Nigeria@62: IBB tasks youths on Nigeria’s history knowledge

Former President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida

As Nigeria marks its 62nd independence anniversary, retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, has challenged youths to strive for more knowledge about its past. Babangida told newsmen on Friday in Minna that a good knowledge of the nation’s history would guide the youths in their search for a better Nigeria. According to him, it is necessary for the youths to know what Nigeria’s founding fathers went through to keep it strong and united. “Seven years after independence, we went through a civil war and came out of it. The…

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2023 Presidency: IBB, PDP elders announce Saraki, Mohammed as northern consensus candidates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Northern Elders have endorsed Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as the northern consensus candidates of the opposition party. The decision was reached after a meeting held between the elders with former President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, a.k.a. IBB, at his country home in Minna, Niger State. Addressing newsmen shortly after, Professor Ango Abdullahi explained that about four aspirants from the North presented themselves for the consensus candidacy. They include Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, of Sokoto State, Gov. Bala Mohammed, of…

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2023: “I expect younger generation to rescue Nigeria” – IBB

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, popularly known as IBB, has called on the younger generation of politicians in Nigeria to pick up the gauntlet and rescue the nation from its current predicament. Babangida stated this during a visit by some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at Uphill residence in Minna, Niger State. The governors include Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State; Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, of Enugu State, and Seyi Makinde, of Oyo State. Others were former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, and some national assembly lawmakers. The…

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2023: IBB declares support for consensus presidential candidate for PDP

Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), popularly known as IBB, has expressed his willingness to support the adoption of consensus presidential candidates in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. According to him, it is the best decision for the country. IBB, who stated this during a visit by the three presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Minna, hinged his decision to support the idea of the trio because it centers on the unity, progress and development of Nigeria. The three PDP presidential aspirants include former Governor…

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2023 Presidency: “I visited IBB to receive his blessings” – Tinubu

…As Niger gov. backs Asiwaju’s bid The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has visited former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, also known as IBB, in his residence in Minna, Niger State, ahead of the forthcoming presidential election. Tinubu, who visited IBB in company of the Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, arrived the Hilltop country home at about 2.30pm and both went straight into a meeting behind closed-doors. The APC chieftain thereafter,explained his reasons for…

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2023 presidency: Again, IBB writes off Tinubu, Atiku, others

…’Why Osinbajo is competent to succeed Buhari’ – Senator Former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, also known as IBB, has reiterated his stand that he will not support an old person for the 2023 presidency. Recall that the former military rulerIBB had, in an interview in August 2021 noted that he will not support anyone above sixty for the presidency. Although he never mentioned anyone’s name, he dropped clear conditions that neither former vice-president Atiku, who is eyeing the position, nor the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu,…

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Buhari, Babangida, Jonathan, others mourn Nigeria’s ex ING Head, Chief Ernest Shonekan

…FG orders National Flag to fly at half-mast Eminent Nigerian leaders have continued to express sadness over the news of the passing on of former head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, who died in Lagos yesterday, at the age of 85. President Muhammadu Buhari, who expressed profound sadness over the news of his death, in an issued statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, extended his deepest condolences to Chief Shonekan’s wife, Margaret, his loved ones, as well as the government and people of Ogun State. The President…

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Northern Youths wants Obasanjo, Babangida, others to intervene in Nigeria’s woes

…Says Buhari’s successor can come from anywhere The Northern Youth Leaders Forum, (NYLF), yesterday, called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo to urgently summon a meeting of those it called “Nigerian fathers” with a view to intervening in the country’s woes and proffering solutions. The National Chairman of NYLF Comrade Elliot Afiyo said while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State, shortly after he met with former President Obasanjo. According to the forum, those who fall into the category include retired Generals Ibrahim Babangida, Theophilus Danjuma, AbdulSalami Abubakar; Chief Ernest Shonekan, among others.…

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Arewa youth group backs Babangida’s call on age limit forpresidential candidates

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has described as timely and commendable, the call by former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, (rtd), to have people in their 60s as Nigeria’s president in 2023. Recall that Babangida, otherwise known as IBB, yesterday, during an interview on a television programme, suggested that the time has come for young hands to do the work of fixing the country. A statement issued by the group’s National President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, noted that the former military president had spoken the minds of millions of Nigerians,…

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Nigeria’s next president should be in his 60s, says Babangida

Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, (rtd), has suggested that the time has come for young hands to do the work of fixing the country. Babangida, popularly known as IBB, who suggested during an interview on a television programme on Friday morning, said Nigerians in their 60s should lead the nation in the next presidential election because of the nature of the work of the country’s leader. IBB said one of the reasons Nigeria has refused to progress and achieve the dreams of the founding fathers was because Nigerians…

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