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I have no regret plotting coup – IBB

General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida former Military Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has said that he has no regrets plotting a coup and that rather he was motivate by the consequences of the failur of a coup saying ‘rather, you get motivated. You see yourself doing a job. You were trained to defend and protect your country and, so, you see yourself doing that same job. Things were not going right and you are there to correct them.’

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Senate’s April coup

PARLIAMENTS all over the world are  known for their penchant for dramatic episodes. Here in Nigeria, we have seen bags of dirty naira notes upturned in the “hallowed chamber” (which is anything but hallowed judging from the way its “distinguished” and “honourable” members misbehave there). The money was allegedly meant to be a “bribe” for the legislators to do former President Obasanjo’s bidding.

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Disturbing coup rumours from the Nigerian military

We wouldn’t have attached any attention to it if the news of a purported coup – planning from a section of Nigerian soldiers was not credited to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Lieutenant Genera T.Y. Buratai himself. And to underscore the seriousness of the matter, the British Ambassador to Nigeria also corroborated the news – item. If the disturbing news was credited to other sources, we would have waved it aside as one of the wild – rumours.

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