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Orji Uzor Kalu Meets Babangida In Minna
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Orji Uzor Kalu Meets Babangida In Minna

Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Thursday afternoon visited the former military President, General Ibrahim Badomosi Babangida. Kalu who is currently in a closed door meeting with the former leader was earlier hosted by the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello
Military Started Development, Democracy & Free Market Economy- Babangida
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Military Started Development, Democracy & Free Market Economy- Babangida

Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida speaks on military intervention among other issues during an appearance on Channels television’s NewsNight which aired on October 2, 2020. Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, on Friday said the military provided Nigeria with the democracy being enjoyed today. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s NewsNight, Babangida said contrary to claims that the military was responsible for the problems in the country; it rather provided the nation with development. “No, we didn’t provide problems. We tried to provide the framework upon which subsequent governments who are going to come after us could build upon,” he said. “Most of the infrastructural developments, even the democracy, we midwifed it. We started devel...
Ibrahim Babangida Says Amotekun Not Viable, Advises South-west Governors
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Ibrahim Babangida Says Amotekun Not Viable, Advises South-west Governors

Former military President, Ibrahim Babangida, has shared his view on Operation Amotekun recently launched by the South-West governors, stating that the move is not a viable one. Amotekun was set up by the governors to combat the security menace in the region. He highlighted some of the challenges facing the states and the need for the governors to adopt a more sustainable approach in addressing the security challenges. Speaking on Channels Television Newsnight, Mr. Babaginda the governors should have convinced the Federal Government to put up some part of the revenue for the purpose of curbing insecurity in the region. “It is not viable because they are quarreling with minimum pay, now they create another force that you must equip them, pay them salaries, and give them all ...
Hate Speech Bill: Ibrahim Babangida Says Nobody Can Muzzle Nigerians
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Hate Speech Bill: Ibrahim Babangida Says Nobody Can Muzzle Nigerians

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has weighed in on the controversial Hate Speech Bill, saying nobody can Muzzle Nigerians and deny them freedom of speech. General Babangida pointed out that there was even no basis for the bill which has passed the second reading in the Senate insisting that no one can deny Nigerians their fundamental rights. Babangida spoke in his Minna Uphill residence when he received visiting National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chief Christopher Isiguzo. The Protection from Internet Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill and the National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches Bill were recently introduced in the Senate. Babangida recalled that a similar bill was presented before the eighth Nation...
IBB Congratulates Buhari, Sets Agenda For President-Elect
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IBB Congratulates Buhari, Sets Agenda For President-Elect

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida has congratulated President Buhari over his re-election to lead the nation for the next four years. In a statement signed by his and made available to Journalists in Minna, Babangida said the President should confront with renewed vigour the most urgent problem confronting Nigeria. He stated that the insecurity of lives and property is one of the most urgent problem confronting the nation as the Boko Haram insurgency remains a threat to many Nigerians particularly in the North East sub region adding that kidnapping and armed banditry remain a national menace. “Now that the President has won his re-election bid, he should confront with renewed vigour the most urgent problem confronting Nigeria: ‘insecurity of lives and proper...
IBB calls Buhari a Role Model to Politicians
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IBB calls Buhari a Role Model to Politicians

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a role model to politicians in the country. Babangida, in his congratulatory message to Buhari to commemorate his 76th birthday tomorrow, said the President has   particularly become an excellent role model to many young aspiring politicians and also to the not so young. According to him, Buhari, despite the numerous problems and challenges, had succeded in binding Nigeria and Nigerians together. “President Muhammadu Buhari   is an excellent role model to many young aspiring politicians and even to the not so young because of the way and manner you have managed to sustain the survival of our country as an indivisible one nation albeit in the face of many daunting diversions”, th...
“Excellent Role Model” – IBB Praises Buhari Fight Against Corruption And Insurgency Ahead Of 76th Birthday
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“Excellent Role Model” – IBB Praises Buhari Fight Against Corruption And Insurgency Ahead Of 76th Birthday

Former military president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has described President Muhammadu Buhari as an excellent leader and a role model whose personal qualities are worthy of emulation by young and aspiring politicians in the country. This was contained in a congratulatory letter by the former Head of State to the President ahead of his 76th birthday. President Buhari will turn 76 on Monday, December 17. General Babangida, in his message, said: “As we get over our mid-seventies, we can say with all sense of modesty that we should celebrate every birthday anniversary with prayers in order for us to thank Allah for all the blessings and the bounties He showered upon us. “It is only fair that we pause and reflect in our own different ways on all the life’s challenges ...
2019: Election Will Be Walkover For PDP In Niger –IBB
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2019: Election Will Be Walkover For PDP In Niger –IBB

A former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (Retd), has predicted that the 2019 senatorial election in Zone ‘B’, Niger State, would be a walkover for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said the All Progressives Alliance (APC) appears to be entangled in a crisis. “The APC in all three tiers of government is still embroiled in debilitating crisis that is threatening to completely bring down the party and in next year’s general elections, all that is required by PDP is to step up efforts with fervent prayers to emerge victorious,” he said. Babangida spoke when he granted audience to the standard bearer of the PDP in next year’s senatorial election, Ibrahim Ishaku (SAN), who emerged the party’s flag bearer for Niger-East (Zone ‘B’) in last month’s primaries in Niger...
PDP Can Still Rule For 60 Years – Babangida
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PDP Can Still Rule For 60 Years – Babangida

Former military President Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) says PDP can rule for 60 years “provided it can put its house in order”. IBB said this on Saturday when he received leaders of the party at his Hilltop mansion in Minna, Niger state capital. He claimed that PDP is the only political party, whose presence had been felt, known and accepted by the people. “PDP’s presence is felt not only in Abuja or Lagos, but down to the lowest level,” he said. “If you go to the grassroots, the ordinary man will talk about PDP; that is the asset the party has and should use to spring back to reckoning. “Already, it is accepted and known. All you have to do is work harder and try to convince the people back to your fold.” He also re-echoed his support for a two-party system, and declared that...