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Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida

1941–President of Nigeria. Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida, born to Muslim parents in northern Nigeria, received an education that eventually placed him among the country’s military ...

Babangida, Ibrahim Gbadamosi

Babangida, Ibrahim Gbadamosi (1941–)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010

..., Ibrahim Gbadamosi 1941– President of Nigeria. Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida , born to Muslim parents in northern Nigeria , received an education that eventually placed him among the country’s military elite. After primary school Babangida studied at the government college in Bida (1957–1962) and the Nigerian Military Training College in Kaduna (1962–1963). He traveled abroad to study with the Indian Military Academy ( 1964 ), the Royal Armoured Center in Great Britain (1966–1967), and the U.S. Army ( 1972 ). Back in Nigeria, his military studies...

Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida

Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida  

1941–President of Nigeria.Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida, born to Muslim parents in northern Nigeria, received an education that eventually placed him among the country’s military elite. After primary ...
Sani Abacha

Sani Abacha  

(b. 20 Sept. 1943, d. 8 June 1998).Nigerian dictator 1993–8 Born in Kano of the Hausa people, he was educated at the local government college before entering the army in 1962. He rose through its ...
Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola

Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola  

(b. 24 Aug. 1937, d. 7 July 1998).Nigerian politician Born in Abeokuta of the Yoruba people, he studied at the University of Glasgow (1961–3) before becoming a business manager, advancing to become ...
Nigeria

Nigeria   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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2009
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Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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...such states as Kogi, Plateau, Benue, and the Federal Capital Territory at Abuja—has witnessed a significant number of Muslim converts in the past several decades. The identity of “Three-M-ers” (Muslim, Middle Belt, Minority) has become highly visible in recent years because Ibrahim Babangida, president from 1985 to 1993 , was from that area. While the four geographical areas mentioned above form the bulk of the Muslim population in a zone stretching from northern Nigeria through southwest Nigeria down to the coast, Muslim immigrants or converts can be found...

Nigeria

Nigeria   Reference library

John N. Paden

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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2014
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Religion, Social sciences, Politics
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3,276 words

...such states as Kogi, Plateau, Benue, and the Federal Capital Territory at Abuja—has witnessed a significant number of Muslim converts in the past several decades. The identity of “Three-M-ers” (Muslim, Middle Belt, Minority) has become highly visible in recent years because Ibrahim Babangida, president from 1985 to 1993 , was from that area. While the four geographical areas mentioned above form the bulk of the Muslim population in a zone stretching from northern Nigeria through southwest Nigeria down to the coast, Muslim immigrants or converts can be found...

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