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Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Iyaniwura123: 11:39am On Apr 23, 2013
-INTRODUCTION

What if I tell you that General SANINEGERIA MOHAMMED ABACHA, the most popular Kanuri person in the world was regarded as the most patient man on earth? My Mum, the Ogidi Abiyamo herself never forgets her airport encounter with him, she was thoroughly stupefied at his height. It was fifteen years ago. A man of diminutive stature (5ft, 6inches). A man of fire, iron and steel, the General lorded absolute power and unbridled authority over 120 million souls.

Get the full gist here: http://abiyamo.com/sani-abacha-nigerias-most-enigmatic-ruler/

Not even Generals dare cross his path. Those who did, knelt and wept before him while he offered them tissue paper to wipe their salty tears. Not even a plea from the Pope could melt his heart. Mandela begged him to no avail. No one messed with Abacha. He was gentle. Listening. Cunning. Daring. Attentive. Dangerous. Brave. Brutal. When an American ambassador was irritating the late maximum tyrant, he almost paid with his life. But who was SANI ABACHA, Nigeria's most enigmatic ruler, and the first head of state to die in office without violence (a man of many firsts as you will soon see)? Why and how he almost blew General Diya out of existence? Why his last son was shot in 2011? His links with America's most secretive Christian group, Boko Haram and Imam Abubakar Shekau, its leader and Nigeria's most wanted man? And many more...

Known to many as an incorrigible kleptomaniac who will stop at nothing to succeed himself in power, Abiyamo invites you on a spellbinding journey into the rise, rise and fall of the dictator and lawn tennis lover whom IBB called the Khalifa. When IBB was leaving the 'throne', he retired all the service chiefs with the exception of this man: Sani Abacha. Adjust your chair, stretch your legs and let's learn more about the gripping story of a soldier of audacious strategies who proudly bore his Kanuri tribal marks beneath the darkest of goggles.

OVERVIEW

-EARLY DAYS & SCHOOLING

--CAREER & COUPS

--PERSONALS, MARRIAGE, FAMILY & CHILDREN

-AS HEAD OF STATE: CABINET & PRESIDENTIAL STAFF, HIS FIRST LADY, OPPOSITION, SUPPORT, FOREIGN POLICIES ETC

-ACHIEVEMENTS, ACTIVITIES & EVENTS UNDER ABACHA

-INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT HIM

-CORRUPTION

-DEATH

-AFTERMATH AND LEGACIES

-QUOTES (His Words) & What Others Say About Him
_______________________________________________________

-EARLY DAYS & SCHOOLING
Unlike other leaders who had 'humble' backgrounds, Abacha was not born into squalid poverty. As a matter of fact, his was a prosperous family with his father owning a successful trucking business in Kano State. The family which migrated to Kano in search of greener pastures, also had a bakery they named 'Canteen Abacha'.

-A Kanuri man (Abacha is NOT Hausa or Fulani, that is quite important as some people tend to lump the entire north together as 'Hausa-Fulani' bloc, Hausa is not Fulani and vice versa), he was born in Borno State on a Monday, the 20th September, 1943, grew up in Kano and blended so well that he lies in the soil of the ancient city after he gave up the ghost on another Monday half a century later. His father was positioning him to take over the family's bread baking business and he ensured he got a good education so as to stem the tide of illiteracy in the family although young Sani would be notorious for his truancy rather than astronomical academic wizardry. At about the same time, the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, was promoting a 'northernization' campaign which saw the influx of many eager and enthusiastic lads into the military and other institutions. One of them was a Kanuri boy. Sani.

-City Senior Primary School, Kano.

-Kano Provincial Secondary School (finished in 1957).

-Government College, Kano (1957-1962), now called Rumfa College.

-Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) (now called the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA), Zaria, Kaduna State (1962-1963).

-Mons Defence Officers Cadet Training College, Aldershot, England.


While a student his academic exploits become murky as some reports indicate that the former Nigerian ruler did not graduate from high school before proceeding to NMTC. The intellectual height and the depth of Abacha’s sagacity is a subject of intense debate with colleagues like General Olusegun Obasanjo dismissing him a dull personality, an ‘expendable brute not expected to rise beyond the rank of a warrant officer.’

Some even cited his not attending Sandhurst Royal Military Academy as evidence of an intrinsic lack of intelligence. But Abacha had a way of stupefying his opponents and those who underestimated him. He eventually became the Commander-in-Chief of the world’s most populous black nation. That doesn’t sound like what a stupid dimwit can achieve.

-CAREER & COUPS

Here is an overview of Abacha’s rise through the ranks in the Nigerian Army:

-Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant: 1963 -Lieutenant: 1966 -Captain: 1967 -Platoon and Battalion Commander, Training Department, Commander, 2nd Infantry Division, Major: 1969 -Lieutenant Colonel: 1972 -Commanding Officer, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Colonel: 1975 -Brigadier: 1980

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by CORDROSS: 11:46am On Apr 23, 2013
Iyaniwura,

The full details has been removed from the page.
Can you kindly forward to my mail peter.adeyemi@yahoo.co.uk?
Regards
Ìyániwúrà123: -INTRODUCTION

What if I tell you that General SANINEGERIA MOHAMMED ABACHA, the most popular Kanuri person in the world was regarded as the most patient man on earth? My Mum, the Ogidi Abiyamo herself never forgets her airport encounter with him, she was thoroughly stupefied at his height. It was fifteen years ago. A man of diminutive stature (5ft, 4inches). A man of fire, iron and steel, the General lorded absolute power and unbridled authority over 120 million souls.

Read all here and see mouth-gaping pictures here: http://abiyamo.com/sani-abacha-nigerias-most-enigmatic-ruler/

Not even Generals dare cross his path. Those who did, knelt and wept before him while he offered them tissue paper to wipe their salty tears. Not even a plea from the Pope could melt his heart. Mandela begged him to no avail. No one messed with Abacha. He was gentle. Listening. Cunning. Daring. Attentive. Dangerous. Brave. Brutal. When an American ambassador was irritating the late maximum tyrant, he almost paid with his life. But who was SANI ABACHA, Nigeria's most enigmatic ruler, and the first head of state to die in office without violence (a man of many firsts as you will soon see)? Why and how he almost blew General Diya out of existence? Why his last son was shot in 2011? His links with America's most secretive Christian group, Boko Haram and Imam Abubakar Shekau, its leader and Nigeria's most wanted man? And many more...

Known to many as an incorrigible kleptomaniac who will stop at nothing to succeed himself in power, Abiyamo invites you on a spellbinding journey into the rise, rise and fall of the dictator and lawn tennis lover whom IBB called the Khalifa. When IBB was leaving the 'throne', he retired all the service chiefs with the exception of this man: Sani Abacha. Adjust your chair, stretch your legs and let's learn more about the gripping story of a soldier of audacious strategies who proudly bore his Kanuri tribal marks beneath the darkest of goggles.

OVERVIEW

-EARLY DAYS & SCHOOLING

--CAREER & COUPS

--PERSONALS, MARRIAGE, FAMILY & CHILDREN, -PERSONALS (Hobbies, Signature etc)

-AS HEAD OF STATE: CABINET & PRESIDENTIAL STAFF, HIS FIRST LADY, OPPOSITION, SUPPORT, FOREIGN POLICIES ETC

-ACHIEVEMENTS, ACTIVITIES & EVENTS UNDER ABACHA

-INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT HIM

-CORRUPTION

-DEATH

-AFTERMATH AND LEGACIES

-QUOTES (His Words) & What Others Say About Him
_______________________________________________________

-EARLY DAYS & SCHOOLING
Unlike other leaders who had 'humble' backgrounds, Abacha was not born into squalid poverty. As a matter of fact, his was a prosperous family with his father owning a successful trucking business in Kano State. The family which migrated to Kano in search of greener pastures, also had a bakery they named 'Canteen Abacha'.

-A Kanuri man (Abacha is NOT Hausa or Fulani, that is quite important as some people tend to lump the entire north together as 'Hausa-Fulani' bloc, Hausa is not Fulani and vice versa), he was born in Borno State on a Monday, the 20th September, 1943, grew up in Kano and blended so well that he lies in the soil of the ancient city after he gave up the ghost on another Monday half a century later. His father was positioning him to take over the family's bread baking business and he ensured he got a good education so as to stem the tide of illiteracy in the family although young Sani would be notorious for his truancy rather than astronomical academic wizardry. At about the same time, the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, was promoting a 'northernization' campaign which saw the influx of many eager and enthusiastic lads into the military and other institutions. One of them was a Kanuri boy. Sani.

Read all here and see mouth-gaping pictures here: http://abiyamo.com/sani-abacha-nigerias-most-enigmatic-ruler/
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Nobody: 11:56am On Apr 23, 2013
5ft 4inches? Is that tall or short?
A man of fire,iron and steel bla bla..... bullshit,where has it landed him? 6 feet below. smh


anyway, nice write up Iyaniwura.

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Iyaniwura123: 12:03pm On Apr 23, 2013
Please check your mail. Link sent. Thanks a lot.
CORDROSS: Iyaniwura,

The full details has been removed from the page.
Can you kindly forward to my mail peter.adeyemi@yahoo.co.uk?
Regards
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Iyaniwura123: 12:04pm On Apr 23, 2013
LOL! You funny die...lol!
berem: 5ft 4inches? Is that tall or short?
A man of fire,iron and steel bla bla..... bullshit,where has it landed him? 6 feet below. smh


anyway, nice write up Iyaniwura.

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by frederal(m): 12:11pm On Apr 23, 2013
Is that all? Where are his achievements now?
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Nobody: 12:13pm On Apr 23, 2013
Abacha was a diminutive, syphillitic, kleptomaniac who ran this country like a kingdom from aso rock castle where political jobbers and sychophants like ibori held sway in his court. A man of no moral compass, abacha will later be killed by a joint CIA-MOSSAD led operation carried out by a female operative in the guise of a prostitute.

Now that's the fact rap on Abacha.

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by lifestyle1(m): 4:23pm On Apr 23, 2013
I did not read the article. undecided
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by labasulla(f): 4:25pm On Apr 23, 2013
summarize please undecided
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by distributeinc(m): 4:28pm On Apr 23, 2013
berem: 5ft 4inches? Is that tall or short?
A man of fire,iron and steel bla bla..... bullshit,where has it landed him? 6 feet below. smh


anyway, nice write up Iyaniwura.
will you live forever...think before you post.
what this man has achieved no member of your lineage or generation can ever achieve 10percent of it-till the end of time.

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Nobody: 4:30pm On Apr 23, 2013
Okay, prepare for things you knew not about me...
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Lilimax(f): 4:30pm On Apr 23, 2013
Having known all these stuffs about Sani Abacha, how does it better my lot as a person

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Nobody: 4:32pm On Apr 23, 2013
Lilimax: Having known all these stuffs about Sani Abacha, how does it better my lot as a person

It will make you follow in his steps..

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by FLYFIRE(m): 4:36pm On Apr 23, 2013
distribute inc.:

will you live forever...think before you post.
what this man has achieved no member of your lineage or generation can ever achieve 10percent of it-till the end of time.

All these just to clean your master Buhari who said Abacha NEVER touched Nigeria`s penny Buhari is our ``saviour`` indeed undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Nobody: 4:36pm On Apr 23, 2013
distribute inc.:

will you live forever...think before you post.
what this man has achieved no member of my lineage or generation can ever achieve 10percent of it-till the end of time.
So shall it be unto you in Jesus name!

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by nairaman66(m): 4:40pm On Apr 23, 2013
Lilimax: Having known all these stuffs about Sani Abacha, how does it better my lot as a person

Maybe you've found closure in some issues about Mr Abacha.. Just maybe!
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by CORDROSS: 4:46pm On Apr 23, 2013
i did not receive any link o. I went to the link you posted here before but the full details has been removed..
Ìyániwúrà123: Please check your mail. Link sent. Thanks a lot.
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Nobody: 4:47pm On Apr 23, 2013
ABACHA = TAPIOCA, in igbo lexicon.

A by-product of cassava processing just like the popular GARRI.

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by yuzedo: 4:52pm On Apr 23, 2013
The intellectual height and the depth of Abacha’s sagacity is a subject of intense debate with colleagues like General Olusegun Obasanjo dismissing him a dull personality, an ‘expendable brute not expected to rise beyond the rank of a warrant officer.’

NA WA!! Na so dem dey take decide people pikin destinies?? shocked shocked shocked
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Tstark(m): 4:53pm On Apr 23, 2013
labasulla: summarize please undecided

Maybe you should go to school and learn how to read actual books and not BBM messages

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by folawuyo: 4:56pm On Apr 23, 2013
with all his power and wealth, what later end him...
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by drkay(m): 4:56pm On Apr 23, 2013
I can't jez imagine the fate of Nigerians in the hand of this Man if he had the opportunity to live for extra 10yrs.

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by tellwisdom: 5:01pm On Apr 23, 2013
Please worry more about the living, and not the DEAD sad
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by alkadriyar(m): 5:03pm On Apr 23, 2013
Is he coming back for 2015?
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by yuzedo: 5:07pm On Apr 23, 2013
LMAO! Look at that cute mu'fhuka in blue suit! grin grin grin The legendary Al-Mustapha.. The man who who gave strong men nightmares.. cool cool So e don tey wey d man dey run tins!

Chai! These bad boys, as diminutive and unassuming as they looked sure caused hella trouble in this country o! lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by slimfit1(m): 5:08pm On Apr 23, 2013
He has more vision than the one there now at list.

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Feraz(m): 5:08pm On Apr 23, 2013
alkadriyar: Is he coming back for 2015?
you wan run?? grin grin grin grin grin

But imagine posters and flyers..."the ghost of Abacha for 2015"

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Brymo: 5:10pm On Apr 23, 2013
all i see everywere,is EVINDENCE of a fallen world.
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Mujinho4b(m): 5:14pm On Apr 23, 2013
distribute inc.:

will you live forever...think before you post.
what this man has achieved no member of your lineage or generation can ever achieve 10percent of it-till the end of time.

Come on.. End of time is a very long time o.. The man tried sha.. I pray Nigerians don't fall under such men again..
Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by Ilaje44(m): 5:16pm On Apr 23, 2013
distribute inc.:

will you live forever...think before you post.
what this man has achieved no member of your lineage or generation can ever achieve 10percent of it-till the end of time.

What did he achieve that is worthy of praise? The idioti along with Babangida are responsible for the total collapse of law and order in Nigeria. They have corrupted Nigeria beyond redemption....
Akutuku e lona orun apaadi.

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Re: Sani Abacha: Things You Never Knew About Him by piphunter(m): 5:19pm On Apr 23, 2013
one apple
folawuyo: with all. pow er and wealth, what later end him...

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