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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

FORMER DELTA STATE GOVERNOR JAMES IBORI GETS 13YRS JAIL TERM


The case of fraud against Mr Ibori began when he left office after serving as the governor of Delta state for eight years. The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) under Nuhu Ribadu had accused the ex-governor of embezzling monies belonging to Delta state.
Based on evidence collected during the investigation of Mr Ibori, the EFCC had arraigned the former governor before a Federal High Court in Kaduna.
Mr Ibori later challenged the jurisdiction of the Kaduna court to try him. The ex-governor won the case and the case was transferred to the newly built High Court in Asaba.
The presiding judge of the Asaba high court, Marcel Awokulehin discharged and acquitted Mr Ibori, of all the 170-count of corruption proffered against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In April 2010, about three months after the take over of government by Goodluck Jonathan, Ibori’s case file was reopened. A new allegation that he embezzled N40 billion was pressed against him. Attempts to arrest him were unsuccessful. It was reported that he fled from Abuja to Lagos and then to the creeks of Oghara, his homeland in Delta state where he was reportedly guarded by armed militias and they once had a shoot out with government security forces.
On 25 April 2010 there were reports that Ibori had fled the country to evade arrest by operatives of the EFCC. The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Femi Babafemi, confirmed that the commission was in possession of an intelligence report that Ibori had fled Nigeria and added that the assistance of Interpol might be sought to effect his arrest once his location was established.
The Compass Newspaper reported on 12 July 2010 that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido revealed that Mr Ibori used Delta State as collateral for N40 billion loan when he (Ibori) was governor.
Mr Ibori was later confirmed to have fled to Dubai, United Arab Emirate where he was arrested by agents of INTERPOL based on an international arrest warrant issued by the United Kingdom government in respect of money laundering charges.
The former governor was reportedly granted bail after his initial arraignment in Dubai. His media assistant, Tony Eluemunor, said that Ibori was left to “go free”.
Prosecutors allege that companies owned by Mr Ibori and his family were beneficiaries from the sale of state assets, including shares in a mobile telephone operator, as well as crude oil deliveries.
The Nigerian government and the United Kingdom agreed to work together on his extradition to the United Kingdom. Subsequently, his movement became restricted by the Dubai authority.
The Punch Newspaper reported on 27 May 2010 that Mr Ibori was seeking political asylum in Dubai, while the Compass Newspaper reported on Sunday 5 June 2010 that there were “strong indications that the government of the United Arab Emirates have insisted on trying the former governor in Dubai, according to its laws than either in Nigeria or United Kingdom”.
On 1st and 2 June 2010, UK juries found Mr Ibori’s sister, Christine Ibie-Ibori and his associate, Udoamaka Okoronkwo, guilty on counts of money laundering, in a verdict delivered at the Southwark Crown Court, London.
Mr Ibori, via his media aide released a statement questioning the validity of the verdict which he claimed absolved the two other women, Ms Okoronkwo and Adebimpe Pogoson who were charged alongside his sister.
The jury’s verdict of 2 June 2010 however returned a guilty decision against Ms Okoronkwo as well. Chrstine Ibie-Ibori and Udoamaka Okoronkwo were each sentenced to 5 years in prison on Monday 7 June 2010 by the UK court.
On the 27th of February, Mr Ibori pleaded guilty to 10 counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud at Southwark Crown Court, London, following an inquiry which began in 2005, in association with the EFCC.
Following the guilty plea entered by Mr Ibori, the EFCC plans to bring a case before an Appeal Court to challenge the ruling of a lower court in Asaba, Delta state, which acquitted Mr Ibori of a 170-count corruption charge levelled against him in 2009.
                                                            culled from channelstv

Monday, 9 April 2012

THE AY-LIVE EASTER SUNDAY EDITION 2012




 The A.Y live is Africa's biggest comedy concert and this year..there was nothing short of the usual standards AYO MAKUN is known for.It is not suprising the show held at the 6,000 capacity Expo Hall of  Eko-hotel and suites was sold out.scintillating comedy performances that included winners of the AY's open mic nite....AKPORORO,PENCIL,MC SHAKARA,FUNNY BONE,EBOH BOMB,ELENU,BENJI 'D' JOKE and others thrilled the audience other comedy lords like OKEY BAKASSI,GORDONS,I GO DYE and of course AY also did what they know how to do best.With funny comedy skits that included a great names in the Nigerian and Ghanian Entertainment industry,John Dumelo,Jackie Appiah,Funke Akindele,Helen Paul,Klint 'D' Drunk  there was really something for everyone present to laugh about.Musical performances by Sexy steel,W4,KC-Presh,Jafrextria,Brymo,Skales,Wizkid and Tiwa savage.
Believe it or not,if you weren't there you missed......Nigeria's Entertainment industry stood up for AY.
Other celebrities present were Denrele,Karen Igho,Ramsey Noah,Chidi Mokeme,Oge Okoye,Jay jay Okocha...the list is endlesss



AY ET GEEDOLZ


EBOH BOMB ET GEEDOLZ

DJ JIMMY JATT ET GEEDOLZ
JEDI ET GEEDOLZ


''Hmmm something happened with Jay Jay that night,immediately after the show he was going to the after party when  a fan went to hail him and soon he noticed some movement around his pockets...''the fan was a pick-pocket' Jay jay threw 3 punches at the nitwit who as sources say had stolen a bold torch just before then!!!!!!!all the same the show was worthwhile...i'll leave you with these pics from the event.....more pics to be uploaded soon

Thursday, 5 April 2012

NEW SINGLE-BADDEST BOY:WIZKID FT BANKY W & SKALES(EME BOYS)

Sometime ago when i posted the Link for the single sisi-nene by wizkid,i made it clear a new single titled baddest boy was in line....the wait is over.Baddest boy is not for wizzy alone as it has the remaining members of the EME soldiers.This jam is just nothing short of the normal 'ON-POINT' delievery.Banky W killed it-Thats why he's the boss all the same

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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

PICTURES FROM THE AVANT GRADE EVENT!!!I REP ABUJA

 THE BIGGEST EVENT IN ABUJA WAS HELD ON THE 31ST OF MARCH 2012 AT THE HOUSE OF CUBANA AND IT FEATURED TOP INDUSTRY ARTISTE LIKE JESSE JAGZ AND W4,OTHER UPCOMING ARTISTE AND ABUJA HOUSE-HOLD NAMES WERE PRESENT TOO...WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY CHRIS ATTOL AND DAMILOLA ADEGBETI THE EVENT WAS UNDOUBTEDLY A BANGER...ENJOY THE PICS.......


JESSE JAGZ DOIN HIS THING





WA GBA KONTROL

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Sunday, 1 April 2012

MUSIC PREMIERE:WIZKID-SISI NENE

This is the first official single since the release of super star and trust now...star boy did not disappoint.Sisi Nene is on track that everyone will love...you should know by now,EME have a reputation of 'not dulling'...big ups to wizkid.
The next single titled 'baddest boi' which features fellow EME boy skales is next on line...but in the meantime here's sisi nene
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