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General Babangida’s Daughter Halima Weds Gombe Traditional Ruler Auwal Abdullahi | Goodluck Jonathan, Bola Tinubu, Bukola Saraki, Turai Yar’adua & More Attend



Halima and her husband Auwal Abdullahi, a businessman, during their wedding in Minna on Friday (11/5/17). 02633/12/5/2017/Callistus Ewelike/BJO/NAN

Halima Babangida, the second daughter and last child of former military ruler General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (Rtd) on Friday, got married to Auwal Abdullahi, a businessman who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Sudan Gombe, at Babangida’s Hill Top residence in Minna.

Former president Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience, Former Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, House Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Governors Abubakar Bello (Niger), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), former First Ladies Turai Yar’adua and Justice Fati Abubakar, All Progressives Congress (APC) National leader Bola Tinubu, among others.

See photos below:

Pic.2. Former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (L) and former FCT Minister, retired AVM Hamza Abdullahi, at the marriage of Halima Babangida, second daughter and last child of the Gen. Babangida’s family, to Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, a businessman who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Sudan Gombe, at the Hill Top in Minna on Friday (11/5/17).
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Pic.4. From left: Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger; APC chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, at the Minna Airport, for the wedding of Halima Babangida, second daughter and last child of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s family, to Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, a businessman who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Sudan Gombe, on Friday (11/5/17).
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Pic.5. From left: Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger; Senate President bukola Saraki; Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara; and Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, at the Minna Airport, for the wedding of Halima Babangida, second daughter and last child of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s family, to Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, a businessman who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Sudan Gombe, on Friday (11/5/17).
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Pic.7. From left: Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger; Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State; Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara; and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, at the Minna Airport, for the wedding of Halima Babangida, second daughter and last child of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s family, to Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, a businessman who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Sudan Gombe, on Friday (11/5/17).
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Pic.24. From left: Former First Ladies, Hajia Turai YarÁdua, Justice Fati Abubakar and Dame Patience Jonathan, at the marriage of Halima Babangida, last daughter of former Military President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna on Friday (12/5/17).
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L-R: Bola Tinubu, Goodluck Jonatha, Ibrahim Babangida, Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara


Sitting from left: Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar and standing from left: brother of the bride, Mohammed Babangida; a guest; the bride, Halima and her husband, Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, at the wedding of the second daughter and last child in Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s family, in Minna on Friday (11/5/17).
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From left: Former First Lady, Justice Fati Abubakar; the bride, Halima; groom, Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi’ and wife of a former Vice President, Hajia Amina Sambo, at the wedding of the second daughter and last child in Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s family, in Minna on Friday (11/5/17).
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Photo Credits: NAN PHOTO | Twitter – @MrBanksOmishore


  1. Nationalsquirrel

    May 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Sdee the

    • Fleur

      May 13, 2017 at 2:47 am

      What will Maryam say? Why Hausa people dey do these kind things? It is not as if their father married juvies. He married a woman his age. Why are the daughters doing this 2nd and third wife thing as if they are condemned commodities when they are so beautiful? Sigh!

    • FasholasLover

      May 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Woe unto death. If Maryam were alive, would this have happened???

  2. Nationalsquirrel

    May 12, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    See the old papa!
    rock of ages
    meanwhile Gov bello of niger is loking delicious

  3. Oge

    May 12, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I thought that was her dad in the first pic

  4. Whatever

    May 12, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    see them all eating from the national cake and we will be here fighting nonsense battles on their behalf. APC-PDP little or no difference

  5. Anon

    May 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Aha AVM Hamza Abdullahi’s son. The AVM is one of IBB’s staunchest loyalists, he made him a military governor and minister (x2 or x3) during his reign.

    Congrats. Halima IBB, please stay and put your wild days behind. 🙂

    IBB will be angling to “make him” a governor one day and then he will make her his first lady. Familiar territory.

    • Anon

      May 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      BTW, GEJ looks so fresh and even Dame “Peshe.” I miss her antics! Peace of mind.

    • bey

      May 12, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      And he now had to dash his daughter to this old man all in the name of being a loyalist.
      So they don’t have any young man in that family even if he wanted to show gratitude.
      Nawa………… she will now be struggling husband with co-wives old enough to birth her.
      Atleast Aisha before her divorces got married to young men.


  6. M

    May 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I will never understand northerners and their arrangee ways. So with all the fine exposure a girl like Halima has, boarding school in Switzerland, uni in Paris and all the works with all that network this is who a young lady ends up with as 3rd wife? That’s why most end up cheating and miserable. Our religion bans women from mixing, but can’t we rebel? I am kind of disappointed but I hope there’s love in it. At least some of them manage their types even if it’s for the money and status. I wish you the best Halima. Because that’s what I want for you.

    • blackbeatle

      May 12, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      better to be openly a 3rd wife ..than have adulterous men and side chicks all over the place least the other wives know what they are in for…not jumping from hotel to hotel under cover

    • Nigerian

      May 14, 2017 at 4:18 am

      First of all Northern Nigeria comprises of 19 states so you may want to be specific instead of making general assumptions. It comes off as ignorant when people say the North when they are actually referring to a state. You will never hear a Northerner refer to Enugu as the East or Lagos as the South. That being said, this is not a Northern thing, I would know because I am a Christian from the North (surprised?)and by virtue of my religion it’s one man, one wife. Halima is a Moslem and her religion permits her to be a first, second, third or fourth wife. You do not have to understand but you can accord some respect to her choice. Besides, what do you really know about the “North”? Clearly nothing.

  7. Roman God

    May 12, 2017 at 7:46 pm


    • josdaily

      May 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      How did she end up here? …Can never figure these pheromones. giving from being a queen in your fathers house to number 4. to each his own

  8. keke driver

    May 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Turai and Patience on the same table? ??

  9. Bad gang

    May 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    The last photo is definitely awkward! Gej seated next to jagaban and jagaban shaking hands with saraki

    • bey

      May 12, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Story they are all friends.
      Even in time to come you will see BuhAri coming to Jonathan’s child wedding and even be the chairperson of the wedding,proposing toast.
      The joke is on all of us Nigerians chanting APC/PDP.
      They are all and the same.

  10. Freemind

    May 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    .. just throw a bomb here …hmmmm my thought though!

  11. Me

    May 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Wishing you all the best, Halima – Pray your marriage is enriched and peaceful and lacks any trace of violence.

  12. Rose

    May 12, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Wait, im a lil confused, the bride is a 3rd wife?

  13. Deedee

    May 12, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Hi guys please help a prospective corper out. Where can I get extra white tees and shorts to buy before orientation camp. I’m a uk size 6 (US 0). Currently in plateau state. Please help a sister out 🙂

  14. M

    May 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Blackbeattle lol you are right walahi , better. But what is worse is when these 1-4 wives are part of adulterous men who sometimes do men and these 1-4wives are also sideshows of other married or unmarried men still looking like amariyas. It a hard psycho cycle.

  15. Tee

    May 12, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Maryam Babagida was the only wife. This babe na ‘contract’ for her papa. Mrs it is better than jumping from one hotel to the other, if you think this men don’t cheat on their wives still, you must be naive. You fit call your hubby if he give you std, God forbid I marry such a man but in this case, the std fit come from any of the other wives to you cos you can’t guarantee their faithfulness. I cannot even imagine passing by their room knowing fully well my hubby is doing things to her, una patience is on another level. I never pray finish for my family na to dey wage war against other wives evil devices and manipulation. Me no understand this people and their culture walahi.

    • bey

      May 12, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Iv never seen so little chemistry between a couple before.

  16. PD Young Billionaire

    May 13, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Bhet why???This girl is too fine to be wife no 3!!I don’t gerrit!!I mean……with all the foreign degrees she has………???Is it that we have fewer men that can be husbands or what??

  17. Corolla

    May 13, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Awone ole. Thieves.

  18. Lala

    May 13, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Lol at them, Awon ole buruku oshi.

  19. Nigerian

    May 13, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Hmmmm… these are my thoughts
    1) Either Northern guys have more intergrity than I thought for not one of them to want to marry Halima (for status)& def Yoruba demons will fail with this one. Cos I do not want to believe that indeed there isn’t a single man worse case scenario one wife that would still offer a marriage with money, power, family name, connection.
    2) The Halima is of a questionable character but still Kai…
    3) This has to be love
    4) IBB’s kids dai are unlucky in love/marriage. May Halima be an exception.

    I just don’t get it, the whole of Nigeria not 1 bachelor…

  20. [email protected]

    May 13, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Leave her alone. Its her choice must everybody get married to wissy wizzy looking boys. No marriage is perfect whether you marry your age, your soul mate, handsome boy or even pastor the marriage will still have these issues from here and there because we are humans and have our flaws we are not God we cant be perfect.

    • FasholasLover

      May 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

      At least, when we have problems, l will look at his wissy wizzy (What does that even mean mummy Yoma?) face and smile. If l follow your logic of all marriages going thru challenges, l will rather challenges with a young bobo who is fiiiine and has correct pedigree. Not a man with two wives elsewhere. I beg, my chest cannot carry this kind matter.

    • smh

      May 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

      I CONCUR!!!!!!

  21. Letty

    May 13, 2017 at 4:20 am

    But why…how can this pretty privileged girl marry this old man

  22. smh

    May 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

    @whatever if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all ma’am/sir

  23. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    May 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Look at the bride: Halima, she has a maturity about her

    Maybe she can keep a home

    Maybe that’s why her husband married her

    Marriage is not only about sex, you have to know about managing finances, being involved in your children’s lives if you have them. Know how to deal with and influence your in – laws, if you are married and living in Nigeria.

    If you drive cars – you would have to maintain the cars. You have to know the mechanics workshop, not waiting for your husband to return and take the car to the mechanic himself. You might need the car for emergencies.

    You have to be a good hostess in your home – when you have visitors both home and abroad to entertain.

    You can’t be fighting and gossiping everytime 🙂

    Look at Halima again, she looks like somebody that can handle and keep a home

    Congratulations to her and her husband

    • le coco

      May 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      aunty what home is she keeping?is the home not already kept by 2 other women? pls stop it aneg

    • Sugabelly

      May 14, 2017 at 9:02 am

      So the first two wives cannot keep a home that’s why he came to marry Halima as third wife or what are you even saying?

      Is it home they are keeping or a whole country that this young girl must come and help someone that is almost quarter to dead to keep home bikonu?

  24. [email protected]

    May 13, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Fasholaslover so u think fine face matters in marriage. It goes beyond that…. Fine face, sugar boy, sweet love, honey buny, apple and burger, heartbeat after a time they will wear off. They will face the tear and wear of life (lol)marriage takes alot of work from the man and the woman.

  25. Favorkay

    May 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Husband scarce!

  26. Ijs

    May 13, 2017 at 11:06 am

    As bad as southern Nigeria is, im glad im not from the north. What is this???

  27. Ego

    May 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    But these northern men are fine sha compared to the baboon looking southerners. See how GEJ & Tinubu look like chimpanzees ??

  28. Faddy

    May 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Governor Ganduje most likely slept through the ceremony. Usual suspect. Gathering of the vultures and crows in our land.

  29. Sally

    May 13, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    If Halima didn’t have a choice, she would have been married years ago. There have been plenty men that her father could have “arranged” for her. Suffice to say she went for what she wanted at her own time. It may not seem rational to you all but as long as she’s fine with it. Maybe the man treats her tenderly. Maybe he gives her the ability to be herself.
    Interesting how with Macron, it’s love but with Halima not. Dencia was right.

    • Anon

      May 14, 2017 at 3:38 am

      Macron is nt married to 3 women. Desoute d age difference

  30. Sarah

    May 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    This would never have happened if Maryam Babangida was alive. Poor girl!

    • Diamond

      May 13, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      I concur. God rest her soul

  31. Sugabelly

    May 14, 2017 at 9:00 am

    All these young women marrying men old enough to be their fathers and all these people Masha’a Allahing as if it’s a good thing.

    Have the young men in the north finished or is there a warehouse where you are keeping them?

    Her husband looks like her grandfather.

  32. Inibokun

    May 14, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I can still remember when this baby was born during her fathers time in office. Choi!!!! Na WA oh. She looks dazed in these photos like she’s been doped up just to get through the whole shenanigans. Hummmmmm ooooooh.

  33. bayo

    May 14, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Abegi aunty! Is she supposed to keep or start building!….. someone with no building experience wants to keep a home that 2 other wives exists? There is a lot going on behind the scene, this na season movie!

  34. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    May 15, 2017 at 9:53 am

    @le coco @Sugabelly, @bayo, pPlease, I don’t know what to answer you all, as I am not Halima that is married to her husband

    But thank you for all your comments

  35. Ozubulu

    May 16, 2017 at 10:10 am

    The most important thinf is that Halima has married. Be it 1st or 3rd wife, she has married rather than becoming her father’s 2nd wife

  36. toyee Alab

    May 18, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    God our Creator in His wisdom created us differently. People should just learn to respect one another’s culture, religion ,language, and their uniqueness.
    We should not expect us all to behave the same way.
    Please learn to tolerate and respect others. It is out of wisdom to always see others way of life as imperfect because we believe that ours is the best.

  37. jo zedeke

    June 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Nawah ooo sickness bad oooo, is this IBB? .Chai!!!!! Chai!!!!! Mama Peace Long time no see your children miss your grammar ooooh Chai!!! Chai!!!! contunu.

  38. Binta

    June 2, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Wishing them happy marriage life ooh,if u are jealous don’t start criticized there marriage asking weather Na her grand father OK, i wonder why jealous people they plenty this days

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