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Ike Ekweremadu joins List Of infamous Nigerians Locked In Foreign Countries



Ekweremadu was on Friday sentenced to about 10 years imprisonment, alongside his wife, Beatrice on the charge of conspiracy to traffic organs.

A former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has joined the list of notable Nigerians that have either been locked up in foreign jails in the past or are still serving jail terms.

The Nigerian longest-serving deputy senate president is now in the company of notable Nigerians that have tested or still testing prisons on foreign soil.

He is in the company of fraudsters, politicians, and even acclaimed “freedom fighters”.

Obinwanne Okeke

Okeke was on the cover of the prestigious Forbes Magazine, where he was listed as one of the 30 under 30. A special editorial that highlights people under 30 that have accomplished significant feats.

Months later, he was nabbed for $11 million fraud and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a District Court of Eastern District of Virginia, USA. Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi, is still serving his prison term.


Rahman Abbas, a popular Instagram celebrity, known as Hushpuppy is serving a sentence of 11 years in the US.

Hushpuppy, now convicted as a notorious fraudster, was sentenced by United States District Judge Otis Wright II, who also ordered him to pay $1,732,841 in restitution to two fraud victims.

James Ibori

The former Governor of Delta State, has a record of being convicted twice by the UK government.

He was reportedly convicted in 1991 for stealing from a store where he was working.

Ibori, who served as governor of Delta State from 1999 to 2007, was arrested in Dubai in 2010 and extradited to the UK.

He was convicted in the UK and was later released in 2016, from where he subsequently returned to Nigeria with a heroic welcome.

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

The former Bayelsa State governor was arrested by the Metropolitan police in September 2005.

Alamieyeseigha, who was governor of the oil-rich state from 1999 until his impeachment in 2005, was being arraigned by the UK government but he subsequently jumped bail.

UK authorities seized $1.5million cash stashed in his London home.

They also seized $2.7 million in a bank account at the Royal Bank of Scotland and $15 million in London real estate.

He was subsequently jailed in Nigeria but was later granted a presidential pardon by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

Mr Alamieyeseigha died in 2015.

Sunday Adeyemo

The self-acclaimed leader of the Yoruba Nation also served a considerable amount of time in prison in the Benin Republic.

Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, fled Nigeria following a raid of his House by the Nigerian secret police, the DSS.

He was reportedly arrested by the Republican police while trying to move to Germany. He was arrested at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou in 2021.

He was released in 2022 on the condition that he must not leave Cotonou and must not hold any rallies.

Kashamu Buruji

Kashamu, who served as a senator in the 8th Assembly, was reportedly arrested in the UK in 1998 after trying to enter the country with $230,000 in cash.

In 2003, a British court refused a US request to extradite Kashamu, citing uncertainty about his identity. He was then freed from prison where he had been for five years after being found carrying $230,000 when he was arrested.

The late senator spent years fighting against an attempt to extradite him to the US.

Henry Okah

Henry, the younger brother of the leader of MEND, Charles Okah, has been in prison in South Africa since 2013.

He was handed a 24-year prison term in connection with the 2010 Independence Day bombing.

The South African court convicted Okah on 13 charges of terrorism.

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No Going Back On Proposed Nationwide Strike – NLC



The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has debunked speculations that it might back down on its proposed industrial action slated nationwide for Wednesday.

It said the only reason it would shelve the strike is when the Federal Government and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited NNPCL did the needful by returning to status quo on the fuel subsidy removal issue.

NLC declared the position in a statement by Benson Upah, Head of Information and Public Affairs on Sunday.

The workers’ body was reacting to a story in a national newspaper on Sunday.

It described the report as laughable and desperate attempt by enemies of the people to polarise Nigeria Labour Congress along ethnic or regional lines on an issue with a national spread.

According to Upah, “this scenario only plays in their imagination as Nigeria Labour Congress continues to be the biggest pan-Nigerian organisation united by a common vision/ mission and shared national values.”

“On the looming strike, we want to assure that all the affiliate unions of the Congress stand together with an unshakeable resolve to prosecute, come Wednesday, except the NNPC and Government do the needful.

“Whereas, primordial sentiments such as religion, region or ethnicity may be refuge for some, at the Nigeria Labour Congress, they have no place. What counts for us are issues such as the mindless and criminal increase in the pump price of pms whose burden will be borne by the already impoverished communities of the poor across Nigeria,” it stated.

NLC said the burden of the malevolent policy would not be borne by other segments of the country to the exclusion of the North or South-West, hence, there is no reason for those regions to back out of the strike.”

Recall that the President, Bola Tinubu had during his inaugural speech declared that the era of subsidy for petroleum products was gone, a development that has had ripple effect on the Nigerian polity since May 29, 2023.

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Daniel Bwala List Positions Tinubu Should Not Appoint Politicians To Occupy



Daniel Bwala, a spokesman for Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has advised President Bola Tinubu ahead of the constitution of his cabinet.

Bwala listed five offices Tinubu should not appoint politicians to occupy.

Tweeting, Bwala wrote: “No 16th biggest test would the appointment of these;

Atiku’s aide list positions Tinubu should not appoint politicians to occupy

Daniel Bwala, a spokesman for Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has advised President Bola Tinubu ahead of the constitution of his cabinet.

Bwala listed five offices Tinubu should not appoint politicians to occupy.

Tweeting, Bwala wrote: “No 16th biggest test would the appointment of these;

1. National Security Adviser

2. Minister of the economy

3. Director General of SSS and NIA

4. Minister of Petroleum

5. Central Bank Governor

“He must not appoint a politician or quasi-politician for any of these roles, or else he will repeat history.”

Tinubu was inaugurated on May 29 in Abuja.

This was after he won the 2023 presidential election. He defeated Atiku, Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

However, Atiku and Obi are contesting Tinubu’s victory in court because they claim the election was flawed.

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