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General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB)

Date of Birth: 17/08/1941
Place of Birth: Minna, Niger State


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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)...


Friends with benefits

Another former head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida, diplomatically suggested that Buhari, whom he ousted in a 1985 palace coup, should not stand for re-election...


Rumblings in the regions

Days later, on 4 February, the office of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, 76, another former military head of state, released a statement also calling for a younger generation to take over politics and advising Buhari not to stand for a second term...


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...

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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...

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