Timipre Sylva

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 4th, 2013
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By Mazi Orji Nkemdiri Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu is not a new face in Anambra politics and in Nigeria as a whole. Since 1999 he has been on the political scene vying for one position or the other. He had been outwitted a number of times for the senatorial and governorship seats by both Senator Ugochuk...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 6th, 2013
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By EMMANUEL UDOM It is clear that Timipre Sylva, the immediate past governor of the oil rich Bayelsa state is passing through tumultuous times in the hands of the Nigerian anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Thursday last week, EFCC went to town, telling those who c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 10th, 2012
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hese are court-free times; Court freed Elumelu, frees Akingbola! Court freed Ibori, freed Lucky. Court frees all publicly accused big thieves in Nigeria. When they are not freed, they get a slap on the wrist; ala Bode George, Cecilia Ibru, both whom have seamlessly moved back into the system. When I ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 3rd, 2012
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Former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva has dismissed the report presented by Bayelsa Finance Management and Review Committee, which indicted his administration of allegedly mismanaging over N660 billion that accrued to the state as revenue between 2007 and February 2012 leaving a debt ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 13th, 2012
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Nigeria’s ruling party candidate has been elected governor of President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state, election officials said on Sunday, ending months of political uncertainty over who is in charge of the oil-producing state. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Henry Dic...
By benim
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Nov 20th, 2011
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Security fears kept Nigeria’s president from attending his party’s gubernatorial primary on Saturday in his home state that has been tainted by an escalating row over the incumbent governor’s exclusion from running. Security was unusually tight for a local vote in the oil-producing ...
By benim
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Nov 17th, 2011
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Yenagoa – Troops and police have been deployed in President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state in the oil-rich Niger Delta to boost security amid an escalating row over the incumbent governor’s exclusion from a re-election run. Armed police manned dozens of checkpoints around Bayelsa...
By benim
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Nov 14th, 2011
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The powerful governor of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state Bayelsa has been disqualified from taking part in a gubernatorial primary, his party said, raising the risk of a dangerous political row in the oil-producing region. Officials from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PD...
By benim
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Dec 9th, 2010
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Leaders of federal and state governments yesterday expressed shock at the death of Clara Oshiomhole, the wife of the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole. Mrs. Oshiomhole, nee Akharagbon, passed on at 10:53pm yesterday at the Abuja Clinic, Maitama after a protracted battle with breast cancer. In a co...