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Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by naijaking1: 4:13am On Nov 10, 2017
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-nations-nigeria-8a213402-c560-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0-20171109-story.html

New allegations challenge the environment record of top UN official

Colum Lynch and Siobhán O'Grady, (c) 2017, Foreign Policy(c) 2017, Foreign Policy

Amina J. Mohammed, the U.N. deputy secretary-general, has ascended to the lofty pinnacle of global diplomacy on the back of her record as a champion of the environment and the poor. But in January, just weeks before assuming her current job, she spent her final days as Nigeria's environment minister doing something that has outraged activists. Despite a ban then in force on the export of rosewood, an endangered resource, she signed thousands of certificates authorizing the shipment of vast quantities of the wood.

The certificates "came in bags, and I just signed them because that is what I had to do," she recalled in an interview last month in her sprawling 38th-floor U.N. headquarters office in Manhattan overlooking the East River. "I don't remember how many."

A senior Nigerian forestry official, who asked not to be named, confirmed that Mohammed had signed 2,992 export certificates on Jan. 16.

Mohammed said her action was part of a complicated, though legal, balancing act aimed at ensuring Nigeria's threatened forests were being harvested sustainably while also honoring contracts with Chinese rosewood importers and protecting the livelihoods of a growing number of Nigerians who depend on the timber trade.
Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by WetinConsignMe: 4:33am On Nov 10, 2017
Ok
Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by sarrki(m): 4:36am On Nov 10, 2017
Second name for Nigeria is corruption

Old and young

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by Throwback: 4:41am On Nov 10, 2017
Shior!

So this is what you call corruption?

Let the outraged activists jump off the empire state building to protest their disapproval.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by Throwback: 4:42am On Nov 10, 2017
sarrki:
Second name for Nigeria is corruption

Old and young

Did you read the news at all?

Is it global activists that will decide for Nigeria what to do with our natural resources or how we best exploit it with a view to maintaining income from international contracts already agreed to?


Mohammed said her action was part of a complicated, though legal, balancing act aimed at ensuring Nigeria's threatened forests were being harvested sustainably while also honoring contracts with Chinese rosewood importers and protecting the livelihoods of a growing number of Nigerians who depend on the timber trade.
Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by ivandragon: 5:22am On Nov 10, 2017
misleading headline...

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by Nbote(m): 5:35am On Nov 10, 2017
Any and every wood over here is firewood and timber.. Calling it rosewood or endangered doesn't concern us. If its endangered there it is here... If people we owe money asks for firewood, why we no go sign am for dem

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by life2017(m): 5:42am On Nov 10, 2017
There is no corruption here. She acted on Nigeria interest. The OP must be very dumb

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by madridguy(m): 6:06am On Nov 10, 2017
shocked
Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by ojlifa: 6:59am On Nov 10, 2017
Some stupid fool,who surely must be racists think he can slander this woman's image.Nairaland.com make sure this never get the publicity this evil people are looking for.if you know the politics of international organizations, you would understand that when ever a black person rises some white racist start publishing trash.what has been writen is trash and should be treated as such

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by naijaking1: 8:17am On Nov 10, 2017
sarrki:
Second name for Nigeria is corruption

Old and young

No, that's not true.
Buhari and his crew is corruption defined!
Remember when the saintly retired Daura general came promising heaven and earth?
Every where he goes money will miss
Every body following him like Amina Mohammed is a corrupt criminal, just wait for them to show it.
Yes, he came to fight corruption, just like a fox would come guard the chicken!

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by Throwback: 8:20am On Nov 10, 2017
ojlifa:
Some stupid fool,who surely must be racists think he can slander this woman's image.Nairaland.com make sure this never get the publicity this evil people are looking for.if you know the politics of international organizations, you would understand that when ever a black person rises some white racist start publishing trash.what has been writen is trash and should be treated as such

They are trying to say she does not deserve the role in UN.

Anything liberals and activists hold dear, must be held dear by everyone else.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by naijaking1: 8:25am On Nov 10, 2017
life2017:
There is no corruption here. She acted on Nigeria interest. The OP must be very dumb

Your interest is to deforest Nigeria and the whole west Africa and ship all the timber to China overnight?.
Fulani herdsmen cause enough deforestation already, now Chinese chain saw will turn Benin city, Akure, and Enugu into Sahara desert overnight, because criminal elements like Buahri and his ashawo minister of interior Amina Mohammed want to make $300 million overnight. Do you even know how many years it takes a rosewood to grow into a sizable tree, so that thieves like you people can cut it down and make a quick buck overnight?
Now, you know how dumb you're!

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by naijaking1: 8:31am On Nov 10, 2017
ojlifa:
Some stupid fool,who surely must be racists think he can slander this woman's image.Nairaland.com make sure this never get the publicity this evil people are looking for.if you know the politics of international organizations, you would understand that when ever a black person rises some white racist start publishing trash.what has been writen is trash and should be treated as such

Ngozi Iweala held a UN position before her, and nobody tried to pull her down, Amina is a criminal for signing those documents without thinking about her country and her people. We know Buhari is a notorious thief, and a corrupt dictator, but she ought to know better.
She is never going to be succeed in the UN again, because they just found that she is a lying petty thief!
She deserves jail time, not an office in UN.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by ojlifa: 4:19pm On Nov 10, 2017
see how stupid you sound,a local champion you would remain,we are talking of the black race your stupid myopic self is thinking of tribalism ,for your information Ngozi worked at the world bank not united nation and when she was on her way there all Africans and indeed all blacks backed her candidacy


naijaking1:


Ngozi Iweala held a UN position before her, and nobody tried to pull her down, Amina is a criminal for signing those documents without thinking about her country and her people. We know Buhari is a notorious thief, and a corrupt dictator, but she ought to know better.
She is never going to be succeed in the UN again, because they just found that she is a lying petty thief!
She deserves jail time, not an office in UN.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by ojlifa: 4:23pm On Nov 10, 2017
to some white racist surely they cant fathom how a black woman for that matter would be deputy at the united nation,when the french woman turn the world health organization on its head defiled lay down agreement and race for the top job,we didn't see all this racist journalist writing anything.



Throwback:


They are trying to say she does not deserve the role in UN.

Anything liberals and activists hold dear, must be held dear by everyone else.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by naijaking1: 1:48am On Dec 13, 2017
ojlifa:
see how stupid you sound,a local champion you would remain,we are talking of the black race your stupid myopic self is thinking of tribalism ,for your information Ngozi worked at the world bank not united nation and when she was on her way there all Africans and indeed all blacks backed her candidacy



If they paid you to defend the stealing Amina, you're doing a very bad for them. Childish insults without any clear counter point will not help your case.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by ojlifa: 1:54am On Dec 13, 2017
Definitely people would have respected my wisdom before thinking of paying me.you on the other hand is an empty brain filled with hate,and tribalism which makes you a village champion.surely you know nobody can pay you for that




naijaking1:


If they paid you to defend the stealing Amina, you're doing a very bad for them. Childish insults without any clear counter point will not help your case.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by naijaking1: 1:59am On Dec 13, 2017
ojlifa:
Definitely people would have respected my wisdom before thinking of paying me.you on the other hand is an empty brain filled with hate,and tribalism which makes you a village champion.surely you know nobody can pay you for that


Once again, did stealing Amina sign away $300 million worth of our valuable rosewoods or not?
Answer the question if you can, and if you can't then you'll remember what I said about the quality of your poor defense.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by naijaking1: 2:04am On Dec 13, 2017
You're fighting corruption and you're busy signing away $300 million worth of our natural resources in the middle of the night?
Someone ought to go to jail.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by Cjrane2: 2:05am On Dec 13, 2017
naijaking1:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-nations-nigeria-8a213402-c560-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0-20171109-story.html

New allegations challenge the environment record of top UN official

Colum Lynch and Siobhán O'Grady, (c) 2017, Foreign Policy(c) 2017, Foreign Policy

Amina J. Mohammed, the U.N. deputy secretary-general, has ascended to the lofty pinnacle of global diplomacy on the back of her record as a champion of the environment and the poor. But in January, just weeks before assuming her current job, she spent her final days as Nigeria's environment minister doing something that has outraged activists. Despite a ban then in force on the export of rosewood, an endangered resource, she signed thousands of certificates authorizing the shipment of vast quantities of the wood.

The certificates "came in bags, and I just signed them because that is what I had to do," she recalled in an interview last month in her sprawling 38th-floor U.N. headquarters office in Manhattan overlooking the East River. "I don't remember how many."

A senior Nigerian forestry official, who asked not to be named, confirmed that Mohammed had signed 2,992 export certificates on Jan. 16.

Mohammed said her action was part of a complicated, though legal, balancing act aimed at ensuring Nigeria's threatened forests were being harvested sustainably while also honoring contracts with Chinese rosewood importers and protecting the livelihoods of a growing number of Nigerians who depend on the timber trade.


Lol... grin grin grin grin Anywhere abooki is in a position of trust, they will try to steal. It is only a natural trait the UN should forgive and forget.

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by naijaking1: 2:11am On Dec 13, 2017
Cjrane2:



Lol... grin grin grin grin Anywhere abooki is in a position of trust, they will try to steal. It is only a natural trait the UN should forgive and forget.

We have enough effect from desert encroachment in Nigeria, instead of retaining our plants and vegetation, our so-called leaders are busy selling off these protective trees and vegetation to Chinese business men for a quick buck. Oh, don't even mention unplanned cattle grazing too.

Where are supposed to go when Sahara desert reach the Atlantic ocean?

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by Ikengawo: 3:28am On Dec 13, 2017
Her only qualification is being buharis cousin

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by naijaking1: 3:34am On Dec 13, 2017
Ikengawo:
Her only qualification is being buharis cousin

--- and she has no problems cutting down all the rosewoods in Nigeria, and selling them to the Chinese overnight?
How evil can a Nigeria official be to her own country?
In China, they hang corrupt officials for something like that!

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by agbangam: 4:10am On Dec 13, 2017
dats a true Nigerian,it flows (corruption) in our blood. Come to NL and u will see 90% of her citizens give technical support to looters.
Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by anonimi: 4:27am On Dec 13, 2017
sarrki:
Second name for Nigeria is corruption
Old and young

Starting with your barawo bubu and his 40 thieves cabal presidency of the All Poverty Congress, APC as confirmed by the presidiot himself.
No wonder he asid that Abacha did not steal our money since he barawo bubu is the don of stealing and no one can surpass him.

mohaMADbuari:
President Muhammadu Buhari, who spoke briefly on Wednesday with Sky News’ Diplomatic Editor, Dominic Waghorn, after he delivered his keynote address at the Commonwealth event, agreed with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, that Nigeria is a “fantastically corrupt” country.

President Buhari made the admittance to Sky News’ Diplomatic Editor, Dominic Waghorn in London.
In the 29 seconds chat minutes monitored by our correspondent, Waghorn had pressed president Buhari to know whether Nigeria Nigeria was “fantastically corrupt”, surprisingly, the president admitted.

The chat went this way:

Sky news: Will you like an apology from the prime minister?

Buhari: “No, no not at all”

Sky news: Are you embarrassed by what he said?

Buhari: “No I’m not.”

Sky news: Is Nigeria fantastically corrupt?

Buhari: “Yes very corrupt”

But according the Correspondent, Senators Chukwuka Utazi, chairman, senate committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes and Dino Melaye were not happy with Cameron’s comment on Nigeria.

For Utazi, “I am taken aback. I am not happy about it,” while for Melaye, it was “reckless” and “demeaning”.


Below is the video of the interaction posted on the news medium’s website.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyFPuYgk_d4


http://punchng.com/video-buhari-agrees-with-cameron-that-nigeria-fantastically-corrupt/

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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by anonimi: 4:29am On Dec 13, 2017
agbangam:
dats a true Nigerian,it flows (corruption) in our blood. Come to NL and u will see 90% of her citizens give technical support to looters.

Like the poster below, abi

Throwback:
Shior!
So this is what you call corruption?
Let the outraged activists jump off the empire state building to protest their disapproval.


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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by anonimi: 4:40am On Dec 13, 2017
naijaking1:
No, that's not true.
Buhari and his crew is corruption defined!
Remember when the saintly retired Daura general came promising heaven and earth?
Every where he goes money will miss
Every body following him like Amina Mohammed is a corrupt criminal, just wait for them to show it.
Yes, he came to fight corruption, just like a fox would come guard the chicken!

I couldn't have said it better.
Thanks, bro.





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Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by MrPolitics: 5:58am On Dec 13, 2017
This goes to show how ignorant we are. So because money is not involved, you don't think it is corruption?
This is what GEJ was saying that stealing is not corruption but when nigerian education system is terrible, majority didn't understand what he said and took it the wrong way

This is also corruption and so the headline is accurate. Corruption goes a lot beyond stealing.
You people should make use of the dictionary sometimes
Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by ojlifa: 4:17pm On Dec 13, 2017
PLEASE PRODUCE ANY DOCUMENT THAT SHOWS THAT ANY CRIME WAS COMMITTED,EVEN THE STORY YOU READ SAID IT THERE THAT THE MINISTRY STATED NO WRONG DOING OCCURRED,BUT BECAUSE OF YOU SICK HATE,YOU ALLIED YOURS WITH PEOPLE TRYING TO DESTROY YOUR COUNTRY .I AM SORRY FOR YOU


naijaking1:


Once again, did stealing Amina sign away $300 million worth of our valuable rosewoods or not?
Answer the question if you can, and if you can't then you'll remember what I said about the quality of your poor defense.
Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by ZorGBUooeh: 4:34pm On Dec 13, 2017
Teif,Teif,Teif,Ole,ole Corrupt woman angry
Re: Nigeria's Highest UN Officer In Serious Corruption Scandal by jerseyboy: 5:16pm On Dec 13, 2017
This scandal is bigger than most corruption saturated Nigerians can comprehend.
She signed those docs in contravention of laid down rules and procedures in place. She then attempted to cover up initially denying knowledge of this.

Unfortunately for her the foreign media are relentless in pursuit of any scandal unlike our local media.

She never wanted to take the UN job as she knew no egunje will come unlike being Minister that is always around Buhari.

She delayed taking up the job as she had not made money as Minister when the offer came.

Desperation is what made her sign 3000 docs practically as her last act in government.

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