WikiLeaks: Okonjo-Iweala Ferried $50 Million Jobs To Brother

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
By Saharareporters, New York

As Minister of Finance under the government of Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s returnee Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, steered public contracts to her brother worth up to $50 million, with the help of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Nasir El-Rufai, yet another WikiLeaks US cable issued in 2006 says.
The contracts were said to have been awarded to the man, identified only as “JonJon,” for consulting work for the ministry.

The detailed cable, which spells out corruption allegations against a variety of powerful Nigerians, are contained in a cable in which the United States was considering response to the corruption machine in Nigeria.  Entitled “CORRUPTION: NIGERIA "IMPROVES" TO SIXTH-WORST IN THE WORLD...WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?” it followed the release by Transparency International of its 2005 Annual Corruption Perceptions, and it was written by the Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. John Campbell.

It showed the ambassador considering using the tool of U.S. visa revocations under Presidential Proclamation 7750 to punish corrupt Nigerian public officials, after noting that President Obasanjos anti-corruption campaign was widely perceived to be nothing more than a political witch hunt by President Obasanjo, a view supported by examining cases targeted at high-level officials. 

Mr. El-Rufai was himself one of those profiled in the cable, where he is identified as having been known to the Embassy eight years earlier “when he was homeless and seeking a loan to import a taxi from the UK.” 

Since that time, wrote the ambassador, El-Rufai was said to have recently purchased seven upscale properties in a posh Abuja neighborhood.  “His demolitions of commercial and residential buildings in the capital have reportedly provided an opportunity for himself and several of his friends.  After demolishing residential properties in Kubwa, the land was reallocated to several of his friends and to an investment company he allegedly owns.  The community of Chika, where about two square miles of development was demolished in December, has allegedly been allocated to the same group of
people.

The cable pointed out that despite all of the headlines being grabbed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and its chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, that Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), had won only a single conviction of a high-level public official:, former Inspector-General of Police Tafa Balogun, who received a sentence of just six months, less time served.

Mr. Campbell pointed out that corruption in Nigeria remained pervasive from the top down.  “For example, in a widely-circulated August 22 letter to President Obasanjo, Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu accused Obasanjo of corruption, listing a number of dubious deals, including:
•    Cancellation of the contract for the construction of the national stadium in Abuja, only to re-award the contract to a different vendor at a higher price; and
•    Use of public funds for capital improvements at two private schools secretly owned by Obasanjo.

“Obasanjo's response was to agree to be "investigated” by the EFCC, which reports to the President.  When the EFCC invited Kalu to provide evidence to support his accusations, Kalu refused, pointing out that the EFCC was not an independent investigative body and had no authority to prosecute the President, and the investigation died out.”

The report also profiled Obasanjo Farms in Otta.  “A Presidential spokesman said in November 2004, in order to explain Obasanjo's personal wealth, that the farm generated about $250,000 per month in income, though it was nearly bankrupt in the late 1990s (ref A).  Regardless of whether the current income figure is accurate, at least some Nigerians think it is unlikely that Obasanjo's military pension and benefits were the sole source of investment for establishing this huge enterprise, valued by a construction engineer involved in the construction at more than $250 million.

Still on Obasanjo, Ambassador Campbell wrote: “The recent auction of oil blocks included some firms bidding, sometimes with no prior ties to the oil industry, that were linked to Obasanjo associates, including Edmund Daukoru, Rivers State governor Peter Odili, Ogun State governor Gbenga Daniel, presidential advisor Andy Uba, presidential chief of staff Abdullahi Mohammed, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Nasir al-Rufai and PDP Board of Trustees Chairman Tony Anenih.”

The report also said of Obasanjo that he was believed to be one of the owners of Suntrust Petroleum.  “And questions remain about the Obasanjo Library project, which collected enormous sums of money from government contractors, banks, industrialists, and state governors, ostensibly for the construction of a presidential library, the plans for which are vague. 

It is widely believed throughout the country that Obasanjo and his son, Gbenga, are major shareholders in the newly reorganized Zenith Bank and UBA Bank as well as in airlines and the telecommunications sector.”

The ambassador wrote that each of the nation’s 36 state governors donated 10 million naira (about $75,000) to the Obasanjo library project.   “Following a public outcry, the library organizers stated the donations were from the governors' personal funds, but several governors backpedaled from their commitments, claiming they had made no such pledges.  When a Lagos lawyer filed a code of conduct complaint alleging conflict of interest in the President's receiving these donations from recipients of government funds, Obasanjo invoked the immunity clause of the constitution, and the complaint died out.”

Some of the other notable people profiled include:

•    “Mr. Fix-It” Tony Anenih, who “was indicted by the National Assembly for the sum of 300 billion Naira (approximately $2.4 billion) missing from Ministry of Works and Housing while he was the minister.  The missing money is widely believed to have paid off 2003 elections  "expenses," including to Balogun, in addition to lining his own pockets.

•    Chief Olabode George, current PDP National Chairman (Southwest) is a close friend of President Obasanjo and a leading proponent of the Third Term Agenda.  He is one of the people accused of financial recklessness in the affairs of the National Port Authority, where he was chairman when the financial scandals were allegedly committed.  He was retired
from the Navy in the 1990s by the Babangida Administration after serving as military governor of Ondo State from 1987 to 1990 in addition to other military postings.

•    Chris Uba, recently appointed to the PDP Board of Trustees, admitted rigging during the 2003 elections and attempted to kidnap the governor of Anambra state to try to collect payments for his efforts.  Linked closely to several vigilante groups in the state, he is widely believed to be
responsible for the burning of many state government buildings in Awka, crimes that have yet to be solved.

•    Edo State governor Lucky Igbenedion purchased a $6 million mansion in London in 2000 through a series of shell companies, a year after he was elected governor.  He has two Ferraris on the premises.  He also owns reputedly the most expensive residence in Abuja, estimated at $25 million.

•    Delta State governor James Ibori owns two London estates. The properties were purchased for $3 million and $4 million, respectively, after Ibori was elected governor.  Through a shell company registered to his London-based wife, he offered for public auction an ongoing supply of 6 million barrels of oil per month.  When reporters confronted his wife, the shell companies abruptly changed their directors so that Ibori's wife was no longer listed.

•    Rivers State governor Peter Odili has built an impressive portfolio from his corrupt dealings as governor of one of the oil-rich states in Nigeria since his first election in 1999. Beginning his political career as a medical doctor with a small private clinic in Port Harcourt, he now hosts
extravagant events and boasts that it would not have been possible "before he became governor."  Further, he is widely suspected of being directly responsible for facilitating massive irregularities in both the 1999 and 2003 elections. His own state officials have claimed that Odili has employed militia groups, many of which are responsible for the continuing unrest in the delta region.

The ambassador said that that the biggest influence the United States could have on the situation in Nigeria was the “judicious use” of U.S. visa revocation for corrupt practices, under US law.

“Though we are unable to identify every corrupt official, the Mission is compiling a list of some prominent and egregious corrupt officials from throughout the country,” he wrote.  “This list will take into consideration the individuals, levels of corruption and the impact on Nigerian stability of a [US Presidential Proclamation] 7750 decision.

He said that list could “be expanded in many directions,” but the United States Mission in Nigeria felt that feels that such an effort “would demonstrate the sincerity and seriousness of the USG's commitment to good governance and, if these individuals are found ineligible, that finding could contribute greatly to entrenching the precepts of good governance and accountability in Nigeria.”

  Full text of cable:

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SUBJECT: CORRUPTION: NIGERIA "IMPROVES" TO SIXTH-WORST IN
THE WORLD...WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
 
REF: 2004 ABUJA 1991
 
Classified By: Ambassador John Campbell for Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)
 
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Summary
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¶1.    (U) Transparency International recently released its
annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2005, showing that
there are now five countries in the world perceived to be
more corrupt than Nigeria.  In 2004, only two countries had
been listed as more corrupt.  As expected, the GON both
claimed credit for the "improvement" in position, and denied
that there was still a corruption problem in Nigeria.
 
¶2.    (S/REL UK) Corruption remains widespread in Nigeria at
all levels of the private and public sector.  The arrests in
London of the Bayelsa and Plateau State governors barely
scratched the surface of the endemic corruption at the
federal, state, and local level.  The current campaign to
ferret out corrupt officials is widely perceived to be
nothing more than a political witch hunt by President
Obasanjo, a view supported by examining cases targeted at
high-level officials.  Section 308 of the 1999 constitution
gives immunity from civil or criminal prosecution to the
President, Vice President, Governors, and Deputy Governors,
and many holders of these offices have clearly taken
advantage of this privilege.  There is no such immunity from
U.S. visa revocation under Presidential Proclamation 7750,
however, and post plans to submit further requests for
revocation of visas of corrupt public officials. End Summary.
 
--------------------------------------------- --------
Transparency International: Nigeria's a Little Better
--------------------------------------------- --------
 
¶3.    (U) Transparency International (TI) recently released
its annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2005, showing
that there are now five countries in the world perceived to
be more corrupt than Nigeria:  Chad, Bangladesh,
Turkmenistan, Myanmar, and Haiti.  In 2004, only Bangladesh
and Haiti had been listed as more corrupt.   Nigeria's
absolute rating increased slightly, from 1.6 (out of 10) to
1.9, though the range of the confidence interval could have
placed the country anywhere in the bottom nine.  As expected,
the GON claimed credit for the  "improvement" in position,
saying it was evidence of the Obasanjo administration's
reforms.  And as expected, the GON also faulted TI's
methodology and denied there was still a corruption problem
in Nigeria.
 
¶4.    (U) The World Economic Forum has released the results
of a survey finding improvement in Nigerian firms'
perceptions of corruption in the country.  For example, from
2002-2005, the percentage of Nigerian firms that believed
public funds in Nigeria were diverted due to corruption
decreased from 100% to about 75%.
 
¶5.    (U) The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) and its chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, continue to grab
headlines, as newspapers eagerly report the rumored targets
of EFCC investigations.  Independent Corrupt Practices
Commission (ICPC) chairman Mustapha Akanbi stepped down on
September 29 and was replaced by another former Supreme Court
justice, Emmanuel Olayinka Ayoola.  Meanwhile, the EFCC and
the ICPC have won only a single conviction of a high-level
public official:  on November 22, former Inspector-General of
Police Tafa Balogun, fired for corruption, pled guilty to
minor obstruction charges and received a sentence of just six
months, less time served.
 
--------------------------------------------- ------
Corruption Remains Pervasive, from the Top Down
--------------------------------------------- ------
 
¶6.    (U) Corruption remains widespread in Nigeria at all
levels of the private and public sector.  The arrests in
London of the Bayelsa and Plateau State governors have barely
scratched the surface of the endemic corruption at the
federal, state, and local level.  Section 308 of the 1999
constitution gives immunity from civil or criminal
prosecution to the President, Vice President, Governors, and
Deputy Governors, and many holders of these offices have
clearly taken advantage of this privilege.
 
¶7.    (U) For example, in a widely-circulated August 22
letter to President Obasanjo, Abia State Governor Orji Uzor
Kalu accused Obasanjo of corruption, listing a number of
dubious deals, including:
 
ABUJA 00000483  002 OF 004
 
 
 
--Cancellation of the contract for the construction of the
national stadium in Abuja, only to re-award the contract to a
different vendor at a higher price.
 
--Use of public funds for capital improvements at two private
schools secretly owned by Obasanjo.
 
Obasanjo's response was to agree to be "investigated by the
EFCC, which reports to the President.  When the EFCC invited
Kalu to provide evidence to support his accusations, Kalu
refused, pointing out that the EFCC was not an independent
investigative body and had no authority to prosecute the
President, and the investigation died out.
 
¶8.    (C) The President's chicken farm in Otta is one of the
largest in Nigeria.  A Presidential spokesman said in
November 2004, in order to explain Obasanjo's personal
wealth, that the farm generated about $250,000 per month in
income, though it was nearly bankrupt in the late 1990s (ref
A).  Regardless of whether the current income figure is
accurate, at least some Nigerians think it is unlikely that
Obasanjo's military pension and benefits were the sole source
of investment for establishing this huge enterprise, valued
by a construction engineer involved in the construction at
more than $250 million.
 
¶9.    (S/REL UK) It is also widely believed that the
President's inner circle also reaps hefty rewards with
impunity.  Some frequently cited examples are:
 
--Edmund Daukoro, recently named Minister of State for
Petroleum Resources, was charged in 1994 for embezzling some
$47 million as a managing director of the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).  The charges were abandoned,
and Daukoro's political career soared when Obasanjo took
office in 1999.
 
--Senator Florence Ita Giwa, indicted for misappropriation of
funds by the Idris Kuta Panel in 2000, was pardoned along
with other indicted senators, and she was named a special
advisor to Obasanjo when she left office.
 
--The head of the National Airport Management Authority
(NAMA), Rochas Okorocha, was caught and dismissed for
embezzling about $1 million through an inflated contract;
Obasanjo then appointed him as a senior aide, without
requiring Okorocha to repay the stolen funds.  Okorocha was
eventually fired on July 13 in a cabinet reshuffle, but went
on to start a political party for his renewed presidential
ambitions.
 
--The recent auction of oil blocks included some firms
bidding,, sometimes with no prior ties to the oil industry,
that were linked to Obasanjo associates, including Daukoro,
Rivers State governor Peter Odili, Ogun State  governor
Gbenga Daniel, presidential advisor Andy Uba,  presidential
chief of staff Abdullahi Mohammed, Minister of the Federal
Capital Territory Nasir al-Rufai and PDP Board of Trustees
Chairman Tony Anenih.
 
--Anenih was indicted by the National Assembly for the sum of
300 billion Naira (approximately $2.4 billion) missing from
Ministry of Works and Housing while he was the minister.  The
missing money is widely believed to have paid off 2003
elections  "expenses," including to Balogun, in addition to
lining his own pockets.
 
--Minister of Finance Ngozie Okonjo-Iweala is said to have
steered contracts to her brother (JonJon) with the help of
al-Rufai.  The contracts, said to amount to about $50
million, have been paid for consulting work for the Ministry.
 
--Al-Rufai is at the center of the corruption allegations.
Well-known to PolCouns eight year ago, when he was homeless
and seeking a loan to import a taxi from the UK, al-Rufai is
said to have recently purchased seven upscale properties in a
posh Abuja neighborhood.  His demolitions of commercial and
residential buildings in the capital have reportedly provided
an opportunity for himself and several of his friends.  After
demolishing residential properties in Kubwa, the land was
reallocated to several of his friends and to an investment
company he allegedly owns.  The community of Chika, where
about two square miles of development was demolished in
December, has allegedly been allocated to the same group of
people.
 
--Chief Olabode George, current PDP National Chairman
(Southwest) is a close friend of President Obasanjo and a
leading proponent of the Third Term Agenda.  He is one of the
 
ABUJA 00000483  003 OF 004
 
 
people accused of financial recklessness in the affairs of
the National Port Authority, where he was chairman when the
financial scandals were allegedly committed.  He was retired
from the Navy in the 1990s by the Babangida Administration
after serving as military governor of Ondo State from 1987 to
1990 in addition to other military postings.
 
--Chris Uba, recently appointed to the PDP Board of Trustees,
admitted rigging during the 2003 elections and attempted to
kidnap the governor of Anambra state to try to collect
payments for his efforts.  Linked closely to several
vigilante groups in the state, he is widely believed to be
responsible for the burning of many state government
buildings in Awka, crimes that have yet to be solved.
 
¶10.   (C/REL UK) Obasanjo himself is believed to be one of
the owners of Suntrust Petroleum.  And questions remain about
the Obasanjo Library project, which collected enormous sums
of money from government contractors, banks, industrialists,
and state governors, ostensibly for the construction of a
presidential library, the plans for which are vague.  It is
widely believed throughout the country that Obasanjo and his
son, Gbenga, are major shareholders in the newly reorganized
Zenith Bank and UBA Bank as well as in airlines and the
telecommunications sector.
 
¶11.   (C/REL UK) The Bureau of Private Enterprises oversaw
the privatization of many government-owned business,
including sugar, steel, rice and other sectors.  It is widely
believed that the privatization exercise benefited both the
President, through Aliko Dangote, and the Vice President,
through various agents.
 
¶12.   (C/REL UK) Meanwhile, at the state level, the personal
excesses of several governors indicate that they are finding
ways to supplement their government salaries:
 
--Edo State governor Lucky Igbenedion purchased a $6 million
mansion in London in 2000 through a series of shell
companies, a year after he was elected governor.  He has two
Ferraris on the premises.  He also owns reputedly the most
expensive residence in Abuja, estimated at $25 million.
 
--Delta State governor James Ibori owns two London estates.
The properties were purchased for $3 million and $4 million,
respectively, after Ibori was elected governor.  Through a
shell company registered to his London-based wife, he offered
for public auction an ongoing supply of 6 million barrels of
oil per month.  When reporters confronted his wife, the shell
companies abruptly changed their directors so that Ibori's
wife was no longer listed.
 
--Rivers State governor Peter Odili has built an impressive
portfolio from his corrupt dealings as governor of one of the
oil-rich states in Nigeria since his first election in 1999.
Beginning his political career as a medical doctor with a
small private clinic in Port Harcourt, he now hosts
extravagant events and boasts that it would not have been
possible "before he became governor."  Further, he is widely
suspected of being directly responsible for facilitating
massive irregularities in both the 1999 and 2003 elections.
His own state officials have claimed that Odili has employed
militia groups, many of which are responsible for the
continuing unrest in the delta region.
 
--Each of the 36 state governors donated 10 million naira
(about $75,000) to the Obasanjo library project.   Following
a public outcry, the library organizers stated the donations
were from the governors' personal funds, but several
governors backpedaled from their commitments, claiming they
had made no such pledges.  When a Lagos lawyer filed a code
of conduct complaint alleging conflict of interest in the
President's receiving these donations from recipients of
government funds, Obasanjo invoked the immunity clause of the
constitution, and the complaint died out.
 
---------------
What Can We Do?
---------------
 
¶13.   (S/REL UK) While we cannot prove all of these
accusations in a court of law, their significance is that
they are widely believed both among political figures and
among that part of the general public that is politically
aware.  It is in the USG's interest to support Nigeria's
efforts to root out corruption and, while our positive public
pronouncements contribute to the environment, the biggest
influence we can have is the judicious use of U.S. visa
revocation for corrupt practices, as provided by Presidential
Proclamation 7750.  Though we are unable to identify every
 
ABUJA 00000483  004 OF 004
 
 
corrupt official, the Mission is compiling a list of some
prominent and egregious corrupt officials from throughout the
country.  This list will take into consideration the
individuals, levels of corruption and the impact on Nigerian
stability of a 7750 decision.  The list could be expanded in
many directions, but the Mission feels that such an effort
would demonstrate the sincerity and seriousness of the USG's
commitment to good governance and, if these individuals are
found ineligible, that finding could contribute greatly to
entrenching the precepts of good governance and
accountability in Nigeria.
FUREY

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Okonjo Iweala Ferried 50 Million Dollars Jobs To Brother

God loves us and wants the best for us, that is why His only son died for our sins. We are familiar with: Chief Dr. Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha (JP) (first Executive Governor: 29 May 1999 – 9 December 2005)
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (second Executive Governor: 12 December 2005 – 29 May 2007).
Chief Timipre Sylva (Executive Governor: 29 May 2007 - 16 April 2008)
Rt. Hon. Werinipre Seibarugu (Acting Governor: 16 April 2008 - 27 May, 2008)
Chief Timipre Sylva (Executive Governor: 27 May, 2008 - Date). James Onanefe Ibori, Emmanuel Uduaghan, Samuel Ogbemudia, Anthony Aneni, Olusegun Obasanjo, etc, but who we want to lead, depend on us. 'Love thy neighbour as thyself'

LIAR NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA EXPOSED!1

Moses, thank you for a brilliant analysis. The most surprising of all is the bold-faced lie by Ngozi Okonjo Iweale. She think that Nigerians are fools, otherwise how can you justify her shameless lies.

She denied having a brother Jon Jon.

When confronted with more incriminating evidence, she lied again. “oh it is from a disreputable website”

When NAILED, over-exposed and all loopholes for more lies closed by the release of the petition against her, she still lied, “ oh, it is from those who do not want be to be part of Jonathan’s transformational program.”

When told that the leaks predated her joining Jonathan, she yet lied again, “people want to damage Jonathan and I.”

This woman has lost every iota of respect that we previously had for her.

Coming up, THE OKONJOS EXPOSED. From Ngozi Okonjo Iweala the Criminal, to her looting family,. Chi Chi, Njideka etc. Expect an explosive piece.

@PastorTrueword

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala should use the same record to clear her name. If you are a pastor for real stop aupporting corruption

ANARUAGU THE DELUDED LUNATIC AND COWARD RANTS

Anaruagu, where is the proof that El Rufai awarded any contract to "Jon Jon"? Where is the proof that Mrs NOI influenced El Rufai into awarding contracts to this mysterious "Jon Jon"? Freedom of Information Act guarantees that you can request details of the alleged contract and be able to ascertain the true facts for yourself.Resorting to wild unproven allegations against Mrs NOI and El Rufai is utter lunacy especially for one who claims to be a Barrister, Solicitor,Attorney etc and for one who prides himself as the "Truth Machine".And if you are indeed the "Truth Machine" could you please reveal the truth about yourself to enable us address you personally? Hiding behind the anonymity of your computer to falsely accuse folks of heinous crimes is not just morally repugnant but makes you a stupid coward.Do us all a favour Mr and drop dead.

ILLEGAL CONTRACT IS STEALING

PASTOR FALSE ALARM GET IT! That the fraud went through a third party (Liar El-Rufia) does not make it clean. If you are a Solicitor you should also be thinking about IMPROPER INFLUENCE, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, ABUSE OF OFFICE and Quid pro quo (Latin for scratch my back, I scratch your back). To break it down in your native language, it is EGUNJE..

When a public contract is awarded in violation of the due process regulation (just like The Thief Ngozi Okonjo Iweala did), the contract will be designated as illegal. Your idol Ngozi Okonjo Iweala COMMITTED A CRIME!! She is officially a criminal just like the rest of them. She has lost all moral authority to lead and the face to talk against corruption.
She lied about it because she knew that what she did was ILLEGAL. Due process requires competitive bidding that should not be violated not only when a contract is awarded without advertisement for bidding but also when executed at an inflated price

which way nigeria

Which way nigeria,which way nigeria,which way 2 go

@Boka Haram

you are such a stupid being for uttering such words against our Allah (SWT) Prophet Muhammad (SAW),Islam and Muslims. From your stupid utterances we can deduce who is brainwashed. Seek repentance or Sit back and wait for Allah's wrath to visit you for this act of blasphemy, for it can only be delayed but will surely come to you.

Ndi ofe nmanu. Ahmed 11 is yoruba in disguise!

SR campaign against El Rufai is based on pure racism while campaign against Okonjo Iweala is based on the belief, since Awo sold out his kingdom for a finance minister's job under Gowon, that the finance minister's job is Yorubas' birthright. Yorubas have destroyed Nigeria since 1999 with their elitism, their prosperity gospel, immorality, greed, general lousiness & uselessness & islamophobia. They gave us GEJ due to their campaign of hatred against Buhari. When the conflict you people are stoking comes calling at your door, please stay & fight instead of opening your wide mouths & shouting egba mi o, and running away, as you people always do. Useless amala & oily soup eaters.

Disreputable website

The above description isn't my own, but that of the great lady Okonjo-Iweala. Corrupt people will always use every means to frustrate those who are challenging their vested interests. How best than to dent the person's credibility. Your malicious campaign against Okonjo-Iweala & El Rufai will destroy this website and malicious elements engineering it.

useless ahmed11

ibo people are 100%better than you animals who are lazy and think you can be rich and control Ng by force.they are better than your people who knows nothing except killing so that you can go to heaven.they are better than your people who can not identify a and b.let me hear you opening your silly mouth to say evvil about ibo person again.read the article again and tell me why you are stoning her,is it because she is an ibo or because you read the article and understand it? .i am sure you could not finish reading the article ,if not you would not make your nasty coment.if i may ask,did she award the contract to her brother?what is wrong in introducing a brother?.Better stop your hatred on ibos because God is with them,they are unique and special in the eyes of God.God has showered them with abundant blessings,knowledge etc.

reply to omotoba

Omotoba,i wonder if you really read the article very well before drawing a conclusion about Dr okonjo Iwela,or is it just out of hatred that you wrote that.if i may ask,what has her being an igbo woman got to do with the report?.please,learn to concentrate on the topic.May i advice that you learn to respect your mother.if she introduced a brother for a contract ,what is wrong about that?its left for the man in charge of awarding contracts to qualify or disqualify an applicant.did Ngozi award the contract to his brother?.May we learn to be focus on our arguemment,let us not be biased in our argument.i pray that tribe and religion will not be a measure in our argument.May God bless Nigeria.

reply to omotoba

Omotoba,i wonder if you really read the article very well before drawing a conclusion about Dr okonjo Iwela,or is it just out of hatred that you wrote that.if i may ask,what has her being an igbo woman got to do with the report?.please,learn to concentrate on the topic.May i advice that you learn to respect your mother.if she introduced a brother for a contract ,what is wrong about that?its left for the man in charge of awarding contracts to qualify or disqualify an applicant.did Ngozi award the contract to his brother?.May we learn to be focus on our arguemment,let us not be biased in our argument.i pray that tribe and religion will not be a measure in our argument.May God bless Nigeria.

Is Allah disable?

Like Mohammed the founder of Islam, all Islamic leaders are criminals who use Islamic ideology to create artificial poverty to enable them remain in power forever. Islamic politicians have destroyed the education system in Nigeria to bring down everyone to the level of their beggers so they can easily manipulate people by giving them alms and promising them 7 virgins in heaven as if Allah's kingdom is an arena for promiscuity. Muslims are so brainwsahed that they can't ask their Immams who send them to commit suicides against unbelievers, why the Almighty Allah is incapable of doing something itself

As far as i am concerned no

As far as i am concerned no amount of cheap smear can be able to dent this woman's credibility. Afterall no Minister can approve and award a contract of $50M to any person or group without Approval from the Executive Council. Moreover, during her first stint, Due Process was very active. I know that no contract of certain amount that does not pass through the Due process office. Our Hatred and malicious envy will not make us to season with out senses. If everybody that goes into Government is deemed as corrupt, it then means there is no hope for this country. Our attitude and perception must change before we make progress as a country.

LETS FACE THE FACTS

How did Okonjo Iweala fare during her first stint as the Finance Minister?, what was her achievement? was there accountability and Probity during her time? During her time, States monthly allocation were duly published on National dailies, it was easy to know how much each state was collecting because she constantly put it across to Nigerians to know what their states are getting from the Federations account. Those Governors then were uncomfortable with her belief in Probity and accountability. Due process was very active then, unlike today where contracts were being given on man know man. It was after she left, the Government of Obasanjo embarked on the NIPP project where Billions of Dollars contracts were awarded without due process as alledged by the House Probe panel.

corruption in nigeria.

President Goodluck Janathan would ever remain an icon and remembered if he pushes every stone to uproot corruption. Even if it has to do with touching all past political rogues, let him do it. That's what we want.

@Ahmed11, you must be son of

@Ahmed11, you must be son of a cow, it is your useless tribe that brought this country to backwardness. You open your stinking rotten mouth to insult hardworking people like the Igbos, you bastard son of a cow.

the americans sef whats their own

Its good for some of these ppl. Chamba ppl ave a sayin that the stomach is not only for food but to keep word inside also. Its a shame this is more than ridicule cos some of them r actually guilty. As for enemies of Nigeria well God will rout them one by one

The problem is not only in

The problem is not only in Nigeria, but the whole of Africa, the judicial systems has failed on their mandate. I will be deceiving myself to say that things will get better. It is only a fool that will believe when he is hungry that he will eat food, when there is no pot in the fire. The selfishness of human is leading them to their destruction. All the past leaders and their cabinets are corrupt, no matter how sincere they may appear, from el-rufia, solodu, ribadu, okonjo, name them. All of them are corrupt. The sad things is their family are abroad enjoying the self sacrifices of other leaders, when they are not willing to do same. WHO WILL SAVE NIGERIA. God will surely punish all of them one day. If they escape the judicial system, they will never escape God’s Punishment. They will reap what they sow. EVERLASTING PUNISHEMENT.

Look at Nigerian deplorable

Look at Nigerian deplorable situation, no schools, no good road, no infrastructure, no electricity, no hospitals, no basic amenities. The only fast growing product is Militants in Niger Delta, Boko Hamra in North, and Area Boys in the West. They are really into business, at least government is willing to negotiate with them, and pay them money enough to take care of their necessities for a long time, in agreement to temporarily drop their weapon, when they fail to pay them, they suffer the consequences with bombings and kidnapping. the sad this is the poor are the ones being kidnapped, if they are touching those corrupt politicians and their family, they would have think twice in their inhuman act.

There is no educated person

There is no educated person after spending 6 years in primary school, 6 years in secondary school, 4 years in university (assuming there is no strike), one year of NYSC services and gainfully employed will be willing to kill himself for anybody, in the name of religion. In the case where a man is 30-34 years of age, with no future in sight, not sure where the next meal, such a man will be easily brainwashed thinking that killing is the solution, at least to get him something.

It is such a sad note that no

It is such a sad note that no ruler no matter how sincere they appear is will to make sacrifice to bring development to Nigeria. It is considered that the best form of investment is in education. Where is the education system in Nigeria, what are the youth learning in the ill functioning schools in Nigeria. It is a pity that the leader forgets that the result of violence is causing the massive uneducated citizens.

It is such a sad note that no

It is such a sad note that no ruler no matter how sincere they appear is will to make sacrifice to bring development to Nigeria. It is considered that the best form of investment is in education. Where is the education system in Nigeria, what are the youth learning in the ill functioning schools in Nigeria. It is a pity that the leader forgets that the result of violence is causing the massive uneducated citizens.

TALK IS CHEAP THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

REVOLUTION IS THE WAY FORWARD CLOSE THE BORDERS TO THEM CORRUPTS OFFICIALS THEY HAVE A LOT TO ANSWER ENOUGH IS ENOUGH TO THE STREETS OH COMPATRIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did the brother deliver? Any

Did the brother deliver? Any evidence of corruption? Sometimes it is better to use those you know to carry out important projects. If they fail, you pull off their ears and throw them to the dogs, while you join them at a later date (prison) under a good justice system. If they succeed, you give them a pat on the back for a job well done and share the entitlements, while waiting for brighter days ahead.

In Nigeria, if you give government contracts to your friends or people referred to you, as soon as the money is disbursed for the projects, they jet away to the west with the money in company of their girlfriends. You are likely to be told "oga" left for London last night when you call their offices the next day.

What a pity this country is

What a pity this country is in a state of organized chaos its only a matters of time before this time bomb Nigeria explodes.Its high time the youths of this country decide enough is enough.The global world has a major role to play simple-close their borders to these corrupt fools freeze their foreign accounts and try them at the world court for corrupt practices and negligence of duty which has led to loss of life and properties.This is just UNTHINKABLE!!!!!!!! TO THE STREETS OH COMPATRIOTS DOWN WITH THE LOOSERS WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD THIS WHOLE SHIT IS NAUSEATING A REVOLUTION IS THE ANSWER OUR LEADERS HAVE WANTONLY FAILED US WE MUST REDEEM OUR SELVES THAT IS THE ONLY WAY HOW CAN A FEW PEOPLE HOLD OVER 140MILLION PEOPLE TO RANSOM IT BEATS MY IMAGINATION GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE COME TO OUR AID LEST WE BECOME A WASTED GENERATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

''jonjon"

Nigeria, failing. Have anyone heard AKA OR Nickname before. Go back and read the report. SR did not write it, These "jonjon" here defending the corruption. Read more of the wikileaks cable and weep for your country. Nigeria in finished.Did these defender read the Wikileaks cables? Who is ruling Nigeria, all , I mean all our leaders from Olusegun Obansanjo,the Oni, Governors, Labour Leaders, Sanators etc are running to the US Emmbassy in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Kadunna to report themselves. When did Nigeria become a colony of the United State? WOW.
Okonjo Iweala is talking about removing oil subsidy that help nigerians get to whatever market our mothers trade. Enriching her family and we are here defending her. She should be let go immidiately. President Jonathan is not good for Nigeria. PDP is not good for Nigeria. God Bless Nigeria.

IWEALA LIES & DENIES IT.

 What do we expect iweala to do? she has done her homework & seen that she can issue a silly statement to deny secret evidence as america not willing to jeopardize their cash cow corrupt state, Nigeria, will not substantiate the source of evidence in court.

just like the case of corrupt despot leaders saddam hussein & Gaddafi the corrupt politicians here are being proctected by their colonial masters & we should remember that this secret leaks were never intended to be made public but for Julius Assange

SR is this article actually

SR is this article actually on Ngozi or you are just trying to be sensational and sectional. Such journalism is not good for anyone. we expect truth not to just be a resounding cymbal.

SR is this article actually

SR is this article actually on Ngozi or you are just trying to be sensational and sectional. Such journalism is not good for anyone. we expect truth not to just be a resounding cymbal.