Babangida today in Minna, Niger State, paid a symbolic bride price of
N500,000 and 10 cows to her father, former Military President, General
performed the symbolic ceremony of handing over Halimat at 2:45 pm in
marriage to Abdullahi.
for the couple. He stressed the significance of marriage in Islam and
called on the bride to submissive and loyal to her husband.
led the galaxy of big political and military figures that graced the
state, Nasir El-Rufai, Mrs Aikhomu, Mrs Josephine Anenih, ex-governor
Babangida Aliyu, were among the many personalities who witnessed the
short ceremony at the Hilltop home of the retired military General in
Minna, the Niger State capital.
guests were former vice-president, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, Alhaji Ahmed
Makarfi, PDP factional Chairman, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, former
Governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafi, former governor of
Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa, Ibrahim Shema, former Gov. of
Katsina, Alhaji Abubakar Dakingari, former Gov. of Kebbi.
the Government of the Federation, Justice Idris Kutigi, former Chief
Justice of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Yayale, also a former SGF, Gen.
Magoro, Senator Ben Obi, Senator Ben Bruce, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim
Haruna, Chairman IBB Golf Club, Alhaji Sani Zangon Daura,
Aliko Dangote and Mr Mark Snoxell, Managing Director, Dornier Aircraft.
Adviser, Dr Okwezili Nwodo, former PDP National Secretary, Alhaji
Modibo, former FCT Minister, Oba Hamid Adekunle, Oluwo Kuta, also came.
Wamakko ,Sen Yarima Abdullahi, Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sen Nuhu Aliyu, who
was also a former police DIG.