After a long time away from the social radar, Maryam, the widow of the late former Head of State, General Sanni Abacha , has resurfaced on the scene. Her re-emergence on the social scene was in relation to the birthday soiree of her daughter, Gumsu

Stepping out in luxurious golden lace designed in the traditional Muslim style, Maryam drew the appreciation of all in attendance. She was in high spirits throughout the event and even took pictures with her daughter and few others

The matriarch of the Abacha family turned 70 this year and has mostly stayed out of the public eye. The mother of three daughters and six sons spends most of her time in the family home in Kano surrounded by some of her children