Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "James Ibori"

    Ibori: My trial taught me incredible lessons

Ibori: My trial taught me incredible lessons

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says his corruption trial has taught him incredible lessons that he could not have learnt in any institution of learning.He said this in the October edition of EFCCAlert, a monthly newsletter of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In 2012, Ibori was sentenced by a United Kingdom Southwark Crown Court to 13 years [...]

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    EXTRA: I went to UK on sabbatical leave, says Ibori

EXTRA: I went to UK on sabbatical leave, says Ibori

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says he went to the United Kingdom on sabbatical leave.A London court had sentenced Ibori to prison after convicting him of money laundering in 2012.The former governor ended his jail term in 2016 and returned to Nigeria the following year.Ever since he returned, his supporters have organised different receptions for him. Ibori has [...]

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    Ibori must be celebrated, says Secondus at reception in honour of ex-Delta gov

Ibori must be celebrated, says Secondus at reception in honour of ex-Delta gov

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, "must be celebrated".Speaking during a grand reception organised in honour of Ibori at Ovwor-Olomu in Ughelli south local government area of Delta, Secondus praised the “sterling leadership qualities” of the former governor.The reception, which took place on Saturday, was attended by Emmanuel Uduaghan, [...]

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    Ibori: It’s not about Buhari’s age… are the youth ready to lead?

Ibori: It’s not about Buhari’s age… are the youth ready to lead?

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says Nigerians should be more concerned with whether the youth are ready to lead, rather than a mere generational shift at the nation's helm of affairs.According to him, what the nation needs is courage and vision as “age has nothing to do with good leadership”.A lot of Nigerians have been clamouring for a [...]

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    ‘Fresh PDP’, Maina’s recall, Buhari’s vacation… top 10 political incidents of 2017

‘Fresh PDP’, Maina’s recall, Buhari’s vacation… top 10 political incidents of 2017

What would you say is the most prominent political event in Nigeria in 2017?President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical vacation or the controversy generated by the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina? What about the conventions of the Peoples Democratic Party? Or the sack of Babachir Lawal and Ayo Oke, two top shots in Buhari’s government?Which would you pick ahead of the others? Difficult [...]

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    Ibori ‘reunites’ with Tinubu, Orji Kalu

Ibori ‘reunites’ with Tinubu, Orji Kalu

A picture of James Ibori, ex-governor of Delta state, with two of his former colleagues, is currently trending on social media.The two colleagues are Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, and Orji Uzor Kalu, one-time governor of Abia.The trio presided over their respective states between 1999 and 2007.It is not clear where and when the picture was taken but [...]

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    SHOCKER: Yar’Adua ‘wanted Ibori as his vice-president’

SHOCKER: Yar’Adua ‘wanted Ibori as his vice-president’

It is common knowledge that the late President Umaru Musa Ya'Adua did not pick former President Goodluck Jonathan as his running mate in the 2007 presidential election.However, it has now been revealed that Yar'Adua's preference was James Ibori, who was then completing his second term as governor of Delta state.This is contained in a new book,  'On a Platter of [...]

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    Ibori: The nation that betrayed Ekwueme now shedding crocodile tears

Ibori: The nation that betrayed Ekwueme now shedding crocodile tears

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says late Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president, is being mourned by a nation which failed to allow him rescue it from "political and economic morass will.According to Ibori, Nigerians are "shedding crocodile tears" over the passing of Ekwueme. In a statement by Tony Eluemunor, his spokesman, Ibori said Nigeria is the biggest loser in Ekwueme's [...]

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    EFCC: Ibori fighting hard to stall confiscation of his assets

EFCC: Ibori fighting hard to stall confiscation of his assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, is “fighting tooth and nail” to stall the confiscation of his assets in the United Kingdom.In 2012, a UK court convicted Ibori of money laundering, with most of his property in the country risking confiscation.  He, however, appealed the conviction.In the latest edition of its monthly media [...]

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    EFCC: How UK newspaper tried to exonerate Ibori’s lawyer who was convicted of money laundering

EFCC: How UK newspaper tried to exonerate Ibori’s lawyer who was convicted of money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed details of how The Mail, a UK newspaper, had reportedly goofed in one of its reports concerning Bhadresh Gohil (pictured), counsel to James Ibori, former governor of Delta state.Like Ibori, a UK court also convicted Gohil of money laundering.In the new edition of its monthly media publication, EFCC ALERT, a report detailed how [...]

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    Ibori’s aide: The main issue is victimisation of my principal — not £1 compensation

Ibori’s aide: The main issue is victimisation of my principal — not £1 compensation

Tony Eluemunor, media aide of James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says instead of focusing on the "victimisation and oppression" of his principal by the UK government, attention was given to the "frivolous" £1 compensation awarded to him by a London court.On Monday, a UK court awarded Ibori a nominal £1 (about N400) as damages over his claim of [...]

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    EXTRA: British court ‘humours’ Ibori with £1 compensation

EXTRA: British court ‘humours’ Ibori with £1 compensation

A high court in London has awarded James Ibori, former Delta state governor, a nominal £1 (about N400) as damages over his claim of unlawful detention by Amber Rudd, British home secretary.Cheema-Grubb, the judge, agreed that between December 20 and 21 last year, Ibori, who spent years in UK jail for money laundering, was unlawfully held for one day, 18 hours [...]

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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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    Ibori appeals 2012 fraud conviction

Ibori appeals 2012 fraud conviction

Former governor of Delta state, James Ibori, has challenged his 2012 conviction for fraud at the British court of appeal.His media assistant, Tony Eluemunor, in a statement said his principal's lawyer made this known at the Southwark London court on Friday, March 17, during the ongoing asset seizure trial.The confiscation trial which is presided over by David Tomlinson, is to determine if [...]

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    Ibori, Sheriff, Yakubu and Emefiele — the biggest news makers while Buhari was away

Ibori, Sheriff, Yakubu and Emefiele — the biggest news makers while Buhari was away

A lot happened since President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria for the United Kingdom on January 19.There is no doubt that the president, who returned to Nigeria after a 50-day vacation in the UK on Friday, has met the country a little more different than he left it. While he was in the UK, there were wildfire rumours that he had [...]

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    Bayelsa gov visits Ibori in Oghara

Bayelsa gov visits Ibori in Oghara

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, on Thursday visited Oghara, the hometown of James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, on Thursday.Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Dickson’s chief press secretary, said during the visit, the governor held a meeting with Ibori in his residence.Iworiso-Markson said the meeting was about peace and security in the Niger Delta, "as well as possible roles Ibori could [...]

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