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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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Judgment day is coming

That has not cooled the febrile climate in Abuja, where some insiders confidently predict the return of former military leader Ibrahim Babangida to the presidency; others claim Obasanjo will return amid the confusion; still others say a new presidential candidate will emerge from within the ranks of the Yar'Adua government...


Kingmakers and charlatans

Supporters of former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida (1985-93) say he is ready to stand if President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua chooses not to run again...


See you in court

Ibrahim Babangida, Mark faces much tougher questions about his political career than Yar'Adua does...


The new man in Abuja

Yet many other ex-military politicians, such as former generals Ibrahim Babangida and Muhammadu Buhari, are far from reconciled to his presidency...


Under new management

Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade was busy with his election campaign, so Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo suggested a mediator - Nigerian ex-President Ibrahim Babangida, with whom Conté shared a common enemy, the Liberian warlord Charles Taylor...


Party pieces

For now, political grandees such as Aliyu Mohammed Gusau, Ibrahim Babangida and Theophilus Danjuma are holding fire; the first two had presidential ambitions - although the PDP can hardly change its ticket, with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline for candidates in mid-February...


Buhari's election headlines

Ibrahim Babangida who led the palace coup that deposed Buhari in August 2005 is surprisingly now one of his strongest supporters...


Tafidan's ghost

Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, the Tafidan Katsina (a title inherited from his father), signed up to civilian politics in 1987 with the formation of the People's Front of Nigeria (PF) at the beginning of the extended, and ultimately failed, transition programme of then military ruler Ibrahim Babangida (1985-93)...

Ibrahim Babangida, who toppled his government in 1985 and kept him under house arrest even when his mother was dying...


New Year election blues

' Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari (1983-85), standing for the All Nigeria People's Party, has put in a strong early showing and is understood to have opened a dialogue with his former nemesis, but key power broker, Ibrahim Babangida (1985-93), who toppled him in 1985...


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