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September 15, 2003

Rawlings Extols IBB: Says, IBB Saved BiafraNigeria from Bloodshed
Short of endorsing one-time military President, General Ibrahim Babangida for 2007 presidential polls, Ghanaian former President John Jerry Rawlings has said “IBB is qualified” to return to Aso Rock Presidential Villa via election, even as he disclosed that Babangida’s intervention in 1985 prevented a bloody revolution that would have swept a generation of leaders. Rawlings, speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent last week in Abuja, said: “I think he is as competent as any other citizen ...but what is in it really? Wasn’t Obasanjo a Head of State as a military man? If Obasanjo was able to do it, why can’t IBB as a military man? The four-time Ghanaian leader also threw some light on how to stop coup d’etat in Africa, advising the leaders to involve the military in governance. Commenting on his role while in government vis-a-vis his associates who are still in power,Rawlings said that they were prepared to face trial after they would have left the office in 2004. Rawlings, who attended Babangida’s daughter’s wedding recently, said of Babangida: “We’ve been quite through some trying times together; what with Liberia, the internal situations that we faced in our countries, our involvement in 1979 (the Ghanaian coup) and subsequently what happened here. (Guardian)

 

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'States have mortgaged their future allocations'

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The Igbo National Assembly (INA), has warned Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu to stop making uncomplimentary remarks about the role of the Igbo in the 1967-70 civil war or risk the wrath of the Igbo who paid the supreme price during the war. In particular, the group has asked the governor to recant his recent statement reported in a national daily in which he appealed to Nigerians to forgive Ndigbo for fighting the civil war. (Daily Independent)

 

Preident Kumba Yala of Guinea-Bissau was yesterday toppled in a military coup, which the planners described as peaceful. The country's Chief of Staff, Gen. Verissimo Correia Seabre, has subsequently declared himself the interim president. But the Federal Government of BiafraNigeria reacted promptly to the putsch last night, describing it as "unwarranted and unconstitutional". (Guardian)

 

 

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