Talk:Sani Abacha

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I have made this a bio-stub—there's a lot more to said about Abacha; especially his role in previous coups)

The page on Laurent-Désiré Kabila opens with a warning about advance fee fraud. Should this warning be made a template, and used on other relevant pages such as this one? — ciphergoth 08:48, July 27, 2005 (UTC)

Emphatically not! That has nothing to do with either of these men, and already has its own article. I would appreciate it if you removed that warning from the Kabila article, but I'll ask you first instead of reverting your purple box.*
Update: it wasn't ciphergoth's box; it appears to have been written by Jimmy Wales. It was just removed anyway (see Talk:Laurent-Désiré Kabila.)* 16:53, July 28, 2005 (UTC)

coup from heaven[edit]

Could somebody please add a note that his death was termed as the "coup from heaven"? I'd give a google link, but I really need to stop editing pages when I'm supposed to be researching for my big ap test tomorrow. Thanks! Mysticfeline 01:44, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Further Info[edit]

I am currently dealing with Sani Abacha's widow, the hajia Maryam Abacha. It turns out that he deposited 21.3 million dollars in three trunk boxes that have been secreted into a security company (City Trust Security United) with specific instructions that his widow transfer the money for investment to a foreign partner located overseas. I think that this should be in the Wikipedia article.

Smith Jones 03:36, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
either this is supposed to be 'funny' or you are ensnared in a nigerian email scam, which in some ways is even funnier, if more tragic. (talk) 04:00, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Even though you could be working for or with Mr. Abacha's widow if some info isn't published then it is original research and should not be present in the article. On the contrary, if you have seen it somewhere would you care to cite the source. Lincher 01:12, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Oh, does it count? Well, I better remove it then since I can't prove it (yet). Would a newspaper article about my windfall count as a source? If so, after I pay my demurrage fees and get the money, I'll try to get a reporter to write an article about the windfall. But in the mean time, I guess I should remove it. Smith Jones 21:44, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Maybe if there is a news source that covers it. Lincher 17:00, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
ONe will undoubtedly come out as soon as the demurrage fractionalizes and I get the money transferred into my account. Smith Jones 02:35, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Was Sani Abacha married, and did he really have a wife named Miriam? The article is unclear on that point. --Metropolitan90 19:59, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
If you know about it, then add it with from reliable source, if not, then the article doesn't really talk about that. Lincher 22:26, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
I didn't know about it, so I looked for a source, and found a reference on the BBC News web site that his widow's name is Maryam. --Metropolitan90 23:16, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

His sudden death[edit]

Abacha died in the company of two Indian prostitutes - according to Nigerian papers (see references), according to Karl Maier and the New York Times (see references), and according to the Daily Telegraph, to Time Magazine and to The Economist as well. If you consider it an "irresponsible unconfirmed speculation", Uznw, then back up your claim, please.--Ankimai 13:30, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Abacha was an infamous fmr. Nigerian head of state, however, he was never indicted of war crimes or crimes against humanity. According to the highly publicised testimony of Al Mustapha(Abachas CSO), Abacha suddenly collapsed, and subsequently died. Their were no mention of prostitutes, and Abacha was not ordinarily known as a womanizer. Recall that Abacha had only one wife. That is very exceptional for a powerful muslim from Northern Nigeria. Many Nigerians from the Southern part of the country were happy to hear that Abacha died(as well as some Western Diplomats), because of the delays in bringing back democracy, excesses of Nigerian security forces, and the level of poverty and suffering in the country. Recall also, that Abacha had been ill for a while, and was suspected of suffering from either a heart or liver disease. Balance your report about Abacha, with the fact that Abacha was the Chief of Army Staff/Defense Minister when Nigeria intervened in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and was Head of State when Nigeria intervened against the RUF, and brought back the exiled democractically elected Tijan Ahmed Kabba to power. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 17:13, 27 February 2007

Death revision[edit]

I found the last version (which describes Abacha's death in an orgy of 2 Indian men, 1 transexual, and 2 "year 9 girls") to not match at all the source document it was linked to, an indian newspaper, that describes 2 indian female prostitutes. I deleted what appeared to be slanderous or false information, but retained the link, and a more general description. 5amuel (talk) 14:55, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

He died of a heart attack....Where, when, how? Ohh, this article is as pathetic as the main Nigeria article was. So many people arguing and it's still not in order. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Borninbronx10 (talkcontribs) 20:40, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Autochthony writes : - surely the difficulty is that this was the death of a [Nationally] powerful man - fro a regional Superpower. Perhaps there was something untoward. Rumour suggests so. But only rumour - is thre a Post mortem to prove 'drugs' in the decedent? Or eye-witnesses? The late President Abacha may not have been everyone's role model, but we do seek facts. If you have them - do, please, add them. Many thanks. Autochthony wrote. 2155z 25 August 2010. (talk) 20:55, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

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I keep seeing this in the spellcheck- as it is a magazine title, should it not be italicized ? --RichardMills65 (talk) 05:22, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Legacy section[edit]

The legacy section contradicts the allegations and facts presented in the Human Rights Abuses section and seems very much like propaganda to me, since the tone of the entire section seems to be that of praise for democratic achievements for a man who has also been linked to repression and killings of pro-democracy activists. Someone should really review that section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:09, 25 June 2014 (UTC)