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HOT STUFF: Funmi Iyanda, Adaeze Yobo, the Fashanu ladies & more hit the African Fashion Week in London (PHOTOS)

by Kolapo Olapoju

 

The African Fashion Week 2014, hosted by London, commenced on Friday, 8 August, and some Nigerian celebrities turned up.

Ace broadcaster Funmi Iyanda was spotted with Adaeze Yobo, designer, Ade Bakare, and the wife and daughter of John Fashanu, Abigail and Amal.

See photos from the opening night of the week-long event.

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Aging backwards: Adaeze Yobo shares photos of her stunning 47-year-old mum (LOOK)

by S’ola Filani

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Ex-beauty queen, Adaeze Yobo’s mum, Barr. Abigail Fashanu clocked 47 yesterday and she decided to celebrate the day with kids of a Lagos orphanage homes.

The beautiful woman who is married to ex-footballer, John Fashanu, looked not a day older than sixteen wearing a flowery dress and having fun with the kids who apparently were happy to spend time with her.

Her daughter shared photos from the celebration on Instagram with the captions: “#noformoffilter..Aging backwards?? She is the express image of God…. #itsstillyourbirthdaybeautiful #picfromlastnight #mummyoftheworld #womanofGod.”

And another one below:

“Spent her day with her other kids at the motherless kids home yesterday. She is never carried away, she knows her calling. She is love, she is trust, she is wisdom, class, peace, joy, strong, bold, beautiful and more. Am happy that she not only gave birth to me and the other 3 but she raised us all #sheisneverperturbed #alwaysinchargeofherworldspirituallyandphysically #herwayoflife.”

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WATCH: “James Ibori is a very humble and giving person” – John Fashanu

by Lekan Olanrewaju

Earlier today, veteran sportsman John Fashanu appeared in court to testify as a witness in defence of former Delta state governor, James Ibori.

He stated that the now convicted politician had built 9 mini-stadia, 3 olympic sized stadia, as well as a shooting range in Nigeria.

He has since been the subject of much criticism over his statements, particularly on twitter, as can be seen in the hastag #Fashanuforgotthis and the sarcastic tweets which follow.

Footage has now emerged of him speaking to reporters outside the courtroom, and defending his statements.

“I don’t know about any other thing, I understand the charges, I understand what’s gone on, but one thing he has done is revolutionised sport in Delta state,” he said.

“Yes, I am not denying that. I know that” he retorted, when a reporter mentioned that James Ibori had been found guilty of fraud. “But I am talking as a sportsman, and about my relationship with James Ibori.

“As a person, I found James Ibori as a very humble person. A very giving person.”

He went on to stress that the former governor revolutionised sports in Delta states, and helped “so many youth”.

Check it out below.

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John Fashanu ‘shoots’ and misses, as James Ibori gets 13 years

by Lekan Olanrewaju

Former Delta state governor, James Ibori was today sentenced to 13 years in prison for several corruption and money laundering charges. His sentence was delivered at the Southwark Crown Court in London, by Judge Anthony Pitts.

Counsel for the accused, Nicholas Pernell, defended his client by citing several development projects which he supposedly initiated in Nigeria. He credited him with being involved with bulding of low-cost housing, banking reforms,peace in the Niger Delta, education, and and even restoring direct flights between Nigeria and Britain.

Pernell, who had yesterday described Ibori as a “pioneer”, saying “everything he achieved has been threatened by the plea which he has tended”, concluded by pleading for leniency and asking the judge to consider the children of the accused, as both their parents are in police custody.

Sports legend John Fashanu also appeared in court to share some of said achievements, delivering something of a controversial testimony in defence of the ex-governor. He claimed James Ibori had built 9 mini-stadia, 3 olympic sized stadia, as well as a shooting range in Nigeria.

“Mr Ibori also built a shooting range” he said. “An international standard shooting range on what was a scrub land.”

The judge stated that the sentencing would not be the end of the matter, and Mr Ibori would also have his property seized.

The prosecution had yesterday described the former governor as a “petty thief with his hand in the till”

“It is the prosecution case that during his two terms in office he deliberately and systematically defrauded the people whose interests he had been elected to represent he went on to launder the money he stole in this country,” said prosecutor Sasha Wass.