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UK to return Ibori’s loot to Delta State

April 18, 2012 by Ademola Babalola and Tayo Famutimi with agency report  AFTER years of running, the long hands of justice caught up with the former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori, on Tuesday. The Southwark Crown Court in London United Kingdom sentenced Ibori to 13 years’ imprisonment for fraud and corruption offences. Our […]

Ibori’s conviction, private matter – Delta Govt. (I guess he stole private money – Shameless people)

April 18, 2012 by Emmanuel Addeh,Warri  The Delta State Government on Tuesday maintained that it had no official reaction to the jail term handed down to former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, by a London Court. The government insisted that Ibori remained a private citizen till he was sentenced by the court, noting that it […]

Opinion: Before GEJ Goes For 2015

By Soni Daniel – Leadership It was interesting to read the other day that the people of the South-South had endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term barely a year into his tenure.  They did not say whether he had done well to deserve a second term, as is the case on other forward-looking […]

Edo NBA, others laud Ibori’s conviction

CRITICAL stakeholders in Edo State yesterday hailed the conviction of former Governor James Ibori of Delta State, saying it was a lesson to corrupt politicians. But curiously, no politician in Edo called yesterday agreed to speak as they based their position on the neighbourliness of their state to Delta State. But the Executive Director, Environmental […]

A/Ibom Assembly Confirms 18 Commissioners, 4 Special Advisers

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has confirmed 18 commissioners and four special advisers sent to the house by Gov. Godswill Akpabio. Confirming the nominees on Tuesday in Uyo, the Speaker of the house, Mr Samuel Ikon, said that the nominees had earlier been screened by the House Committee on Judiciary, Justice, Human Rights […]

Cabal Moves Against Fuel Subsidy Report

There are heightened fears that a cabal was determined to ensure that the Hon. Farouk Lawan-led committee panel report does not see the light of day or at worst, get the contents heavily doctored. As a result, controversy has continued to trail the report on fuel subsidy with a group describing it as being suspicious, […]

Senate Directs Foreign Airlines to Remit 5% Surcharge

The Senate Committee on Aviation yesterday at the public hearing on air fare disparity, directed all foreign airlines to pay back the five per cent of all Passenger Fuel Surcharge (PFS) to the federal government, insisting that the claim of ignorance on the part of the airlines was not excuse enough. The committee had slammed […]

SSS Kills Man for Breaching Checkpoint Protocol in Kano

Members of the State Security Service (SSS) in Kano on Tuesday shot dead a middle aged man at a check point close to the headquarters of the service office, for allegedly defying the normal check point protocol.   The man identified as Zaharadeen Musa Mohammad was driving a Toyota Corolla car. He carried  his brother […]

‘I don’t deserve to be called a religious bigot’

Osun State Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aragbesola, shorn of all airs off office, calls himself an unconventional governor. Amidst allegations that he was coordinating plans by his party, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to secede and Islamise Osun, he quipped: “I couldn’t even Islamise my nuclear family.” He spoke with KODILINYE OBIAGWU and SEYE OLUMIDE […]

DPP hails verdict on Ibori, Delta govt defers comment

THE opposition Democratic People’s Party (DPP) yesterday hailed the sentencing of former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, to 13 years imprisonment in the United Kingdom (UK). The party said that the judgment was a vindication of its long-standing allegation that Ibori looted Delta State for eight years. On its part, the Delta State government said […]



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