Alamieyeseigha, Diya, Yar'adua, Fadipe, Bulama Get State Pardon From Jonathan (Page 5)

Date: 12-03-2013 10:46 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- hello2003 at 14-03-2013 12:30 AM (9 years ago)
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GEJ i pray all those mallam u included will not turn against u as their people want u off that seat? open ur eye well well, or u are preparing for 2015?
Posted: at 14-03-2013 12:30 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ifemylove at 14-03-2013 12:57 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: sirenoch on 12-03-2013 11:08 PM
Transformation agenda part 2. But why una dey deceive urself? Can you grant state pardon to someone who is already dead? Huh?

i tire 4 dem o
Posted: at 14-03-2013 12:57 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 14-03-2013 06:31 AM (9 years ago)
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Nigeria's government has pardoned a key ally of President Goodluck Jonathan who was convicted of stealing millions of dollars.
Ex-Bayelsa state Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha had been pardoned because he had been "remorseful", presidential adviser Doyin Okupe said.

Opposition activists said the decision is a major blow to efforts to curb corruption in Nigeria.
He was released in 2007, two days after receiving a two-year sentence.
The decision was taken because he had already served two years in prison since his arrest.

He was first arrested in the UK in 2005 on money-laundering charges, but jumped bail.
'Irresponsible decision'

Officials said Mr Alamieyeseigha fled the UK disguised in women's clothing, a claim he has consistently denied.
He was later arrested in Nigeria and became the first ex-governor to be convicted of corruption.


Under Nigeria's federal system, governors wield huge powers and control budgets larger than those of many neighbouring countries.
Mr Okupe told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme that the Council of States, a group headed by Mr Jonathan, had pardoned Mr Alamieyeseigha.
"He was tried, jailed and dispossessed of his property. He has been remorseful," Mr Okupe said.

"There's no law against the granting of pardons to any criminal."

BBC Nigeria analyst Fidelis Mbah says Mr Alamieyeseigha is now free to run for political office again, and could bolster Mr Jonathan's chances of winning another term in elections due in 2015.
Mr Alamieyeseigha remains influential in the oil-rich Niger Delta, where many people believe his trial was political, he says.
The ex-governor will be expected to rally support for Mr Jonathan in the region, where the president's support has fallen, he adds.

When Mr Alamieyeseigha was the governor of Bayelsa, Mr Jonathan was his deputy.

Prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer Bamidele Aturu said the government would "live to regret the irresponsible decision", Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper reports.

"In my view, it is better to fling open the gates of all our prisons and ask all the inmates to walk out into the warm embrace of their relatives than pardon those who force otherwise decent Nigerians to take to crime as a way of life," Mr Aturu is quoted as saying.

Nuhu Ribadu, Nigeria's former anti-corruption chief and leader of the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) party, said the pardon was the "the final nail" in the coffin for fighting corruption in the country, Associated Press news agency reports.

Culled from BBC _ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21769047


This president is as crooked as anything else
Posted: at 14-03-2013 06:31 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cashmoney4 at 14-03-2013 02:14 PM (9 years ago)
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9ja has come to an END. Southerners accusing notherners and vise versa, then religeos issues. This is what the politicient  want. Why can't we change that? I really don't care where the president come from. I just want a better Nigeria. I'm tired of this shitt. Upon what is happuning, some ppl are still supporting the president. Salefish ppl.
Posted: at 14-03-2013 02:14 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- bestbuky at 14-03-2013 03:53 PM (9 years ago)
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fresh air
Posted: at 14-03-2013 03:53 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sirenoch at 16-03-2013 11:54 PM (9 years ago)
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Hmmm

Posted: at 16-03-2013 11:54 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- abati666 at 19-03-2013 09:26 PM (9 years ago)
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yeye fool he don miss road.........
Posted: at 19-03-2013 09:26 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Senegal at 19-03-2013 10:35 PM (9 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 19-03-2013 10:35 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- sirenoch at 20-03-2013 08:14 AM (9 years ago)
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Very poor decision

Posted: at 20-03-2013 08:14 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- IreezReez at 27-03-2013 05:12 PM (9 years ago)
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Grantin presidential pardon to dead people so dey can rest in peace
Posted: at 27-03-2013 05:12 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Toks-E at 30-03-2013 08:59 PM (9 years ago)
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Wasted democracy

Posted: at 30-03-2013 08:59 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- sirenoch at 12-04-2013 06:26 PM (9 years ago)
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Rubbish

Posted: at 12-04-2013 06:26 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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