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General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB)

Date of Birth: 17 August 1941
Place of Birth: Minna, Niger State

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Welcome back, General

Ibrahim Babangida – seen by the then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as Nigeria's most pro-Western leader – seized power in a palace coup in August 1985...

After the bombing, Jonathan declares

Opposition supporters looking for symbolism note that key PDP patriarchs – including former President Obasanjo and the ailing former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida – were notable by their absence from Jonathan's Eagle Square declaration...


Jonathan faces the north

There is much interest in the plans of Senate President David Mark a veteran ally of General Ibrahim Babangida whose coup-making days go back to the 1970s and 1980s...


Presidential letter bombs

Obasanjo informs Jonathan that he has discussed his concern about current developments with his fellow retired generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar (both former heads of state) and Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma...

On a wing and a prayer

Aside from encouraging Israeli agribusinesses to invest the former military leader General Ibrahim Babangida hired Israeli security experts to ward off putschists: some of his top security officials worked closely with the Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations (better known as Mossad) and the Israel Defence Forces...

Punching out the PDP

Since the 31 August split the rival factions of the PDP divided their time between lengthy internal meetings and trying to enlist the backing of party elders such as former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former military leader General Ibrahim Babangida...

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