Ibrahim Babangida

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Ibrahim Babangida is commonly called IBB and was born on the 17 day of August 1941 in Minna, Niger State. He is a retired officer at Nigerian Army and was a former Nigeria’s military ruler. He is known to be the ruler of Nigeria starting form 27 day of August in the year 1985 until August 27, 1993 when he departed his office. He became one of the key players in military coups in Nigeria and during his time, human rights abuses happened as what the evidence is saying.

Ibrahim Babangida came from an ethnic group named Gwari. He got married on September 6, 1969 with Maryam but died due to cancer on the 27 of December 2009. They have four children namely: Halimatu, Aishatu, Aminu, and Muhammadu.

Spirited man of action

He is described as “spirited man of action”. He took acts against the corruption of military regime together with the army major general through coup d’état that caused Major General Mohammed Buhari to leave his office. Ibrahim Babangida was the Nigeria’s fifth coup and ruled the military in 1960 when it got its independence from Great Britain.

He made himself to become president of Nigeria instead of appointing other people in the position. He became the ruler of his county with the use of iron fist considering that he is benevolent compared to his predecessors. He promised to decrease the rate of corruption, solve economic problems in their country, and to have a democratic form of government.

He soon became known to be an intelligent politician. Before deciding for things that are related to his country, he asked first Nigerian citizens if they agree or not. He asked for opinions in order to know what the best is for the betterment of every Nigerian. He also offered Nigerians about a program regarding the economic recovery that includes ways on how to convince them to accept what the IMF proposed. He is also responsible for the good economy of Nigeria wherein he adjusted the production for farming and the earnings of the government. Under his regime, there was a decrease in terms of foreign debt and its relevance to money that was earned from oil exporting. Ibrahim Babangida also evaluated the currency of Nigeria to brace up the exports instead of oil.

His recovery program is a proof that his government tried harder in order to solve economic problems compared to other countries. His term paved way for Nigeria to receive loans that came from World Bank and the chance to have credibility in terms of their economy among the nations that are westernized. Through his efforts for saving his nation from economic crisis, he gained much respect from Nigerians.

Ibrahim Babangida is the reason for Nigeria to become progressive and embrace modernity. He wants every Nigerian to become competitive and achieve the kind of living that is not far from those countries that are successful. He is doing his best to serve his people, although there are many challenges that they are facing, but he still continues what he has started.

A karshe na kare a gidan kaso bayan na jefa wasu da dama akan aikata laifukan rashawa - Shugaba Buhari

A karshe na kare a gidan kaso bayan na jefa wasu da dama akan aikata laifukan rashawa - Shugaba Buhari

A karshe na kare a gidan kaso bayan na jefa wasu da dama akan aikata laifukan rashawa - Shugaba Buhari
Maitama Sule told me to arrest him after 1983 coup - General Abdulsalam Abubakar

Maitama Sule told me to arrest him after 1983 coup - General Abdulsalam Abubakar

Former Head of State General Abdulsalam Abubakar on Sunday, July 9, described the death of late Maitama Sule as touching when he paid a condolence visit to Kano

Maitama Sule told me to arrest him after 1983 coup - General Abdulsalam Abubakar
Yadda Abacha ya kashe Yar'aduwa ya kuma yi kokarin hallaka ni - Olusegun Obasanjo

Yadda Abacha ya kashe Yar'aduwa ya kuma yi kokarin hallaka ni - Olusegun Obasanjo

Yadda Abacha ya kashe Yar'adua ya kuma yi kokarin hallaka ni - Obasanjo, an dai kame manyan kasa da yawa a lokacin Abacha, wasu da yawa kuma basu fito da rai ba

Yadda Abacha ya kashe Yar'aduwa ya kuma yi kokarin hallaka ni - Olusegun Obasanjo
Jama’a sun maidawa Tsohon Shugaban kasa ya rasa inda zai sa kan sa

Jama’a sun maidawa Tsohon Shugaban kasa ya rasa inda zai sa kan sa

Jama’a sun maidawa Tsohon Shugaban kasa ya rasa inda zai sa kan sa bayan yayi kira ayi wa Najeriya garambawul. Wasu na ganin cewa IBB na nema ya zama Munafuki.

Jama’a sun maidawa Tsohon Shugaban kasa ya rasa inda zai sa kan sa
Oshiomole yayi kaca-kaca da wani tsohon Shugaban kasa

Oshiomole yayi kaca-kaca da wani tsohon Shugaban kasa

Adams Oshiomole yayi kaca-kaca da tsohon Shugaban kasa IBB. Yace kyau Babangida ya ba ‘Yan Najeriya hakuri Inji tsohon Gwamnan ba ya rika bude baki ba.

Oshiomole yayi kaca-kaca da wani tsohon Shugaban kasa
Read the powerful speech Abiola gave in 1994 that got Abacha angry

Read the powerful speech Abiola gave in 1994 that got Abacha angry

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Read the powerful speech Abiola gave in 1994 that got Abacha angry
Buhari is not the only one in charge - Utomi reveals those ruling Nigeria with president

Buhari is not the only one in charge - Utomi reveals those ruling Nigeria with president

The ‘class of 1966 and their cronies’ are in charge and running Nigeria with its president, Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Pat Utomi, an APC chief, has revealed.

Buhari is not the only one in charge - Utomi reveals those ruling Nigeria with president
See the gorgeous wedding dress Halima Babangida wore that took people's breath away (photos)

See the gorgeous wedding dress Halima Babangida wore that took people's breath away (photos)

General Ibrahim Babangida's daughter Halima got married on Friday, May 12 to Alhaji Auwal Lawal Abdullahi. See new photos of her stunning wedding dress.

See the gorgeous wedding dress Halima Babangida wore that took people's breath away (photos)
Emir Sanusi drops bombshell, accuses Obasanjo, Maurice Iwu of rigging election

Emir Sanusi drops bombshell, accuses Obasanjo, Maurice Iwu of rigging election

Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II has warned that dragging ethnicity into every discussion is the major problem of Nigeria.

Emir Sanusi drops bombshell, accuses Obasanjo, Maurice Iwu of rigging election
IBB sent me to jail for drinking tea with a white man, former petroleum minister reveals

IBB sent me to jail for drinking tea with a white man, former petroleum minister reveals

Former Military President Ibrahim Babangida sent me to jail, because he said I drank a cup of tea with a white man and received a gift of wristwatch.

IBB sent me to jail for drinking tea with a white man, former petroleum minister reveals
Former president, billionaires, governors and 30 private jets touch down in Minna for IBB daughter’s wedding

Former president, billionaires, governors and 30 private jets touch down in Minna for IBB daughter’s wedding

The wedding ceremony of former President Ibrahim Babangida’s daughter Halima took place in Minna, Niger state earlier today, May 12, 2017.

Former president, billionaires, governors and 30 private jets touch down in Minna for IBB daughter’s wedding
Bamaiyi blasts IBB, accuses him of promoting indiscipline among soldiers for overthrowing Buhari

Bamaiyi blasts IBB, accuses him of promoting indiscipline among soldiers for overthrowing Buhari

A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (retd.), has blamed a former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), for the indiscipline in...

Bamaiyi blasts IBB, accuses him of promoting indiscipline among soldiers for overthrowing Buhari
Ahmadu Ali counters IBB, speaks on ‘military wing’ in PDP

Ahmadu Ali counters IBB, speaks on ‘military wing’ in PDP

Ali, a former military officer and ex-national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied the existence of any military wing in the party.

Ahmadu Ali counters IBB, speaks on ‘military wing’ in PDP
An kada gangar 2019: Wasu ‘Yan siyasa sun fara shiri

An kada gangar 2019: Wasu ‘Yan siyasa sun fara shiri

Ba mamaki a cikin shirin 2019 ne har wasu ‘Yan siyasa sun fara kai ziyara wajen manyan Arewa. A jiya Bukola Saraki ya gana da tsohon shugaba Ibrahim Babangida.

An kada gangar 2019: Wasu ‘Yan siyasa sun fara shiri
I created Anambra state to help 'ordinary' people - IBB

I created Anambra state to help 'ordinary' people - IBB

Babangida said the decision to document the history of the state is a laudable especially judging from the dummy of the book, as a great job has been done.

I created Anambra state to help 'ordinary' people - IBB
PDP crisis: Governor Dickson, IBB in closed-door meeting

PDP crisis: Governor Dickson, IBB in closed-door meeting

The governor, after an hour, came out of the meeting and did not disclose the purpose of the visit but instead got into his car and zoomed of.

PDP crisis: Governor Dickson, IBB in closed-door meeting
Da walakin goro a miya:Sheriff yayi wata ganawar sirri da IBB, da tsohon gwamnan Neja (Hotuna)

Da walakin goro a miya:Sheriff yayi wata ganawar sirri da IBB, da tsohon gwamnan Neja (Hotuna)

Sanata Ali Modu Sheriff wanda kotun daukaka karat a tabbatar da shi a matsayin halastaccen shugaban jam’iyyar PDP ya yi wata ganawar sirri da tsohon shugaban ka

Da walakin goro a miya:Sheriff yayi wata ganawar sirri da IBB, da tsohon gwamnan Neja (Hotuna)
BREAKING: Sheriff in secret meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, ex-Governor Aliyu

BREAKING: Sheriff in secret meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, ex-Governor Aliyu

Ali Modu Sheriff, who maintained that the recent ruling was a victory for the party, visited Babangida with a fromer governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu.

BREAKING: Sheriff in secret meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, ex-Governor Aliyu
Yadda muka yi da I.B.B-Inji Atiku Abubakar

Yadda muka yi da I.B.B-Inji Atiku Abubakar

Tsohon mataimakin shugaban kasar Najeriya Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ya kai ziyara gidan tsohon shugan kasa Janar Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida a gidan sa da ke Minna.

Yadda muka yi da I.B.B-Inji Atiku Abubakar
Zaben 2019: ‘Yan Najeriya ne kaɗai zasu iya tabbatar ma inyamurai shugabancin ƙasar nan’ – Atiku

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“zancen sake fasalin kasar nan ba aikin mutum daya bane ya yanke yadda za’ayi, a’a. yan Najeriya ne kawai zasu iya tantance yadda za’ayi game da canza fasalin N

Zaben 2019: ‘Yan Najeriya ne kaɗai zasu iya tabbatar ma inyamurai shugabancin ƙasar nan’ – Atiku
Restructuring good news: Atiku reveals the truth after two hours closed door meeting with IBB

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Restructuring good news: Atiku reveals the truth after two hours closed door meeting with IBB
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De-classified CIA files reveal how Nigeria was under military siege in 1992

De-classified CIA files reveal how Nigeria was under military siege in 1992

The CIA intelligence assestment predicted towards the end of Babangida's tenure that his ''prospects for holding power beyond the next six months are tenous''

De-classified CIA files reveal how Nigeria was under military siege in 1992
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