When it comes to government regimes and corruption in Nigeria, Gen.
Ibrahim Babangida (retd), says his regime should be regarded as the
least corrupt one.
The former military president, Babangida says he should be regarded
as a saint given the level of corruption that pervades the Nigerian
According to him, he actually worked hard to end the menace of
corruption rather than promote it during the eight-year period of his
He stated these claims in the latest edition of the Economic and Financial Crimes quarterly magazine, Zero Tolerance, obtained by Vanguard Newspaper.
“Maybe I have to accept that but anybody with a sense of fairness has
no option but to call us saints. I give you an example, in a year; I
was making less than $7 billion in oil revenue but in the same period
there were governments that were making between $200 billion and $300
“With $7 billion, I did the best I could but with $200 billion there
is still a lot to be achieved. I don’t have all the facts but if what I
read in the papers is what is currently happening, then I think we were
Babangida further claimed that he did his best to stabilise the
Naira, leaving the exchange rate at N22 to the dollar, saying that the
current exchange rate in the country was not his making.
The Naira is exchanging for between N193 and N200 depending on where
and when, following the slight devaluation of the Naira in the wake of
plummeting oil prices.
On why he annulled the June 12 election won by his late friend, Chief
M.K.O. Abiola, IBB said he had given the reasons in the past but
pointed out that the very people who claimed to support the election
were the same who turned round to work with the military junta and made
it to perpetuate itself for many years.
He said: “All those who fought for June 12 ended up serving the
military government they didn’t like and that perpetuated a longer stay
of the military in government.”
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A female student of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Jalingo, Taraba State and her father have been arrested.
According to reports, the suspect, who is an SSS 1 student was
discovered with the hand grenades stuck in her bag during search
operations by security men at the gate.
Men of the Taraba police command were alerted who immediately swung into action and got the suspects arrested.
When contacted, Taraba Police Spokesman, ASP Joseph Kwaji confirmed
the incident, adding that the suspect and her father are currently under
custody of the police.
According to him, policemen from the EOD unit were immediately
dispatched to area upon receipt of the information and two military