For very keen observers and analysts of the Nigerian political situation, recent developments in the polity point to the fact that the Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, may emerge as the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections.
Asked why he supported Obasanjo to become president in 1999, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida said "If there is anybody who passionately believes in Nigeria, it is Olusegun Obasanjo.I will give that to him!" This is big if we recollect that about a decade ago, both men were engaged in a war of words.
Photo credit: Dele Momodu. Former presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party, Dele Momodu has said he never held anything against former Nigerian Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, who recently clocked 80, despite arresting him twice when the latter ruled Nigeria as a military dictator.
picture.vangaurd.com Many eminent Nigerians had been trying to quench the seccessionist activities in Nigeria. Recently, the former military president of Nigeria, Gen. Babangida, advised against the activities of the agitators. Again, the former head of state, Gen AbduIsalami Abubakar, joined the trend to counsel against the balkanization of Nigeria.
Photo: Map of Osun State, culled from the Nation Since the creation of Osun State on August 27th, 1991 by the military administration of Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, the state has been governed by nine governors. It is important to clearly state that Osun State has been, so far, governed by five democratically elected governors and four military administrators.
A few days ago, the former military head of state, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida disclosed that the reason he cancelled the June 12th, 1993 election was because he was trying to avert a violent coup. This was gathered from a report that was made by Daily Post.
Photo: Osun State Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola, culled from the Tableshakers . Osun State has been a peculiar state since it was created by the military regime of former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida on August 27th, 1991. Sincerely, since Osun State was created Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola seems to be the first governor that has enjoyed supports of both the formal and informal sectors, simultaneously, in the state.
The statement made by the former military president, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB), that Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu possesses the required qualities to be the next Nigeria president is supposed to help to stop the agitation for separation by some people in the southeast and make them focus on the election.
According to reports, as per PM News, Nigerian Billionaire, Femi Otedola has revealed what seems to be a deep secret of what former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida told him to tell Goodluck Jonathan when his President Umaru Yar'Adua was sick. According to Otedola, Babangida, who is popularly known as IBB asked him to tell Jonathan to sit on Yar'Adua's empty sit in the next Federal Executive Council Meeting (FEC) meeting, as a result of the uncertainty caused by the president's continued absence due to Illness.
Photo: Former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, culled from the Tableshakers Recently, former military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida learnt his voice to Nigerians, on the course of choosing the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Considerably, his voice had gone through length with major political gladiators responding to the stance of the former military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.
Femi Otedola, a business mogul, has revealed that former Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, asked Goodluck Jonathan, the Vice President, to sit on the unoccupied seat of then President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, at a Federal Executive Council meeting following the President's medical trip abroad.
Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, known for short as IBB, was Nigeria's military president for eight years. He ruled Nigeria from 1985 to 1993. He left office in 1993 following the controversies and crises that trailed the annulment of the June 12, presidential election of that year.
Former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida says the Senator representating Abia North Senatorial district, Orji Uzor Kalu, has the capacity to be the next President of Nigeria. Politics Nigeria reports that Babangida made the statement in a documentary which aired on AIT on Sunday. The former military leader has been vocal about the qualities or type of personality he wants to see occupy the number one seat of power in the country.
in an interview with Arise TV, a former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, highlighted some criteria for a youthful President he said he had in mind as the next Nigeria's President. Babangida said the person he had in mind is in his early 60s, has friends across Nigeria, agile, and verse in economics.
There is no way one will talk about politics in Nigeria without a reference to IBB. He celebrates his birthday on the 17th of August. Someone says it is a glorious thing to live up to eighty in this country with the hard situations that many are going through.
Birthdays are important because they give the celebrant the chance to feel special and see how much those around them love them. The former Head of State, Retired General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida clocks 80 years on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021. The former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has taken to his Instagram page to felicitate with him on this joyous occasion.
The crisis in Peoples Democratic Party is getting worse daily as party stewards are queuing behind who they think will take them to the promised land. Different politicians in the party are lobbying other powerful politicians from other parties and retired politicians for support. Most of them have lobbied powerful figures in Nigeria like Retired General AbdulSalam Abubakar, former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, and others.
General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (Retired) who turns 80 on August 17 or so has taken time during a recent Arise TV interview to reminisce on the most controversial decision he took in his 8 years reign as a military head of state. When asked what led to the annulment of the June 12 election which was said to be the freest, fairest and most peaceful election the country has ever had, I expected the retired general to sidestep the question but he seemingly gave a very direct and maybe honest reply to it.
Former military President Ibrahim Babangida's legacy as a military dictator and elderstatesman will be explored in this article whilst celebrating his 80th birthday today. His contagious smiles have the power to work miracles. He was believed to have disarmed his comrade, Col. Bukar Dimka, a rogue and coup plotter implicated in the killing of ex-Head of State, Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed, without firing a shot, thanks to his special charisma.
In celebration of his 80th birthday, never before seen photos of former military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has been shared by celebrity lifestyle magazine, Ovation International. The pictures also shared by the magazine's publisher, Chief Dele Momodu on his Instagram handle this Tuesday shows some exclusive photos of the former military president in his hays days.