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Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by aahmed112: 7:05pm On Aug 20, 2008
EFCC Arrests Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, D.G., NSE
10 minutes ago, 42 views

Director-General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, has been arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, over her role in the controversial N100million fundraiser, which she and her group claimed was meant to support the candidacy of Barack Obama, US Democratic presidential hopeful.

Onyiuke was arrested in Abuja today, following a petition written to the EFCC by the authorities of the SEC. She is currently under the custody of the EFCC.

Femi Babafemi, EFCC spokesperson, confirmed arrest.

http://thepmnews.com/2008/08/20/efcc-arrests-ndi-okereke-onyiuke-dg-nse

No be small thing o!!
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by Nobody: 7:12pm On Aug 20, 2008
Okereke arrested? Well I sidon dey look.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by McKren(m): 7:17pm On Aug 20, 2008
This woman knows that a lot of people wanted her out, and she went ahead to engage in this kind of triviality.

Well I wish her goodluck. She will only be lucky to remain in her position.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by IykeD1(m): 8:19pm On Aug 20, 2008
This may be a good development after all (Transcorp & NSE), but lets hope the charges
are real and not some BS.

Obama doesn't need Nigeria to raise money for him, he is doing more than just fine in
that arena!
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by vigasimple(m): 8:59pm On Aug 20, 2008
I think this is an example of misplaced priorities. The DG of NSE made a big mistake in this fund raising.

Secondly, it appears that Madam Ndi okereke needs to focus her attention on the business which she has been appointed to carry out.

In fairness to her the OBAMA thing is more like trying to celebrate a good thing that has come to the black race and their will be chain reaction benefits in OBAMA success.

Now to EFCC, they may have a point in arresting Madam NSE on OBAMA issues but there are 1 million rogues they should be chasing and prosecuting. WAZIRI promise she will not operate like RIBADU.

Whether or not anybody like it RIBADU is far superior to all this 'daily tracker' prosecutor.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by BigB11(m): 9:02pm On Aug 20, 2008
I think this is an example of misplaced priorities
I agree.

There is no question, her idea is stupid, but her intention may be sincere.
I do not think arresting her was necessary, but one just never know.
I'm sure that we shall all see what is behind this arrest as soon as the wind blows and the chicken ass is exposed.

The woman is just too damn old for this rubbish; I feel bad for her and I wish her the best.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by BigB11(m): 9:12pm On Aug 20, 2008
Now to EFCC, they may have a point in arresting Madam NSE on OBAMA issues but there are 1 million rogues they should be chasing and prosecuting. WAZIRI promise she will not operate like RIBADU.

You can not compare ordinary rogues to a federal government official who has disgraced the image of our nation.

Believe it or not, Obama saying "NO" to Ndi Okereke-onyuike also indirectly touches everyone of us negatively; it is a national embarrassment.
Please, do not let us get things twisted; allow Nigerian police to deal with the 1 million rogues and give EFCC a chance to focus on dealing with these federal government officials aka thieves leaders.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by Mamajama(m): 9:19pm On Aug 20, 2008
Please check United state constitution it's illegal to receive money from other countries towards campaign funds.

Not sure what her intentions were or what she plan to do with the money. You cant even contribute to a political party if you are not a United state citizen and the max you can contribute i think is $2500
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by BigB11(m): 9:32pm On Aug 20, 2008
Now to EFCC, they may have a point in arresting Madam NSE on OBAMA issues but there are 1 million rogues they should be chasing and prosecuting. WAZIRI promise she will not operate like RIBADU

Furthermore, it isn't fair to compare an outstanding soldier to an injured soldier.
Both parties do not match at all levels!
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by IykeD1(m): 9:34pm On Aug 20, 2008

Please check United state constitution it's illegal to receive money from other countries towards campaign funds.

Not sure what her intentions were or what she plan to do with the money. You can't even contribute to a political party if you are not a United state citizen and the max you can contribute i think is $2500

The legal amount is $2300. While I think she needs to go, it will really be interesting if she was arrested based
on some foolish petition or comments from someone up high, at least, the original EFCC under Ribadu did
not follow knee jerk reaction in arresting people. Come to think of it, is this even an economic crime? Couldn't they
write to her asking for explanation on the true mission of the fund raiser? Oh well, welcome to the new and improved EFCC! (sic)
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by Nigeria16: 9:43pm On Aug 20, 2008
what is  controversial about the funds. This EFCC people need international exposure.  It is normal to raise money for people. Obama is the only candidate in USA history who has decided not to raise money from  fundraiser, Mccain is using fundraiser. My God which kind country be this. Do you people need to disgrace us before the world. What would people who hear this think of us. As if we all be mumu like you.

http://.com
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by Mamajama(m): 9:47pm On Aug 20, 2008
Raising money by deception is a crime in the USA  I don't care how you ccamouflageit,  it looks like 419 to me
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by Nigeria16: 9:53pm On Aug 20, 2008
check United state constitution it's illegal to receive money  from other countries towards campaign funds.
mama where did you get that information. please point to the source. 


have you heard of the 527 group in the USA. The laws allows it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_money

it is not 419, she did what is legal. Obama said he is not recieving soft money. Mcmcain and others are collecting. just send the money to mccain period or send me the money, if una no want the money,  but mamajama, you no like this woman. I think I know who you are now,
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by Mamajama(m): 10:08pm On Aug 20, 2008
@Nigeria1@ the question is can you contribute from a foreign nation ? can you contribute if you are not a united state citizen?
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by naijaking1: 10:14pm On Aug 20, 2008
Okereke's actions on Obama fundraising were laughable and even stupid, but I hope the EFFC has a better reason for arresting her.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by cescky(m): 10:18pm On Aug 20, 2008
shocked shocked lipsrsealed
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by Nigeria16: 10:23pm On Aug 20, 2008
the answer is yes,  Why do i say so. Mccain and obama have website, where they raised most of their funds.  how do you know if some of the funds are not from outside the USA. people from all over the world are donating
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by xheggs(m): 10:43pm On Aug 20, 2008
i'm so happy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
that lady is a fraudster
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by aahmed112: 10:44pm On Aug 20, 2008
I personally think she dug her own grave. With all the politicking goin on as per perceived OBJ people, she should have bin more careful. She gave them something to capitalise on to get rid of her and they are doing just that.

So if u ask me, I'D say yes the arrest is right because she was dumb; period! What was she trying to do, be his vice president?? Just plain looking for unecessary relevance.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by Ndipe(m): 10:54pm On Aug 20, 2008
According to what I read, Obama has clearly distanced himself from the woman's fundraiser.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by Mustay(m): 10:56pm On Aug 20, 2008
What about the corporate organizations that paid millions?
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by DeepZone: 10:59pm On Aug 20, 2008
What if the fund raiser was a man, will EFCC be too quick to arrest him?
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by kingdong(m): 11:09pm On Aug 20, 2008
Ndi Okereke-Onyuike and Waziri are two jobless Nigerian sisters. Sad season indeed for our country. Okereke no see any "charity begins at home" initiative to raise money for and Waziri no see Obj, Ibori, Odili and co arrest to show seriousness in fight against the national paralyzer instead dey arrest frog wey dey ego trip.
E good for Okereke fool sha, next time she go try smarten up.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by grafikdon: 11:18pm On Aug 20, 2008
The fund raising fiasco was ill conceived and ridiculous but I hope EFCC has a better reason for her arrest. If her arrest is solely based on the Obama adventure, then the EFCC is more ridiculous than the fund raising Xtravaganza. This country sure has a multitude of imbeciles running unfettered.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by vicade(m): 11:20pm On Aug 20, 2008
"Okereke-Onyiuke, in a telephone conversation with one of our correspondents, however said that the fundraiser was not for Obama.

“At no time did we say we were raising money for Obama. What we are saying is that Obama is for the world and he has been getting support from Europeans, from Arabs and from all over and Nigerians should not be left out,” she had said.

She added that no one was forced to attend the concert, adding that if there is a surplus from the event, at would be used to sensitise voters in the US.

“I want to make it clear that I am a Nigerian and I have the right to do anything I want with my time and money,” she argued.

http://punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art200808201524489

Where exactly has she broken the law or done wrong? and i think she is a green card holder though i am not 100% sure.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by bashali: 11:22pm On Aug 20, 2008
WHO CARES IF THEY ARREST HER, AS LONG AS YAR ADUA REPLACE WITH A NORTHERNER,  THAT THE REASON, YOU PEOPLE SHOULD GO TO HELL, YAR ADUA DECLEAR AREWA,,
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by idupaul: 11:23pm On Aug 20, 2008
Let Obama come and bail her, mumu woman undecided
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by idupaul: 11:27pm On Aug 20, 2008
WHO CARES IF THEY ARREST HER, AS LONG AS YAR ADUA REPLACE WITH A NORTHERNER, THAT THE REASON, YOU PEOPLE SHOULD GO TO HELL, YAR ADUA DECLEAR AREWA,,
wetin de worry this Aboki sef
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by bashali: 11:31pm On Aug 20, 2008
TO HELL WITH YOU PEOPLE FROM THE SOUTH,  AND YOU PEOPLE FROM KWARA , KOGI, AND BENUE STATE, WHO PRETEND TO BE NORTHERNER BUT STAB US BEHIND OUR BACK, GO AND MEET YOUR SOUTHERN REAL BROTHER,    TO HELL WITH YOU.    

I HAVE DONE MY CALCULATION WE SHOULD DECLEAR AREWA NOW,, YAR ADUA HAS $70 BILLION, THIS IS THE BEST TIME IN OUR HISTORY, ONCE IT GOES IT WOULD NEVER COME BACK NOW, 


HERE IS MY CALCULATION ,  THERE ARE 80 MILLION BELOW THE RIVER NIGER AND BENUE,  IF WE SELL FOOD TO THEM  SEE  BELOW, WE WOULD MAKE $40 BILLION EACH YEAR FROM AGRIC

80,000000  X N60 A MEAL  X 3 MEAL A DAY  == 14,400,000,000


14,400,000,000  X 365 A YEAR  =  N5,256,000,000,000

N5,256,000,000,000  DIVIDE BY N118 PER DOLLAR ===  $44.54 BILLION,



I SAY YAR ADUA DECLEAR AREWA. OUR PEOPLE WOULD BE RICH.
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by McKren(m): 11:32pm On Aug 20, 2008
My annoyance with Onyiuke is that she chose a time when some Mafia organisation are taking over Nigeria to make such a mistep

They have replaced people who have done nothing wrong merely because they are not plyable, let alone when you give them a reason to.

These group of outlaws are now in charge of appointments in Aso Rock. from Chief of staff, to BPE, to EFCC

the latest on the cards is the replacement of service chiefs.

Nigeria has been sold to the highest bidder, and Onyiuke should know that better.

I advice her to start writting her handover notes
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by PapaBrowne(m): 11:34pm On Aug 20, 2008
All this nonsense!!!! I fear for we Nigerians oooh!

What's EFCC'S business if she raised money from a couple of her friends for whatever purpose.
She didn't solicit public funds in anyway. This country is a sad one.
The lady did a fundraiser for whatever purpose and raised money from her peeps for crying out loud. She did nothing wrong!

All the thieves of public funds are enjoying themselves and the EFCC hasn't done nothing.

They've sold Nigeria.

This government is sad. Nonsense!!!!!!!!!!

@Mckren
You've said rightly!!
Re: Ndi Okereke-Onyuike Arrested By EFCC Over Obama Xtravaganza! by bashali: 11:42pm On Aug 20, 2008
WALAHI, OUR PEOPLE WOULD ARREST ALL OF YOU SOUTHERNER, IF YOU OPPOSITE US. WE ARRESTED BODE GEORGE, WE ARREST IYABO, KANU , IBORI, LET ANY OF YOUR PEOPLE TALK AGAIN. HE WOULD DIE IN JAIL, WALAHI, I LOVE THIS YAR ADUA, ARREST THEM AND DECLEAR AREWA WHAT CAN THEY DO,

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