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Okowa Mourns As James Ibori Elder Brother, William Dies

Okowa Mourns As James Ibori Elder Brother, William Dies

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
    Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed sadness over the death of High Chief William Ibori, the Unugbrogodo of Oghara Kingdom and elder brother to former Governor James Ibori. The Governor, in a condolence statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba on Thursday, recalled Chief Ibori’s active and remarkable role in the peace and economic development of Oghara Kingdom. He noted that the deceased was an exemplary leader and father who was highly revered and respected across the State because of his commitment to peace and conflict resolution. He added that Chief Ibori served his people selflessly, stressing "that Chief Ibori’s passion for an egalitarian society was worthy of emulation, recalling that until his death, he h
I ‘ve Evidence Of Police Corruption In My UK Case, Says Ibori As Trial Enters Appeal

I ‘ve Evidence Of Police Corruption In My UK Case, Says Ibori As Trial Enters Appeal

NEWS
The legal team of Chief James Onanefe Ibori has shown evidence of police corruption as his case with the London Metropolitan Police entered the second day at Court of Appeal in London. In a press statement by Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, it was disclosed that a police officer, DC John McDonald, was mainly at the end of Ibori’s finger pointing because that particular officer was at the heart of the cases which started in 2006, and he has been the topic of several police investigations and has been accepted by the British Crown Prosecution Service as being corrupt. THEWILL, quoting Eluemunor reports that Ibori’s lawyers made three key submissions which are: 1. That the lead case officer, DC McDonald was corrupt and accepted brides and they provided heaps of evidence
Ibori Has Forgiven All The People Who Caused Him That Misfortune – Uduaghan

Ibori Has Forgiven All The People Who Caused Him That Misfortune – Uduaghan

NEWS, POLITICS
  Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the immediate past Governor of Delta state has described ex-Delta Governor, Chief James Ibori as a man with a large heart and forgiving spirit, disclosing that Ibori has since forgiven all those who fought against him and caused the jail misfortune. Uduaghan spoke on Saturday during the Thanksgiving and Grand Reception in honour of former governor Ibori by the Urhobo Political Class at the unity square, Ovwor, Olomu, Ughelli South local government area of the state. He said that Ibori remains a unifying factor in the political arena of the state and nation at large. The former governor who thanked all those who stood and visited Ibori where he was incarcerated in London, said the erstwhile governor need more support now that he back in the count
Ibori, Dickson, Honoured With Chieftaincy Titles In Delta (Photos)

Ibori, Dickson, Honoured With Chieftaincy Titles In Delta (Photos)

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori and Bayelsa State Governor, Alaowei Seriake Dickson were over the weekend honoured with a chieftaincy titles by the Pere of Kabowei Kingdom in Patani local government area of Delta State. The titles were conferred on Ibori and Dickson as part of activities to celebrate the coronation anniversary of HRM Erebelu Shedrack, Aduwo III, the Pere of Kabowei Kingdom. Chief Ibori was honoured with the title, Tiemwei (Pillar), while Governor Dickson was conferred with Izon Opute (Rock) chieftaincy title. Ibori was accompanied to the ceremony by Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, alongside retinue of aides and top government functionaries. The three PDP Chieftains at the ceremony however expressed their c...
Ibori Cynosure Of All Eyes As He Visits Govt House Asaba First Time Since His Return From UK

Ibori Cynosure Of All Eyes As He Visits Govt House Asaba First Time Since His Return From UK

NEWS
Chief James Onanefe Ibori was the cynosure of all eyes, at Government House Asaba,  where he once held sway as executive governor. The presence of Ibori electrified everywhere as he was conducted round the new Government House where he was joined by Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike who was also on working visit to the state. Ibori was on everyone's lips as he was ushered to the state House from where the duo joined the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to commission some projects within Asaba metropolis, a source told BigPen Online. The former governor ruled the state between May 1999 and May 2007 was invited as guest of honour in the two-days YAGEP and STEEP Exhibition holding at the state capital. At the venue of the YAGEP and STEEP Exhibition, Ibori was said to ha
UPU Crisis: We Made An Error – Ibori

UPU Crisis: We Made An Error – Ibori

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Former Delta State governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori has declared that the crisis rocking Urhobo apex socio-cultural organisation, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) was an error that needed to be corrected immediately. Ibori stated this on Friday while speaking at the 86th Urhobo Day put together by the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) at Uvwiamuge, Agbarho, Delta state. According to him, the Urhobo Progress Union had meddled into politics hence the division which has become a bane of the Urhobo people. Ibori who expressed great concern over the leadership crisis rocking the UPU, said it was regrettable that Urhobo sons and daughters turned UPU into political machinery to foster their interest, saying that if UPU must move forward politics must be removed from its activities. The fo...
DELTA STATE PDP WITHOUT CHIEF JAMES IBORI

DELTA STATE PDP WITHOUT CHIEF JAMES IBORI

ISSUES, POLITICS
[Widget_Twitter id="1"]   "I no longer belong to any political party. I am now a father to all." What a powerful declaration! The statement was said to have been made by H.E. Chief James Ibori at Owhelogbo, where he was hosted by the former Delta State SSG, Comrade Ovuozuorie Macaulay. Unfortunately, I couldn't attend the ceremony as I needed to address some compelling family issues. I truly wish I was there to hear with my own ears. I had to call a few friends who were at the occasion to confirm the story. Behold, they all repeated the statement. For purposes of clarification, or more appropriately, for those who may be in doubt, Chief James Ibori is (or should I now say was) the undisputed leader of PDP in Delta State. He was like the soul of the party; the cor...
As An Elder Statesman, I’II Be Happy If Democracy Is Deepened – Ibori

As An Elder Statesman, I’II Be Happy If Democracy Is Deepened – Ibori

NEWS, POLITICS
Former Governor of Delta state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori on Saturday said that as an elder statemen, he will be happy if democracy entrenched in 1999 when the country returned to democratic rule is deepend. Ibori stated this at a grand reception put together in his honour by former Secretary to Delta state Government, Comrade Ovouzorie Macaulay at Owhelogbo, Isoko North local government area of Delta State. Speaking at the occasion, Chief Ibori who commended Comrade Macaulay for organizing the reception in his honour, urged leaders in the country to be courageous in standing on the part of the constitution and working for the people. "When you are in office, people will abuse you, allow them, that is the beauty of democracy, you must be courageous to stay on the part of the p...
Delta Fmr SSG, Macaulay Hosts ‘The Three Musketeers’, Ibori, Uduaghan, Okowa

Delta Fmr SSG, Macaulay Hosts ‘The Three Musketeers’, Ibori, Uduaghan, Okowa

NEWS, POLITICS
  Former Secretary to the Delta state Government (SSG), Comrade Ovouzorie Macaulay on Saturday played host to the three powerful men - Chief James Ibori, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and incumbent Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, who always go for the jugular in the politics of Delta state. BigPen Online reports that despite their now covertly political differences, the trio who have built their own political structures under the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the years can be best described as the 'three musketeers' of all time politics of the oil rich state. Macaulay, growing politically to become an emerging political force after being 'made' by Ibori and Uduaghan, had primarily designed the reception in honour of his main boss, Chief James Onanefe Ibori who recently re...