I heard a news that IBB's wife, maryam is dead! Please someone confirm, is it true?
@Hesperus-"please can you tell? I honestly dont know, I was too young to grasp anything then! Thanks."
Yes I can tell. I was old enough to hear and old enough to participate in the demonstration in school. Educated enough to know the implications of his and the Dam's profligacy and, yes, enough of a struggler to know what simple electricity could have done in providing employment and peace and development.
A technical fault or mistake at the event opf the "stepping aside" made us to hear the angry rantings of a woman who was concerned with just her glamourous life and not her role as a national mother by virtue of the fact that she was also a mother and a wife to the dictator.
People like you who ask such rhetorical questions should be careful as your cover is too easily recognized for what it is. You want to tell me that you dont know what is going on and who caused it?
I can say more, but I should let be , for now
May her soul rest in perfect peace. We may have some reservation for Babangida because of his style of leadership or what he did and did not do when in political power. He however and his family remains human being created by the Almighty GOD to live and die at the appointed time. Everyone will DIE. So keep your grudges aside and pray for the soul of the departed one (that is, if it is true!!!). You people should use this opportunity to reflect on life and your activities. We are all in transition and everything in life is temporary. If you like do good or bad, you shall soon transit like those before you. Though how one live determine what people speak upon his or her death, Maryam has no fault except being the wife of a military ruler whom many see as as not doing things right when in power. God bless her soul. Just confirmed she is actaully dead, one of her relative just confirmed. GOD GIVETH GOD TAKETH, IBB TAKE HEART, though I may not like your style or some of the things you did while in power, but death is a leveller
Dumbest post of the year. After all Hitler was created by God Almighty. Likes of IBB and his family made God to regret ever creating man
lie lie people
She will surely die but I pray a vey slow and painful death for her and her generations and may brimestone welcome her to hell fire
I pray God will grant all the Nigerians that died b4 her 5 mins to deal with her.I can see Dele Giwa waiting go give her a knock on the head and Abiola slapping her from the back and many more,
Forgive ko forgive ni, I lost my best friend last year because there was no Oxygen again in the local hospital here in 9ja now they think they can run to UCLA and use the tax payers money that has been judiciously utilized in the US to save themselves? ce ne pa possible
Pains pains immeasurable on all the Babagidas.
It has been confirmed by the family who issued a statement this morning that Maryam Babangida is alive.
Personally i do not have much sympathy for the Babangidas. IBB has personally been responsible for a lot of the mess that this country is in today.IBB reign was the beginning of mega bribries and wholesale corruption.It was during his reign that public officers realised that they can get away with murder; anything.Have people forgotten the june 12 debacle? Those innocent military men that crashed to their death in suspicious circumstances? Dele Giwa? Vatsa? the 52-room hilltop mansion?unfortunately Maryam portrayed herself as an unrepentant glamazon even when people were suffering immensely. There didnt seem to be any empathy on her part. When those soldiers died at theier burial in Abuja she still wore her designer dudes like she was foing to a fashion show, instead of really sharing the grief of those poor widows, it seemed so tactless and insensitive.And remember that award she got in London, taking hundreds of jobless nigerian women to sing her praises when the other recipient, that Kenyan lady whose name escapes me came in her simple adire and ankara, Maryam got her jewels from De Veers and wore designer dudes! they treated Nigeria like their personal fifedom! while i sympathise with any womans suffering it is hard to forget that maybe things could have been very different if someone had ruled with intergrity and a conscience.
As a christian, it is extremely hard to forgive a man like Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babbangida. This man hurt millions of innocent men,women,children,old or young. I bet he thought he could rule forever. I wish this evil-minded man can read a forum like Nairaland and see what average Nigerians think of him, i claasify IBB worse than Mobutu Sese seko 'cause atleast Mobutu has paid for his crimes. Thinking of all the bad things and all the opportunity to make Nigeria great that IBB threw away, i'm closed to tears. This is the man that introduced 419 to our beloved country, there were crimes in Nigeria before IBB came but they were thousand-fold worse by the time he left Aso rock. He has too many people's blood in his hands. I wish IBB can see how average Nigerians feel about him but i'm afraid that people like him only hangs around Nigerians who tell them lies. Mariam, personally i wish you well but i'm sure that you know that "No evil shall go unpurnished".
For the BASTARDS praying for this walking evil. . .watch the video below:
I can't believe that Nigerians are really this daft. . .so you are praying for a man who killed 150 Army officers in a suspicious plane crash? Have you prayed for their wives, children and relatives? How about the millions in Nigeria today whose destiny is lost as a result of this evil. God punish you all evil people praying for evil.
Maryam, you and your husband will have a taste of the medicine you dished out to Gani, Vatsa, Dele Giwa, and the several thousands of people that are not even named!
I laugh when Nigerians talk about forgiveness and quote the Bible. Religion is one of the major problems we have right now. IBB and his group in Nigeria laid the foundation for the horrible things happening in Nigeria today. Look left and right every country is competing for development . In Nigeria one cannot even point to any good thing except that majority wants to leave and go somewhere else. Many Nigerians abroad are more or less stuck wasting away. I do not feel any pity for this family. Whatever bad thing happens to them is what they deserve. I hope somebody can provide their phone # in the US on this forum so that we can at least express our disdain and hatred for this family.
Like somebody said the Nazi's are still being haunted by the Jews for the atrocities committed 60 years ago. IBB, his family and his group should not be treated differently. Bastards!!!!!!
It is utterly hypocritical for anyone to clamour for any sympathy for Ibb or his insensitive wife Maryam. She was a very powerful first lady and could have prevailed on her husband to ensure good governance, but she chose to ride the tide.
She was self indulgent preferring to be seen as glamorous rather than helping the innumerable poor in her fatherland. I can still remember the editor of an observer newspaper who was sacked because the picture of Maryam was deemed not to be 'glamorous enough'.
Dele Giwa died as a consequence of the information he had on Maryam's drug deals.
Let's not have a short memory. We need to learn from history to avoid going round in circles.
60 years after the holocause, jeweish groups are still hunting for ex-nazi officers.
I've read all these comments and one thing is still clear to me, and that is a majority of Nigerians are still God fearing and kind hearted. Many have acknowledged IBB's imperfections but still feel sorry for Maryam. How i wish IBB was of a similar ilk like the pple who now feel sorry for him and his family in the hour of need but be that as it may, the problem with Nigeria today is that we cannot separate our emotions and religion from real facts, i can't believe that this same Babangida family are about to be made what, National Heroes? What happened to dele giwa, Abiola, the syudents and protesters during June 12 crisis, Gen Maman, if you can remember him? they suffered and were killed under the watching eyes of the General. As earlier stated, we all know how these people turned Nigeria into their personal family stuff which is one of the very good reasons why most of those in diaspora are there. A baby as old as Nigeria that has not stated making decisions for himself is definately suffering from a major brain disfunction! That is the fact.
I personally do not and will never wish the IBBs well and I will never apologise for feeling that way. As far as I'm concerned she no go die well sef.
There's this thing called LEGACY and it's the reason why we are supposed to live good lives. Fact is Maryam's legacy leaves a sour taste in the mouth. If folks suddenly want make a saint of Maryam because she's dead or dying goodluck to them, as for me I refuse to be that politically or theologically correct
@busta & others abroad,it seems u dont know how hard life is over here in naija & our fmr leaders failed 2 provide d foundation,my area has bn witout electricity 4 more dan a year now,roads r deplorable-av u passed d benin-ore road,pple die regularly cos d health centres r comatose,d only 4 refineries r nt functioning,while singapore wit no crude oil has more dan 70 refineries,i graduated wit a 1st class grade(distinction) in pet &gas proc. engr. Tech. frm pet. Training inst. in warri,& where r d oil jobs?,instead of passing insults 2 1 another,lets brainstorm 4 a revolution &think of how 2 come bk &join forces wit likeminds over hia 2 build d naija of our dreams
u call your gibberish, lyrics?? one word for you . . . "Buffoon"
check that in your lyrics dictionary and while u are at that . . .get your eyes checked as well . . Its Busta and Buster . . boorish dolt!!
U take the crown for a complete nincompoop. . . A million of your type don't come close to my shoes. I don't you . . .blame it on the net!
This is the problem with Nigerians and Africans. What good has this woman done for you, that you are wishing her soul rest in peace. Do know how many deaths she and her husband caused because of all the money they stole.
Is that mother that lost her husband because they did not fix the road. Is the mother who lost her baby because of no proper health care. It is also the mother that lost her son to arm robbers because of lack of security.
So screw Maryam Babangida and her husband, if she is not dead I wish her a painful, slow death. Because when all the above people died what the hell did she do?
Deep?! well Switch wasnt originaly created to express things that way!! the problem is the guy behind switch sometimes speak thru him.Check most comments on nairaland- its filled with name calling, flaming (super Nova ) of the worst kind. There is so much traffic on the site but it is difficult to stay after so much insults from young and old hiding behind the internet shield.and if you decide to remain on the site. you either blend and become reckless like most users or get infected in some other way.
Back to maryam
She is still alive though ill. Yesterday's reality may not be todays reality.if you think not ask Apostle Paul !!
Betterlife for rural people was just another avenue used by mariam and her cohorts to enmass more wealth.
All they did in most rural areas was mount a cassava grinding machine to serve a community of like five thousand people and as should be expected,the machines break down after a couple of months and that is the end of the story.
There is no connection btw their dying anyhow with how they ruled us. Everybody dies so no gain in rejoicing over anybody's death. Even as the news of their sickness make headlines their victims still die unsung every day of lesser sicknesses. They never told you they would not die, infact it is fear of death and poverty that make some steal so much for their unborn 20th generations. Instead of waiting for death days of wicked leaders we should find a way of getting good leaders in place, in my opinion.
Mahatma Gandhi says
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” SWITCH Says- Whatever Maryam and her Huband must have done, let him who is without sin be the first to cast a stone-----There are better ways to show Displeasure at peoples's past deeds and its effect. The way one does it goes a long way to show what we ourselves are deep down. it is in this we know the differnce between mature and childish rant, between mindless Urttrances and intelligently voiced reservation. it is not Only what we say that convey a message but HOW WE SAY IT!! most times how people say it defeats the purpose of what said by showing that deep down they are worse than the object!!
Is she or isnt she?
We all know stolen money is keeping her alive in a well air conditioned private hospital. Her husband probably flew her there in a private jet (http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-207142.0.html)
Shameless vermin. Shes lucky to be dying of cancer she has a long and painful death ahead of her and a chance to ask for forgiveness.
But something tells me this Jezebel is going up in flames
Prosecuted for what I ask you for being a good woman behind a succesful man or for protecting her territory and her offsprings abeg keep your judgements to yourself Maryam no die and she no go die whether you like it or not . And even if she does die how will dat benefit you and all other judges like you,do you know when you will die, what kind of death will kill you, what you would be caught dead doing .
Nairaland please place age restrictions on this site so that we can have more sensible and mature contributions to issues can you also barr cretins from accessing this website please.