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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by 8stargeneral: 5:41pm On Oct 15, 2017
Wike is a sports lover
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Ezege042: 5:43pm On Oct 15, 2017
makdcash:
Wetin concern me,main while
meanwhile*

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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Tmex(m): 5:44pm On Oct 15, 2017
Ericaikince:
He's not even recognized there. Na even for economy fans seat he sit down not VIP grin grin
I'm sure if he sits in the VIP same you must still talk, nawah o

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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by onatisi(m): 5:47pm On Oct 15, 2017
using state millions of state funds to go and watch barca match , lodge in the best hotels in spain while salaries havent been paid in their state.

ok oo continue

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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Miles300: 5:47pm On Oct 15, 2017
Ericaikince:
He's not even recognized there. Na even for economy fans seat he sit down not VIP grin grin
If him sit down for VIP now u go say him dey waste govt money ! Lol

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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Greatzeus(m): 5:52pm On Oct 15, 2017
Ok
Super Eagles and group of death are like 5 & 6

Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by rajiraymond(m): 5:58pm On Oct 15, 2017
Wicked Wike, the repercussions of 2015 is on the way. We shall see!
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by openmine(m): 6:01pm On Oct 15, 2017
Ericaikince:
He's not even recognized there. Na even for economy fans seat he sit down not VIP grin grin
and if him sit down for VIP u go still complain say him don dey waste our 'oyel money" for VIP sit...lol

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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by deolu2000(m): 6:03pm On Oct 15, 2017
Will this agreement bring abt better roads, payment of arrears of salaries and better living condition? Anything other than that is a misplacement of priority to me.

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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Petjoel: 6:21pm On Oct 15, 2017
I pity for river ppl,anyway he wil goin to sign Ronaldo
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by AntiWailer: 6:26pm On Oct 15, 2017
Which nonsenee agreement.


They go there from time to time to watch.

He normally go with some lawmakers.
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by MyNewJackeT: 6:50pm On Oct 15, 2017
Ericaikince:
He's not even recognized there. Na even for economy fans seat he sit down not VIP grin grin

if him sit for VIP now una go say him dey waste money

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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Nobody: 6:59pm On Oct 15, 2017
Wat E Did At Ust Was Cool.
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Nobody: 7:00pm On Oct 15, 2017
Is their no commissioner for sport
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by LemonBoy1: 7:28pm On Oct 15, 2017
Just look at the way he is enjoying the serenity of Spain with very few security details. Why he can't provide the same serenity in PH, i really don't know.

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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by LemonBoy1: 7:33pm On Oct 15, 2017
Greatzeus:
Ok
Super Eagles and group of death are like 5 & 6

Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by chuksmoney: 7:46pm On Oct 15, 2017
Our useless leaders are not ashamed at the better economy and infrastructure of the foreign countries they visit.
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by chuksmoney: 7:48pm On Oct 15, 2017
LemonBoy1:
Just look at the way he is enjoying the serenity of Spain. With very few security details. Why he can't provide the same serenity in PH, i really don't know.

My brother I wonder oooo
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Alphasoar(m): 7:49pm On Oct 15, 2017
I can sight the commissioner representing . . . Kudos . . .
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by tomsrick(m): 7:49pm On Oct 15, 2017
:owo
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by chiderao: 8:00pm On Oct 15, 2017
He is just sitting on open stand...if it's in naija he will be in executive suite with 20 policeman ...
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Nobody: 8:02pm On Oct 15, 2017
angry angry angry angry angry angry

United States Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Investigations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Keeping Foreign Corruption Out of the United States: Four Case Histories
Thursday, February 4, 2010
WASHINGTON – Corrupt foreign officials and their relatives have used gaps in U.S. law and the assistance of U.S. professionals to funnel millions of dollars in illicit money into the United States, an investigation by the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has found.

“For the United States, which has so much riding on global stability, corruption is a direct threat to our national interest,” said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., subcommittee chairman. “That’s why the United States is engaged in a relentless, worldwide battle to stop the flow of illegal money into and within places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Laundered money is used to train and provide support for terrorists and terrorism. If we want to credibly lead efforts to stop illegal money abroad, we’ve got to stop it here at home as well.”

A 330-page bipartisan report to be released by Levin and subcommittee ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., at today’s hearing shows that politically powerful foreign officials, and those close to them, have found ways to use the U.S. financial system to protect and enhance their ill-gotten gains. The report exposes how those powerful individuals – known internationally as “politically exposed persons” or PEPs – have used the services of U.S. lawyers, lobbyists, real estate and escrow agents, and other professionals who currently have no obligation under U.S. regulations to establish anti-money laundering (“AML”) programs, know their customers, or evaluate the source of funds transferred into the United States. Banks, in contrast, are subject to AML obligations and for the most part have honored them. But glaring gaps have undermined the overall effectiveness of U.S. AML laws.

Four Case Histories. The report presents four case histories, each with multiple stories exposing the tactics being used by PEPs to use our financial system to protect and enhance their illicit funds. They include the following:

• $110 Million. Teodoro Obiang, the 40-year old son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, is currently under investigation by the Justice Department for corruption and other misconduct. Between 2004 and 2008, Mr. Obiang used U.S. lawyers, bankers, and real estate and escrow agents to move more than $110 million in suspect funds through U.S. bank accounts, including $30 million to purchase a residence in Malibu and $38.5 million to purchase an aircraft.

• Third Party Accounts. Mr. Obiang used shell company, attorney-client, and law office accounts controlled by his attorneys to bring suspect funds into the United States and conduct transactions through U.S. banks without their knowing of his activity, including at banks that had made it clear they did not want his business.

• Lost Escrow Business. An escrow agent who refused to complete the purchase of a $38.5 million Gulfstream jet without information on the source of the funds being supplied by Mr. Obiang, lost out to a competitor willing to complete the transaction with no questions asked.

• $18 Million Through Lobbyist Account. Omar Bongo, President of Gabon for 41 years until his death last year, and his eldest son, Ali Bongo, Minister of Defense until he took his father’s place as President of the country, amassed substantial wealth while in office, amid the extreme poverty of its citizens. In 2006, $18 million in funds from Gabon were wired to the U.S. corporate bank accounts of a U.S. lobbyist who then distributed the funds within the United States and across the globe as directed by President Bongo in connection with two projects to support his regime, buying U.S.-made armored cars and C-130 military cargo planes. Among the funds the lobbyist distributed was $9.2 million which he wire transferred to an account for President Omar Bongo – not in Gabon – but in the country of Malta.

• $1 Million Shrink Wrapped. In 2007, President Omar Bongo brought $1 million in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into the United States under cover of diplomatic immunity without declaring the cash to U.S. authorities as required by law. His daughter, who told her bank that she was an unemployed student, deposited the cash in a U.S. safe deposit box and later into her bank account.

• U.S. Trust Accounts. President Ali Bongo’s wife formed a U.S. trust under her maiden name, and used the trust to open U.S. bank and securities accounts in California.

• Offshore Wire Transfers. Jennifer Douglas, a U.S. citizen and the fourth wife of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and former presidential candidate in Nigeria, helped her husband bring more than $40 million in suspect funds into the United States from 2000 to 2008, through wire transfers from offshore corporations. The Securities and Exchange Commission has alleged in a 2008 civil complaint that Ms. Douglas received $2.8 million in bribe payments from a German conglomerate, Siemens AG, which has acknowledged making the payments.

• Arms Dealer. Pierre Falcone, a notorious Angolan arms dealer with a history of run-ins with the law and who is currently serving a 6-year prison sentence, had open access to more than 30 U.S. bank accounts in Arizona for 18 years.

• Central Banker. Aguinaldo Jaime, former head of the Central Bank of Angola, tried twice to transfer $50 million in Angolan government funds to a private account in the United States, only to have the transfers reversed by U.S. financial institutions who became suspicious. The corruption concerns raised by his actions caused Citibank to close all accounts for Angolan government agencies and to close down its office in Angola.

• Private Angolan Bank. Banco Africano Investimentos (“BAI”), a $7 billion private Angolan bank which caters to PEPs, gained access to the U.S. financial system through HSBC in New York, despite troubling information about its ownership and failure to provide a copy of its anti-money laundering policies and procedures.

Recommendations. To combat the abuses, the report makes several recommendations, including:
•World Bank PEP Controls. Implementing stronger controls on PEP accounts as laid out in a recent World Bank report, including by requiring banks to use reliable databases to screen clients for PEPs, requiring beneficial ownership forms for bank accounts so hidden PEPs are exposed, and conducting annual reviews of PEP accounts to detect suspicious activity.
•Beneficial Owners. Requiring U.S. corporations to identify their beneficial owners, in order to thwart the use of shell companies with hidden PEP owners.
•Ending Exemptions. Ending the exemptions Treasury granted in 2002 to the Patriot Act’s anti-money laundering requirements, so that real estate and escrow agents will have to know their customers, evaluate the source of their funds, and turn away suspect clients. Also requiring Treasury to instruct banks to subject attorney-client and law office accounts to greater oversight and stop their use to shield PEPs from scrutiny.
•Immigration and Visa Criteria. Toughening immigration and visa rules to make foreign corruption a legal basis for barring entry into the United States and for removing PEPs already here. Increasing law enforcement support for Presidential Proclamation 7750 to identify corrupt foreign officials who should be barred from the United States.
•Stronger FATF Recommendations. Encouraging U.S. professional organizations to issue anti-money laundering and anti-corruption guidance to their members.

“Stopping the flow of illegal money is critical, because foreign corruption damages civil society, undermines the rule of law, and threatens our security,” said Levin.
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Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by lexy2014: 8:05pm On Oct 15, 2017
kstyle2:
Wike went to watch the match, saw the beautiful edifice of the stadium, saw how things were organized within the stadium, ad well as around the city. However, I doubt if he inquired on how some of these things can be replicated in rivers to create employment as well as generate revenue for the state.
great point. also no one noticed them.they just like every other fan in d stadium
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by joinnow: 8:08pm On Oct 15, 2017
decatalyst:
Woke just dey flex the oyel money grin



Ameachi be reading this news like...



What of the north that has been flexing it since 1960s grin
Leave Mata for Mathias joor
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by bigtt76(f): 8:13pm On Oct 15, 2017
Instead of developing his state na Madrid e de go sign up grin we de madt for this country shaaa
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Las007: 8:31pm On Oct 15, 2017
lilcashking:
I have a good question to ask. Pls who is wike abi na wiked among dem?
...Are you kidding me?
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by seniwellsFX: 5:39am On Oct 16, 2017
Ericaikince:
He's not even recognized there. Na even for economy fans seat he sit down not VIP grin grin
idiot...u want make him seat for VIP so that u go get extra points to masturbate about abi? Oluku..
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by travelpoint: 6:55am On Oct 16, 2017
Mztarstrechy:
THE PROCESS TO SET UP AN INTERNATIONAL  FOOTBALL ACADEMY IN RIVERS STATE  IN CONJUNCTION WITH REAL MADRID STARTS  IN EARNEST

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye and former Nigerian International, Adokiye Amasiemaka are in Madrid for the agreement signing ceremony  scheduled for next Monday.

Yesterday, Governor Wike and his delegation were at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium to witness the League Match between Athletico Madrid and Barcelona.


Source: http://www.trezzyhelm.com/2017/10/governor-wike-in-spain-to-sign.html?m=1
Travel to Spain with 30 government officials, friends and family.

Who is going to pay this bill
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by 0403benson: 7:22am On Oct 16, 2017
If its in naija now, he will be in the stadium with heavy escorts but abroad he was not even noticed. When our mumu go do ehhh,
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by donqx: 8:36am On Oct 16, 2017
really
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Amandobolt(m): 9:39am On Oct 16, 2017
Ericaikince:
He's not even recognized there. Na even for economy fans seat he sit down not VIP grin grin
If he sits at the VIP section, you will still come here to shout he's wasting money and he's not down to earth.
I don't know what you guys derive from hating on others and you want Nigeria to be better??

PS: Na people like you suppose die alongside our useless polithiefcians
Re: Wike Watches Barca Vs Atletico Madrid Match In Spain,2 Sign Agreement Wit Madrid by Myself2(m): 10:11am On Oct 16, 2017
decatalyst:
Wike just dey flex the oyel money grin



Ameachi be reading this news like...

God don punish Amaechi finish.Having Wike defeat and succeed Amaechi is the worst punishment Amaechi could get

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