A former Head of state, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has denied endorsing Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate ahead of the February election.
Reports had emerged that Babangida had aligned with the position of former President Olusegun Obasanjo on endorsing … Read the rest
NIGERIANS have ex-military heads of state Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar to thank for reviving the School of Politics popular in tertiary institutions. In the 1970s and 80s, some Nigerian universities boasted about their Schools of History, Schools of Politics, … Read the rest
By Idowu Akinlotan
ON Tuesday, ex-military ruler Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, more popularly known as IBB, will be 80 years old. He has done well for himself. Life expectancy in Nigeria is about 62 years, nearly 20 years less than the … Read the rest
General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), Nigeria’s military Head of State, 1985–1993 is arguably the most controversial person to have ever led Nigeria since independence. He turns 80 next week, August 17. Ahead of that birthday, he granted an interview to … Read the rest
MKO Abiola with son Kola
Friday, June 12, was Democracy Day. It provided occasion for sober reflection on where we are as a country; whence we came and where we are heading. Aso Villa made all the right noises. The chattering classes did their part. … Read the rest
Nigerian presidents and Heads of State
By Farooq Kperogi
Nigeria’s education system robs Nigerians of basic knowledge about their country and its people. That’s why although ethnic identity is a central part of Nigeria’s national imagination, most Nigerians know awfully little about the ethnic identities … Read the rest
Former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida
Former President Ibrahim Babangida must be relishing his role as the crowned head of our elder statesman.His home in Minna has been turned into a political shrine.
Many of our presidential and governorship aspirants seek his anointing in their quest.… Read the rest