Ibrahim Babangida Announces His Search For A New Wife


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Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, rtd, has announced his search for a new wife.

During an interview with The Sun, General Ibrahim gave an in depth description of the exact type of woman that he wants.

IBB noted that he will not like to marry a woman that is much younger than he is because it will be a problem for both the woman and himself.

He noted that he was afraid that the new wife may not be able to live the way he lived with his late wife and former First Lady, Maryam.

General Ibrahim Babangida was married to Maryam Babangida, she was from Asaba, Delta State.

Maryam got married to Babangida on 6th September 1969. They had four children, two boys and two girls before Maryam died  on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at the University of California’s Johnson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles after suffering from ovarian Cancer.

Maryam died at the age of 61.

General Ibrahim Babangida said:“Yes, I am quite sure. I’m searching and I’m hoping. But the longer I wait, maybe, the more problematic it becomes.

idea of having a partner would seem to diminish. But I will make sure [I have a partner] before reaching that stage.

“If somebody is in the corner, you could organize that in three or six months.

“And because it must be somebody you have known for a long time, or somebody you have been in contact with for a long time, you don’t just tell them look this is for marriage.

“But as time passes, and relationship building continues, it could end up in marriage.

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“However, I have to be fair in my search. I really want to be fair. For instance, you don’t expect me to take a wife much younger than I am because that will be a problem for her and for me.

“I have to be fair. Secondly, I do wonder if she (the chosen one) would be able to live the way Maryam and I did, which is not easy these days. So, I keep on praying; and I think it will happen.”


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