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Oladipo Diya

Vice President + General + Military Governor
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Born Apr 3, 1944
Age 70
Hometown Odogbolu

Donaldson Oladipo Diya is a retired Lt. General in the Nigerian Army. He was appointed Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985. As Chief of the General Staff, he was the de facto Vice President of Nigeria during the Sani Abacha military junta from 1994 until he was arrested for treason in 1997.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1944 Birth Born on April 3, 1944.

FORTIES

1984 40 Years Old 1 More Event
He was appointed Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985.
1985 41 Years Old He became General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigeria Army in 1985. … Read More
1993 49 Years Old He was appointed Chief of General Staff in 1993 and Vice Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council in 1994. In 1997 Diya and dissident soldiers in the military allegedly planned to overthrow the regime of Sani Abacha. … Read More

FIFTIES

1994 50 Years Old As Chief of the General Staff, he was the de facto Vice President of Nigeria during the Sani Abacha military junta from 1994 until he was arrested for treason in 1997.
1998 54 Years Old After his arrest. A military tribunal sitting in the Nigerian town of Jos sentenced six people including Lieutenant General Oladipo Diya to death by firing squad in April 1998. … Read More
1999 55 Years Old His Principal Staff Officer during this period was Bode George, who went on to have a stormy career with the People's Democratic Party after democracy was restored in 1999.
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