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Vol 52 No 16

Published 5th August 2011


The strange case of the ex-Governors

Asiawaju Bola Tinubu, James Ibori and Diepreye Alamieyeseigha stand at extremes on the spectrum of life after Government House (see Feature). There are several points in between. Plateau’s Joshua Chibi Dariye (1999-2007) survived a money-laundering arrest in London in 2004, long before Alamieyeseigha’s arrest. He jumped bail and, back in Nigeria, reclaimed his governorship and the accompanying constitutional immunity from prosecution.

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