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Desperate to halt a probe into his finances, former Delta State Governor James Ibori tried to bribe anti-corruption boss Nuhu Ribadu in 2007 with $15m in cash in a bag so heavy one man alone could not lift it, Ribadu told a London court on Thursday. Reuters quoted Ribadu as telling the court that he ...
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former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori | credits: File copy Jailed former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, used front men and shell companies to acquire a hidden stake in privatised fertiliser company, Notore, a British police detective told a London court on Wednesday. Detective Constable ...
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Late last week was the birthday celebration of former Delta State governor, James Ibori, which he clocked 55 years. While he is still serving a jail term in a UK prison, family, friends, and kinsmen, threw a birthday party for him. The celebration began with a thanksgiving church service where the Pa...
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Nov 20th, 2012
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A UBS trader was today sentenced to seven years in jail after being found guilty of the UK’s biggest ever fraud when he lost £1.4bn for his Swiss employer. Former public schoolboy Kweku Adoboli, 32, was  ‘a gamble or two away from destroying Switzerland’s largest bank for his own ga...
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May 1st, 2012
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by Austine Uche-Ejeke Anyone who sees anything concerning redemption or reclamation of this country will be fired up to do everything possible to see that it comes to actualisation. And for a long time now, the call for a better Nigeria had been and is still very strident and sustained but unfortunat...
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Apr 23rd, 2012
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WARRI—THE legal team of the former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori is to appeal the 13 years sentence handed him by a London court last week. A reliable member of the team and a Warri- based legal practitioner, who does not want his name in print, told Vanguard exclusively, that the judgme...
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Apr 17th, 2012
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said ex-Governor James Ibori will still face trial in Nigeria after serving a 13-year term in a UK Prison. It also said with the conviction of Ibori by the Southwark Court in London, Nigeria’s judicial process needs to be reassessed. The E...
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Apr 17th, 2012
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A British court has jailed a former governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta state for 13 years for fraud and money-laundering. James Ibori pleaded guilty in a London court in February to fraud and money-laundering. He was accused of stealing $250 million from the public purse and funneling much of...
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A private equity fund backed by Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) is under criminal investigation by the European Union and Nigerian anti-corruption authorities for its alleged involvement in fraud and the laundering of millions of dollars looted by James Ibori, the ex-Governo...
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Apr 15th, 2012
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Former Delta State Governor James Ibori, who has pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges at Southwark Crown Court 12 in London, may be sentenced today (Monday). Ibori had pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud, money laundering and corruption put at about $250m before Justice Anthony Pitts...