True Federalism:  “Military regime will not happen again” – IBB

Former military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, have said a military regime will no longer happen in Nigeria because citizens are interested in democracy. Speaking on a television programme at the weekend, Babangida, who ruled Nigeria as military president from 1985 to 1993, said military rule runs contrary to the democratic process. “I think that is (failure to achieve true federalism) one of the effects of the aberration that the military regime, it countered the democratic process. “Such things happen, but I believe it will not happen again because Nigerians…

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IBB@80: “He is a symbol of unity, a beacon of nationalism” – Jigawa Gov. Badaru

Khadijah Bawas The Exectutive Governor of Jigawa State , Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, MON,Mni, has described former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, as a symbol of unity and a beacon nationalism, who worked for unity and development of Nigeria. General Babangida (rtd), who served as the nation’s military President from 1985 to 1993 turns 80 today, Tuesday 17, August 2021. In an issued congratulatory message, signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Print Media, Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro, Governor Abubakar noted that having successfully navigated through 80…

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“Corruption now worse than it was under me” – Former military president Babangida

Former President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida

…Says politicians responsible for disunity in Nigeria Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, (rtd), a.k.a IBB, has said that the corruption index in the country is worse and more pervasive at the moment than his time in power. He said they were saints when compared to the people in power now. He said: “You can’t compare it with the facts on the ground now. From what I read, from the analyses, I think we are saints when compared to what is happening under a democratic dispensation. I sacked a…

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Arewa youth group backs Babangida’s call on age limit forpresidential candidates

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has described as timely and commendable, the call by former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, (rtd), to have people in their 60s as Nigeria’s president in 2023. Recall that Babangida, otherwise known as IBB, yesterday, during an interview on a television programme, suggested that the time has come for young hands to do the work of fixing the country. A statement issued by the group’s National President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, noted that the former military president had spoken the minds of millions of Nigerians,…

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“There is nothing new in Babangida’s interview” ― Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has said the former military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, has said nothing new in his interview during a television programme yesterday, describing the interview as a sour taste in the mouth.  The Secretary-General of the group, Chief Sola Ebiseni, stated this while reacting to the interview criticising Babangida, popularly known as IBB, for saying that he annulled the June 12, 1993 presidential election to prevent a coup in the country. Ebiseni said IBB was hiding under one finger, with his claim that some top…

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Nigeria’s next president should be in his 60s, says Babangida

Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, (rtd), has suggested that the time has come for young hands to do the work of fixing the country. Babangida, popularly known as IBB, who suggested during an interview on a television programme on Friday morning, said Nigerians in their 60s should lead the nation in the next presidential election because of the nature of the work of the country’s leader. IBB said one of the reasons Nigeria has refused to progress and achieve the dreams of the founding fathers was because Nigerians…

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2023: Fayose visits Babangida, Abdulsalami In Minna

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has met with two former Heads of State, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) and General Abdulsalami Abubakar in Minna, Niger State. In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, Fayose shared photos of the meeting which took place separately in their houses in Minna, Niger State. The controversial politician said he discussed the way forward for the country with the former Nigerian leaders and how they can help solve the issues affecting the nation. The former governor added that issues discussed bordered…

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