
Succeeded bySalihu Ibrahim
Personal details
Born20 September 1943
KanoNorthern RegionBritish Nigeria
Died8 June 1998 (aged 54)
AbujaFCT, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Political partynone (military)
Spouse(s)Maryam Abacha
ReligionIslam
Signature
Military service
Service/branchNigerian Army
Years of service1963–1998
RankGeneral