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    Babangida: The older generation must give way for youth… we’ve become analogue

Babangida: The older generation must give way for youth… we’ve become analogue

Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, says older Nigerians must give way for the young ones to take over.He said the youth, with their passion and zeal, can propel the country on the path of development.Babangida, the eighth head of state, was in office between 1985 and 1993.“The older generation must give way for the new one,” he said when a political [...]

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    Afegbua: If I were Buhari’s son, I’ll graciously say ‘father, it’s time to leave the stage’

Afegbua: If I were Buhari’s son, I’ll graciously say ‘father, it’s time to leave the stage’

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman for Ibrahim Babangida, says he would advise President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for second term if he were his son.In an interview with Vanguard, Afegbua said former president Olusegun Obasanjo was right to have said the Buhari-led administration is nepotistic."If President Buhari is my father, I will graciously advise him. I will say, ‘Daddy, it is [...]

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    OBITUARY: Shagaya, the ECOMOG commander who facilitated peace abroad but witnessed crisis at home

OBITUARY: Shagaya, the ECOMOG commander who facilitated peace abroad but witnessed crisis at home

When the history of peacekeeping mission in Africa would be told, a special place will, no doubt, be reserved for John Nazip Shagaya who was an ex-commander of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) at a point in time. ECOMOG was a West African multilateral armed force established by ECOWAS. It was a formal arrangement for separate [...]

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    My life is in danger, says IBB’s spokesman

My life is in danger, says IBB’s spokesman

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Babangida, says his life is under threat.Afegbua, who has been in and out of the offices of the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) since Sunday when he issued a statement on behalf of his principal, said the last six days have been traumatic.He said on Wednesday, after spending seven [...]

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    IBB’s letter to his countryman

IBB’s letter to his countryman

What was meant to be an assessment of the three-year-old government of President Muhammadu Buhari turned on its head before the ink dried up on the press statement.Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, said he meant to advise Buhari not to run again in 2019, but to make way for younger politicians.That might have been what he told his media [...]

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    Sun Tzu vs. Clausewitz: Obasanjo and Babangida compared

Sun Tzu vs. Clausewitz: Obasanjo and Babangida compared

The dust had not properly settled on Obasanjo’s call on Buhari not to seek a second term when Babangida, Nigeria’s only military President, in a statement issued on his behalf  by his long-term spokesman Kassim Afegbua, reinforced that message by suggesting that Buhari, as an ‘analogue’ leader, should step aside for younger ‘digital’ leaders to take charge. However barely 24 [...]

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    After police, DSS invites IBB’s spokesman

After police, DSS invites IBB’s spokesman

The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Babangida.Afegbua confirmed this to TheCable on Wednesday evening."I got a call from the Department of State Services (DSS) this evening," Afegbua told TheCable via text message.Accompanied by his wife and lawyer, spokesman of the former military ruler visited the police headquarters in Abuja on [...]

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    Afegbua: Police have apologised for declaring me wanted

Afegbua: Police have apologised for declaring me wanted

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Babangida, says the police have apologised for declaring him wanted.He said this when he reported to the force headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the force, had said Afegbua was declared wanted for “injurious falsehood”.The controversy started on Sunday after Afegbua issued a statement on behalf of his principal.In the [...]

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    Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

One of the things I have resolved to do this year is to find joy in everything I come across. The kind of joy that keeps you sane through the toughest of times. That one which keeps you going when the fiercest challenges rise; the kind of joy that makes you smile when you hit the rock at the bottom [...]

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    What exactly is Babangida saying?

What exactly is Babangida saying?

The drama, the controversy, the confusion, the double entendre, attended by seeming cowardice, that grew around a statement, perhaps the statements, purportedly issued by former military President Ibrahim Babangida on Sunday, February 4, is absolutely unnecessary, unfortunate and utterly avoidable. A statesman, the new role in which President Babangida has since found himself, is a father of the nation –more [...]

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    Afegbua on being declared wanted: There’s a desperate attempt to scare me into submission

Afegbua on being declared wanted: There’s a desperate attempt to scare me into submission

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military president Ibrahim Babangida, says he committed no crime to warrant being declared wanted by the police.Afegbua was declared wanted over the statement he released at the weekend on behalf of Babangida.In the statement, Babangida bemoaned the incessant clashes and killings across the country, advocated for community policing, restructuring and noted that the country requires [...]

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    Police declare Babangida’s spokesman wanted over ‘injurious falsehood’

Police declare Babangida’s spokesman wanted over ‘injurious falsehood’

The police have declared Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of Ibrahim Babangida, wanted in connection with a statement he issued on behalf of his principal on Sunday.Jimoh Moshood, force spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday."The IGP has ordered the arrest of Kassim Afegbua for making false statements, injurious falsehood, defamation of character and for an act capable of inciting public disturbance [...]

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    Shehu Sani describes Babangida’s statement as ‘bullet shot with flowers’

Shehu Sani describes Babangida’s statement as ‘bullet shot with flowers’

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, has described the statement released by former military president Ibrahim Babangida as “a bullet shot with flowers”.In the statement issued on Sunday, Babangida demanded a generational shift in the country’s leadership ahead of the 2019 elections.“I do not intend to deny President Buhari his inalienable right to vote and be voted for, [...]

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    On IBB’s ‘letter-propelled grenade’: The youth must say no to candidate above 45 years in 2019

On IBB’s ‘letter-propelled grenade’: The youth must say no to candidate above 45 years in 2019

I was invited to a meeting of the Coalition for Nigeria by one of the “fathers” of the movement. Before the meeting, I had a chat with this patriotic Nigerian who told me: “Fred, our time is past; Nigeria should be in the hands of your generation. It is left for you (the youth) to take back the country, this [...]

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    ‘My original statement stands’ — Babangida finally speaks

‘My original statement stands’ — Babangida finally speaks

Former military President Ibrahim Babangida has spoken on the controversy around the statement he issued about the 2019 elections.In the statement well-circulated in the media on Sunday, the retired military ruler, better known as IBB, asked Nigerians to have patience with President Muhammadu Buhari till his tenure ends in 2019.He also harped on the need to have a new breed of [...]

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    Babangida authorised the statement I issued, says spokesman

Babangida authorised the statement I issued, says spokesman

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of Ibrahim Babaginda, says the former military president authorised the statement he issued earlier on Sunday.Afegbua said this when he appeared on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television.TheCable had earlier reported that Afegbua would be a guest on the television station."I have been doing this job for about 14 years now. And I have never issued a [...]

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