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Nigeria

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB)

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


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The car bomb whodunit

Although Jonathan's office dismissed Okah's claims as fantasy, the political temperature is rising ahead of the ruling People's Democratic Party's primary elections that will pit Jonathan against three northern candidates - former military leader General Ibrahim Babangida, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and former head of military intelligence Aliyu Mohammed Gusau...


A false start

All of the candidates have held power and the two frontrunners – former military leader General Ibrahim Babangida (aka IBB) and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar – had controversial tenures which saw them forced from power...


The field gets more crowded

After a precipitate launching of his campaign on Facebook’s social networking site on 14 September (pre-empting General Ibrahim Babangida’s more formal announcement), President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan announced he would seek the PDP presidential nomination at a rally in Abuja on 18 September...


Good man, impossible job

The PDP primaries, pitting Jonathan from the Niger Delta against two northern candidates, General Ibrahim Babangida and Atiku Abubakar, are likely to be almost as hard fought as the final election...


A tight election timetable

Two rivals from northern Nigeria – former military leader General Ibrahim Babangida and ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar – have already announced that they will contest the ticket...


Goodluck with the numbers

His main rival in the party - General Ibrahim Babangida - has provoked strong reactions among his foes, old and new, and his wealthy band of supporters...


Yar'Adua goes into extra time

Others said Danjuma has his own constituency in the military and is independent of groups backed by General Ibrahim Babangida and former President Olusegun Obasanjo...


Nigeria's succession: the candidates

A veteran militician, Mark moved seamlessly to become military Governor of Niger State and then Minister of Telecommunications in the Muhammadu Buhari and Ibrahim Babangida regimes in the 1980s...


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