Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tag "Diepreye Alamieyeseigha"

    Igbinedion, Tafa Balogun, Ngilari — 10 persons convicted in corruption cases

Igbinedion, Tafa Balogun, Ngilari — 10 persons convicted in corruption cases

David Cameron, former British prime minister, describing Nigeria as fantastically corrupt will not be forgotten easily.Another issue Nigerians complain about apart from a corrupt landscape is how corruption cases drag on for so long with very few convictions.From the ongoing trial of Sambo Dasuki, Jide Omokore, an associate of Diezani Allison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, and even Farouk Lawan, lawmaker [...]

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    Nigeria, US sign agreement on return of $300m ‘looted by Abacha, Alamieyeseigha’

Nigeria, US sign agreement on return of $300m ‘looted by Abacha, Alamieyeseigha’

The federal government has signed an agreement with the United States on the return of over $300 million allegedly looted by Sani Abacha, former head of state and Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, ex-governor of Bayelsa state.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, made the disclosure when he spoke at Chatham House, London, in the United Kingdom on Thursday.In his speech, titled 'Nigeria’s anti-corruption [...]

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    We didn’t give Alamieyeseigha’s property to Falana, says EFCC

We didn’t give Alamieyeseigha’s property to Falana, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied handing over property recovered from Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, a former governor of Bayelsa state, to Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).The EFCC also debunked the allegation that Ola Olukayode, chief of staff to the EFCC chairman, was nominated by Falana for employment at the anti-graft agency.In a statement on Thursday, [...]

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    Ibori weeps at Alamieyeseigha’s graveside

Ibori weeps at Alamieyeseigha’s graveside

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, on Wednesday shed tears at the graveside of Diepreye Alamieyeseigha in Amassoma, Bayelsa state.Alamieyeseigha, former governor of Bayelsa, was Ibori’s ally. He died under controversial circumstances in October 2015.Ibori described the deceased as a patriotic leader, who was very courageous, outspoken and “stood on the side of his people at all times”.He said [...]

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    PDP — not APC — killed my husband, says Alamieyeseigha’s wife

PDP — not APC — killed my husband, says Alamieyeseigha’s wife

Margaret Alamieyeseigha, widow of Diepreye Solomon Alamieyeseigha, late former governor of Bayelsa state, says her husband was killed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The former Bayelsa first lady noted that the  All Progressive Congress (APC) was not responsible for her husband's death, because the present ruling party was not in power when his travails began.During the first year anniversary of Alamieyeseigha's death on Monday, [...]

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    Jonathan: Alams left when ovation was loudest

Jonathan: Alams left when ovation was loudest

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the first elected governor of Bayelsa state, left this world when the ovation was loudest.Speaking at his funeral on Friday, Jonathan said Alamieyeseigha, who died on October 10, 2015, at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, left when the people need him more.“Just like philosophers would say, the world is like a [...]

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    Audu, Alamieyeseigha, HID Awolowo, Oronto… 10 deaths that shook Nigerians in 2015

Audu, Alamieyeseigha, HID Awolowo, Oronto… 10 deaths that shook Nigerians in 2015

It is normal. It is not everyone who sees the beginning of a year that goes on to witness the end of such year. Year 2015 was no different. Many were born in the recently-ended year, but a lot of people also crossed to the great beyond.In this piece, we briefly highlight 10 of those deaths that made the headlines in the outgoing year. ABUBAKAR [...]

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    OBITUARY: Wife critically ill, son killed in Dubai… the sad end of Alamieyeseigha

OBITUARY: Wife critically ill, son killed in Dubai… the sad end of Alamieyeseigha

Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, the first elected governor of Bayelsa state, did not die a happy man. He suffered multiple tragedies in his last days on earth and, on Saturday, went to his grave abruptly, apparently with a broken heart.In October 2014, the man once known as the "governor-general of the Ijaw nation" flew to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to retrieve the corpse of [...]

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    Alamieyeseigha, 62, dies from ‘cardiac arrest’

Alamieyeseigha, 62, dies from ‘cardiac arrest’

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, former governor of Bayelsa state, is dead.Esueme Dan-Kikili, Bayelsa state commissioner for information, confirmed this to Channels Television, saying he died of cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, on Saturday.The cardiac arrest was caused by complications from kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, according to the commissioner.Alamieyeseigha was reportedly rushed to the hospital [...]

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    GEJ: Without Alamieyeseigha, I wouldn’t have been president

GEJ: Without Alamieyeseigha, I wouldn’t have been president

Former Nigeria president, Goodluck Jonathan, says he will remain grateful to Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the impeached former governor of Bayelsa state, as he would never have been president without the ex-governor.He also appealed to the people of the state to continue praying for him in order “to be strong enough” to contribute to the development of the country.He said despite leaving office, [...]

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    OBITUARY: Oronto Douglas dies at 48

OBITUARY: Oronto Douglas dies at 48

Oronto Douglas, special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on research, documentation and strategy, died in the early hours of Thursday.He was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and had been battling the disease since then with "encouraging signs" of improvement, family sources told TheCable.At some stage, he was thought to have survived as the cancer went into remission, but he suffered a [...]

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    Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s son dies in Dubai

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s son dies in Dubai

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