Oladipo Diya
Nigerian politician
Oladipo Diya
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.
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Google News - over 5 years
He also threw a bombshell on the alleged coup in which former Chief of General Staff, General Oladipo Diya in the Abacha government was convicted. “As far as I am concerned, Diya did not organise any coup. Abacha and Al-Mustapha themselves did,
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Aikhomu to receive full military burial - Daily Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Similarly, Mrs. Josephine Diya, the wife of the former Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Oladipo Diya also commiserated with the family of the former No 2 citizen praying God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss
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Al-Mustapha's driver took part in Diya's coup – Orderly - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
Oladipo Diya (rtd), disclosing that the coup was real and that al-Mustapha's driver was also interrogated over the coup. Gadzama, who was before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos High Court to give evidence in the trial of al-Mustapha for alleged
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Why we formed Strike Force, by al-Mustapha - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
The explosion that almost killed Lt General Oladipo Diya took place on December 13, 1997 as he was on his way to the burial ceremony of the mother of Major-General Lawrence Onoja. It was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
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TOTAL SUBMISSION TO 'I AM THAT I AM'S DIS POSITION IS THE PANACEA TO PEACE OF MIND - Osun Defender
Google News - over 5 years
As if that was not enough puzzle, the likes of Generals Oladipo Diya, Ishaya Bamaiyi pulled intrigues to attain the office of Commander -in -Chief of the Armed Forces but it was General Abdulsalam Abubakar who got it without a struggle
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History of bomb blasts in Nigeria - Vanguard
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... April 22, 1997: Blast in Evans Square claims 3 lives, injures several; December 13, 1997: Lt.Gen Oladipo Diya escapes death at Abuja airport; May 12, 1997: Ibadan gets its first dose in front of Federal Min. of Works and Housing at Eleyele Road,
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Why Abacha refused to release MKO Abiola before he died in detention – Oba ... - Daily Sun
Google News - over 5 years
It was at that prayer conference that God revealed to us what later (two and a half years after) happened to General Oladipo Diya. This was about the then Abuja bomb explosion. Diya could have been blown up in the plane at the Abuja Airport if care was
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June 12: Bitter memoir of a journalist - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
He revealed the fact that one Yoruba Colonel, an aide of General Oladipo Diya was being held in secret. Another Major Nya was being held for attending the birthday party of the daughter of the US military attaché. I was excited
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Abacha, remember him? - Vanguard
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Oladipo Diya, who was Abacha”s deputy was not spared. He too was caught up or rather lured into a coup plot and sentenced to death. During this period, journalists who wrote stories the junta didn”t like were also jailed after being subjected to
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al-Mustapha: A discourse on power and changing times - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Donaldson Oladipo Diya—I hear the general is a good man—was railroaded into a coup “carefully organised from the top,” as he once quipped during the predetermined trial, and had no hope of surviving. He was, along with Major Seun Fadipe,
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Bishops warn new political leaders - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - almost 6 years
Also in attendance were paramount rulers from the diocese's area of jurisdiction with several distinguished members of the congregation including Lt-Gen Oladipo Diya, a former Vice-President of Nigeria during the era of General Sani Abacha,
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Agoro distances self from plot to scuttle Jonathan's swearing-in - Nigeria Daily Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
+ UNAAB moves to protect students, ap By Oladele Ogunsola Correspondent, Ibadan Chairman, First City Monument Bank, Subomi Balogun (left) and former Chief of General Staff, Oladipo Diya, at the commissioning of HRH the Awujale of Ijebu Ode,
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Dignitaries praise Awujale at palace extension - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - almost 6 years
The Awujale also thanked Daniel for his moral and financial support. A former military administrator of the state, Gen. Oladipo Diya (rtd.), described the edifice as impressive, adding that it was one of the many achievements by the Awujale
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Meet the Probe Panel Members - THISDAY Live
Google News - almost 6 years
In 1994, he was appointed the Chairman, Advisory Committee to Chief of General Staff (CGS) General Oladipo Diya on Socio-Political and Economic Matters. Known as an avid opponent of corruption, Odekunle organised the first Anti-Corruption Conference in
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Nigeria: Credible Poll - Jonathan Has Kept His Promise -Diya - AllAfrica.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Oladipo Diya (rtd) has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for keeping to his promise of giving Nigerians free, fair and credible elections. He said the accolade being showered on Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),
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Who is who on the panel - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - almost 6 years
In 1994, he was appointed the Chairman, Advisory Committee to Chief of General Staff (CGS) General Oladipo Diya on Socio-Political and Economic Matters. Born on December 3, 1939, Mrs. Okunnu graduated in 1972 from the University of California,
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Diya Congratulates Jonathan, Jega - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
FORMER Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant-General Oladipo Diya (retd), has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan on his electoral victory. He equally congratulated the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),
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Diya hails Jonathan over polls - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - almost 6 years
Oladipo Diya yesterday commended President Goodluck Jonathan over the conduct of the general elections. Diya, in a statement, said the polls were free, fair and credible. The statement reads: "On behalf of myself and my family, l heartily congratulate
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World Briefing
NYTimes - almost 18 years
MIDDLE EAST JORDAN: NEW CABINET SWORN IN -- King Abdullah swore in a new 23-member Cabinet, ridding the Government of officials who were loyal to Prince Hassan, the uncle once expected to become King. Abdullah, 37, installed Abdul-Raouf Rawabdeh, left, as Prime Minister, and urged him and the rest of the Cabinet to consolidate ties with Israel and
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Oladipo Diya
    TWENTIES
  • 1999
    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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  • 1998
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The accused were brought to the main military barracks in Jos for the trial. Security was tight, and the men on trial were chained hand and foot during the proceedings. In a dramatic statement at the outset of the trial, General Diya asserted that he had been entrapped by another officer close to General Abacha, Gen. Ishaya Bamayi, who approached him with the idea of mounting a coup. Given the explosive nature of the charge, the Government then closed the trial to the public The head of the Military tribunal, General Victor Malu, the former commander of the West African regional peacekeeping force ECOMOG, responding to Lieutenant General Diya's defence that people at the very top framed him said it was not necessary to know who had initiated the conspiracy. He noted that all Lieutenant General Diya had to do was prove that he had not been part of the plot at any stage. General Malu assured the defendants that they would given a fair trial and unlimited access to information they needed to defend themselves. This tribunal will not conduct or tolerate a trial by ambush, he said.
  • 1994
    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.
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  • 1993
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The alleged coup was uncovered by forces loyal to Abacha, and Diya and his cohorts were jailed. Diya was tried in a military tribunal, and was given the death penalty. Upon the untimely death of Abacha in 1998, Diya was not pardoned by the late Head of State's successor, Abdusalami Abubakar. Most people believed that the much-hyped coup was in fact a ploy by Abacha to do away with Diya, who was increasingly becoming popular among the elite and opposition parties, for his moderate views on the situation in Nigeria. Earlier on, Abacha’s loyalists had twice attempted to assassinate Diya, once at the airport and then in the streets, using bombs. But most analysts said that whether motivated by a real coup plot or not, the arrest of General Diya signaled deep divisions within the Nigerian military and reflected rising tensions over General Abacha's apparent intention to remain in office by engineering his own election as President.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    He became General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigeria Army in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details General Oladipo Diya was Commandant, National War college (1991–1993) and then was appointed as Chief of Defence Staff.
  • 1984
    He was appointed Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985.
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    He was appointed Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985.
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  • 1944
    Born on April 3, 1944.
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