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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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    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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