Bode Ibiyinka George
Former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP and former Head of the Nigerian Ports Authority.
Date of Birth: 21/11/1945
Place of Birth: Lagos
Career: Chairman, Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), 1999-03; Director General, Yar’Adua-Jonathan
Presidential Campaign Organisation, 2001; National Vice-Chairman, People's Democratic Party (PDP), South West, 2001-08; jailed, 2009.
Commentary: Bode George's time as Chairman of the NPA was riddled with accusations of
corruption and mismanagement. Over 800 million naira disappeared from the NPA coffers during the time he ran the agency. His daughter later
paid N80 million for the house of Alhaji Alhaji, a former Permanent Secretary of the Minister of Finance.
On 7 August 2008, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested George for crimes including the illegal award of contracts. He was found guilty in October 2009 and sentenced to two years in prison.
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Bode George recently completed a two-year sentence for contract-splitting and abuse of office while he was Chairman of the management board of the Nigerian Ports Authority...
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Lawrence Onoja and Commodore Bode George, have been locked out for now...
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Widely distrusted PDP barons such as Tony Anenih and Bode George are also jockeying for position...