Sani Abacha

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha Full Name: Sani Abacha
Nationality: Nigerian

Profession: President of Nigeria
Why Famous: A Nigerian Army general and politician who served as the de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. His regime, although it saw dramatic economic growth, also saw widespread human-rights abuse.

Born: September 20, 1943
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kano, Nigeria

Died: June 8, 1998 (aged 54)

Historical Events in the Life of Sani Abacha

  • 1993-11-17 Gen. Sani Abacha leads a military coup in Nigeria that overthrows the government of Ernest Shonekan
  • 1993-11-17 General Sani Abacha leads a coup against Ernest Shonekan's transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government to military control
  • 1998-06-09 Abdulsalami Abubakar succeeds Sani Abacha as military President of Nigeria

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