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U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by youngies(m): 9:20am On May 26, 2012
Just as the Goodluck Jonathan administration is facing mounting scrutiny at home over an illegal payment of N155 billion to cronies and associates of government officials on a presidential order, the United States of America has delivered a stringent critique of the government's anti-graft effort.

In its year 2011 report on global human rights released Thursday by the State Department, the U.S. said the three tiers of the Nigerian government was ridden with "massive, widespread and pervasive corruption," that failed to receive appropriate punitive response from the authorities.

"The law provides criminal penalties for official corruption; however, the government did not implement the law effectively, and officials frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity," the report, submitted by Secretary of States, Hillary Clinton, to the U.S. Congress said.

"Massive, widespread, and pervasive corruption affected all levels of government and the security forces," it continued.

The report, an X-ray of human rights abuses ranging from extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrest and detention, free press abuses, to cases of graft worldwide, comes as the Jonathan administration is being linked to a scandalous funneling of public funds to shady associates of officials, amid multiple cases of official corruption in the fuel subsidy and pension funds unearthed by the National Assembly.

In details published by this website, partly based on court papers from the US state of New York and PREMIUM TIMES' investigation of the deal, Mr. Jonathan allegedly authorized the illegal transfer of N155 billion to a former petroleum minister, Dan Etete, convicted of money laundering.

The elaborate corruption scheme, also involving two government ministers, those for Justice and Finance (minister of state) - Mohammed Adoke and Yerima Ngama, triggered multiple disbursement of the money into several account held by figures linked to government officials.

Since the stories broke out this week, government officials have maintained a defeaning silence, refusing to explain their roles in the scandal.

The disclosures came as the government faced growing calls from opposition, rights group, and the media for the prosecution of officials indicted in the fuel subsidy fraud involving more than N2 trillion.

More: http://channelkoos.com/index.php/news/1625-us-delivers-damning-verdict-on-jonathans-anti-corruption-war
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by Gbawe: 9:51am On May 26, 2012
100% correct. What the USA remains too diplomatic to say against the Nigerian Government is the very obvious reason things have worsened drastically i.e this is a very corrupt Government with many members (eg Adoke Bello) too deeply involved with corruption to offer anything but rhetoric.



In its year 2011 report on global human rights released Thursday by the State Department, the U.S. said the three tiers of the Nigerian government was ridden with "massive, widespread and pervasive corruption," that failed to receive appropriate punitive response from the authorities.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by Kobojunkie: 10:00am On May 26, 2012
"The law provides criminal penalties for official corruption; however, the government did not implement the law effectively, and officials frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity," the report, submitted by Secretary of States, Hillary Clinton, to the U.S. Congress said.
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Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by inspirenet: 10:17am On May 26, 2012
hmm.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by doctokwus: 10:48am On May 26, 2012
Under Obj,corruption was very big& of growing concern;but under GEJ it has reached epidemic proportions;its as if money is just being printed by d cbn to b disbursed to any person in position of authority,to make matters worse,d EFCC has become comatose& d judiciary for d highest bidder;arraignment in court for corruption related activities by d EFCC has bn a status symbol of how big u av embezzled.

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Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by Boyloaf(m): 12:47pm On May 26, 2012
gej is nt capable pls
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by deandavid(m): 1:46pm On May 26, 2012
Boyloaf: gej is nt capable pls
not capable? Or he is even the chief corrupt officer in charge. And we cnt do anything abt it. SMFHIS.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by obailala(m): 1:51pm On May 26, 2012
doctokwus: Under Obj,corruption was a very big& of growing concern;but under GEJ it has reached epidemic proportions;its as if money is just being printed by d cbn to b disbursed to any person in position of authority,to make matters worse,d EFCC has become comatose& d judiciary for d highest bidder;arraignment in court for corruption related activities by d EFCC has bn a status symbol of how big u av embezzled.

OBJ was a feared man and massive corruption existed in his time only because he himself was corrupt and he permitted his cronies to be corrupt. On the other hand, GEJ instead of being feared, he is rather the one that fears everybody. In addition to his inability to instill fear on anyone, he is also corrupt; such a terrible combination.

What we see today in Nigeria is 'free for all looting' with a blessed assurance that they will never be caught or punished if caught.

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Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by ebamma(m): 1:53pm On May 26, 2012
i can see why usa didn't support mrs iweala's world bank presidency bid

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Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by Nobody: 1:53pm On May 26, 2012
No,no,no... You're all missing the message. What the U.S has plainly told "those" that CAN change Nigeria is "If you wipe out this Govt Tomorrow,trust me, if you won't miss em, we won't miss em.". Its coming. Its been signed with that report from Hilary Clinton's office.Na to seal and deliver am remain.

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Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by Ideasroole: 1:53pm On May 26, 2012
shocked shocked :oHmmmm! Isnt the labour of our heroes past, failing before our own very eyes already? It is well with you NIGERIA.

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Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by Gbawe: 1:57pm On May 26, 2012
obailala:

OBJ was a feared man and massive corruption existed in his time only because he himself was corrupt and he permitted his cronies to be corrupt. On the other hand, GEJ instead of being feared, he is the one that fears everybody. In addition to his inability to instill fear on anyone, he is also corrupt; such a terrible combination.

What we see today in Nigeria is 'free for all looting' with a blessed assurance that they will never be caught or punished if caught.

Superb analysis. OBJ was grotesquely corrupt but , as you stated, corruption was a partisan affair under him in that some were allowed to be corrupt but not everyone and not everywhere . Very bad but ultimately not as bad as what obtains today where a corrupt, weak and totally compromised President is encouraging the sort of wanton corruption and "free for all looting", everywhere, that will destroy the nation. The perfect example is provided by what obtained in the fuel subsidy sector under OBJ and GEJ respectively.

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Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by prinxard(m): 1:59pm On May 26, 2012
e don become religion for here na!..u.s didnt need to give that verdict...its like a religious practice over here in naija..no be today na!
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by Ideasroole: 1:59pm On May 26, 2012
obailala:

OBJ was a feared man and massive corruption existed in his time only because he himself was corrupt and he permitted his cronies to be corrupt. On the other hand, GEJ instead of being feared, he is rather the one that fears everybody. In addition to his inability to instill fear on anyone, he is also corrupt; such a terrible combination.

What we see today in Nigeria is 'free for all looting' with a blessed assurance that they will never be caught or punished if caught.
Reminds one of the Gowon and Shagari eras, when corruption was also on the high side.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by Ideasroole: 2:00pm On May 26, 2012
obailala:

GEJ instead of being feared, he is rather the one that fears everybody. In addition to his inability to instill fear on anyone, he is also corrupt; such a terrible combination.

What we see today in Nigeria is 'free for all looting' with a blessed assurance that they will never be caught or punished if caught.
Reminds one of the Gowon and Shagari eras, when corruption was also on the high side.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by PeterKbaba: 2:01pm On May 26, 2012
YOU WONDER WHY YORUBAS ARE SO RESPECTED IN THE WORLD... YORUBA IS NOT A LANGUAGE, BUT A RELIGION


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oye-hUO5bNU&feature=related
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by kaiter: 2:06pm On May 26, 2012
What we see today in Nigeria is 'free for all looting' with a blessed assurance that they will never be caught or punished if caught.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by najoke: 2:07pm On May 26, 2012
Where is that fo.ol called rotten Beaf,come and comment on this abi the US na yoruba or igbo abi housa dt does not like ur papa jona goat
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by moderattor: 2:09pm On May 26, 2012
if GEJ was so currupt, he wouldn't be weak
as that will counter his own moves.
He would need to arrest some, intimidate some , wipe out a village or two in order to cover his own tracks.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by kingpins(m): 2:13pm On May 26, 2012
Where are the GEJ apologist? Some of you who are now shouting foul are the people that have been defending him. Now you are accepting because America said so but not fellow Nigerians. Using religious ans tribal differences to defend him. May God help us all.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by phadat(m): 2:13pm On May 26, 2012
Seriously this guys are not capable this country needs a change in mental attitude in all ramifications ,all we get to hear are cases of looting corrupt officials maiming WTF mtcheew
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by slimming: 2:16pm On May 26, 2012
If you're not corrupt but surrounded yourself will corrupt fellow, then you are corrupt by their activities.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by honeric01(m): 2:16pm On May 26, 2012
But this same US govt supported the election of these criminals, didn't they? they said it was the freest and fairest election Nigeria ever conducted even though they knew it was all about bribing and votes purchasing.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by SimonAndal(m): 2:16pm On May 26, 2012
Apart from my neighbour that has zero sperm count, GEJ's is the most impotent man I've had the misfortune to know.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by jamace(m): 2:17pm On May 26, 2012
The report is very true.

I have watched disappointedly how GEJ has been handling issue of corruption in his govt. Sadly, GEJ has yielded 100% to the whims and caprices of the old crooks who have remained kingmakers in Nigeria's political corridor. Those old crooks must have convinced GEJ that "Nigeria is not worth dying for" and should "chop your own and go".

It is really sad that GEJ who displayed so much religiousity, moving from one pastor to another and one church to another, looking for God's favour during his campaign for leadership of this country now exhibits ungodly governance. I am sure those pastors who laid hands on GEJ's head for God's blessing must be disappointed by now.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by donpeluchi(m): 2:18pm On May 26, 2012
It's quite obvious, we dont need the US to tell us
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by sheyguy: 2:20pm On May 26, 2012
Clinton must av some yoruba/hausa blood flowing in her veins to be associated with this kind of report . . . Lol
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by MrGlobe(m): 2:22pm On May 26, 2012
doctokwus: Under Obj,corruption was a very big& of growing concern;but under GEJ it has reached epidemic proportions;its as if money is just being printed by d cbn to b disbursed to any person in position of authority,to make matters worse,d EFCC has become comatose& d judiciary for d highest bidder;arraignment in court for corruption related activities by d EFCC has bn a status symbol of how big u av embezzled.
In addition to your brilliant comment, the 2011 election was characterized by massive bribery. It was the period when The Nigeria reserve emptied at 0 dollars. So much money was being passed around. Also in the history of corruption in Nigeria, No single minister or all minsters has embezzled the tpye of money Diezzanni Allsion Madueke has embezzled which nearly plunged Nigeria into crises. And jonathan has turned deaf ears to legitimate calls for her sack. The US has said what ever Nigerian already knows. God will help us see it through to 2015.

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Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by prinxard(m): 2:22pm On May 26, 2012
donpeluchi: It's quite obvious, we dont need the US to tell us
guy u get football sense jor!
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by Domaro: 2:22pm On May 26, 2012
GEJ, true true, u no try
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by moderattor: 2:23pm On May 26, 2012
phadat: Seriously this guys are not capable this country needs a change in mental attitude in all ramifications ,all we get to hear are cases of looting corrupt officials maiming WTF mtcheew
who are we changing them with?
Most of the youth are currupt too! See what happens in SUG elections.
I think GEJ's approach to solving the problem is best.
People are stealing successfully because people don't know those who know are intimidated not to talk.
But this time GEJ is allowing everyone freedom of speech, so Arunma Oteh can point out that Hembe didn't return the N44M he collected to attend a seminar.
People now know how much aso rock spends.
If this continues,
in 10 years it will be impossible to steal a naira from the government.
Re: U.S Delivers Damning Verdict On GEJ’s Anti-corruption War by AfroBlue(m): 2:28pm On May 26, 2012

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