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May 14, 1992 | Associated Press
Anti-government mobs looted stores and burned gas stations and cars Wednesday to protest skyrocketing transport costs and demand the resignation of Nigeria's military ruler, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.
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August 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Gen. Ibrahim Babangida stepped down as Nigeria's president and military commander Thursday, handing power to a mostly civilian government he cobbled together in the final hours of his eight-year dictatorship. While the government is supposed to rule only until elections next year, the changeover nevertheless fell short of fulfilling Babangida's repeated promises to step down and hand power to an elected government.
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October 20, 1985 | Associated Press
The new military leader, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, has ordered the release of all citizens of Benin held in Nigerian jails, calling it a gesture of good neighborliness, the government radio reported Saturday.
NEWS
May 14, 1992 | Associated Press
Anti-government mobs looted stores and burned gas stations and cars Wednesday to protest skyrocketing transport costs and demand the resignation of Nigeria's military ruler, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.
NEWS
August 30, 1985
Nigeria's new military leaders lifted a dusk-to-dawn curfew, reopened airports and restored telecommunications links, freed 25 political prisoners and set up a committee to screen others for release. The capital, Lagos, remained peaceful in the wake of Tuesday's coup that ousted Maj. Gen. Mohammed Buhari. The new leader, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, named a 28-member Armed Forces Ruling Council.
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August 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Gen. Ibrahim Babangida stepped down as Nigeria's president and military commander Thursday, handing power to a mostly civilian government he cobbled together in the final hours of his eight-year dictatorship. While the government is supposed to rule only until elections next year, the changeover nevertheless fell short of fulfilling Babangida's repeated promises to step down and hand power to an elected government.
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February 15, 1986 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
A controversy over Nigeria's apparent move to join an international Islamic organization has brought fresh reminders here of the serious religious and ethnic tensions underlying Africa's most populous country. The government of Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, in power since a coup last August, appears to be in a quandary over the issue.
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September 14, 1991 | Reuters
President Ibrahim Babangida will pay an official visit to the United States early next month, Vice President Augustus Aikhomu said Friday.
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December 17, 1988 | From Reuters
This country's military rulers Friday freed former Nigerian strongman Mohammed Buhari, detained since he was deposed in 1985, and his right-hand man Tunde Idiagbon, a spokesman for President Ibrahim Babangida said. Buhari, a major general, and Idiagbon ruled Nigeria for 20 months after overthrowing the civilian government of Shehu Shagari at the end of December, 1983.
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October 1, 1986 | From Reuters
A parade marking Nigeria's Independence Day was cut short today when the president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, left the ground ahead of schedule. A senior official said the president was feeling ill but did not elaborate. Amid tight security, Babangida, 45, and senior members of the military government were driven off the parade ground shortly after the 21-gun salute.
NEWS
July 3, 1987
Nigeria's military government will hand over power to an elected civilian administration in 1992, two years later than originally promised, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, the country's president, announced in a television address. Babangida, who seized power in an Aug. 27, 1985, barracks coup, had promised a return to civilian rule by 1990, but two panels set up to study the move suggested prolonging the transition to ensure political stability.
NEWS
February 15, 1986 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
A controversy over Nigeria's apparent move to join an international Islamic organization has brought fresh reminders here of the serious religious and ethnic tensions underlying Africa's most populous country. The government of Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, in power since a coup last August, appears to be in a quandary over the issue.
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October 20, 1985 | Associated Press
The new military leader, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, has ordered the release of all citizens of Benin held in Nigerian jails, calling it a gesture of good neighborliness, the government radio reported Saturday.
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June 9, 1994 | Associated Press
The United States embassy in Lagos said Nigeria's World Cup team cannot arrive aboard a Nigeria Airways flight but must use another airline. The United States last year banned the airline from flying to New York and U.S. airlines from flying to Nigeria, claiming safety concerns in Lagos. The move came after military ruler Gen. Ibrahim Babangida annulled June 12 presidential elections.
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