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  • A Visit To Ibrahim Babangida, IBB’s Mansion In Minna Niger State, How Hunger Almost Killed Me

    Leading the pack of prominent Nigerians, who paid homage to IBB on his birthday is a former military and civilian President of the country, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who calledearly at the Hilltop residence of the general. Even another former military head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who had been with IBB before the arrival of Obasanjo, also excused the two leaders.

    No one was, however, privy to the discussion between the two generals. The list also included General Aliyu Gusau, who was National Security Adviser during the administration of the celebrant; a media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, diplomats and members of the organised private sector. Virtually all those that came presented gifts to the former military president. Secondus, who led some members of the National Working Committee NWC of the party to Minna, Niger State capital, said the party was happy to be part of the 80th birthday ceremony as they always identified with great leaders, who served this country well.

    In a special Christian prayer during the prayer session for the celebrant, Secondus asked God to grant him more years so that the country could continue to tap on his wisdom and talent. He said more than ever before, the country needed the deep wise counsel of Babangida at this time and prayed God to grant him and his household the peace that was needed for his longevity.

    Obi said traders and bankers like him had their best time during the era of Babangida, because under him, Aba and Onitsha flourished and that meant a lot for them. He too prayed God to grant Babangida more years as he, Obi desired to return to Minna to celebrate his 90th birthday.

    On Monday, a lecture and presentation of a book on Babangida took place in Minna, where the Publisher of Blue Print Newspaper, Alhaji Ibrahim Malagi, who was represented by his Media Aide, Alhaji Jibrin Ndace, said people should be celebrated, when alive to serve as motivation to the upcoming generation. Share this:.

    The Babangida in all of Us

    Ibrahim Babangida will go on August 27, or on October 1, or December or on August 27, I do not even know whether he will ever go. More than 27 years ago Sunday, August 22, when this article was first published, it satirised deep national moral and political paralysis with their reflection on every facets of life in Nigeria. I do not know whether Gen. Given the reality of our contemporary mores, one could even ask, why should Babangida go?

    One thing I know is that there are clearly demonstrated lessons for all of us to learn in the current crisis. If we are ever to get out of our developmental crises. At one level, Babangida is a metaphor or a reflection of our deep national moral and political paralysis. He is a mirror against, which we are permitted to see ourselves as to how ugly or how beautiful we all are. For the past many weeks, l have been painfully amused reading the impassioned articles and heated editorials written against Babangida.

    The Nigerian political chicken has finally come home to roost. This is the chicken, which we have reared and nurtured since It has finally achieved full maturity in If you water it and fertilise it, you will reap basketsful of corn in due season. That, to my mind, is what is happening to all of us in Nigeria today. There is a Babangida in each one of us.

    Do we all realise what we have all done to put him in power, to bring about the harvest that is Babangida? We are all guilty. We are all hypocrites. All condemn Gen. Babangida is the phenomenon that happens to a generation or a country that cannot tell the truth, that discounts honesty and integrity.

    Babangida is what God visits on a dishonest generation. Is he the scourge of God? Now, what does IBB do that we do not like? Put delicately, no veracity analyst or insurance agent will insure any statement made by Babangida. The average Nigerian tells lies. IBB is unpredictable. The average Nigerian is not too reliable. The average Nigerian will seek to bribe his way out of any sticky situation.

    IBB can be ruthless. The average Nigerian believes that the end justifies the means. Compared to what is going on in Nigeria today, what did Richard Nixon do? Would anybody have questioned a local council chairman in Nigeria for what Nixon did? Now, when we cast our bread upon the waters and it comes back to us in an unpleasant manner we are unable to accept it.

    Have we asked ourselves: Would Gen. Babangida have survived this far if, as in case of Nixon, all members of the NDSC are not with him; if all his field commanders are not with him; all the members of the Transitional Council are not with him; all state governors, all Supreme Court Justices; all the Federal directors-general are not with him; all the Civil Service leadership are against him; all the private sector leadership; the trade union leadership, the leadership of the two parties and media are not with him?

    Corruption is the highest common factor in the Nigerian today. If the foundation is weak how can the structure stand?

    Routinely one reads of reports — of clerks of the Central Bank, Ministries of Works, Customs having fat bank accounts. You read about them when they are caught. Nigeria matches on. By the same token, how many presidential aspirants banned, unbanned, cleared, uncleared , how many NEC Commissioners can swear? If the body is rotten, why do we expect the head to be different? How can you tell your children now, against the evidence of their own eyes, that honesty is the best policy in Nigeria?

    It is getting close to impossible in Nigeria to succeed materially, without having anything to do with corruption. Like the mythical Atlas that supported the world on his shoulders, Nigeria has been supported for too long by the god of corruption. We even take pride in riding Daewoos and Hyundai, not remembering that South Korea from where these cars come was more backward than Nigeria in when we both launched our respective first development plans.

    We invited him. We seduced him. We called for him. When we all accepted and the highest court in the land held that two-thirds of 19 was 12, we were preparing for Babangida. At times, I wonder what the Nigerian political situation would have been if Awo had been alive. That was one tree, to quote Woke Soyinka, that made a forest. That is the challenge to the whole country and to all but vanquished political class. He knows he can possibly count on the fingers of his hands the numbers of resolutely principled Nigerians.

    He knows them and those he cannot successfully dribble, he avoids — like the plague. As soon as Gen. Babangida announces any new government scheme, our elites fall on top of themselves looking for positions as ministers, secretaries, board chairmen, etc.

    Considering the weakness of our political class Gen. Babangida could very well have become our first life President — if, and a big IF, he had been able to get on top of the economy. So, carry on Maradona. We are only on half-time break. IBB is the modern day military-politico prodigy; a live theatre for which no gate fees are charged, a modern day American-wonder.

    Most important countries of the world, at one time or the other get a leader who has a mono-maniacal thirst for power. Egypt had Nasser.

    China had Mao Tse-Tung. Taiwan had Chiang Kai Sheik. Korea had Park Chung Lee. Britain had Cromwell and Churchill. Germany had Hitler. The Soviet Union had Stalin. Ghana had Nkrumah and Rawlings. Iraq had Saddam Hussein. Libya had Ghaddafi. Iran had Khomeini. Pakistan had Zia Ui Haq.

    They are leaders whose countries would never be the same for their being born. Nigeria will never be the same after IBB. But what have the Babangida years represented for us? They have been the worst of our life. There has been an absolute collapse in living standards. The educational system has collapsed. The medical system is in the morgue. There is widespread unemployment. There is fear everywhere, and general insecurity of life and property. Poverty is the only thing available in Nigeria today.

    Out there in our urban centres and country side, there are hundreds of thousands of able men and women who desperately wish to apply their knowledge, their training, toward building the Nigeria of our dreams.

    They are all frustrated. They will never be able to achieve personal or professional self-actualisation. That is the message of our contemporary times. Chief Sam Mbakwe once cried that we were better off under the British while Wole Soyinka lamented that the current generation is a wasted generation.

    But how can we when all our universities are dead and we decorate semi-literates with university academic certificates? The naira in our pockets has been rendered useless while consumer prices have risen at least 15 times in the past eight years, while average household income had not risen correspondingly.

    I have watched a thousands of young Nigerian boys and girls have spread all over the world desperately trying to do anything to forsake their fatherland, seeking British, German, American, Greek, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Hungarian, Swedish nationalities. In fact, any other nationality will do. What have we done to deserve all these? I think she will. As He promised in the case of old Sodom and Gomorrah, of which Nigeria is possibly a reincarnation, God will save Nigeria because in spite of our inquiries, I think there should be up to at least one honest man or woman per state in Nigeria.

    Or at least one honest man or woman per state in Nigeria.

    ibrahim babangida hilltop mansion

    Leading the pack of prominent Nigerians, who paid homage to IBB on his birthday is a former military and civilian President of the country, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who calledearly at the Hilltop residence of the general. Even another former military head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who had been with IBB before the arrival of Obasanjo, also excused the two leaders.

    IBB Hiltop Mansion Becomes A Mecca After Third Death Rumor

    No one was, however, privy to the discussion between the two generals. The list also included General Aliyu Gusau, who was National Security Adviser during the administration of the celebrant; a media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, diplomats and members of the organised private sector.

    Egypt had Nasser. China had Mao Tse-Tung. Taiwan had Chiang Kai Sheik. Korea had Park Chung Lee. Britain had Cromwell and Churchill. Germany had Hitler. The Soviet Union had Stalin.

    IBB @ 80: Hill-Top Mansion beehive of activities

    Ghana had Nkrumah and Rawlings. Iraq had Saddam Hussein. Libya had Ghaddafi. Iran had Khomeini. Pakistan had Zia Ui Haq. They are leaders whose countries would never be the same for their being born. Nigeria will never be the same after IBB. But what have the Babangida years represented for us? They have been the worst of our life. There has been an absolute collapse in living standards.

    The educational system has collapsed. The medical system is in the morgue. There is widespread unemployment. There is fear everywhere, and general insecurity of life and property. Poverty is the only thing available in Nigeria today. Out there in our urban centres and country side, there are hundreds of thousands of able men and women who desperately wish to apply their knowledge, their training, toward building the Nigeria of our dreams.

    They are all frustrated. They will never be able to achieve personal or professional self-actualisation. That is the message of our contemporary times. Chief Sam Mbakwe once cried that we were better off under the British while Wole Soyinka lamented that the current generation is a wasted generation.

    But how can we when all our universities are dead and we decorate semi-literates with university academic certificates? The naira in our pockets has been rendered useless while consumer prices have risen at least 15 times in the past eight years, while average household income had not risen correspondingly.

    I have watched a thousands of young Nigerian boys and girls have spread all over the world desperately trying to do anything to forsake their fatherland, seeking British, German, American, Greek, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Hungarian, Swedish nationalities. In fact, any other nationality will do. What have we done to deserve all these? I think she will. As He promised in the case of old Sodom and Gomorrah, of which Nigeria is possibly a reincarnation, God will save Nigeria because in spite of our inquiries, I think there should be up to at least one honest man or woman per state in Nigeria.

    INTERVIEW: My life as a widower, and why I want to remarry — Babangida

    Or at least one honest man or woman per state in Nigeria. Or at least one honest man throughout Nigeria — Cardinal Ekandem? Archbishop Adetiloye? There are many beautiful rooms for high-ranking guests, where they are constantly entertained and treated to gourmet meals and refined drinks.

    Call him what you may, all can agree that General Ibrahim Babangida has great aesthetic taste. Every feature inside the building and next to it is perfect. You will find yourself impressed with the unusual designs and style.

    Only the very best builders and designers were contracted to create and decorate this mansion. When you look at the furniture, walls, ceiling, elements of the interior, and even the walls, you cannot help but marvel at the brightness and beauty. Everything here is strong and elegant. Bursts of gold is strewn around the house. It is the kind of home where one can easily forget the stress and struggles of the country where this home is located.

    Look at these magnificent chandeliers and chairs.


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