$1.1billion Fraud: British Judge questions Jonathan’s integrity, stops Etete from getting N17 billion

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

A British Judge on Tuesday refused to release $85 million (N17 billion) to Malabu, a fraudulent company controlled by Nigeria’s former petroleum minister, Dan Etete.

In refusing to release the money to Malabu, Justice Edis of the Southwark Crown Court declared that he was not sure the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan acted in Nigeria’s interest when it approved the transfer of the money to Malabu.

“I cannot simply assume that the FGN which was in power in 2011 and subsequently until 2015 rigorously defended the public interest of the people of Nigeria in all respects,” the judge ruled.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the Jonathan administration controversially approved the transfer of $1.092 billion from Nigeria’s JP Morgan account in London to Nigerian accounts controlled by Malabu.

The money was paid by global oil giants, Shell and ENi, for Africa’s richest oil bloc, OPL 245.

The former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, and the former Minister of State for Finance, Yerima Ngama, signed the documents approving the transfer to Malabu.

The fraudulent deal, shaded in various layers of corruption, has been condemned by Nigerians and international transparency advocates and is being investigated by authorities in four different countries.

The seized $85 million

The $85 million was seized at the request of Italian prosecutors who are also investigating the deal. The money was the last part of the OPL 245 largesse not yet distributed.

Sensing that the Muhammadu Buhari administration was yet to find its feet on international legal matters, Mr. Etete approached the British court and asked that the money be returned to him.

At a two-day hearing that started on November 23, Mr. Etete’s lawyers argued that there was no fraud in the deal and asked that the money be released to him.

While Mr. Etete argued that the money be released to him, the Italian prosecutor argued that “their investigation could lead to a potential forfeiture of the money down the road.” a source who has followed the case and was present at the proceedings told PREMIUM TIMES.

Malabu’s lawyers told the court that freezing the money was an assault on Nigeria and questioned how the court could imagine that Messrs. Adoke and Ngama would be a party to a corrupt deal.

The ruling

While giving his ruling on Tuesday, Justice Edis said while he could not say for certain if the deal was fraudulent pending conclusions of investigations, it would be inappropriate to release the money to Malabu.

“I am not making any findings of fact about misconduct by anyone. I am simply assessing the evidence before me to determine whether a restraint order should be discharged which was granted by way of MLA (Mutual Legal Assistance between the UK and Italy) to support an investigation by the Italian authorities,” the judge said.

The judge also made reference to evidence provided by the Italian authorities that ex-President Jonathan was directly involved in the fraudulent deal.

“The suggestion from the wiretaps is that “Fortunato” was implicated and I am told that this was a reference in code (not subtle) to the former President of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan,” the judge said.

“Aliyu (Abubakar) is said to be associated with him and Aliyu received, in a way which was not transparent, $523m of the money paid for the OPL 245 licence in August 2011.”

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how fictitious companies owned by Abubakar Aliyu, a man referred to as ‘Mr. Corruption’ by anti-graft officials, received over half ($532 million) of the total $1.092 billion.

Mr. Aliyu, a close ally of Mr. Jonathan was recently quizzed by EFCC operatives for the first time despite being a central character in the deal whose investigation was virtually stalled during the Jonathan presidency.

Activists react

Reacting to the ruling, Simon Taylor of Global Witness stated that “Given the gathering pace of the EFCC investigation in Nigeria under new leadership and a call by the Nigerian House of Representatives to cancel the deal in 2014, investors in Shell and Eni should demand to know why they were exposed to such risk.”

The UK based Global Witness has been at the forefront of the demand for transparency in the deal and other similar deals across the world.

Also reacting to the judgement, Dotun Oloko, an anti-corruption campaigner in Nigeria said, “In light of these allegations in a UK court, the role of the senior Nigerian officials involved in this deal, including Goodluck Jonathan, must now be fully investigated.”

With the ruling, Nigerian now has the opportunity to not only claim the money but also another $110.5 million of the funds held in a Swiss bank while investigations continue.

Below is a statement by Global Witness after the court ruling:

Court refuses to unfreeze funds from “smash and grab” raid on Nigerian oil block

Prosecutors allege that “fronts for President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria” received US$523m in proceeds of “smash and grab” OPL 245 deal

Southwark Crown Court today rejected an attempt by a company owned by the former Nigerian oil minister Dan Etete to unfreeze US$85m in proceeds of the corrupt deal for the Nigerian offshore oil block, Oil Prospecting Licence 245 (OPL 245), which was sold to Shell and Eni for $1.1bn in 2011.

The funds were restrained at the request of Italian authorities, who are investigating the sale of the block by Malabu Oil & Gas, a company secretly owned by Mr Etete, to the international oil companies.

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) under Goodluck Jonthan acted as a middleman in the deal, and the court received evidence based on wiretaps that prosecutors allege show that the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, was directly involved. The deal deprived the Nigerian people of a sum equivalent to 80% of the country’s 2015 health budget.

“In light of these allegations in a UK court the role of the senior Nigerian officials involved in this deal including Goodluck Jonathan must now be fully investigated,” said Dotun Oloko, a Nigerian anti-corruption campaigner.

Evidence from US authorities presented to the court and included in the judgement “shows payments following circuitous routes which total $523m and which arrived at Abubakar Aliyu, aka ‘Mr Corruption’” […] “Aliyu’s companies are allegedly fronts for President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria”. The Crown Prosecution Service, acting at the behest of the Public Prosecutor for Milan (PPM), described OPL 245 as a case of “grand corruption”.

The OPL 245 deal is currently under investigation by the Public Prosecutor of Milan, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), and the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC have reportedly recently interviewed Abubakar Aliyu in connection with the case, and earlier this year interviewed Dan Etete.

Justice Edis of Southwark Crown Court turned down Malabu’s application to discharge the freezing order rejecting Malabu’s arguments that the Crown had failed to follow proper procedures in securing the freezing. Justice Edis concluded in his judgement:

It is extremely important that what I am about to say is not misunderstood. I am not making any findings of fact about misconduct by anyone. I am simply assessing the evidence before me to determine whether a restraint order should be discharged which was granted by way of MLA to support an investigation by the Italian authorities. That investigation is not complete (and appears to be still at quite an early stage). What misconduct it may ultimately prove, if any, will be a matter for the PPM and the Italian court if proceedings are brought. However, precisely because I cannot reach firm factual conclusions, I cannot simply assume that the FGN which was in power in 2011 and subsequently until 2015 rigorously defended the public interest of the people of Nigeria in all respects. Mr. Fisher QC who appeared for the CPS used the phrase “grand corruption” to describe the form of corruption in which the state itself is culpable. The suggestion from the wiretaps is that “Fortunato” was implicated and I am told that this was a reference in code (not subtle) to the former President of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan. Aliyu is said to be associated with him and Aliyu received, in a way which was not transparent, $523m of the money paid for the OPL 245 licence in August 2011.

“Given the gathering pace of the EFCC investigation in Nigeria under new leadership and a call by the Nigerian House of Representatives to cancel the deal in 2014, investors in Shell and Eni should demand to know why they were exposed to such risk,“ said Simon Taylor, a Director of Global Witness.

Suspects named in the Italian case include Eni and its current and former CEOs Claudio Descalzi and Paolo Scaroni, as well the company’s Chief Development, Operations & Technology Officer Roberto Casula and former executive Vicenzo Armanna. Other suspects in the Italian case include Dan Etete and middlemen Emeka Obi, Gianluca Di Nardo and Luigi Bisignani. Shell and Eni have denied any wrongdoing.

“It is clear from evidence in the public domain that high level executives in Shell personally took part in negotiating this deal. Citizens in the UK, US, Netherlands and Nigeria should demand that Shell and its executives are investigated in their respective countries,” said Nicholas Hildyard of The Corner House.

Shell and Eni have invested at least $1.8bn in purchasing and developing the block, which they own 50-50. It reportedly holds probable reserves of 9.23 billion barrels of oil, which if proven, would represent the equivalent of a third of Shell’s proven reserves, and two thirds of Eni’s.

Antonio Tricarico of Re:Common said: “$85 million paid by Eni and Shell for the benefit of Dan Etete’s company Malabu remains frozen in London. The time has come that Eni and Shell come clean about what they knew about this deal and who else this money was intended for.”


For more information about the case read the briefing by Global Witness on OPL245, Shell and Eni’s Misadventures in Nigeria.

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  • Adam A

    Na wa for Jonathan!

  • luvnaija

    “In refusing to release the money to Malabu, Justice Edis of the Southwark Crown Court declared that he was not sure the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan acted in Nigeria’s interest when it approved the transfer of the money to Malabu”
    This another embarrassment from our former Presido GEJ

    • Uzoma John

      My brother. Leave o. Jonathan and his supporters don’t have shame. They are evil. The reason Western nations look down on us Black African – Leaders and keepers of countries’ wealth stealing same. If shame no catch Jona and co, shame catch me for all these embarrassments- local and international.

    • Julius

      Yes, dished out to us by a white man !. What a shame !. He was right as well.

  • Adewale

    Corruption incorporated unlimited. Jonathan and his allies!

  • Papa Oghworiodo

    MY CHILDREN,

    So, Goodluck Jonathan thief-thief is now of international dimension that ITALY has gone
    to tap his phone and heard how Jonathan was stealing this $1.2 billion dollars? Haba!
    In fact, Italy has given Goodluck Jonathan another name now: FORTUNATO JONATHAN.
    Are we sure that Italy Police will not arrest Jonathan and start to beat the hell out of him now,
    the way things are going? I have not heard any other president called FORTUNATO before.

    • No Bull …..

      Who knew that GEJ is a wise guy ? Never judge a book by its cover

    • ivy

      Papa, this money they stole, the whole $1.2billion dollars, belongs to Italy.

      The people defrauded are Nigerians who lost 3 billion barrels of crude oil.

      Both Nigerian Police and Italian Police have every right to beat up Jonathan.

    • awuli uchenna

      @disqus_bTU3PNSCLc:disqus

      My brother, crookedness is not smartness. Don’t be a typical Nigerian.
      Jonathan was a dull and daft crook who was caught by Italian Police.

      • i still dey hear!

        GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS A THIEF OF INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION.

      • I did It 4 Love.

        Dumbest criminal? Coming up on CBS Reality tonight. Who will make the first ten dumbest?

  • Night Crawler

    Chai Jonathan killed Nigeria, dare riz God ooo

  • Otile

    This time every hateful yoruba and their mothers will find their voice to talk about this issue, but when the Islamists wreak havoc in the North they shy away. The question is: why do yorubas shy away from the slaughter in Sudaniyya? Are they afraid of offending their Fulani masters?

    • Julius

      Why did your fathers and mothers ran back to the south west when the hausas were slaughtering your families in the North ? Ingrate idiots ! Ibos were the Fulani slaves. Zik made you a slave, he did everything with them. Read your history.

      • PolyGon2013

        Thank you for teaching those bastards.

        • Julius

          You know they hate history because they have none. Uncultured losers try to never remember anything that has facts in it. I’ll keep educating them.In the history of the country, everybody knows that Ibos did teamed up with the Hausa/Fulani till they over stepped their boundaries. Trying to claim that they own Kano and Kaduna. Well, we know what followed . They got killed and ran to the South West. Its a fact that none of them can dispute !

          • PolyGon2013

            You no hear them say, they own more than 90% of Lagos. Then, later, they will accuse Tinubu of owning 100% of Lagos. I dey wonder how dem dey calculate their own percentage! My advice to the Yorubas is to stop accommodating the ibos. The only language that they understand is violence. This is why they respect the Hausas / Fulanis.

          • Julius

            We just have to keep reminder them whose land they reside, doing well and making a living. If they wanna leave, we shall wish them the best. Violence is never the way to go but, I do understand your point. You are correct, they are scared of the Fulanis. You ever see them claim any percentage in the North ?. Who born monkey !. I laff when they pump their chest and lied that they own 90% of Lagos and 85 % of Abuja…yet they wanna separate. Wonder how they will move those percentages to biafraud. Ask them, they havent figure that out yet. Nonsense !

  • No Bull …..

    I am beginning to suspect that Jonathan is not as innocent as his face suggests. I’ve been trying to eliminate him from all these financial scandals but his name keeps popping up.

    • PolyGon2013

      Thank Tinubu.

  • favourtalk

    God will never stop to expose those thieves under GEJ and GEJ himself with all series of fraudulent activities done during the reign of PDP. We shall surely recover all our loots back in the next few years and most of them will end up in jail

  • Enemona

    ““I cannot simply assume that the FGN which was in power in 2011 and subsequently until 2015 rigorously defended the public interest of the people of Nigeria in all respects,”

    That sounds like a direct response to NOI’s response to the allegation that she acted in bad faith in approving the unappropriated Abacha loot for spending.

    • Julius

      Thank you, thank you, thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!. Gbam !

    • KG

      NOI is a thief who was aware of the shenanigans of all these corrupt individuals but she kept quiet because she was also looting. For crying out loud, she was the finance minister and coordinating minister.

      • Africa

        That ‘coordinating minister’ role would be her undoing, she had oversight over everything…

      • Enemona

        She did not even keep quiet, she vehemently defended everything GEJ did.

  • Artful ºDodger

    Dorothy(” FORTUNATO” Jonathan) was incompetent on the job. He told the Americans he was not the right man for the job but Obasanjo imposed him anyway. Now see the result? How does this man and his woollen mammoth of Okrika sleep at night with all these shameful revelations concerning his incompetency on a daily basis?

    This administration should make haste to arrest and prosecute everyone involved in these show of shame that has constituted an embarrassment to the nation. Dan Etete and Abubakar Aliyu should be prosecuted with immediate effect. $1.09 billion if recovered will help shore up the value of the naira a little bit. That money can build the entire Bayelsa state into a little Miami or Dubai that a few nonentities have stolen for themselves.

    • eclub

      It’s such a pity! Nigerians now define corruption as government expenditure.

      What Buhari and his vindictive machine are exposing are times that Jonathan’s administration spent money, now what has that got to do with anything?

      If you didn’t know before, the government spends a lot of money, anyhow it likes. That is pathetic, by the constitution allows it. Change the constitution or amend it.

      • dareolu1

        thief…..ole..2

    • Rumournaire

      “Obasanjo imposed him…” Did Obasanjo force you to vote for him? Stop this nonsense of someone imposing a leader on the country as if Nigerians did not have a choice of candidates. If Nigerians chose to vote stupidly based on sectional sentiments, Nigerians must accept the consequence of their choice. If you say he rigged himself into power, did he not use Nigerians to rig? a nation gets the government it deserves.

    • arewethishopeless

      Its time Nigeria makes a strong case for the money to be returned and provide every support possible for the courts in the EU to try GEJ for theft and corrption since ‘the silent agreement’ btw presidents here in Nigeria will not allow such in Nigerian courts …

  • eclub

    Is the theory that any, or every time the government of Jonathan spent money, then it’s fraud or corruption?

    The president of Nigeria can spend the money the way he is authorized to spend it, which is any how he likes. If you do not like it, change the constitution.

    • Artful ºDodger

      There are laws governing spending state money and procedures too. It never gave any president any right to appropriate state resources to himself because he is the president of the country. Grow a brain and stop think from the angle of the bastard baby factory product with a distorted brain that you are.

    • Chuks

      To reason well is not painful to the brain. Ask your neighbours to help you before they find out you are irredeemable. Time flies!

      • eclub

        Thank you

    • Sunday umah

      Don’t worry the any how he spent is the reason why the constitution is any how and that same any how would he be question and jail if the needs arise that is why the country is any how and any how is the way the constitution will treat you vagabond GEJ so that you will know when you spend money any how the constitution will treat you anyhow

    • blackdove

      Do we have to teach you everything?
      1. Spending must be appropriated by the national assembly and accounted for to the auditor general’s office.
      2. Malabu oil deal is an economic sabotage on Nigeria aided and abetted by Uncle JoJo.
      3. This is a democracy and therefore there is no absolute authority in the person of the president since there is separation of powers.

      • eclub

        That is the ideal, but not the reality in Nigeria.

        Take a look at the gaping hole called security votes, and sundry.

        That’s why the dough is going through NSA.

      • Julius

        He is a moron. I just ask him the same question.

    • tunde008

      Any money the president spends mus first be appropriated.This how Jonathan was stealing his citizens’ money.He and his wife will eventually find themselves in jail

      • eclub

        You’d think so, but it’s not so. Appropriations in Nigeria have gaping holes. A president is basically an emperor.

        • KG

          He only becomes an emperor if we let him be one.

          • eclub

            Now that is a salient point, KG.
            First help me stop the current emperor, Buhari, then I’ll help you with Jonathan.

          • No Bull …..

            This story is about Jonathan and not Buhari

          • eclub

            There’s a nexus! It’s called ‘Presidency’.

          • No Bull …..

            I am guessing that the English judge did not realize that either?

          • eclub

            Get your head out of your ass! Whether he is English or from Panya doesn’t make him infallible, or inerrant. Colonial mentality!

          • No Bull …..

            You are so full of yourself.
            Only you and Jonathan are infallible.
            Oh, did you happen to read what Wole Soyinka, Elder Clark said about GEJ lately , there were not flattery either

        • I Hate Sycophant Truly

          He’s an emperor as you think bcos that has been your believe. For even saying president can do and undo as shown the level you place president as a mini god.

          • eclub

            My friend, it’s called reality. I don’t like that it is, but it is so. Don’t shoot the messenger.

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            What is reality there? Democratically elected president cannot be emperor, except he expunge the constitution and live by decree.

          • eclub

            Bingo!

      • eclub

        Buhari borrowed money when he came to US to assist NE victims of BH, which I support, where was that appropriated by NASS?

        Warning : your response must be swift, direct, and effective!

        • I Hate Sycophant Truly

          Why must you continue telling lie to root your point. Buhari went to US to borrow money? Please link me to the link that suggest that he went to US to borrow money to assist NE Boko Haram.

          • eclub

            You are low information gossiper if you don’t know this, and moreover, you are lazy to google it. I’m not going to do it for you. It’s a known fact virtually by all on this forum. So, use your tongue to count your teeth!

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            It’s not enough to allege, you must also assert. Assert by linking all the commenters on this forum to where it was allege he borrow money to help NE Boko Haram or remain a liar for the rest of your life.

          • eclub

            Okay here:

            Boko Haram: Nigeria borrows $2.1 bn from World Bank to rebuild North-East
            premiumtimesng. (remove this space) com/news/headlines/187051-boko-haram-nigeria-borrows-2-1-bn-from-world-bank-to-rebuild-north-east.html

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            Mr. Man your link didn’t open. Click by yourself if it open and be very sure the money was borrowed when he went to US to meet Obama with his delegates.

          • eclub

            remove the text, and space between premiumtimesng. and com/news blah blah blah

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            Mr. Man I am a regular reader of premiumtimesng. Buhari did not go to US to borrow money. The request to the world bank was made when in Nigeria and later sent to National Assembly for approval. Jonathan did same severally bcos it is allowed when the issue is about security. You can make advance when it affects security but MUST later be sent to NASS for approval. If not sent, it is an impeachable offence.

          • eclub

            Bullshit!

            You are off on another tangent. My obligation was to point you to the event, inter alia, all subsequent arguments as to good or bad, right or wrong, is irrelevant; the standard here is simply TRUE or FALSE. And it’s true.

          • I Hate Sycophant Truly

            Is world bank situated in US? He only mentioned it during interactive section with the delegates of the world bank that they have sought a credit to resettle restive people of NE and not he went to US to seek credit from world bank. Please read very well and stop giving false info.

        • sadiq charles

          i hope the Extract below from Premium times of December 15, 2015 will answer your question. It is an expenditure intent that will be incorporated in to the North East Nigeria Rebuilding Bill currently before the National Assembly.

          The Federal Government has obtained a $2.1 billion credit from the World Bank to rebuild the North-East zone devastated by the jihadist group, Boko Haram.

          President Muhammadu Buhari announced this in Washington DC, United States, Wednesday.

          Mr. Buhari is currently in the U.S. on a four-day official visit where he has discussed bilateral issues with President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials.

          Speaking after meeting with representatives of the World Bank and other donor agencies, Mr. Buhari hailed the decision to invest $2.1 billion in rebuilding the troubled region.

          The representatives of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization, WHO, also attended the meeting.

          Apart from rebuilding the North-East in terms of infrastructure, Mr. Buhari said priority would be given to the resettlement of internally displaced persons, who now number over 1 million.

          He appealed to the World Bank to send a team to work with the Federal Government in carrying out proper needs assessment of people of the zone.

          “The World Bank will spend the 2.1 billion dollars through its (International Development Agency), which gives low interest rates loans to government,” Mr. Buhari said.

          “The first 10 years will be interest free, while an additional 30 years will be at lower than capital market rate. The World Bank is eager to move in quickly, give out the loans, and give succor to the people of North-east, long at the mercy of an insurgency that has claimed over 20,000 souls.

          “WHO is also to invest 300 million dollars on immunization against malaria in Nigeria, while the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will collaborate with Dangote Foundation to ensure that the country maintains its zero polio case record of the past one year,” the statement said.

          The president said if the effort is sustained for another two years, Nigeria will be declared fully free of polio by the WHO.

          • eclub

            Apart from unwittingly advancing my point, what am I supposed to see here?

          • sadiq charles

            Help you differentiate between actual expenditure and Soliciting funds for intended expenditure next year.

          • eclub

            First of all, for our purposes in this debate, that is a distinction without a difference, secondly, it is untrue.

      • eclub

        So tell me, how come Buhari went to USA and borrowed billions of dollars to assist the NE victims of BH on his first visit, without NASS appropriations? Where did he get that authority? That’s where GEJ got his.

    • Julius

      Dumb ass, who authorized him to be spending money that is not in the budget ? Point that section of the constitution to me please.

      • Sunday umah

        His ordinate ambition to be president for Ten years Nigeria would have gone under if that moronic GEJ won

        • Julius

          Yes ooo. Wait till Mrs NNPC gets out of the hospital or finish her treatment. All these will be a child play. Why are the Ijaws so vicious and thieves ?

    • dareolu1

      thief…..ole!

  • No Bull …..

    This is a witch hunt, the English judge is a secret APC member.

    • Sunday umah

      Yah he was raised by Buhari’s uncle and he school in FGC katsina so he is extremely braise toward the dumbo thief, GEJ deserve not to be called ex president but and ex looter

    • Julius

      Yea I agree. Him be Yoruba man self !. This is the handiwork of Tinubu, Fashola and Amechi.

    • I did It 4 Love.

      You are right. I noticed you saw APC flag and broom under his gown. lol. You are funny, Cool.

      • dudu

        Lol

    • PolyGon2013

      I convinced the judge to join APC. Sai to me.

  • Sunday umah

    This is good news this idiotic vagabond called GEJ will surely see the wall of prison like ibori, we thought ibori was the worst of man kind in corruption but it seems ibori’s case would be crumbs compare to GEJ. This man is a total disgrace to himself, Niger delta and the entire humanity

    • PolyGon2013

      His name is FEJ: F stands for Fortunato.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Fortunato also means Goodluck in Italy (not subtle).

        • PolyGon2013

          Maybe we should change it to Fraudunato Jonathan. Either way, it is the same person.

  • blackdove

    Anytime corruption in Nigeria is exposed, Uncle JoJo’s name will also be mentioned. Iya pieces should start preparing to be taking food to her husband in gashua prison.

    • Dodondawa

      O yes, the prophecy of madam pieces may come to pass. Interesting.

  • Dazmillion

    Can Jonathan ever be redeemed from the spirit of corruption?

    • Ashibogu

      7 days dry fasting for Mountain of fire. No Ogogoro!

    • It’s in the blood, you can’t stop it.

    • Onike24

      Doesn’t look like it

  • Outraged

    JONATHAN IS A BORN THIEF

  • Höly Wähala

    Another blow to the corrupt Dumbo Govt. and his PDP cohorts…
    When it rains it really pours, no hiding place for a wet dockling. Jona Dumbo is being bashed home and abroad. Good that the Brits refused Etete pocket what is left of $1.1bn they stole from Nigerians even in the irresponsible absence of the Nigerian Government in court. Next stage, arresting and prosecuting all who share the appr. $800million already returned, and the recovery of said funds from all and sundry. Dr. Dumbo was the worst evil that befell Nigeria in all ramifications. A silent crook!

    • Onike24

      This is three much! What sort of disgraceful person is this?

      • Höly Wähala

        A jinx from the Ota Gorilla…
        That singular act, his first signature that resulted in the heist of our $1bn was the source of my 5yr battle with Deri aka Redeem, aka IZON whatever, on Sahara Reporter website for years. An epic battle of wits with the creek crook & online urchins who never saw anthing wrong with their moron uncle Dumbo even with a preponderance of evidence against the Clown Prince of Otuoke… Dr. Jona Dumbo owes Nigerians jail term, shikena!

        • Onike24

          I agree, he has to go to jail! Haba!

  • Ashibogu

    God will never forgive the people wey do Jonathan to misbehave while in office. Surely, na do dem do am! How person go join follow thief im thing?

  • Bright Henry

    Nigeria clrrupptuon is just demoralizing. Na wa o

  • tunde008

    This was why he quickly accepted defeat to go and enjoy his loot.loot. Fortunato Jonathan hmmmm good Italian name though

  • Spoken word

    Jonathan has finished this country

    • eclub

      First, you must admit one fundamental reality in Nigeria :

      If the President did it, wharever it is, then it is legal.

      We see it with Buhari today. So it was woth Jonathan too. If the president authorized it, it is legal.

      • Spoken word

        God will punish you for that statement.I hope your life savings is stolen the way Jonathan stole the funds of this country.

        • share Idea

          I’ll say amen to it. Please can you say Amen to Buhari treating you the way he is treating Nigeria

          • Spoken word

            Amen.

          • share Idea

            Thanks and enjoy it while it last, Please never seek to join the wailers club

          • Spoken word

            wailers club is a den of thieves and corrupt maggots.I spit on you all. you disgust me.

        • Rambunctious Billionaire

          Moron, never bring the name of God into your filth.

        • Burbank

          What life savings?
          Even his soul was stolen

          • Spoken word

            He is a disgrace to mankind.

        • Rambunctious Billionaire

          Moron, never bring the name of God into your filth….hopeless goat like you.

      • Sunday umah

        Man stop pissing off people make I no vex go carry the pots my great gra papa leave for storage, telling us to just call the person who piss us to extreme name and break it then it would be your end. Please don’t push me to that stage I was reserving it for GEJ but I now realises he wouldn’t need it please don’t let me reserve it for you.

        • eclub

          Be civil!

          There’s no need for that kinda talk.

          • Burbank

            Be human!
            There’s no need for that kinda talk.

      • No Bull …..

        Sir, your logic is hard to follow

      • IG

        I know you will be the one to purchase the first AK47 for you son to start his armed robbery business when he turns 10years, I have no doubt about these at all

        • Burbank

          He had already had sold his son for a beer.

    • Rambunctious Billionaire

      Moron, keep deceiving yourself

    • Rambunctious Billionaire

      Moron, shut up!!!

  • Datti

    Fortunato. . . what a name! These Italians are cheeky but sha, GEJ deserves anything anyone might want to call him. Now its not APC or EFCC but foreign investigators.

    • Rumournaire

      “Fortunato” is the Italian word for “Goodluck”.

      • Burbank

        Thanks for the information!

    • Holy truth

      D judge is a member of APC in diaspora, & his father was 4m daura his mother 4rm Ibadan. We no go gree oo!! dis one na conspiracy oo.

  • Africa

    Jumbo now ‘Fortunato’ haha… real entertainment taking place. Do we really want all these drama to end with Man U and Chelsea playing so badly..

    • Burbank

      LOLz…good one.
      Nigeria Got Talent?

  • I did It 4 Love.

    Dumbest criminal featuring “FORTUNATO” Coming up on CBS Reality tonight. Who will make the first ten?

  • DD

    Jonathan is simply evil. Some of the most brazen acts of corruption took pkace under his watch.

    They frittered $1.1b while the supposed real owners of the oil in ND live in the worst form of poverty.

    Buhari should cancel that sale and let Shell/Eni go and collect their monies from Etete, Aliyu, Jonathan and their co-criminals.

  • nanny2000

    GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN WAS BORN TO STEAL.

    HE SUCKLED THE SAME BREASTS AS JIDE OMOKORE.

  • Nkem

    But, come to think of it, wetin Mr Fortunato him do with all this money self? He still doesn’t look like someone who has ‘taste-money’ all his life.

    • Burbank

      I had 9 surgeries in Germany – Patience Jonathan
      That’s what GEJ did with the money.

  • Emmy

    Some imbeciles will come here shouting it’s my oil money, parasites should keep off. One of the sons of the soil, in collaboration with another son of the soil (the fisherman from Otueke) just took the juices of all the oil blocks in Africa and shared the procede with a man from the north, yet their people are dying if preventable diseases. The ministry created for the whole region has become a conduit through which slush fund enters into the pockets of the elites.

  • Pdp= family business. If gej had continued ruling, I wonder what this country would have turn into.

    • Burbank

      Like Nnamdi Kanu said, “Somalia Will Look Like A Paradise We will kill Everything in That Zoo Called Nigeria.”

    • PolyGon2013

      Easy answer: ashes.

  • FreeNigeria

    Until GEJ is arrested and shackled to Nigeria courtroom to answer for his stealing, the war on corruption will continue to be a joke. Fortunato era fortuna male for Nigeria

  • Julius

    Noooooooo !. This is a witch hunt because Jonathan refused to join the APC. This oyinbo Judge self don become compromised by the Yorubas. Separation is the answer. Hail the republic of SS ati SE !

    • No one needs such clueless figure in APC!!!

      • Julius

        lolz. I bet you he already forgot which party he belong to by now.

        • Lolz, that’s true ooo. Because he’s getting confused every day.

        • Burbank

          LOLz

    • Burbank

      Of course it’s a witch-hunt.
      How shameful of Buhari to appoint a Hausa man, Alhaji Edis, to the Southwark Crown Court.

      • Julius

        lolz. Im surprised there aint too many of them defending him now. O ma se ooo !

        • Burbank

          True indeed.

  • Resister

    It is very painful to hear all these ‘millions’ and ‘billions’ being stolen by the rich but you look on the street in the Niger Delta and see children selling and begging in filth. Jonathan really had no heart for his own people.

    • Shawline

      @disqus_Nk974zstKv:disqus

      The British Judge knows more than he let on because he knows that
      a person he says was in the loop of conspiracy to steal – JONATHAN –
      could not have been a thief of national assets and working in Nigeria’s
      sole interest at the same time, in utter contradiction of terms. For sure,
      this permanent record on Goodluck Jonathan suggesting thievery is a
      final testimonial on the face of the earth. Jonathan is too irresponsible.
      A country’s president who’s self-respecting shouldn’t ever be indicted.
      Moreso, in a foreign and respected court, like the British High Court.
      Goodluck Jonathan’s future will be very painful for his treason acts.

      • Resister

        “A country’s president who’s self-respecting shouldn’t ever be indicted.

        Moreso, in a foreign and respected court, like the British High Court.”

        I think that is a very key point.

        • Burbank

          yes indeed.

      • Burbank

        gbam

  • bikky

    I am highly disappointed with these people and the parents that gave birth to them.

    • Burbank

      Even their parents will send them to the SPCA.

      • Julius

        hahahahahaha. Animal shelter ke ?

  • Factsay

    If the investigation turns out to be true. Pls jail all of them.

    • adeseye Brown

      @Factsay:disqus

      That’s the point…..jail each and every treasury thief uncovered. But that’s also the crisis now.
      Because Goodluck Jonathan’s thefts are as clear as Sanusi Lamido’s robbery at Central Bank.
      President Buhari wants only Jonathan’s thefts punished and wants to cover up Sanusi Lamido.

      • Factsay

        Impostor.
        Fraudulent in everything

      • Factsay

        Thats my worry and concern about Buhari’s fight against corruption

  • Razor

    These corrupt monsters that ruined the country need beheading.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      It is the Ibos who need beheadingis the said oil well located in Ibo land–animal

      • Razor

        Animal is better than you and your people. Did I mention any tribe in my comment? Is tribe the correupy monsters in the country? Okay, you are already guilty, GOOD. Now that you have accepted your guilt, may all your people be beheaded. Your entire land will remain desolate and CUR$3D. Death will visit you and your family!

        • Abiboss

          Is that serious? Don’t let anyone die I beg.

          • Razor

            Ok bros!! Don’t be offended though.

      • Razor

        Burning Spear, you and your people will be beheaded. Anuofia, did I mention your itiboribo tribe in my comment. Chameleon like you. So, all commenters here are Igbos?? Bush man.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    stop deleting comments–Premium Times

    • anwari

      why dont you tell your brother fortunato to use part of his loot to open an online media for the proudly izon sons and daughters.

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        @wahala———Monkey Is Sahara Reporters not owned by an Ijaw man–?————Perhaps—Premium Times is now owned by the Ibos—who knows————————–May be u do not understand the meaning of ownership of a propaganda newtwoprk controlled by the CIA–like Premium Times- Sadly—-we come here to ensure that animals like u do not pollute the minds of the public with your lies————why dont u tell the world that the two oil blocks were gifts from abacha to danjuma from far away Taraba state and Etete–That of Etete is now being claimed by the Ibos –alleging the oil wells belongs to them————-thieves!!!!!!!–Are the said oil blocks located in Enugu or Sokoto abi Ibadan–Are they not in the Niger Delta————-where etete hails from—————Sadly for the Ijaw Nation he Etete foolsihly sold his dirty rotten selfish soul to an Ibo woman leaving behind his Oyibo wife———–This is the result of that dirty romance—————–the control of his oil wells by the Ibos ati the Yorubas via Obj

        • Höly Wähala

          Dan Etete is an eteh man and you darn well know that Ndigbo have enclaves in Cross River ati Akwa Ibom States… not to mention our old Brass Region now colonized by Aborigines via the Evil Genius, tief IBB. Add… Ikwere, Eleme, Nembe, Elele, Diob and Pitakwa then, tell Höly Wähala which lands traitors Jasper Adaka Boro ati Kento Son-of-Wiwa, inherited from una great-grandfathers when they washed ashore old Ndigbo carrying Lord Lugard on their shoulders, where did they land biko? Drunkard!

        • Razor

          Yes you will be beheaded, you deserve no pity. ANIMALS!

      • Burbank

        Already opened – it’s called “ThisDay”

    • Höly Wähala

      Then, drop the bottle!

      • TC

        LmfaO…. Nice one

      • Razor

        That pest is called burning spear, he is all over the place desturbing people.

        • Höly Wähala

          He was banned on Sahara Reporters for exactly the same misbehvior… Haba!

    • Burbank

      Then post on ThisDay…..Dokpesi will give you scholarship in hate speech.

  • Denis_NG

    Where are Olisa Metuh and Ekweremadu?? They need to come up with a cogent rebuttal to this new revelation about Jonathan

  • Denis_NG

    Here is the Thief of Otuoke!!

    • Burbank

      “The suggestion from the wiretaps is that “Fortunato” was implicated and I am told that this was a reference in code (not subtle) to the former President of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan.”
      British judge Justice Edis of the Southwark Crown Court

      EFCC should handed over more evidences against “Fortunato” a.k.a Jonathan to the British and Italian authorities so that Jonathan can be tried in a London court and jailed there, like Ibori.

  • sammyctu ode

    I can now conclude that Jonathan is really a sick man, a boy who came to work against his own people who trusted him and freely gave him their mandate, a boy who became president and turned to a monster and a boy who should spend the rest of his life in jail. I have never seen a president globally who worked against the interest of his country and people. I now believe that Jonathan has no brain, very hallow, an evil boy who should never have been a council politician. PMB MUST NOT SPARE THIS ANIMAL CALLED JONATHAN.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    @wahala———Monkey Is Sahara Reporters not owned by an Ijaw man–?————Perhaps—Premium Times is now owned by the Ibos—who knows————————–May be u do not understand the meaning of ownership of a propaganda newtwoprk controlled by the CIA–like Premium Times- Sadly—-we come here to ensure that animals like u do not pollute the minds of the public with your lies————why dont u tell the world that the two oil blocks were gifts from abacha to danjuma from far away Taraba state and Etete–That of Etete is now being claimed by the Ibos –alleging the oil wells belongs to them————-thieves!!!!!!!–Are the said oil blocks located in Enugu or Sokoto abi Ibadan–Are they not in the Niger Delta————-where etete hails from—————Sadly for the Ijaw Nation he Etete foolsihly sold his dirty rotten selfish soul to an Ibo woman leaving behind his Oyibo wife———–This is the result of that dirty romance—————–the control of his oil wells by the Ibos ati the Yorubas via Obj–fear of the Ijaw Nation is the begining of wisdom–thieves–Let my people go

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    @wahala———Monkey Is Sahara Reporters not owned by an Ijaw man–?————Perhaps—Premium Times is now owned by the Ibos—who knows————————–May be u do not understand the meaning of ownership of a propaganda newtwoprk controlled by the CIA–like Premium Times- Sadly—-we come here to ensure that animals like u do not pollute the minds of the public with your lies————why dont u tell the world that the two oil blocks were gifts from abacha to danjuma from far away Taraba state and Etete–That of Etete is now being claimed by the Ibos –alleging the oil wells belongs to them————-thieves!!!!!!!–Are the said oil blocks located in Enugu or Sokoto abi Ibadan–Are they not in the Niger Delta————-where etete hails from—————Sadly for the Ijaw Nation he Etete foolsihly sold his dirty rotten selfish soul to an Ibo woman leaving behind his Oyibo wife———–This is the result of that dirty romance—————–the control of his oil wells by the Ibos ati the Yorubas via Obj–fear of the Ijaw Nation is the begining of wisdom–thieves–Let my people go————-who gave Etete the said oil wells was it Jonathan or Abacha?————-So why should the court challenge the hand over of that money from the sale of the oil block by Shell to Jonathan?—thieves—

  • Du Covenant

    It is such a pity that foreigners seem to protect our public interest more than we the people of Nigeria, what a shame!.

    • Ben Ohwovoriole

      Yes and true; because we have psychopaths that defend the indefensible!

  • How Nigeria Take Offend You Badluck Jonathan?…..You no fit be from the Niger Delta, I no gree…You Thief all This Money and You no Fit do one Small Thing for You People…..Chai….Jona!….You Wicked; You be Devil…I dey Shame Say Na Area you Come from…..I don dey Suspect say you father na outcast…..Chai!

  • Rommel

    Jonathan after his famous stealing is not corruption claimed together with Ngozi Oknjo Iweala that they were fighting corruption with technology,Nigeria got a raw deal with those people,shameful,the worst president in the history of the country

  • Burbank

    Justice Edis of the Southwark Crown Court – “I cannot simply assume that the FGN which was in power in 2011 and subsequently until 2015 rigorously defended the public interest of the people of Nigeria in all respects,”

    How ironic that a British judge in London is concerned about the public interests of Nigeria while there exist Nigerian judges that don’t give a damn whether Nigerians continue to suffer in abject poverty due to corruption of politicians.

    • lala

      Even the president never gave a damn!

      • Olu from South Africa

        May God forbid series of unfortunate Presidents in our land again. Part Two of “I don’t give a damn”? God forbid.

    • Ben Ohwovoriole

      The Nigerian judges are equally culpable! They are corrupt, probably worst than the politicians that they serve and defend. The whole judicial system needs to be revamped. Judges need to be investigated, sacked and others with integrity placed on limited term tenure. Actually, Nigeria needs a Stalin or someone of that caliber, to make everybody sit up!

      • No Bull …..

        That’s exactly why I don’t trust our judicial system to handle these high profile cases

      • Burbank

        An elected aotocrat like Lee Kuan Yew will be useful in Nigeria. His legacy included laws that allows for indefinite detention without trial; laws that are still in effect in Singapoore and Malaysia today.

        The laws had been used in the 1970s and 80s against tribalists, racists, religious bigots, terrorists and for treason, but rarely enforced now.

        Even the US today detained suspects at Guantanamo without trials and in some cases, secret trials by military court martials.

      • Nwa_Africa

        About 12 or so judges weer sacked in Ghana for corruption……………………Buhari MUST come hard on pay as you go criminal terrorists judges we have in Nigeria………………………………No man or woman in Nigeria that has N10 Billion in his/her account will ever go to jail in this country……………….A terrorist judge discharged Ibori from 150 count charges but he is now serving prison term in London…………………….

        • Daniel Ikwuagwu

          He needs to go about it else he would be branded an unrepentant military dictator. Two wrongs cannot make a right. Its really disheartening to read about the evil deeds of these thieves. The alarming thing is that we have heard nothing yet. These are all part of the intro. Let’s braze up for the beginning of the scene one act 1, Its gonna be really bumpy.

      • Nigeria needs a Stalin? Read that statement again and see if you believe yourself. Stalin was a murderous semi illiterate dictator that sent the bright and brightest of Russians to early deaths. Where is Russia today compared to other democracies? Hitler brought Germany to ruins. Nigeria had it’s share of miserable dictatorships that left us a rot. Buhari was a part of that generation.
        Why don’t you pray for Nigerian George Washington, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln that could rally our nation to greatness. These great men liberated and mobilized their citizens and restored their dignity and civil liberties. A liberated citizenry are patriotic and put the nation first. Nigeria is back in tyranny.

    • Du Covenant

      All well meaning Nigerians should rise and invite the British back to Nigeria, 1st October 1960 was a terrible mistake. We have consistently proved that we cannot govern ourselves, I say this with a very heavy heart because such a heavily endowed country has become a laughing stock of the entire planet!. Honestly, if foreigners had managed our resources to date we would have been far better off, I am sorry!. The only countries with decent infrastructure south of the sahara were all possible thanks to non-Africans, why?. The judge that sentenced Ibori also articulated similar sentiments about Nigerian leadership and it just breaks my heart to hear such remarks coming from foreigners!.

      • Burbank

        Don’t be disheartened.
        The faults of some evil persons in Nigeria must not deter us in our efforts to make Nigeria great.
        There are still some good people in the judiciary and among the politicians. but very few.
        But they cannot turn Nigeria around by themselves; they need the support and encouragement of the public to fight corruption.
        Under Buharu, Nigeria is heading in the right direction and the time may soon be upon us when even the white man will envy the success of Nigeria.

        • Du Covenant

          You are too optimistic!…Nigeria is anything but normal.

          • Burbank

            That Nigeria is in a bad shape is agreed by all. That Nigerians are synonymous with corruption and frauds, as Amanpour pointed out, is a view held world-wide. That Nigeria is ruined by Nigerians is also true.
            But Nigeria is our country; the soil we were born and the soil we will die. Our children and their children depends on our actions today to have a better life than what we are living now.
            I don’t believed that Buhari can make Nigeria into a Japan or Korea or Singapore by 2023. Lee Kuan Yew took 30 years to transform crime-infested backwater Singapore into the world’s 3rd richest country.
            Had IBB did not overthrew Buhari 30 years ago, Nigeria today might had been an African Germany, instead of ranking abysmally among the world’s most corrupt countries.
            Buhari has set Nigeria on a course for recovery; how fast Nigeria can recover and how prosperous Nigeria can achieve, depends on you and me and all our fellow Nigerians.

          • Du Covenant

            I couldn’t agree with you more….I wept when IBB came into the picture of Nigerian leadership, how I wish Buhari is 40 yrs younger so we can have him around long enough for things to begin to happen positively in Nigeria. You are a wise Nigerian!..

          • Burbank

            And you are a wise Nigerian too.
            My God bless you and your family, sir.
            God bless Nigeria.

        • Mephistoheles

          There are multiples of great people in Nigeria. The problem is that we don’t give them the chance to serve unless they sacrifice their soul at the shrine of politics as practiced in Nigeria.

          • Burbank

            Gbam

      • Nwa_Africa

        I am in support of British coming back to rule us because Zik and Awo were not ready to rule when they started asking for independence………………………….Just check it, 55 years as a country but no good roads, no good train, no 24/7 electricity……………………Why should one be proud of Nigeria when our leaders are all criminals that only know how to move money outside the country?

    • Nwa_Africa

      All Nigeria judges are evil and highly corrupt………………………………

      • Burbank

        They are, but I believed that there are a few upright souls among them like Justice
        Bilkisu Bello Aliyu (of the Federal High Court in Adamawa, that jailed John
        Elias, a former Commissioner for Finance and Local Government and Chieftaincy
        Affairs in Adamawa state, for 10 years without option of fine), Barrister Atedze W. Aguadza and Danladi Umar of the CCT, a few among the very few honest Nigerian judges. But justice L Liman (that gave a N3mn fine for Igbinedion’s N25bn fraud) and justice Justice Ademola Adeniyi ( that grant bail to Dasuki Sambo) and Justice Joseph Ekanem, the dissenting judge in Saraki’s appeal against CCT and those five Supreme Court judges that stayed Saraki’s trial includingthe lead justice John Fabiyi personifiy corruption on the Bench.

      • OTITOKORO

        Buhari should have Jonathan, Okonjo Iweala, Jide Omokore, Bode George, Olisa Metu arrested NOW! This is beyond egregious.

  • Olu from South Africa

    The best for Johnathan Ebele Goodluck is to find the tallest building in Otuoke, climb to the apex and ask for forgiveness from Nigerians then jump down before EFCC is on his case.

    • Burbank

      I hope not, as it would cause our “sanitation day” to be a daily event.
      But even if he did jumped, Ibrahim Magu must still prosecute his cadaver

      • Olu from South Africa

        The guy is a disgrace to human race. Jonathan Ebele Goodluck redefines corruption. He is even corrupt more than corruption. Chai!

        • dpfrank

          Jonathan was a mistake Nigerians made

          • Gugurus Ekpa

            Jonathan was not a mistake. He was a reflection of the troubled soul of Nigeria.

          • Rambunctious Billionaire

            Moron, you are a mistake…stop displaying your low IQ.

  • dpfrank

    Good a thing Jonathan was defeated, else Nigerians would not have survived it as a nation

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      do the ijaws need to Ibos to survive in Nigeria————–the answer is nay–

    • Nwa_Africa

      Jonathan is an evil man that loves blood of the innocent so badly………………………………..

    • Rambunctious Billionaire

      Moron, Nigeria is the way it is because of hypocritic buffoons like you.

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    The disgrace that has come from Jonathan’s behavior is now a global problem. How can one man (Jonathan) disgrace a whole nation, dragging our fine country through every dark and red mud on the planet?

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      @wahala———Monkey Is Sahara Reporters not owned by an Ijaw man–?————Perhaps—Premium Times is now owned by the Ibos—who knows————————–May be u do not understand the meaning of ownership of a propaganda newtwoprk controlled by the CIA–like Premium Times- Sadly—-we come here to ensure that animals like u do not pollute the minds of the public with your lies————why dont u tell the world that the two oil blocks were gifts from abacha to danjuma from far away Taraba state and Etete–That of Etete is now being claimed by the Ibos –alleging the oil wells belongs to them————-thieves!!!!!!!–Are the said oil blocks located in Enugu or Sokoto abi Ibadan–Are they not in the Niger Delta————-where etete hails from—————Sadly for the Ijaw Nation he Etete foolsihly sold his dirty rotten selfish soul to an Ibo woman leaving behind his Oyibo wife———–This is the result of that dirty romance—————–the control of his oil wells by the Ibos ati the Yorubas via Obj–fear of the Ijaw Nation is the begining of wisdom–thieves–Let my people go————-who gave Etete the said oil wells was it Jonathan or Abacha?————-So why should the court challenge the hand over of that money from the sale of the oil block by Shell to Jonathan?—thieves—

      • bissy

        STFU

      • Nwa_Africa

        Take your drugs you Ijaw f00l………………………….

  • Mephistoheles

    This does not make any sense. How can you be stealing these type of amounts?
    What the hell are you going to do with it?
    This is so ridiculously dumb that the people involved should probably end up in an asylum,.

    What sense does it make to steal like this? How in the world do you think you can get away with this kinds of amounts???
    Your bank knows how much you make during a pay circle or your deposit profile. If you are depositing even $100,000.00 monthly, and all of a sudden you jump to millions……how do you explain it? What country did you sell to make that kind of money?

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      @wahala———Monkey Is Sahara Reporters not owned by an Ijaw man–?————Perhaps—Premium Times is now owned by the Ibos—who knows————————–May be u do not understand the meaning of ownership of a propaganda newtwoprk controlled by the CIA–like Premium Times- Sadly—-we come here to ensure that animals like u do not pollute the minds of the public with your lies————why dont u tell the world that the two oil blocks were gifts from abacha to danjuma from far away Taraba state and Etete–That of Etete is now being claimed by the Ibos –alleging the oil wells belongs to them————-thieves!!!!!!!–Are the said oil blocks located in Enugu or Sokoto abi Ibadan–Are they not in the Niger Delta————-where etete hails from—————Sadly for the Ijaw Nation he Etete foolsihly sold his dirty rotten selfish soul to an Ibo woman leaving behind his Oyibo wife———–This is the result of that dirty romance—————–the control of his oil wells by the Ibos ati the Yorubas via Obj–fear of the Ijaw Nation is the begining of wisdom–thieves–Let my people go————-who gave Etete the said oil wells was it Jonathan or Abacha?————-So why should the court challenge the hand over of that money from the sale of the oil block by Shell to Jonathan?—thieves—

  • Buhari is without a doubt a curse to Nigeria, just like his generation of Dictators. We want to hear from all those involved in these allegations. This one sided story is mere speculation until we here the other side to this story. These semi illiterates that wrecked havoc on our nation by way of dictatorships would do anything to justify their heinous crimes against Nigerian State. They are the evils that entrenched corruption and impunity. Just like this Buhari goes all over the world to demean Nigeria and Nigerians. So what does one expect fron UK and these useless countries that abetted everything evil by these semi illiterates that held our nation to ransom for 45 yrs. These corruption fights wouldn’t be over until all ex dictators are probed.

    • No Bull …..

      Again, only Buhari style ‘dictatorship’ can clean up Nigeria.

    • Olufemi Jacob

      Are you human at all? Have you no sense of decency? So it was Buhari that told the British judge not to give the money to Etete? Was it Buhari that took them to a British court? My Goodness! I can not believe you are a human being! Wow! Black man curse!

      • amazing2012

        This guy empty and daft. He is confirming ignorance !

    • carmouflagger

      How is it even humanly possible to be this daft?

      • As I read your comment, I couldn’t help but felt sorry for our great nation that has been reduced to a pariah state by the decades of mediocre military dictatorships that Buhari represents. He’s back to finish the nonsense he started back in 1983.

        • amazing2012

          Pariah state ? You lived in foreign land as a slave, where you are never welcome and soon Donald Trump will prove all those submissive slaves of the 20th century. Start packing now, your slave masters are done with you and will son sent you back home.

          • Keep blabbing. Stay safe from kidnappers, cultists, ritualists and boko Harman. I’m a citizen of the world with freedom given by the almighty. We’ll have that freedom for all Nigerians.

          • amazing2012

            You cant stay safe from unknown, created by you. A citizen of the world advocates peace in the world as the only panacea to global peace.

    • amazing2012

      Daft, is it Buhari that give you the story ? Go to the source of the story to tell you more !

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    hari, who reacted to the claim by Dasuki in his statement to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he gave him $300,000, said he did not receive a kobo from the former NSA. But those close to the case said Buhari is the last person who will reject such money from the NSA. Meanwhile the General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly and former Vice Presidential candidate under the Congress for Progressive Change, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has likened the All Progressives Congress to the Church of Satan in a parable.

    According to Bakare who was the running mate to General Mohammad Buhari in 2011, under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), said the APC has satan as its head.

    The fiery cleric berated the APC Governors who he said ganged up against the Local Government fiscal autonomy.

    Bakare while warning Nigerians to be wary of the ‘new progressives’, said there is no doubt that the five APC Governors in the South West are far richer than their respective states.

    Tunde Bakare said, “APC is like a newly opened church of Satan with the evil as a Pastor which could not be distinguished by Nigerians from a true living Godly Church and hence could be mistaken for a real Church, even when it was made of thieves (Legitimate Pen Robbers), that is why they ganged up against Local Government fiscal Autonomy using crumbs from stolen funds

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    **they need Nigeria more than Nigeria needs them.
    Dr Junaid Mohammed, convener of the Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, has called on Nigerians to allow Igbos to go, if they want to, saying that they need Nigeria more than Nigeria needs them.
    Speaking in an explosive interview with Sunday Sun, the Kano-based Russian-trained medical doctor turned politician, who described the Igbos as persons who could not be trusted with power and certain key positions in the country, however, said: “…I insist they should be heard and be allowed to secede, provided they are peaceful.” Excerpts:

    Looking at the dimension the agitation for the sovereign State of Biafra has taken, should Nigerians and Nigeria allow the Igbos go or not?
    Yes.
    My understanding is that in every society, people will have to be persuaded, to see the benefit of living together. But where that fails, I think people should be allowed to go their separate ways in peace. Now, this question should have been answered earlier, before the independence or even immediately after the Igbo coup of 1966.

    Directly, through their own actions, they organised a tribal coup in which political, business and even traditional leaders of other tribes, other than their own tribe were eliminated, leaving their own leaders intact. That shows who they are. However, I am one of those who believe that Nigeria is a very impor¬tant project not only for Nigerians, but to the entire black race. So it will be a disaster if black people cannot live together in peace. There was a consensus within the generality of Nigerians that Nigeria has to be saved, Nigeria has to be preserved and in doing so you have to use minimum violence. It has to be used through persuasion for those people who don’t understand the essence of our being together.
    Now, unfortunately since 1970 when the war ended, and up till date, it has become a pattern of many Nigerians to want to agitate and use the agitation to threaten the corporate existence of Nigeria as a whole and people are saying, ‘look, anybody that thinks they can stay on their own, let them go. Let everyone go in separate ways.’ So, anybody who thinks Nigeria owes its corporate existence to them, should simply go.

  • Sword of Damocles

    i wonder if Sfortunato and his band and his band of armed robbers still think he deserves the Nobel prize?

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    @wa@disqus_GnhmiTCCfg:disqus hala —So he Buhari is entitled to 5 bullet proof SUVs and $300k to the booty. Lol! Saint Muhammadu Buhari! PBUH!

    Was he not the one they said refused to collect bumper annual salary from previous governments? Did he say he cut his salary to 50%?
    Was he not the one posturing as though we had too many airplanes and presidential jets in our presidential fleet?
    Has he agreed to reduce the number in the fleet yet? Who is the first HOS/President to build Hellipad in his village backyard in the history of Nigerian leadership?

    • Nwa_Africa

      Criminal Ijaw f00l…………………………….

    • Baba B

      Keep dreaming of something to latch on to like the drowning man that you obviously are. Rather than hide your ugly head in shame of what “our brother” did you still come here to post rubbish. Take a look at the entire Niger Delta region from warri to Yenogoa to Portharcourt and tell me why any sane person from there should be happy. Idiotic moron

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  • akintunde ijimere

    The headline is misleading to say that the British judge questioned Jonathan’s integrity. Jonathan “stealing is not corruption” Goodluck has no integrity to question. It’s a waste of time talking of Jonathan and integrity at the same time or context. To IZON Redeemer , it seems your corrupt IZON kind are beyond redemption.

    By the way, if the Biafrans want to leave Nigeria, the intelligent thing to do is to recall all their people back to Iboland,and doing it as peacefully as possible to enable them take all their wealth back to Iboland. Since Ibo calime they are in control of the Nigerian economy they will be able to punish the rest of Nigeria if they intelligently take all of their wealth back to “Biafra”. It’s a disgrace that some people, like Soyinka,are saying that the rest of us should waste time attending to the Biafrans. There were no Biafrans when Ibos controlled the government of Jonathan.

  • akintunde ijimere

    The headline is misleading to say that the British judge questioned Jonathan’s integrity. Jonathan “stealing is not corruption” Goodluck has no integrity that anyone can bother to question. It’s a waste of time talking of Jonathan and integrity at the same time or context. To IZON Redeemer , it seems your corrupt IZON kind are beyond redemption.

    By the way, if the Biafrans want to leave Nigeria, the intelligent thing to do is to recall all their people back to Iboland, and doing it as peacefully as possible to enable them take all their wealth back to Iboland. Since the Ibos claim they are in control of the Nigerian economy they will be able to punish the rest of Nigeria if they intelligently take all of their wealth back
    to “Biafra”.

    It’s a disgrace that some people, like Soyinka, are saying that the rest of us should waste time attending to the Biafrans. There were no Biafrans when Ibos controlled the government of Jonathan. The Ibo are about to re-live the illusion of invincibility that led them to disaster in 1966/1967. After declaring Biafra, they set their deluded eyes on capturing the Mid-West, the Western Region and Lagos, instead of consolidating their secession. Instead of facing the North where they were murdered, the Ibos in their delusion headed West. All these years the Ibos have been carrying on as if no lives were lost during their hubristic invasion of Mid-West and Western region. It’s not only the Ibos who remember history as the Ibos seems to assume. One thing is sure, this time around. There will be no Awolowo to protect the Ibos’ interest in the West. I guess the ingratitude of the Ibos has provoked Awolowo’s spirit to agitate the Ibos to a fateful and tragic nostalgia for Biafra. Witness how they are destroying themselves in Onitsha and Aba, etc.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Monkey why have u the Ibo cowards refused to attack Dr Junaid who asked the Ibos to go–via Ibo man Wahala———————-?When the Fulanis spit on your faces as they often do via boko haram——————u the Ibos re- curl into your dirty smelly shells——in the east—because of contracts——–Then come on-line to insult Jonathan—-Do u know the number of Ijaws that were murdered in cold blood by the Fulanis in the North-before the Biafran war? Did the Ijaw Nation pay the Fulanis back in their own coins? No because we the Ijaw thought they could be trusted–or that it was not a planned thing–we now know the Fulani better—What about the Ibos-?————-the number of Ijaws they slaughtered in Onitsha—-Houses that the Ibos seized—-in the East—Aba and Onitsha—-May be u have forgotten that the Ijaws including Ikwerres were not allowed to build houses in Port Harcourt by the Ibos-Rather than have the Ibos reach out to the Ijaws and apologize for the crimes committed against the ijaw Nation-they are running around Radio Biafra and calling Ijaws and the people of the Niger Delta fools—————Yes we have nothing to do with the Fulanis and Yorubas again————Never support them in anything Nigeria–including the ITSEKIRIS–But the Ibos should be careful with their yeye smelly regional tongue–Dont ever step on the tail of an Ijaw man—-never——-when Ijaws decide to go to war————–they never look back———————it is war all the way–AWARE IT IS ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN WAR THAT OFTEN CALL FOR ONE—————-

      • amazing2012

        Interesting history, please can you high light how and when the Fulanis murdered your people.

  • opy

    The Gej’s lead PDP administration epitomized corruption at the global stage. I hope he doesn’t go unpunished! Glad power changed hands!

  • Baba B

    I think the Federal Government should at this time engage the services of a criminal psychologist to help us profile Goodluck Jonathan so as to avoid mistakenly having such a man sneaking in to be president next time. This is so because his criminality is certainly legendary given his mumuish looking face

    • Q.Q.Q

      @disqus_LP9ziSxJ6U:disqus

      He was actually born to steal as a natural trait without personal fault.

    • Dele Atitebi

      Baba B: I am asking President Buhari to quickly go and check and be sure
      that Goodluck Jonathan did not carry away the MINT’s money printing machine O!
      That one will be too serious because it can cause spiral inflation from Otuoke.

  • Abilingo

    HERE WE GO ,MORE SECRET TO COME OUT.

  • Let the Ibos go

    they need Nigeria more than Nigeria needs them.
    Dr Junaid Mohammed, convener of the Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, has called on Nigerians to allow Igbos to go, if they want to, saying that they need Nigeria more than Nigeria needs them.
    Speaking in an explosive interview with Sunday Sun, the Kano-based Russian-trained medical doctor turned politician, who described the Igbos as persons who could not be trusted with power and certain key positions in the country, however, said: “…I insist they should be heard and be allowed to secede, provided they are peaceful.” Excerpts:
    Looking at the dimension the agitation for the sovereign State of Biafra has taken, should Nigerians and Nigeria allow the Igbos go or not?
    Yes.
    My understanding is that in every society, people will have to be persuaded, to see the benefit of living together. But where that fails, I think people should be allowed to go their separate ways in peace. Now, this question should have been answered earlier, before the independence or even immediately after the Igbo coup of 1966.
    Directly, through their own actions, they organised a tribal coup in which political, business and even traditional leaders of other tribes, other than their own tribe were eliminated, leaving their own leaders intact. That shows who they are. However, I am one of those who believe that Nigeria is a very impor¬tant project not only for Nigerians, but to the entire black race. So it will be a disaster if black people cannot live together in peace. There was a consensus within the generality of Nigerians that Nigeria has to be saved, Nigeria has to be preserved and in doing so you have to use minimum violence. It has to be used through persuasion for those people who don’t understand the essence of our being together.
    Now, unfortunately since 1970 when the war ended, and up till date, it has become a pattern of many Nigerians to want to agitate and use the agitation to threaten the corporate existence of Nigeria as a whole and people are saying, ‘look, anybody that thinks they can stay on their own, let them go. Let everyone go in separate ways.’ So, anybody who thinks Nigeria owes its corporate existence to them, should simply go.

    • leo

      Sadly, with more natural resources and fertile land than almost the rest of the world combined, Africa will never EVER prosper. Too much corruption and tribal hate. Any African in power will always sell his country to the highest bidder for pennies on the dollar. Tha is a fact. In 500 years, African will look no different than it did 20 years ago.

  • Omotolaaraujo

    The PDP: What a pitiful bunch of gangsters.

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  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    PDP will never ever occupy Nigerian presidency with the huge volume of extensive thieving,stealing and looting of our national funds and assets.I am not surprise that former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,was deeply involved in various looting,stealing and scamming of our national wealth.Mr Jonathan should be charge to court for looting,stealing and thieving of our national patrimony.

    • Sparzo

      Not yet.

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    My Brother Kay,

    Nigerians are still making up excuses for blatant criminality by suggesting that Buhari is witch-hunting some people. If we continue to make excuses for these criminals, then is that not the impunity they need to loot the treasury at will. And if that is the case, why are Nigerians complaining about their level of poverty and dysfunctionality, which all appears more collectively self-induced than it is any particular act of providence?

  • Sparzo

    Jonathan does not really believe in God or judgement day.
    No true god fearing person can do this to his people.
    His being religious and all that pilgrimage to holly land with his cronies in govt. and
    association with them Nigerian millionaire and multi millionaire pastors and CAN,
    is a cover for his sickness.
    The man is a compulsive theif’
    He cannot help it.

  • Richy Amechi Fidel

    Things Fall Apart!!!!

  • favourtalk

    GEJ almost destroy this nation. We should bless God doe the fresh air of change around us.

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  • Standing Emperor

    See how deceitful Premium Times has become due to its long association with the APC. Why didn’t you tell Nigerians in this report when the Malabu deal was signed? Whether or not the payment approval by the GEJ govt was in keeping with and honouring of an existing contract? You also failed to highlight in the report that the judge stated clearly that he finds no wrongdoing yet of any person but just inappropriate to release the funds. Justice Edis could not say for certain if the deal was fraudulent pending conclusions of investigations. He states: “I am not making any findings of fact about misconduct by anyone”.

    • Naira62

      For this your unpatriotic comments, God will reward you as appropriate.
      The name Jonathan is simply a disaster to the Nigerian nation.

      • Standing Emperor

        My comments are unpatriotic because I gave an honest view of the situation. Buhari was promoted as the man that would fix the problems. Now, he is fixing his relations in Aso Rock and other government establishments. And you are here saying Jonathan was a disaster to the Nigerian nation. Nigerians do not even understand their problems and keep making the same mistakes again and again. I am sure in 2019, we will make the same mistake. God will reward me according to my works. Same applies to everyone including you. I pray you make those works one to be rewarded with good.

  • Roland

    I have always known that behind Jonathan’s smile is a sinister, wicked and evil heart. A pathological pretentious home sapien.