Ibrahim Babangida

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Ibrahim Babangida is commonly called IBB and was born on the 17 day of August 1941 in Minna, Niger State. He is a retired officer at Nigerian Army and was a former Nigeria’s military ruler. He is known to be the ruler of Nigeria starting form 27 day of August in the year 1985 until August 27, 1993 when he departed his office. He became one of the key players in military coups in Nigeria and during his time, human rights abuses happened as what the evidence is saying.

Ibrahim Babangida came from an ethnic group named Gwari. He got married on September 6, 1969 with Maryam but died due to cancer on the 27 of December 2009. They have four children namely: Halimatu, Aishatu, Aminu, and Muhammadu.

Spirited man of action

He is described as “spirited man of action”. He took acts against the corruption of military regime together with the army major general through coup d’état that caused Major General Mohammed Buhari to leave his office. Ibrahim Babangida was the Nigeria’s fifth coup and ruled the military in 1960 when it got its independence from Great Britain.

He made himself to become president of Nigeria instead of appointing other people in the position. He became the ruler of his county with the use of iron fist considering that he is benevolent compared to his predecessors. He promised to decrease the rate of corruption, solve economic problems in their country, and to have a democratic form of government.

He soon became known to be an intelligent politician. Before deciding for things that are related to his country, he asked first Nigerian citizens if they agree or not. He asked for opinions in order to know what the best is for the betterment of every Nigerian. He also offered Nigerians about a program regarding the economic recovery that includes ways on how to convince them to accept what the IMF proposed. He is also responsible for the good economy of Nigeria wherein he adjusted the production for farming and the earnings of the government. Under his regime, there was a decrease in terms of foreign debt and its relevance to money that was earned from oil exporting. Ibrahim Babangida also evaluated the currency of Nigeria to brace up the exports instead of oil.

His recovery program is a proof that his government tried harder in order to solve economic problems compared to other countries. His term paved way for Nigeria to receive loans that came from World Bank and the chance to have credibility in terms of their economy among the nations that are westernized. Through his efforts for saving his nation from economic crisis, he gained much respect from Nigerians.

Ibrahim Babangida is the reason for Nigeria to become progressive and embrace modernity. He wants every Nigerian to become competitive and achieve the kind of living that is not far from those countries that are successful. He is doing his best to serve his people, although there are many challenges that they are facing, but he still continues what he has started.

Taron su IBB da Obasanjo: 'Yan Arewa 2 da ake so su gaji Buhari

Taron su IBB da Obasanjo: 'Yan Arewa 2 da ake so su gaji Buhari

Taron su IBB da Obasanjo: 'Yan Arewa 2 da ake so su gaji Buhari
Emir Sanusi drops bombshell, accuses Obasanjo, Maurice Iwu of rigging election

Emir Sanusi drops bombshell, accuses Obasanjo, Maurice Iwu of rigging election

Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II has warned that dragging ethnicity into every discussion is the major problem of Nigeria.

Emir Sanusi drops bombshell, accuses Obasanjo, Maurice Iwu of rigging election
IBB sent me to jail for drinking tea with a white man, former petroleum minister reveals

IBB sent me to jail for drinking tea with a white man, former petroleum minister reveals

Former Military President Ibrahim Babangida sent me to jail, because he said I drank a cup of tea with a white man and received a gift of wristwatch.

IBB sent me to jail for drinking tea with a white man, former petroleum minister reveals
Former president, billionaires, governors and 30 private jets touch down in Minna for IBB daughter’s wedding

Former president, billionaires, governors and 30 private jets touch down in Minna for IBB daughter’s wedding

The wedding ceremony of former President Ibrahim Babangida’s daughter Halima took place in Minna, Niger state earlier today, May 12, 2017.

Former president, billionaires, governors and 30 private jets touch down in Minna for IBB daughter’s wedding
Bamaiyi blasts IBB, accuses him of promoting indiscipline among soldiers for overthrowing Buhari

Bamaiyi blasts IBB, accuses him of promoting indiscipline among soldiers for overthrowing Buhari

A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (retd.), has blamed a former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), for the indiscipline in...

Bamaiyi blasts IBB, accuses him of promoting indiscipline among soldiers for overthrowing Buhari
Ahmadu Ali counters IBB, speaks on ‘military wing’ in PDP

Ahmadu Ali counters IBB, speaks on ‘military wing’ in PDP

Ali, a former military officer and ex-national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied the existence of any military wing in the party.

Ahmadu Ali counters IBB, speaks on ‘military wing’ in PDP
An kada gangar 2019: Wasu ‘Yan siyasa sun fara shiri

An kada gangar 2019: Wasu ‘Yan siyasa sun fara shiri

Ba mamaki a cikin shirin 2019 ne har wasu ‘Yan siyasa sun fara kai ziyara wajen manyan Arewa. A jiya Bukola Saraki ya gana da tsohon shugaba Ibrahim Babangida.

An kada gangar 2019: Wasu ‘Yan siyasa sun fara shiri
I created Anambra state to help 'ordinary' people - IBB

I created Anambra state to help 'ordinary' people - IBB

Babangida said the decision to document the history of the state is a laudable especially judging from the dummy of the book, as a great job has been done.

I created Anambra state to help 'ordinary' people - IBB
PDP crisis: Governor Dickson, IBB in closed-door meeting

PDP crisis: Governor Dickson, IBB in closed-door meeting

The governor, after an hour, came out of the meeting and did not disclose the purpose of the visit but instead got into his car and zoomed of.

PDP crisis: Governor Dickson, IBB in closed-door meeting
Da walakin goro a miya:Sheriff yayi wata ganawar sirri da IBB, da tsohon gwamnan Neja (Hotuna)

Da walakin goro a miya:Sheriff yayi wata ganawar sirri da IBB, da tsohon gwamnan Neja (Hotuna)

Sanata Ali Modu Sheriff wanda kotun daukaka karat a tabbatar da shi a matsayin halastaccen shugaban jam’iyyar PDP ya yi wata ganawar sirri da tsohon shugaban ka

Da walakin goro a miya:Sheriff yayi wata ganawar sirri da IBB, da tsohon gwamnan Neja (Hotuna)
BREAKING: Sheriff in secret meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, ex-Governor Aliyu

BREAKING: Sheriff in secret meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, ex-Governor Aliyu

Ali Modu Sheriff, who maintained that the recent ruling was a victory for the party, visited Babangida with a fromer governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu.

BREAKING: Sheriff in secret meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, ex-Governor Aliyu
Yadda muka yi da I.B.B-Inji Atiku Abubakar

Yadda muka yi da I.B.B-Inji Atiku Abubakar

Tsohon mataimakin shugaban kasar Najeriya Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ya kai ziyara gidan tsohon shugan kasa Janar Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida a gidan sa da ke Minna.

Yadda muka yi da I.B.B-Inji Atiku Abubakar
Zaben 2019: ‘Yan Najeriya ne kaɗai zasu iya tabbatar ma inyamurai shugabancin ƙasar nan’ – Atiku

Zaben 2019: ‘Yan Najeriya ne kaɗai zasu iya tabbatar ma inyamurai shugabancin ƙasar nan’ – Atiku

“zancen sake fasalin kasar nan ba aikin mutum daya bane ya yanke yadda za’ayi, a’a. yan Najeriya ne kawai zasu iya tantance yadda za’ayi game da canza fasalin N

Zaben 2019: ‘Yan Najeriya ne kaɗai zasu iya tabbatar ma inyamurai shugabancin ƙasar nan’ – Atiku
Restructuring good news: Atiku reveals the truth after two hours closed door meeting with IBB

Restructuring good news: Atiku reveals the truth after two hours closed door meeting with IBB

Details of the meeting between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Minna during his visit to ex-Military President Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has emerged.

Restructuring good news: Atiku reveals the truth after two hours closed door meeting with IBB
Top 6 stories that broke this day, Tuesday, February 14

Top 6 stories that broke this day, Tuesday, February 14

After what has been a very busy day (news wise), the NAIJ.com team has gathered the most important news that hit the headlines this Tuesday, February 14.

Top 6 stories that broke this day, Tuesday, February 14
De-classified CIA files reveal how Nigeria was under military siege in 1992

De-classified CIA files reveal how Nigeria was under military siege in 1992

The CIA intelligence assestment predicted towards the end of Babangida's tenure that his ''prospects for holding power beyond the next six months are tenous''

De-classified CIA files reveal how Nigeria was under military siege in 1992
8000 soldiers cry in anguish, as IBB charges Nigerians

8000 soldiers cry in anguish, as IBB charges Nigerians

Former military president and elder statesman, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (Rtd), has charged Nigerians unto unity, as 8000 soldiers cry of neglect.

8000 soldiers cry in anguish, as IBB charges Nigerians
IBB zai mutu a 2017, addu’a ne kawai zai kare shi – Bishop Emmah Isong

IBB zai mutu a 2017, addu’a ne kawai zai kare shi – Bishop Emmah Isong

Bishop Emmah Isong ya saki wahayin sa na shekarar kuma a ciki, ya bukaci yan Najeriya da suyi addu’a don tsiran tsohon shugaban kasa a mulkin soja IBB.

IBB zai mutu a 2017, addu’a ne kawai zai kare shi – Bishop Emmah Isong
Nigerian leaders in shock, mourn ex-Niger governor

Nigerian leaders in shock, mourn ex-Niger governor

Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of Nigeria who spoke about Kure, however said as a believer, he knows that all souls must taste dead sooner or later .

Nigerian leaders in shock, mourn ex-Niger governor
Fall of Sambisa: IBB salutes President Buhari

Fall of Sambisa: IBB salutes President Buhari

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army for capturing Sambisa Forest from Boko Haram terrorists.

Fall of Sambisa: IBB salutes President Buhari
Arrest OBJ and Tinubu to prove you are fighting corruption, ex-ASUU boss to Buhari

Arrest OBJ and Tinubu to prove you are fighting corruption, ex-ASUU boss to Buhari

Former ASUU boss Humphrey Asobie believes that ex presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida are corrupt and should be arrested by President Buhari.

Arrest OBJ and Tinubu to prove you are fighting corruption, ex-ASUU boss to Buhari
EXCLUSIVE: What IBB thinks about 'engagement' to Nigerian actress

EXCLUSIVE: What IBB thinks about 'engagement' to Nigerian actress

Actress Ummi Ibrahim Zeezee may have lied against former head of state Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida IBB with claims of engagement

EXCLUSIVE: What IBB thinks about 'engagement' to Nigerian actress
FINALLY! Anenih opens up on his role in Abiola’s annulled June 12 mandate

FINALLY! Anenih opens up on his role in Abiola’s annulled June 12 mandate

Chief Tony Anenih has broken his silence of over two decades in his role in the annulment of the June presidential election

FINALLY! Anenih opens up on his role in Abiola’s annulled June 12 mandate
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