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Ibori To Return To Nigeria As FG Signs Prisoners’ Transfer Deal With UK

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The Federal Government and Britain, yesterday, signed a Prisoners’ Transfer Agreement.

The agreement will see Nigerian prisoners in Britain, which may include former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, return to Nigeria to complete their jail terms.

Ibori, accused of stealing N39,737,500,000 from the Nigerian public purse, had on February 27, pleaded guilty to ten counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud at Southwark Crown Court, London. He was sentenced to 13 years by Southwark Crown Court for his crimes on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammad Adoke, SAN and the United Kingdom, Minister of Justice, Mr. Jeremy Wright sealed the deal at a ceremony, in Abuja.

“This is a good agreement for both Nigeria and UK. It gives us an opportunity to strengthen our partnership and friendship. It is also an opportunity to ensure that the prisoners which come from either country will serve their sentences in their own countries, that is better for their rehabilitation,” Wright said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Viola Onwuliri, who earlier received Wright in her office, said “experts from both countries will now sit down to bring the modalities for implementation. After which the two countries will go back to ratify and then it will come into force.

“We have two arrangements with UK on prisoner transfer. Already we have an existing agreement under the commonwealth scheme which provides transfer with consent and we have been implementing that. [Vanguard]

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9 Comments

  1. Shehu Abubakar

    January 10, 2014 at 8:28 am

    an opportunity for Jonathan to release him as he did to his former Boss

  2. Godfrey J

    January 10, 2014 at 9:40 am

    arrange arrange government!pls federal government include the ppl in prison in this countries in dat ur transfer agreement! Indonasia,Chian, India.

  3. stevo

    January 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

    James ibori welcome home and receive ur freedom or ur death. Bt I must confess dat u will receive freedom dis is nigeria

  4. Tope Ibitola

    January 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

    In OBJ’s time, PDP was a den of killers; in GEJ’s time it has become a den of Robbers!!!

  5. tgwebg

    January 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Hahahahahaha James Ibori is a free man as long as Nigeria is concern. wait oh is it in only U.K dis agreement is been signed? someone answer dis question. How about other countries? I beleive this agreement is just to set Ibori free.

  6. Mohammed

    January 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    VIP TREATMENT AND PRESIDENTIAL PARDON AWAIT HIM. CONGRATS.

  7. Activist Shammang

    January 10, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    This man may be free despite the embezzlement of the Nigerian money.
    Nigeria, where politicians play their games, anyway u can skip world’s punishment but u can never runaway from God’s own.
    Time is coming!!

  8. Akinyemmy

    January 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    simply put FG SIGNS IBORI’S RELEASE DEAL. pls info naija, it is better to reframe this news headline this way. and if i may ask, is it only in the UK that Nigerian prisoners exists? Bullshit

  9. Favour Enaks

    January 14, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I feel for my Ex-Governor he has really change physically but justice has taken it course,

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Oke

Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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