The history of Nigeria under General Abdulsalam Abubakar
(June 1998 - May 1999)

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Bola Ige speaks
Interview, 8 July 1998. Chief Bola Ige, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) recently emerged from detention, courtesy of the new Head of State Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar and charged that the new generation of Nigerians are not doing enough for the struggle. The younger generation of Nigerians lack guts.
Abubakar Faces Major Political Test
By Remi Oyo, IPS, 13 July 1998. Nigerians are clamouring for a quick exit of the military as everyone awaits the new leader's address on the way forward for the nation following the death and burial of Chief Moshood Abiola. Abiola's death from a sudden heart attack has set back Abubakar's political process and he is now caught between listening to popular demand and keeping the military happy.
New Political Parties Formed In Nigeria
By Remi Oyo and Toye Olori, IPS, 22 July 1998. Just hours after Nigeria's military leader, Gen. Abdelsalam Abubakar, presented the timetable for a return to civilian rule, a number of politicians announced the formation of a new political party, the DAP. But Nigerians say they don't expect new faces in next year's elections; The elections will bring the same old politicians who have ruined this nation.
Nigerians Shrug at Democracy Pledge
AP, 27 July, 1998. For a country in search of democracy, there wasn't much more that Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar could have offered. He even denounced the transition plans of his predecessor. But Nigerians have heard countless promises in their 38 years of independence, and for many, Abubakar's pledges this week only raised new questions.
Rights Groups Vow To Keep The Military In Barracks
By Remi Oyo, IPS, 18 May 1999. We plan to mobilise the Nigerian people to defend democracy and ensure that this country never again experiences military rule, says Clement Nwankwo of the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of 62 non-governmental organisations (ngos).