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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Happy 81st birthday Ibrahim Babangida

Happy birthday Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR is a retired Nigerian Army general and politician. He served as military president of Nigeria from 1985 until his resignation in 1993.

He rose through the ranks to serve from 1984 to 1985 as Chief of Army Staff; going on to orchestrate his seizure of power in a palace coup d'ètat against Muhammadu Buhari.

Babangida joined the Nigerian Army on 10 December 1962, where he attended the Nigerian Military Training College in Kaduna. Babangida received his commission as a second lieutenant as a regular combatant officer in the Royal Nigerian Army (a month before it became the Nigerian Army) with the personal army number N/438 from the Indian Military Academy on 26 September 1963. Babangida attended the Indian Military Academy from April to September 1963.

Babangida was married to Maryam Babangida from 1969 until she died in 2009. They had four children together; Aisha, Muhammad, Aminu, and Halima. On 27 December 2009, Maryam Babangida died from complications of ovarian cancer.

May God bless his new age

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