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Ibrahim Babangida regime came into existence after he overthrew Major General Muhammadu Buhari in a military coup d’etat.

Ibrahim Babangida regime part two will focus on:

  • All ministers appointed by General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and many cabinet reshuffle that he did.
  • Names of all members of National Defence Security Council (NDSC).
  • Names of Nigerians that signed away June 12, 1993 Presidential election and
  • June 12, 1993 Presidential election results.

Ibrahim Babangida Regime Cabinet

Ibrahim Babangida regime on 12 September, 1985, appointed 22 Military officers and civilians as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The list also include several cabinet reshuffle that took place thereafter.

At this point, it is important to state that after the comprehensive list of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida cabinet or ministers. I will also list National Defence and Security Council (NDSC) members.

Sound good?

Let’s get going!

Secretary General to The Government of The Federation (SGF):

• Gray Adetokunbo Longe (Jan. 1984 – Jan. 1986)

Ibrahim Babangida Regime Part Two

• Samuel Oluyemisi Falae  “Olu Falae” (Jan. 1986 – Dec. 1989)

• Aliyu Mohammed (Jan. 1990 – Aug.1993)


• Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu (1985 – 1986)

• Dr. Sony Chu Okongwu (1986 – 1990)

• Samuel Oluyemisi Falae (Jan. 1990 – Aug. 1990)

• Abubakar  Alhaji (1990 – Aug. 1993)

National Planning & Budget

• Dr. Sony Chu Okongwu (1985 – 1986)

• Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu (1986 – 1987)

• Abubakar Alhaji – State (1988)

Social Devpt., Youth, Sports & Culture

• Lt. Col. Ahmed Aboki (1985 – Sep. 1986)

• Air Cmdr. Adebayo A. Lawal (Sept. 1986 – 1989)

• Graham T. Douglas (1989 – 1990)


• Brig. Jeremiah T. Useni

• Air Cmdr. Anthony Ikhazobon

• Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu

• Air Vice Marshall Anthony Okpere (Dec. 1987 – Feb. 1989)

• Ipoola Alani Akinrinade (1989 – 1991)

• Graham Tonye Douglas (1990 – 1992)

• Bunu Sheriff Musa


• Rilwan Lukman (1984 – 1985)

• Tamunoebi Sokari David – West “Tam David – West” (1985)

• Bunu Sheriff Musa

• Air Vice Marshall Nura Imam (1990 – 1991)


• Tamunoebi Sokari David – West “Tam David – West” (1985 – 1986)

• Rilwan Lukman (Feb. 1986 – Feb. 1990)

• Prof. Jibril Muhammed Aminu (1990 – 1992)


• Maj. Gen. Domkat Yah Bali (1984 – 1990)

• Lt. Gen. Sani Abacha (1990 – 1994)


• Prof. Jubril Muhammed Aminu (1986 – 1989)

• Prof. Aliu Babatunde Fafunwa (1989 – 1992)


• Lt. Col. Anthony Ukpo

• Uche Chukumerejie

• Prince Tony Momoh (1986 – 1990)

• Chief Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele

• Alhaji Mammam Ankah (Culture & Social Welfare)

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• Rear Admiral Patrick Sebo Koshoni (1985 – 1986)

• Maj. Gen. Ikenwachukwu Omar Sanda (1986 – 1987)

• Bunu Sheriff Musa (1990 – 1993)


• Ipoola Alani Akinrinade (1985 – 1986)

• Maj. Gen. Muhammed Gado Nasko (1986)

• Alhaji Ismaila Mamman

• Bunu Sheriff Musa

• Alhaji Abubakar Hashidu

• Dr. Shettima Mustapha (Aug. 1990 – 1992)


• Air Vice Marshall Ishaya Aboi Shekari


Prof. Olikoye Ransome Kuti


• Air Cmdr. Hamza Abdullahi (Sept. 1985 – 1986)

• Maj. Gen. Mamman T. Kontagora (1987 – 1989)


• Maj. Gen. Mamman Jiya Vatsa (1985 – 1986)

• Air Vice Marshall Hamza Abdullahi (1986 – 1989)

• Maj. Gen. Muhammed Gado Nasko (1989 – 1993)


• Prince Bola Ajibola, SAN (Sept. 1985 – 1991)

• Clement Akpamugbo (1991 – 1993)


• Prof. Emmanuel U. Emovan

• Prof. Gordain Obuneme Ezekwe (Jan. 1990 – Dec. 1991)

• Maj. Gen. Abdullahi Bagudu Mamman (1992 – 1993)


• Lt. Col. Abubakar Tanko Ayuba (1985 – 1987)

• Lt. Col. David Mark (1987 – 1990)

• Engr. Olawale Ige (1990 – 1992)


• Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi (1985 – 1987)

• Eyo Ita Eyoma – State (1985 – 1987)

• Maj. Gen. Ikenwachukwu Omar Sanda (1987 – 1989)

• Rilwan Lukman (1989 – 1990)

• Maj. Gen. Ikenwachukwu Omar Sanda (1990 – 1993)

• Matthew Mbu


• Col. John N. Shagaya (1985 – 1990)

• Maj. Gen. Abdullahi Mamman Bagudu (1990 – 1991)

• Lambert Gowon (1991 – 1992)

• Dr. Tunji Oladeji Olagunju (1992 – 1993)

• Alhaji Abdulrahman Okene (1993)


• Maj. Gen. Gado Nasko

• Alhaji Mala Lawal

• Bunu Sheriff Musa

• Air Vice Marshall Muhammed Yahaya

• Ipoola Alani Akinrinade (1988 – 1989)

• Senas Ukpanah (1989 – 1992)

This bring us to the National Defence and Security Council (NDSC)


Ibrahim Babangida regime on January 5, 1993, dissolved the Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC) and replaced it with the National Defence and Security Council (NDSC) include:

  1. General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida – Head of State and President.
  2. Admiral Augustus Ahikomu – Chief of Defence Staff and Vice President.
  3. Lt. Gen. Sani Abacha – Chief of Defence Staff and Defence Secretary.
  4. Admiral Murtala Nyako – Deputy Chief of Defence Staff.
  5. Lt. Gen. Salihu Ibrahim – Chief of Army Staff.
  6. Air Marshall Femi John Femi – Chief of Air Staff.
  7. Vice Admiral Preston Omatsola – Chief of Naval Staff.
  8. Aliyu Attah – Inspector General of Police.
  9. Lt. Gen. Aliyu Muhammed Gusau – National Security Adviser.
  10. Lt. Gen. Joshua N. Dongoyaro – Commandant, Command and Staff College, Jaji.
  11. Clement Akpamgbo – Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
  12. Matthew Mbu – Minister of External Affairs.
  13. Alhaji Abdulrahman Okene – Minister of Internal (or interior) Affairs.

Admiral Murtala Nyako

One factor that seem to worked for General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida is that his enemies, politicians and together with soldiers always tends to underestimated him. While they rushed into battle with all the ammunition at their disposal, certain that the encounter would be short time fight. Ibrahim Babangida thinks ahead, conserving his ammunition like a General out on a long Military war.

* Sigh *

Let’s move on, shall we?


On May 3, 1989 General Babangida announced the promulgation of a new draft constitution. He did it in line with the 1987 timetable for a return to democracy in 1992. On June 22, 1989 ban on political activities was lifted. On October 7, 1987, the regime announced the creation of Social Democracratic Party (SDP) and National Republican Convention (NRC).

In early January, Adamu M. Fika was appointed as the Chairman of NRC while Staphen B. Agodo chaired SDP. On September 8, 1990, there was Local Government election. The SDP won 232 Chairmanship and 2,934 Councillors. Even so, the NRC won 206 Chairmanship and 2,558 Councillors were elected.

On December 14, 1991, National Republic Convention (NRC) won 16 out of 30 states in the gubernatorial election while the rest went to the Social Democracratic Party (SDP). SDP took control of 16 States House of Assemblies while NRC won the rest. On January 4, 1992, in the House of Senate SDP won 52 seats while NRC got 37 seats. In the House of Representatives NRC won 275 seats. While SDP won 314 seats.

Presidential election took place on September 1992 that was flawed by corruption. For this reason, General cancelled the election. Both NRC and SDP leadership were dissolved. On November 16, 1992, Babangida announced that Presidential election that was planned for December 5, 1992 that will take place on June 12, 1993. General Babangida stated that the candidate who participated in the cancelled election were not allowed to participate in political activities. The banned prominent politicians are:

(1) Lt. Gen. Musa Shehu Yar’Adua (rtd.)

(2) Adamu Ciroma

(3) Umar Shinkafi

(4) Bamanga Tukur

(5) Chief Olu Falae

and host other politicians.

You don’t want to miss the next part…

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida dissolved the Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC) on November 17, 1992. On January 2, 1992, National Defence and Security Council (NDSC) was established in replacement of AFRC. In the same period, a civilian Transitional Council was established. It was headed by Chief Ernest Adegunle Shonekan who later became the ING head). This body was created to deal with government administrative economic issues.

After this period presidential elections primaries took place. Chief Mooshod  Kashimawo Olawale Abiola of Social Democratic Party (SDP) emerged as the party Presidential flag bearer. He nominated Ambassador Babagana Kinginbe as the running as his running mate. Identically, Alhaji Uthman Bashir Tofa became the National Republican Convention (NRC) Presidential candidate. He chose Dr. Slyvestre Ugoh as his running mate.

With this in mind, on June 10, 1993 two days before the election, an Abuja High Court served the National Electoral Commission (NEC) an injunction to stop NEC from organizing the election. This was done pending settlement of a law suit brought against the NEC by Association of Better Nigeria (ABN). It was led by Chief Arthur Nzeribe. NEC ignored the court injunction. As scheduled the election was came up on June 12, 1993.

The following election results was leaked by democracratic activist showed that:

Social Democratic party (SDP)

Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola


Won 19 out of 30 states together with FCT (Abuja).

On the other hand

National Republican Convention (NRC)

Uthman Bashir Tofa


Won 11 states out of 30 states.

You won’t believe what happened next…

Ibrahim Babangida regime on June 24, 1993, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida announced the cancellation of the election. He cited electoral malpractices as his reason for the cancellation of the Presidential election.

We diligently research and continuesly update our information. Please let us know if you find any error(s).

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To Continue On Part Three

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