Tag: Ibrahim Babangida

Babangida Reveals Who Will Get His Support In 2019

Babangida Reveals Who Will Get His Support In 2019

Breaking, Politics
Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) has made it clear he will support any individual or group, whose objective is to achieve one Nigeria. Babangida stated this in Minna yesterday, when he received the new leadership of the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders’ Assembly (NLSA), a northern socio-political advocacy. IBB vowed he would never be party to any organisation or discussion aimed at the disintegration of the nation. “I will support any group that comes out with a template that will ensure the unity and stability of Nigeria,” Babangida said emphatically, adding: “Politics is all about togetherness and the betterment of the country.” Babangida told the group led by Alhaji Tanko Yakasai to interact with politicians across the country, irrespective of par
THE ACCIDENT CALLED EL-RUFAI TO BE FORCED ON NIGERIA AS PRESIDENT

THE ACCIDENT CALLED EL-RUFAI TO BE FORCED ON NIGERIA AS PRESIDENT

Breaking, Opinions, Politics
In the recent past, we were inundated with a book by the very controversial Mallam Nasir El-Rufai who was head of BPE and a former FCT minister. He went into self exile during the Yar'Adua government and returned later to seek political relevance. El-Rufai has grown to become the present Governor of Kaduna state and under his watch, there have been several unresolved killings in his state. However, this dark horse has proven over time to be leader amongst his peers. As the 2019 Presidential elections draws near, he has become vocal again. Bashing the Presidency, speaking up against his former boss, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and everyone who might be a force against his perceived ambition. Very recently, South-South opinion leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has slammed Kaduna State governor,
WHY AND HOW WE CAN RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA NOW – IBRAHIM BABANGIDA

WHY AND HOW WE CAN RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA NOW – IBRAHIM BABANGIDA

Breaking, Economy, Politics
Former Military head of States, Ibrahim Babangida is the latest pro-restructuring voice from the North. In his contribution to the debate, Babangida apart from throwing his massive weight behind restructuring gave reasons why it should be done and how. Babangida said: “If we have repeatedly done certain things and not getting the desired results, we need to change tactics and approach, and renew our commitment. It is our collective responsibilities to engender a reform that would be realistic and in sync with modern best practices. For example, restructuring has become a national appeal as we speak, whose time has come. “I will strongly advocate for devolution of powers to the extent that more responsibilities be given to the states while the Federal Government is vested with
2019: WE ARE SET TO SACK APC FROM GOVERNMENT,IBB, ATIKU ARE NOT OUR FINANCIERS – APDA

2019: WE ARE SET TO SACK APC FROM GOVERNMENT,IBB, ATIKU ARE NOT OUR FINANCIERS – APDA

Breaking, Politics
Interim National Chairman of the newly registered Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Alhaji Mohammed Shittu has denied that the former military president Ibrahim Babangida and ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar are among the financiers of the party, but admitted that their target is to dislodge the ruling APC in 2019, without altering the political equation of power rotation. Alhaji Shittu stated this in an interview with Dailytrust newspaper on Sunday. He said: "We are confident because we have put in place a mechanism that other political parties don’t have. We have our structures in every part of this country. "For now, we have about 15 million members and we are still counting as I am talking to you". On slugging out the ruling party in 2019, the interim chairman
POLITICS: NORTHERN ELDERS BLAST IBB, ATIKU OVER CALLS FOR RESTRUCTURING OF NIGERIA

POLITICS: NORTHERN ELDERS BLAST IBB, ATIKU OVER CALLS FOR RESTRUCTURING OF NIGERIA

Breaking, Economy, Politics
 Former Military Head of States, Ibrahim Babangida and Atiku Abubakar on the call for the restructuring of Nigeria and creation of state police was seriously challenged by Northern Elders on Tuesday. The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) stated that the call for restructuring was misplaced while former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa described the agitation as nebulous. A former Presidential Adviser, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, urged Nigerians to be wary of apostles of restructuring as they have hidden agenda. Recall that ex-military President Ibrahim Babangida and former vice President, Atiku Abubakar had joined others by supporting the call for restructuring of the country. Babangida stated that restructuring has become a national appeal, whose time has come. But,
THOSE WHO ATTENDED IBB DAUGHTER’S WEDDING WITH PRIVATE JETS HAVE QUESTIONABLE WEALTH

THOSE WHO ATTENDED IBB DAUGHTER’S WEDDING WITH PRIVATE JETS HAVE QUESTIONABLE WEALTH

Breaking, Entertainment, Politics
Former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has stated that most of the wealthy Nigerians who own private jets and attended the wedding of former military President, Ibrahim Babangida daughter, have questionable wealth. Many of them cannot boast of business ventures in Nigeria where they can employ Nigerians, he lamented. In an article on Saturday, Omokri said Nigeria has a long way to go if some set of people make easy billions despite doing little or nothing to contribute to Nigeria’s growth and ease the alarming unemployment rate. It reads: “Let me start this piece by congratulating former President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on the marriage of his daughter, Halima, to her beau, Auwal Abdullahi. In case you missed the news, let me in
STATE OF THE NATION: OBJ, IBB, ABDULSALAM IN A CRUCIAL MEETING IN MINNA

STATE OF THE NATION: OBJ, IBB, ABDULSALAM IN A CRUCIAL MEETING IN MINNA

Breaking, Politics
Three former Nigerian leaders, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) and General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) yesterday met behind closed doors in Minna, the capital of Niger State. It was gathered that the meeting which lasted for over two hours was held at the hilltop home of former military president, IBB.Visitors who usually besiege Babangida’s house were streamlined, with some of them stopped from entering the house ahead of the arrival of former President Obasanjo at about 3:00pm yesterday.  Before the arrival of Obasanjo, former head of state, General Abubakar was already in IBB’s house waiting. On arrival, Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, recieved Obasanjo at Minna airport and took him to IBB home at hill top without official retinue. According to
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