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Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by aloyemeka1: 9:23pm On Sep 10, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Response to Sahara Reporters Story: WikiLeaks: Okonjo-Iweala Ferried $50 Million Jobs To Brother



Yesterday, Sahara Reporters put up a story on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Find it here. The minister has seen it and denies the story. She says it's a smear campaign and her office has released a response to the story.

This reference to Dr Okonjo-Iweala in this story lacks substance and credibility. It is based on two sentences in the Wikileaks cable uttered by an unidentified person alleging that Dr Okonjo-Iweala “steered” contracts worth $50m contract to her brother for “consulting work” in 2004.

First, the minister has no brother called Jon-Jon, as the alleged “brother” is identified in the story.
Second, no brother of the minister was awarded any such “consulting” contract for as alleged.


Third, as Minister of Finance in the Obasanjo government, Dr Okonjo-Iweala earned a name as a public servant of impeccable integrity who kept away from contracts and had no interest in dealing with contractors.

Fourth, this “revelation” obviously refers to a previous allegation about one of her brothers which was thoroughly investigated and discredited because it was found to have originated from vested interests. It is shocking that something that was discredited so long ago is being rehashed.

It would therefore be extremely unwise to give credence to such a flippant statement by an unknown and unconfirmed source. The story is simply a “tales by moonlight” account by an unknown source about something that never happened.

It is also important to note that one of the many reasons Dr Okonjo-Iweala enjoys such a high standing internationally is the fact that she has been thoroughly investigated and cleared by the most respected security agencies in the world.

With Okonjo-Iweala what you see is what you get. Anything else is fiction.

Paul C Nwabuikwu
Senior Special Assistant to Coordinating Minister for the Economy/Minister of Finance

http://lindaikeji.blogspot.com/2011/09/response-to-sahara-reporters-story.html#more

http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art201109111544018
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by Beaf: 9:33pm On Sep 10, 2011
First, the minister has no brother called Jon-Jon, as the alleged “brother” is identified in the story.
Second, no brother of the minister was awarded any such “consulting” contract for as alleged.

Sahara Reporters is better known for lies and tales for id!ots. They are as useless as used toilet roll.
The fake pic below is also courtesy Sahara Reporters. Shame.



http://saharareporters.com/photo/photonews-jonathans-declaration-when-jonathan-women-met-goodluck-men
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by 4Play(m): 9:37pm On Sep 10, 2011
I think we need more details. Who is this man known as JonJon? What are the details of this consultancy contract?
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by Kobojunkie: 9:39pm On Sep 10, 2011
aloy/emeka:


Fourth, this “revelation” obviously refers to a previous allegation about one of her brothers which was thoroughly investigated and discredited because it was found to have originated from vested interests. It is shocking that something that was discredited so long ago is being rehashed.

Where are the details of this. Who investigated this? Who discredited this? When?
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by aloyemeka1: 9:47pm On Sep 10, 2011
SaharaReports is the most unreliable source of news in the world and I think they lost their credibility due to undue desire to hit headlines. I will rather believe a story from encomium or Nairaland than Saharareports.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by naijaking1: 9:49pm On Sep 10, 2011
Kobojunkie:

Where are the details of this. Who investigated this? Who discredited this? When?

Go find out, come back and tell us.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by Kobojunkie: 10:09pm On Sep 10, 2011
Again,

aloy/emeka:


Fourth, this “revelation” obviously refers to a previous allegation about one of her brothers which was thoroughly investigated and discredited because it was found to have originated from vested interests. It is shocking that something that was discredited so long ago is being rehashed.

Where are the details of this. Who investigated this? Who discredited this? When?
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by lastpage: 10:27pm On Sep 10, 2011
Make somebori answer now?

We shouldn't just believe S.R just because they said so NIETHER should we believe some other "P.R. Manager" just because he is trying to save his job! shocked

Show us the money details! wink grin

Nigeria sha, the more you look, the less you see! sad shocked
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by Kobojunkie: 10:32pm On Sep 10, 2011
This revelation DID NOT come from S.R but from Wikileaks, as we are informed in both the S.R article, and other media reports on this. 

http://wikileaks.org/cable/2006/02/06ABUJA483.html

Attacking S.R for making the existence of this leak known is ridiculous!
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by lastpage: 10:49pm On Sep 10, 2011
^^^^^Thank YOU very much!

Seems folks are also guilty of the same thing they accuse S.R. of - PhD syndrome! shocked

As they say, "focus on the message, dont kill the messenger"! wink
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by aloyemeka1: 10:53pm On Sep 10, 2011
Kobojunkie:

This revelation DID NOT come from S.R but from Wikileaks, as we are informed in both the S.R article, and other media reports on this. 

http://wikileaks.org/cable/2006/02/06ABUJA483.html

Attacking S.R for making the existence of this leak known is ridiculous!

Saharareports has a reputation of creating falsehood. Last month, it was Dora who built multimillion dollar mansion on NafDac piece of land. They failed to investigate on how Igbo people allocate lands for homes in their culture before they fabricated the story. SR has aired over 2000 false stories till date. So whats ridiculous about calling their credibility to question?

Coming from WikiLeaks does not make it credible either. If you seek the truth, why not ask why Ambassador Campbell who created these gossips did not mention Atiku[his bosom] friend at all?. Obasanjo has repeatedly denied involvement with Suntrust but Campbell continues to tie him to it. He was obviously speaking for Atiku.
Since you are obsessed with asking for who. Did you ask for who was awarded the contract in the first place whether he/she is related to Ngozi or not?.  $50M contract awarded by Ngozi Iweala and Obasanjo had no clue?
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by Kobojunkie: 11:00pm On Sep 10, 2011
lastpage:

^^^^^Thank YOU very much!

Seems folks are also guilty of the same thing they accuse S.R. of - PhD syndrome! shocked

As they say, "focus on the message, dont kill the messenger"! wink

Nna na wa ooO!!! See how people don dey already jump to accuse S.R as if it manufactured the story, even after being informed of where the story came from. What peaks my interest in this is Nigerians were unaware of all that went down, until this leak. But now to distract from the message, we now have another meaningless "MY SOURCE IS BETTER THAN YOURS" idiocy, rather than ensuring we get the truth even in this.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by 2mch(m): 11:51pm On Sep 10, 2011
This response was very unnecessary. Any government official can oil farida's pocket and investigations will suddenly become unfounded. I believe Wikileaks because the American government has spies in every sector of every country. They have files on every country and their source of power is information. Not weapons or technology. America, China, and Russia are the biggest spy countries in the world, and guess what? They are power brokers. Information is key, you can build and destroy. Wikileaks was classified information and was never to be made public. Nigerian government are so concerned about stealing that they neglect national security. Foreign governments having this kind of information on politicians in a country is very deadly. The foreign governments use this knowledge to blackmail corrupt politicians into doing their bidding's. Imagine Shell's power on these corrupt politicians based on what they know. She has been exposed, she should just keep it moving and not try to justify. As for "Jon-Jon", how is any Nigerian not from her immediate family or immediate working environment supposed to know her brother's pet name? .
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by wesley80(m): 12:09am On Sep 11, 2011
Most of the Celebrated Wikileak accusations are assumptions and hearsay and would be taken with a pinch of salt by anyone with functional head. Imagine tagging someone as corrupt based on unsubtantiated accusation from someone like Uzor Kalu!
What we have are just the thoughts of individuals being accepted as hard facts by a cynical mob and it doesnt surprise me one bit judging by the cult following SR enjoys from cynics.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by peckhamboi: 12:15am On Sep 11, 2011
Corruption: WikiLeaks fingers Okonjo-Iweala, el-Rufai, Anenih, govs, others


http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art20110910317779
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by aloyemeka1: 12:15am On Sep 11, 2011
2mch:

This response was very unnecessary. Any government official can oil farida's pocket and investigations will suddenly become unfounded. I believe Wikileaks because the American government has spies in every sector of every country. They have files on every country and their source of power is information. Not weapons or technology. America, China, and Russia are the biggest spy countries in the world, and guess what? They are power brokers. Information is key, you can build and destroy. Wikileaks was classified information and was never to be made public. Nigerian government are so concerned about stealing that they neglect national security. Foreign governments having this kind of information on politicians in a country is very deadly. The foreign governments use this knowledge to blackmail corrupt politicians into doing their bidding's. Imagine Shell's power on these corrupt politicians based on what they know. She has been exposed, she should just keep it moving and not try to justify. As for "Jon-Jon", how is any Nigerian not from her immediate family or immediate working environment supposed to know her brother's pet name? .

Wikileaks has nothing to do with United States abeg. The so called ambassador vomited what he "heard" from city gossip but cleverly refused to vomit something about Atiku because Atiku is so clean that Jesus called him a man after His own heart. All the information contained in wikileaks is to be taken with a pinch of salt because it is more like the anthology of government gossip .
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by 2mch(m): 12:18am On Sep 11, 2011
aloy/emeka:

Wikileaks has nothing to do with United States abeg. The so called ambassador vomited what he "heard" from city gossip but cleverly refused to vomit something about Atiku because Atiku is so clean that Jesus called him a man after His own heart. All the information contained in wikileaks is to be taken with a pinch of salt because it is more like the anthology of government gossip .
hahahahha, that bolded comment just means i dont need to respond to this. You dont even know what you are saying. Gossip? Spies are not gossip. America documents everything, if you dont know you better know that now. If Okonjo was in world bank and she got in their way, they would have used this information all the same.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by aloyemeka1: 12:20am On Sep 11, 2011
2mch:

hahahahha, that bolded comment just means i dont need to respond to this. You dont even know what you are saying. Gossip? Spies are not gossip. America documents everything, if you dont know you better know that now. If Okonjo was in world bank and she got in their way, they would have used this information all the same.

Yes, the same wikileaks that released millions of information based on hearsay on the US govt?. Wikileaks has nothing to do with the US govt my friend.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by EkoIle1: 12:28am On Sep 11, 2011
See vague  idiotic denial.

Who are these clowns fooling.

1. Who investigated her and what best security agency in the world investigated her?

2. What is her brother's real name

3. She was in charge of the debt buy back deal and it's safe to conclude that she has ample knowledge about who she awarded the contract to. Naming who she awarded the contact to in this dumb denial should have occupied the first paragraph.

4 why is it so hard for them to just tell nigerians who she gave the contact to and till she fess up, this story is getting buried. she is is either corrupt and deceptive or just plain dumb and gutless.

This is a wikileaks revelation that has nothing to do with sahara reporters, but I'm glad that the usual worthless swamp rat and his moronic friends are out to entertain us with their idiocy and mental deficiencies.

These clowns really know how to insult and take us for granted. Nigerians have concerns about her dealings and instead of stepping out to explain to Nigeria's her part and set the record straight, she sent some paper pusher to insult us with some half baked story. This is really pathetic.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by cap28: 12:50am On Sep 11, 2011
nigeria is a haven for criminals because 90% of its people are ignorant, semi- literate and docile, a senior govt official is involved in a $50 million scandal and instead of being up in arms about this, delusional i.diots start making excuses for these scumbags, in the UK MP's go to jail for fiddling their expenses for £10,000 - in nigeria where the average person does not have access to jobs, decent accommodation, electricity and food shameless leaders loot the nigerian treasury with impunity and the semi literate nigerian populace runs to defend them.

It must be heaven being a nigerian looter leader - you can loot to your heart's content because no punishment awaits you at the end of it - there is absolutely no hope for nigeria as long as these criminals are allowed to continue on their looting jamboree.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by cap28: 1:02am On Sep 11, 2011
what these dumb nigerian looter leaders dont understand is that the american and british intelligence services have had them under surveillance for years, every conversation that nigerian politicians have is documented , every dodgy deal is recorded, nigeria is crawling with CIA, MI6 and Mossad people, this kind of information comes in handy when the respective govts of those services wish to blackmail the nigerian govt. I suspect that this information is coming out now because of nigeria's dealings with china, this is america's way of threatening these fools, if nigeria continues to move forward with these their chinese deals they can expect a "humanitarian intervention" from NATO just like the one that is happening in libya.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by obowunmi(m): 1:23am On Sep 11, 2011
Cap28 is on point.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by Kobojunkie: 1:37am On Sep 11, 2011
hm . . .  These leaks are surfacing now because of Nigeria's dealings with China? So, would it also be the case that British leaks, and US/American leaks are also coming out now, from the very same source, because of their dealings with China?  lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by Nobody: 1:42am On Sep 11, 2011
aloy/emeka:

Wikileaks has nothing to do with United States abeg.[i][/i][color=#990000][/color]

WHAT
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by HighChief4(m): 2:29am On Sep 11, 2011
Kobojunkie:

hm . . . These leaks are surfacing now because of Nigeria's dealings with China? So, would it also be the case that British leaks, and US/American leaks are also coming out now, from the very same source, because of their dealings with China? lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

Shuut the fuckkkp up!! We all know how much you hate this woman and never blved in her. So you are so biased and will never be rational in your reasoning
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by Kobojunkie: 2:34am On Sep 11, 2011
High_Chief:

Shuut the fuckkkp up!! We all know how much you hate this woman and never blved in her. So you are so biased and will never be rational in your reasoning

Yes, I bet you do. . . . In fact na me be wikileaks . . .  I am the one responsible for this surfacing now . . . You and your mind-reading abilities. . . . you know how much I hate her. Go on now with your typical Nigerian bad self . . ,  ! grin grin grin

The sad part of all this is you are probably the sharpest from your stock . . . . ***shudders*** cry cry cry
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by zikclassiq(m): 2:34am On Sep 11, 2011
"Na wa o 4 dis wiki leaks sef". They just want to tarnish her image. But Ngozi, no mind them, u hear?
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by manny4life(m): 2:48am On Sep 11, 2011
Was this not how the Dr. Okonjo was supposed to have had a cut from the debt deal, yet this is from Wikileaks ? Meanwhile, when Dr. Iweala negotiated this deal from Paris club, they claimed her brother owned Paris club. What nonsense. Every effort to tarnish her image. This was a cable between U.S. Embassy and Dept of State, what are the odds that the news that Ambassador Sanders classified was actually true?
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by aloyemeka1: 2:50am On Sep 11, 2011
Eko Ile:

See vague  idiotic denial.

Who are these clowns fooling.

1. Who investigated her and what best security agency in the world investigated her?

2. What is her brother's real name

3. She was in charge of the debt buy back deal and it's safe to conclude that she has ample knowledge about who she awarded the contract to. Naming who she awarded the contact to in this dumb denial should have occupied the first paragraph.

4 why is it so hard for them to just tell nigerians who she gave the contact to and till she fess up, this story is getting buried. she is is either corrupt and deceptive or just plain dumb and gutless.

This is a wikileaks revelation that has nothing to do with sahara reporters, but I'm glad that the usual worthless swamp rat and his moronic friends are out to entertain us with their idiocy and mental deficiencies.

These clowns really know how to insult and take us for granted. Nigerians have concerns about her dealings and instead of stepping out to explain to Nigeria's her part and set the record straight, she sent some paper pusher to insult us with some half baked story. This is really pathetic.

So you believe the allegation by wikileaks,abi?. Do you also believe the allegation by the same wikileaks against Yorubas by the crackhead known as Mr Spiff?

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-756023.0.html
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by htajz: 2:55am On Sep 11, 2011
why did she bother replying , every sensible nigerian knows wikilwaks and saharareporters are just rumour mongers, if she was currupt she would never had passed screening excercise to become world bank president.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by manny4life(m): 2:58am On Sep 11, 2011
htajz:

why did she bother replying , every sensible nigerian knows wikilwaks and saharareporters are just rumour mongers, if she was currupt she would never had passed screening excercise to become world bank president.


THANK YOU, She had all these ill in her cupboard, yet the WBG Board of Governors approved her to be an Execuitve Managing Director at WBG. I guess Dr. Zoellich was blind on this one. Please Wikileak or whatever is just a hear say organization.
Re: Okonju Iweala Responds To Wikileaks Scandal by Kobojunkie: 2:59am On Sep 11, 2011
htajz:

why did she bother replying , every sensible nigerian knows wikilwaks and saharareporters are just rumour mongers, if she was currupt she would never had passed screening excercise to become world bank president.
^^^ If we followed your logic for a second there, then Obansanjo is absolutely clean since he passed UN screening exercise to become a UN representative then?  undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided

We should now consider UN, and World bank screening as absolutes when it comes to how clean/dirty any of our politicians/public officials are. No need for our own EFCC investigating them huh? sounds like a good plan! undecided grin grin grin grin

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