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Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by mmb(m): 6:15pm On Jul 22, 2018
During the Abacha regime, Nigeria was in words and actions the true African leader. Throughout his time as head of state, Abacha never travelled outside Africa, perhaps to give effect to Nigeria’s Africa-centred foreign policy. The World Council of Mayors was hosted here in Abuja for the first and only time. Pope John Paul II was here on state visit. Nigeria was president of the UN Security Council during Abacha when the obnoxious apartheid policy of the minority white regime in South Africa was dismantled. For the first time in the history of Africa also, Abacha reversed a coup d’état and re-installed the overthrown democratically elected President Tejan Kabbah in Sierra Leone, when Nigeria’s General Maxwell Khobe successfully flushed out the Paul Koroma junta there. Nobody joked with Nigeria. Nigeria was well respected by all.

http://www.eyeway.ng/2017/11/16/remembering-the-abacha-regime/

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by madridguy(m): 6:20pm On Jul 22, 2018
Continue to RIP the people's general.

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by anibi9674: 6:56pm On Jul 22, 2018
and the only man that saved money for Nigeria during the rainy dayz.

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by somito121(m): 6:56pm On Jul 22, 2018
Apart from the looting, Nigeria was OK and powerful during abacha's reign..

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by Paperwhite(m): 7:05pm On Jul 22, 2018
somito121:
Apart from the looting, Nigeria was OK and powerful during abacha's reign..
What about the countless assassinations including that of Kudirat Abiola(Lagos), Suliat Adedeji(Ibadan) etc & attempted assassination on the likes of Alex Ibru, Abraham Adesanya etc. by the notorious "Strike Force" under the then Maj.Hamza Al-Mustapha

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by Ndonu101: 7:09pm On Jul 22, 2018
The man was not popular with the EU, UK or US due to his brutality

Nigeria was also facing sanctions from these countries

So it would not have been possible to host such a dictator

Don’t spin this reality into some pan African foreign policy. Abacha did not have a foreign policy and only cared about remaining in office forever

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by deji68: 7:12pm On Jul 22, 2018
Dont mind him...Fuel shortage, infrastructure decay, Education moribund, Universities closures, record high unemployment ,insecurity, rampant
armed robbery rate ....... short memory dey worry them ... cool cool cool
Paperwhite:
What about the countless assassinations including that of Kudirat Abiola(Lagos), Suliat Adedeji(Ibadan) etc & attempted assassination on the likes of Alex Ibru, Abraham Adesanya etc. by the notorious "Strike Force" under the then Maj.Hamza Al-Mustapha

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by abumeinben(m): 7:50pm On Jul 22, 2018
deji68:
Dont mind him...Fuel shortage, infrastructure decay, Education moribund, Universities closures, record high unemployment ,insecurity, rampant
armed robbery rate ....... short memory dey worry them ... cool cool cool

Islamization attempt, beta life (N50) notes that gave room for massive looting, fuel price hike (N26, from N18 or so), imprisonment spree...

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by julioralph(m): 8:45pm On Jul 22, 2018
mmb:
During the Abacha regime, Nigeria was in words and actions the true African leader. Throughout his time as head of state, Abacha never travelled outside Africa, perhaps to give effect to Nigeria’s Africa-centred foreign policy. The World Council of Mayors was hosted here in Abuja for the first and only time. Pope John Paul II was here on state visit. Nigeria was president of the UN Security Council during Abacha when the obnoxious apartheid policy of the minority white regime in South Africa was dismantled. For the first time in the history of Africa also, Abacha reversed a coup d’état and re-installed the overthrown democratically elected President Tejan Kabbah in Sierra Leone, when Nigeria’s General Maxwell Khobe successfully flushed out the Paul Koroma junta there. Nobody joked with Nigeria. Nigeria was well respected by all.

http://www.eyeway.ng/2017/11/16/remembering-the-abacha-regime/
LOL @ the bolded.

He didn't travel outside Africa because Nigeria was a Pariah State during his regime.

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by selemempe: 8:59pm On Jul 22, 2018
Abacha's regim was many things to many people.
To some people it was a time of strenght and internal order..while to someother people it was nigeria's worst era...

Well some facts are here..
1. Under Abacha the city of Abuja started taking shape
2. Under Abacha Nigeria for the 1st time became Africa's largest economy in 1995
3. Under Abacha, top govt officials used simple peugeot cars
4. Under Abacha PTF was everywhere
5. Under Abacha nigeria led ECOMOG in liberia and sierra leone
6. Under Abacha nigeria airways died.
7 under abacha there was stability in the niger delta
8. Under abacha there was massive poverty in nigeria and almost no middle class
9. Under abacha there was brutal dictatorship

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by GavelSlam: 11:21pm On Jul 22, 2018
Onyeka Onwenu campaigned for him .

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by FarahAideed: 11:32pm On Jul 22, 2018
deji68:
Dont mind him...Fuel shortage, infrastructure decay, Education moribund, Universities closures, record high unemployment ,insecurity, rampant
armed robbery rate ....... short memory dey worry them ... cool cool cool

Record high unemployment? I am confused , never before has poverty and unemployment exceeded the record of the current govt with over 79 million extremely poor people ( highest ever in human history anywhere) and over 15 million jobs totally lost yet you are part of the people still canvassing for the second for such poor performance.. Deji don't you think you are a hypocrite at this stage ...

Nigeria under Abacha was a million times more secure than it is today with over 20 thousands lives lost in just 3 years to insecurity under Buhari as compared to less than 700 under Abacha ( yet you still support Buhari)..

Its on record that Abacha built more hospital than the current Buhari govt and fixed more road , then our roads were safe you could travel at night without fear of being robbed by herdsmen .. Apart from rampart fuel shortage under Abacha there is no basis of comparison between Abacha and the failed Buhari you currently support.

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by GavelSlam: 11:34pm On Jul 22, 2018
FarahAideed:


Record high unemployment? I am confused , never before has poverty and unemployment exceeded the record of the current govt with over 79 million extremely poor people ( highest ever in human history anywhere) and over 15 million jobs totally lost yet you are part of the people still canvassing for the second for such poor performance.. Deji don't you think you are a hypocrite at this stage ...

Nigeria under Abacha was a million times more secure than it is today with over 20 thousands lives lost in just 3 years to insecurity under Buhari as compared to less than 700 under Abacha ( yet you still support Buhari)..

Its on record that Abacha built more hospital than the current Buhari govt and fixed more road , then our roads were safe you could travel at night without fear of being robbed by herdsmen .. Apart from rampart fuel shortage under Abacha there is no basis of comparison between Abacha and the failed Buhari you currently support.

So you lost your job and you've been bitter ever since.

grin

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by FarahAideed: 11:34pm On Jul 22, 2018
GavelSlam:
Onyeka Onwenu campaigned for him .

Like you are campaigning for a leader worse than Abacha in everything today

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by GavelSlam: 11:35pm On Jul 22, 2018
FarahAideed:


Like you are campaigning for a leader worse than Abacha in everything today

Well we know all of Igbo community were happy with him.

Accept your role in his government or shut your trap.

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by Nobody: 12:28am On Jul 23, 2018
He never travelled outside Africa but stashed our commonwealth in faraway Switzerland

Who helped him loot our commonwealth to faraway Switzerland?

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by 1shortblackboy: 5:18am On Jul 23, 2018
Was OP a child during Abacha era or what? Abacha that hanged Ken Saro Wiwa and his colleagues over trumped up charges. Nigeria was sanctioned by d UN and the common wealth. He could'nt have travelled out of Africa if he wanted

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by Juliusmalema: 6:38am On Jul 23, 2018
Under Abacha Nigeria died...
Infact under hausa fulani pressidents Nigeria died.

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by anonymuz(m): 6:38am On Jul 23, 2018
1shortblackboy:
Was OP a child during Abacha era or what? Abacha that hanged Ken Saro Wiwa and his colleagues over trumped up charges. Nigeria was sanctioned by d UN and the common wealth. He could have travelled out of Africa if he wanted
that assassination pain me o...abacus was a dictator and Islamic extremist and he's a mentor to our current president.

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by Nobody: 6:40am On Jul 23, 2018
he didnt travel. only his money traveled to foreign banks.

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by sdindan: 6:41am On Jul 23, 2018
This one is an opposite of Buhari grin

Buhari is targeting Northpole.

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by Nobody: 7:19am On Jul 23, 2018
Abacha is Nigeria's worst president ever. No question about that

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by phemmyfour: 7:30am On Jul 23, 2018
Where he wan go? Suspended from common wealth and other international organizations

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by wordcat(m): 7:31am On Jul 23, 2018
Paperwhite:
What about the countless assassinations including that of Kudirat Abiola(Lagos), Suliat Adedeji(Ibadan) etc & attempted assassination on the likes of Alex Ibru, Abraham Adesanya etc. by the notorious "Strike Force" under the then Maj.Hamza Al-Mustapha

And what will you say now that MASS BURIAL is the order of the day in nigeria?

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by Psalm18: 7:51am On Jul 23, 2018
but he stole and kept money in those foreign countries while citizens at home suffered.
I would have been more impressed if he developed nigeria.

All this whitewashing won't work. Even if you are stu.pid not to know about the killings he directed. How about all the money been returned since 1999. Was he looting Nigeria as some part of a masterplan to make Nigeria great.
Abacha was evil. End of story

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by chequemate: 7:51am On Jul 23, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64HJR1dFXXk&t=0s&index=38&list=LLqzHRYgf-JZyZaj7c1DCZZA

He fought bravely through military brutality that led to the democracy we have today.

Indefatigable Sowore for President!

Sowore2019 #takeitback

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:51am On Jul 23, 2018
When we list Nigerian leaders, this dark googled General comes last to us.
We have never been a fan.
All still fresh like yesterday: the killings!

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Re: Abacha: Nigerian Leader That Never Travelled Outside The Shores Of Africa by Harrynight(m): 7:52am On Jul 23, 2018
shocked







Not the kind of leaders we have now that regularly embarked on Unfruitful trip across the world only to waste and squander our money angry

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