Maryam Abacha

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Maryam Abacha
First Lady of Nigeria
In office
17 November 1993 – 8 June 1998
Preceded by Margaret Shonekan
Succeeded by Fati Lami Abubakar
Personal details
Born (1945-03-04) March 4, 1945 (age 72)
Kaduna, Nigeria
Children Ibrahim Abacha
Mohammed Abacha
Abba Sani Abacha
Mahmud Sani Abacha
Sadiq Abacha
Zainab Abacha
Fatima Gumsu Sani Abacha
Rakiya Abacha
Abdullahi Abacha
Mustapha Abacha
Parents Nana Jiddah
Residence Maiduguri, shuwa arab

Maryam Abacha (Born 4 March 1945, Kaduna) is the widow of Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998.

In 1999 Maryam Abacha said that her husband acted in the good will of Nigeria; an official of the Nigerian government said that Maryam Abacha said that to convince the government to grant her a reprieve, as the president, Olusegun Obasanjo, had been jailed by Sani Abacha.[1] As of 2000 Maryam Abacha remained in Nigeria.[2] she now resides in Nigeria and The United States. [3]

Maryam and Sani Abacha had three daughters and seven sons.[4] Maryam Abacha's eldest surviving son is Mohammed Abacha.[5]


Maryam Abacha founded National Hospital Abuja (originally National Hospital For Women And Children).African First Ladies Peace Mission.F.E.A.P, N.P.I etc.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]


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  3. ^ "Britons hired by the Abachas". Retrieved 4 October 2001. 
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  5. ^ Chhabra, Hari Sharan (2000-12-17). "After Mobutu, it's Abacha". The Tribune. 
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  7. ^ "The Perfect Mark". The New Yorker. 15 May 2006. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "International email scams score billions with offer of millions.," Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  9. ^ "E-Mail Offer Is Scheme to Defraud Visa Seekers". New York Times. October 28, 2004. 
  10. ^ "Imagine what the millions would do to our FDI numbers!, BUSINESS TIMES". Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "If It's From Nigeria, Hit Delete". 1 November 2004. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  12. ^ " - File-sharing war won't go away; it'll just go abroad". Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Buy In to Spam to Get Rich Quick". Retrieved 26 September 2014. 

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