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    Filmmaker tells IBB’s story in ‘Badamasi: Portrait of a General’

Filmmaker tells IBB’s story in ‘Badamasi: Portrait of a General’

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    ‘We’ll continue to look up to you for guidance’ — Buhari hails IBB on 78th birthday

‘We’ll continue to look up to you for guidance’ — Buhari hails IBB on 78th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ibrahim Babangida, former head of state, on his 78th birthday, saying the country will always look up to him for guidance.In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, on Saturday, the president also thanked the former head of state for playing the role of a statesman to the country.“On behalf of the federal executive [...]

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    IBB: Nigeria is complex, difficult to govern

IBB: Nigeria is complex, difficult to govern

Former military president Ibrahim Babangida says Nigeria is difficult to govern due to its diversities.Babangida made this statement on Tuesday when the members of the house of representatives minority caucus, led by Ndudi Elumelu visited him at his residence in Minna, Niger state."The country is complex and difficult because, there are as many opinions as there are the number [...]

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    Babangida: Osoba was a bridge between the military and Nigerians

Babangida: Osoba was a bridge between the military and Nigerians

Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, has described Segun Osoba (pictured) as a civilian general who practised journalism with much dedication and passion.In his congratulatory message to Osoba on his 80th birthday, Babangida said the former governor of Ogun state was like a bridge between the military government and Nigerians.He said Osoba was embedded with various talents for solving [...]

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    IBB speaks on what Buhari needs to succeed

IBB speaks on what Buhari needs to succeed

Former military President Ibrahim Babangida says President Muhammadu Buhari needs the support of the people to succeed. Addressing reporters in Minna, Niger state capital, on Tuesday, the Nigerian leader expressed confidence that the security challenge would be brought under control “very soon”. He asked Nigerians to support Buhari in his second term in order to make the fight against insecurity successful. “What is [...]

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    Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Ibrahim Babangida, former head of state, has asked the military to evolve a new strategy in combating the insurgency in the north-east.Babangida said this in his message on the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.He said the military should fortify its combat strength, as it is presently faced with "horrific challenges".The former military head of state urged the Nigerian army to [...]

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    Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says it is time to take Nigeria "out of clutches of old order".Ezekwesili, who has been an advocate of the younger generation taking over power in the country.She said that was what she told former military President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger state, during the weekend.TheCable had reported that [...]

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    Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, on Tuesday pleaded with Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.Kalu, who met with Babangida in Niger state, told journalists that he begged the former military leader to endorse Buhari for a fresh term in office.He said: "I am in Minna to campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari. At [...]

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    David Mark visits Babangida — latest PDP presidential aspirant to do so

David Mark visits Babangida — latest PDP presidential aspirant to do so

David Mark, former senate president, on Saturday held a meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, ex-military head of state, in Minna, Niger state capital.The meeting lasted for two hours at the Hilltop residence of the former military leader.NAN reports that David Mark arrived at about 1:30pm in the company of senators Zainab Kure, Tunde Ogbeha and Suleman Adokwe.Mark, a senator since 1999, [...]

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    You have my blessing, Babangida assures Makarfi ahead of PDP presidential primary

You have my blessing, Babangida assures Makarfi ahead of PDP presidential primary

Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, has given Ahmed Makarfi his blessings to contest the 2019 presidential election.Makarfi, a former caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is hoping to clinch his party's presidential ticket.According to Babangida, Nigeria needs a new narrative and noted that Makarfi's plans for the country have restored his hope in the country.The former [...]

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    What you don’t know about June 12

What you don’t know about June 12

Many years ago, I was taken to the “Hall of Fame” on the inside of the Aso Villa and even if you are not serious as a citizen, when you enter the place, without being told nothing, you would wake up into living a life of meaning and purpose. When I was taken home on same day, I became more [...]

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    Cross carpeting not healthy for our democracy, says Babangida

Cross carpeting not healthy for our democracy, says Babangida

Former military president Ibrahim Babangida says since 1999, the country's political parties have lacked "distinct ideologies".In a statement on Monday to commemorate Democracy Day, Babangida called for a unique two-party structure which he said would "promote and protect the nation’s democratic institutions"."Our political parties since May 29, 1999 have no distinct ideologies with internal squabbles and cross carpeting that is [...]

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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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