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Nigeria

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB)

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


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Consensus candidate plan upsets the frontrunners

PDP leaders backed by northern stalwarts such as Sadiq Ango Abdullahi and former military leader Gen Ibrahim Babangida voted for former President of the Senate Bukola Saraki and governor of Bauchi State Bala Mohammed as two 'consensus candidates' for the party's presidential ticket...


In search of flagbearers

Instead the contenders will mainly be drawn from those who came to national prominence after General Ibrahim Babangida's annulling of the presidential elections in 1993...


Rage at the gates

1992: The military regime under General Ibrahim Babangida sets up the first SARS unit with that name under the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in the NPF...

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Generals on the run

As military governor of Sokoto State under Ibrahim Babangida's regime Magashi also belonged to the 'kitchen cabinet' of the dictator Sani Abacha commanding the Brigade of Guards Abacha's personal protection unit...


Executive exerts its privilege

The other executive insider will be the new Defence Minister Major-General Bashir Salihi Magashi a lawyer and former commander of the Brigade of Guards who held senior posts in the military juntas of Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha (AC Vol 60 No 15 The Gang of 43 breaks cover)...


The Gang of 43 breaks cover

These include retired general Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano 70) whose last stint in government was thirty years ago as military governor of Sokoto State during General Ibrahim Babangida's regime...

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Now the race looks serious

General supportThe arrival of former head of military intelligence General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau on the second day of the congress telling PDP officials that he and his fellow northern generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar would support Atiku's campaign if he got the nomination was the final boost...

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Politics of patronage

The earliest big local upstream operator was Conoil Producing owned by Mike Adenuga one of Nigeria's wealthiest men and the owner of the Glo mobile-phone business who secured his first oil licence during the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida in 1991...


Ely Calil, 1945-2018

It was Calil's role as confidant to General Ibrahim Babangida Nigeria's military ruler from 1985-93 that saw his wealth and influence spiral (AC Vol 39 No 25 As bad as it gets)...


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