UK Renews Bid To Seize £117m Ibori Loot

A British prosecutor on Thursday launched a fresh attempt to confiscate millions of pounds stolen by a former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who was convicted of money laundering and graft in Britain. About £117m known proceeds of crime are being targeted but only a portion of the sum was likely to be recoverable.... Continue Reading →

JUST IN: Court Sends DG Arts And Culture, Runsewe To Prison

Justice Jude Okeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has sentenced the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe, to prison. Justice Okeke made the order on Thursday while ruling on a motion drawn from a suit filed by Ummakalif Limited against the Minister of the... Continue Reading →

Akpabio Withdraws From Akwa Ibom Senatorial Rerun

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has withdrawn from the planned Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial rerun election. Akpabio, who was a former Senate minority leader, stated this in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole Premium Times reports. The Minister,  in the letter,  dated  December 2,... Continue Reading →

N7.1bn Fraud: “Please, Don’t Handcuff Me” Orji Kalu Gets 12 years Imprisonment

The Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was charged with N7.1bn fraud. The court found him and his co-defendants guilty of the entire 39 counts filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Kalu to 12 years’ imprisonment... Continue Reading →

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