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Former President Ibrahim Babangida's daughter got hitched today May 12, 2017, in Minna, Niger state and as expected all the political bigwigs have come out to play.

The event saw 26 private jets, four police and air force aircraft to name a few, with various dignitaries flooding the event.

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Halima who is the last daughter of the former head of state, born to him by his late wife Maryam, got hitched to her fiance, Auwal Abdullai, the sarkin Sudan of Gombe who is also a businessman.

Halima Babangida gets hitched play

Halima Babangida gets hitched


The ceremony took place at the Hilltop Villa of the former military President in Minna and commenced at 2.30 pm, after the weekly Juma'at prayers.

Among the many dignitaries in attendance were former President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife; Namadi Sambo, former vice-president; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); and Pius Anyim, former secretary of the government of the federation.

General Ibrahim Babangida- Former Nigerian Head of State. play

General Ibrahim Babangida- Former Nigerian Head of State.



Former governors:  Ibrahim Shema  of Katsina, Abubakar Dakingari of Kebbi, Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano were also there.

Idris Kutigi, former chief justice of the federation, Ahmed Yayale, former head of service, and Ben Obi, a former senator, were also in Minna for the event.

The likes of Ibrahim Haruna, chairman, IBB Golf Club, Sani Zangon Daura, and Aliko Dangote also made an appearance, as well as former ministers, serving and former senators, amongst others.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abdullahi paid a bride price of N500,000 and 10 cows.

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The handing over of Halima to Abdullahi was reportedly carried out by a former minister of information in the Shagari administration, Garba Wushishi.

Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwanbo, received the bride on behalf of the groom.

See first photos above.

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