I’m well now, back soon — IBB (Same cannot be said of the country you looted bare)

General Babangida, who spoke on telephone with journalists at Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu’s Tunga residence in Minna yesterday when General Abdulsalami Abubakar paid the governor a Sallah homage said,”I am now well and will be back to Nigeria very soon.” He was not however specific on the date of his arrival. IBB, while speaking through […]

2015: Babangida endorses Jonathan…Says president has right to seek 2nd term

…Says president has right to seek 2nd term Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Retd), has given approval to the anticipated 2015 re-election bid of President Goodluck Ebele Jona­than, just as he urged Ni­gerians to be patient with the president in his ef­forts to tackle the myriad of problems facing the country. In an […]

Jonathan blasts Obasanjo, other former leaders, saying they are inferior to Mandela

President Goodluck Jonathan has said past Nigerian leaders cannot be compared to the late former South African leader, Nelson Mandela, saying it was on record that they ruled repressively during their regimes. He also described Nigerian politicians who threaten, boast and play little gods by virtue of their position as tiny men, a character trait […]

IBB, not Buhari, overthrew Shagari’s govt — Col. Nyiam (Who really cares?)

  Col. Tony Nyiam In this interview, Col. Tony Nyiam, who was part of the failed attempt to oust the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s military government in 1990, tells WAHEED BAKARE and ALLWELL OKPI, how the Orkar coup originated and its relevance to Nigerian politics You said what has come to be known as the Orkar […]

Opinion: Much ado about breaking of fast

By Olalekan Adetayo President Goodluck Jonathan is not a Muslim but he participates in the annual Ramadan fast religiously. As a tradition, he also invites dignitaries to join him in breaking the fast in the evening. Some of his regular visitors on such occasions are members of the diplomatic corps in Nigeria. During the week […]

You’re agents of opposition, Presidency tells five Northern govs

By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North ABUJA — The presidency, yesterday, described the five northern governors, who carpeted Peoples Democratic Party over alleged poor leadership and internal crises, as agents of the opposition. It warned them to desist from continuing to engage in acts capable of unduly heating up the polity and distracting President Goodluck […]

20 YEARS AFTER JUNE 12 (1): What transpired inside Aso Rock just before annulment – Tonnie Iredia, NEC Spokesman

By Jide Ajani Is it not amazing and amusing that 20years after the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, leaders of Nigeria’s Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, last week, engineered the annulment of the chairmanship election of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF? In 1993, Bashorun MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, defeated […]

Abiola’s friendship with IBB, Abacha led to his death – Don

The friendship among General Ibrahim Babangida, General Sani Abacha and the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola has been described as “disastrous friendship,” Empowered Newswire has reported. It is a kind of friendship that leads to death and destruction. This statement was made by a Nigerian scholar who teaches at […]

Plot to kill IBB, Dasuki uncovered

From UBONG UKPONG, Abuja The State Security Service (SSS) yesterday paraded a suspected terror kingpin and two of his lieutenants. The security agency said that the suspects were backed by Iranian terrorist group. They had planned to site a cell in Lagos State.Their target is the South-West where they will launch attacks and cause unrest […]

Gowon, Babangida, Sambo, others shun peace summit in Kano

BY ABDULSALAM MUHAMMAD KANO—Northern leaders including Vice President, Namadi Sambo and three former Heads of State, Generals Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar were conspicuously absent at the peace summit organised by Northern Development Focus Initiative, NDFI, in Kano. Also absent were the Senate President, Senator David Mark, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and […]

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