Full Time! The Return of Maryam Abacha

Maryam Abacha
  • How she dazzled everyone at Dogara’s 50th birthday ceremony

Her femininity is sturdy enough to withstand anything; even desolateness and ruined careers. But for all the misery she has had to endure, Maryam Abacha, former First Lady, has waded out of the sinking sands of grief with well-healed scratches and scars of defeat. Maryam has smothered the agony and disappointment of her husband’s damaged reputation to chance on joy; rather than mope and wallow eternally in self-pity, she has chosen to rediscover happiness and contentment.

However, to her loved ones, Maryam Abacha is rare gem. For an ordinary person, the hurdles she had been forced to cross would have been both daunting and disastrous but she survived and subsequently gave the social scene a wide berth for many years. Today, Hajia Maryam Abacha is back with a bang and has launched herself back into the buzz of Nigeria’s high society. She was a cynosure of eyes last Tuesday at Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s 50thbirthday ceremony.

However, as she would turn 71 in few months, Maryam clings to the gift of life and a second chance, like dependable friars on the Alp. Having attained that curve in her life when words can no longer varnish her deeds to make up for her misdeeds, she hangs on to acquiescence to guide her across the moors and uncertain expanse of her twilight. Irrespective of her travails, she stands strapping and ageless.

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  • gohen

    This type can be invited in the birthday of the number three citizen, and yet the north expects the niger deltans to crucify Dieziani and co. These are all common criminals, no exceptions

  • Vanguard

    Ah I see a shrivelled old prune! Joking, grandma Abacha ..You should have said.

  • Vanguard

    This blighted piece of useless information is only for the writer’s consumption. A bloody waste of space. What the f… is maryam? Is that a new app? A scientific breakthrough, a business intelligence…what is it?

  • Ade Whenu

    Is like the editor of Thisdayonline is having a really bad day, as I have read three articles today, including Maryam Abacha story, that I find shocking they were approved to be published.

  • bobisa

    As a criminal in nigeria, its just a matter of years before your sins are forgotten, but we will always remember their bad deeds .


    Did I just read a poem! I looked for the poet’s name, I didn’t see.

  • Iskacountryman

    where she go…hjiya dey kano kampe…

  • chyke

    Why give glowing tribute to a criminal who insisted her husband’s loot should never be returned?

    • mike

      But president Buhari insisted that Abacha did not steal any money. Meanwhile president Buhari served under Abacha as DG of PTF, a completely failed adventure

  • Lagos Pimpernel

    But return to what exactly?

    • share Idea

      Why asking that, when you know the article is dripping effect of brown envelope journalism. Nigeria we hail thee

    • Adebayo Isa

      Your guess is as good as mine dude.