What Alison-Madueke’s Alleged Loot Can Fund

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Diezani Alison-Madueke
Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) Thursday in Abuja said the alleged stolen funds traced to former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, could fund infrastructure development in the country.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the group said in a statement by its Chairman, Austin Braimoh, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, that government could build six world-class airports in each geopolitical zone with part of the funds.

It said that the recovered loot was also enough to fund agriculture projects that would have generated employment for Nigerian youths.
It erroneously added that the N47.2 billion and $487.5 million in cash and property purportedly traced to Alison-Madueke by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were also enough to complete the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail lines.

The federal government has estimated that both rail projects, to be partly funded by the China Exim Bank, would cost an astronomical $19.42 billion.

The group recalled that the federal government was already seeking loans for the rail projects and called on Nigerians to join hands to condemn the massive looting of the nation’s treasury by officials of previous administrations.

It expressed the belief that the loot traced to the former minister was a “far cry” from what she and others in the past governments pilfered from the treasury.

According to it, these monies stashed in foreign accounts plummeted the country into a recesion.
The group recalled that Mrs. Alison-Madueke and her associates, including Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, were currently being tried by the U.S. government for allegedly laundering over $1.7 billion.

It urged Nigerians to have a collective resolve to fight what it described as “psychotic and mindless” type of looting exhibited by indicted government officials in their days in government.

This, it said, could halt the craving to loot the public treasury by government officials.

The group reminded Nigerians that though the fight against corruption was the foremost policy thrust of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, “the fight might not attain maximum result unless Nigerians willingly resolve to join in it”.

“This synergy is necessary so as to fight the art of looting and other forms of mismanagement in government,” the group said.

It stated that all concerned Nigerians should be organising widespread protests to condemn the looting of government funds by officials, past and present, as often revealed by the anti-graft agencies.

It also asked Nigerians to stop dissipating energies on attacking Buhari, “the main fighter of corruption” over his health challenges.
The group commended anti-graft agencies, particularly EFCC, for their sustained efforts in exposing corruption in Nigeria.

It appealed to the agencies not to give up but to ensure the prosecution of culprits caught in the looting of the nation’s treasury.

  • Ola

    These psychopaths involved in looting the treasury, the likes of Diezani, Aluko, Badluck Jonathan, should be locked up for life and the keys thrown into the lagoon.

    PDP should never be given the chance to rule Nigeria again. These PDP bastards would not mind putting Nigeria up for sale on Amazon – so don’t give them the chance again!!!

  • josvinco

    Our journalists never do investigative journalism to get first hand information or report about any happenings but rely on information given by government officials. How many Newspapers have sponsored its journalists to locate Ms. Madueke to hear her own part of the story ?

  • Akubo Ura Daniel

    The questions begging for answer are: what is the level of her accomplishment before now? how possible could she have stolen funds estimated to ” build six world-class airports in each geopolitical zone”. Aside politics our criticism should go with the doctrine of necessity , addressing issues the way it is. At the moment the EFFC has not given the details of her Misappropriation and investigation is still on going…why the over estimation of corruption charges? come to think of it…the present officials how accountable are they? Kogi is a joke among states of the nations, so many irregularities to be addressed in this present administration. until we address the needful by correcting the present Nigeria will still lack the best global practices of good governance…

    • “how possible could she have stolen funds estimated to ” build six world-class airports in each geopolitical zone,” very easy my friend because there has never been any transparency in which every aspects of Nigerian government have checks and balance.

      The agency is right that Nigerian people needs to get involved and demonstrate every other day against corruption and support the one single person that is fighting corruption.

  • vic

    MEGE THIEVES OF NIGERIA, HOW MANY OF THEM?????????

  • vic

    ANOTHER SMART WAY TO RE-LOOT THE LOOTED MONEY BY THIS WOMAN THIEF??????

    INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT MEANS FAT CONTRACTS AND FAT CONTRACTS MEANS KICK-BACKS AND RE-LOOTING.

    THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD, INSTEAD DO THE FOLLWING FIRST:

    1. PAYMENT OF PENSIONS AND SALARIES.
    2. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MINIMUM WAGE, HENCEFORTH.

    SUCH ACTIONS WILL DIRECTLY HELP ORDINARY NIGERIANS STRAIGHT AWAY. WELFARE OF NIGERIANS SHOULD BE THE FIRST DUTY OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT RATHER THAN FINDING WAYS TO RE-LOOT THE LOOTED WEALTH.

    • Stop writing in capitalized letters because it’s considered as angry in the digital world.

      • vic

        i know, but treasury looters need to see in bold letters because they are both blind and dumb. writing in capitals is deliberate. sorry if it troubled you in any way.

  • Chuma Anierobi

    What are these foolish statements of pretense? The CNN reported this woman returned $90billion to the CBN and Nigerians never cared to find out the truth. Why. Where is the money? The FBI published the money stolen by our governors and these same people pretended not to see the publication. Has any body told Nigerians this woman`s net worth since she started with Shell BP as an executive and as minister for 12 years?
    Had she borrowed money from the banks to do any business for her self or not? Damaging some ones image for sake of politics is bad. I am not standing privy for her but we must always try to be honest.

    • vic

      BUT YOU ARE STANDING PRIVY FOR HER FOR WHATEVER REASONS. ORDINARY SALARIES NEVER MADE ANY ONE A RICH PERSON TO DO ALL THAT WHAT SHE HAS DONE- ALL THROUGH LOOTING AND CORRUPTION.

    • $90billion? When did CNN reported that? $90billion is the GDP size of many African countries such as Kenya, Morocco and Algeria. So, tell when did CNN reported that? We are living in a digital world, so send the links and URL for the reports, otherwise it’s untrue my friend.

  • MLK

    We must never forget that right on the watch of the Internationally Certified Ineffectual Buffoon:

    * Tompolo was paid 13Billion. Kola Aluko/ Jide Omikore/Diezani diverted USD1.8b from crude oil profit
    * Ex-CDS,Alex Badeh dug a pit toilet to hide $32m.
    * Patience Jonathan is claiming $31m, she has sued the Nigerian state.
    * Femi Fani-Kayode took 740M.
    * Dasuki used trucks to load over $35B from the CBN.
    * Olisa Metuh took 400M.
    * Aziboala, GEJ’s cousin took 6B naira.
    * Nenadi Usman took 3.5B naira.
    * Fayose took 3B naira.
    * Obanikoro took 4Billion naira.
    * Olu Falae took 100M naira.
    * Tony Anenih – 400M naira.
    * Oritsejafor – $35M
    * Former Air Chief Amosu – 2Billion naira.
    * Lucky Igbinedion-16B naira.
    *Bode-George and Dabo -100B naira
    * Jolly Nyame-2.4B naira.
    * Joshua Dariye-700M naira.
    *Nyesom Wike stole #4b.
    * Diezzani with $20 billion missing oil money?
    15 billon dollars missing from arms fund, 10 billion naria, converted to dollars and given as gift to delegates of PDP Nation convention, Bafarawa collected 3 billion for spiritual purposes , 12. 7 billon naria for deceased NEPA staff grew wings and disappeared, 20 billion dollars missing from NNPC accounts, 23 billon naira as bribe to INEC staffs to rig the general election.
    Diezani took another USD153m and kept it in cash with two banks.
    Yakubu stole USD9m with £74000
    Nimassa boss- Akpobolokemi & ors-N754m
    Jumoke Akinjide collected N650m
    Vice Admiral Isman Jubrin N600m
    Another USD 5m was found in Patience’s maid’s account.
    N10 billion was found in a fictitious name account.
    Oke packed Usd 49m
    The list is endless. They only left what they can’t carry or unable to lay their hands on. The list continues.

    NOW HEAR THE THIEVES:

    1. I acted based on Jonathan’s instruction – Dasuki

    2. I didn’t give order – Jonathan

    3. I collected 350M from Dasuki for consultation – Iyorchia Ayu

    4. I only collected $30,000 from Dasuki not N100m – Bode George

    5. I got N4.6b from Dasuki for spiritual purposes – Bafarawa

    6. I got N650M from Dasuki for my Abuja burnt office – Thisday Obaigbena.

    7. I got N2.1b from Dasuki for publicity – Dokpesi

    8. I got another N100m from Yuguda he didn’t tell me from where – Bafarawa.

    9. I gave N100m each to Odili, Jim Nwobodo Bode George and others – Yuguda

    10. The president asked me to change N10B to foreign currency for PDP delegates – Dasuki

    11. My boss asked me to get $11M from the CBN – Dasuki’s account officer.

    12. I got order from above to pay Tompolo N13B for Maritime university land. – Nimasa DG.

    13. 950m was shared in my house — Shekarau
    14 Patience- My deceased mother gave me the money. Later ‘I took the money for medical treatment

    With all these lootings and many more revealed, some people are still shouting that GEJ was the best thing that ever happened to Nigeria.

    • Chuma Anierobi

      Fbi Reveals 16 Of The Richest Politicians In Nigeria And Their worth In Usa. – Politics – Nairaland

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      Fbi Reveals 16 Of The Richest Politicians In Nigeria And Their worth In Usa. by yahrant140(m): 8:17am On Jul 24, 2015
      Could this be true?
      FBI REVEALS 16 OF THE RICHEST POLITICIANS IN NIGERIA AND THEIR
      WORTH IN USA BOTH IN CASH AND PROPERTY
      -I heard;
      This list is according to Geometric progression in looting
      NAME ————BANK————- AMOUNT
      1. Rochas. JP Morgan chase/ new York. 1.4 billion $
      2. Kwankwaso. American express/new york 1.15 billion $
      3. Shettima. Wells Fargo/ sans Francisco. 1.1 billion $
      4. Nyako. Citi group/ New York city. 805 million $
      5. Ibrahim. Citi group/ New York city. 798 million $
      7. Amaechi. US Bancorp/ Minnesota. 757 million $
      8. Abdulaziz. Ally financial/ Detroit. 626 million $
      9. Oshiomole BB&T/ North Carolina. 625 million $
      10. Aregbesola. Citi group/ new York. 513 million $
      11. Almakura. State street corporation 510 million $
      12. Wamaidco. Wells Fargo/ San Francisco. 476 million $
      13. Fashola. Citi group/ New York 448 million $
      14. Amosun Bank of America. 442 million $
      15. Ahmed. US Bancorp. 437 million $
      16. Ajimobi. Ally financial. 422 million $
      The following politicians could not be captured because of their several foreign
      bank accounts in the US which are yet to be investigated.
      Obasanjo, Tinubu, Atiku, Sylvia, IBB, Jega, Maina, Oransanye, Lamido, Talba,
      Alamyeisegha, Adamu Muazu etc.

      Uncle Chuma

      • MLK

        Good. Let us keep exposing all of them

      • chuks – lover of ONE NIGERIA

        which FBI revealed this. the fbi of your imaginations assisted by pdp desires to return to power? state the confirmed source of this fbi revelation. i obviously now that big white beards doesnt mean you saw the four corners of a higher institution. cos if you attended a university, you wont buy information that are made of falsehood. give me the links (verifiable and confirmed links). come lets go to any FBI office and you quote them in their faces that their published these ‘mirage’, let me see if you wont get arrested there and then! PDP cant get the presidency of this country. NEVER!!!

      • vic

        WELL DONE, KEEP US INFORMED FURTHER.

    • Where is your source for these numbers?

  • Michael Kadiri SocioPolitical

    Like it or lump it, Madueke has not been found guilty in a competent court of law anywhere in the world. Whilst most objective observers would concede that she has a case to answer, the Nigerian authorities appear to prefer the ease of having the microphone and spouting various unproven allegations as though they were facts. Winning public opinion and encouraging even the most outlandish claims against her does not constitute fair justice and who is to blame her or anyone else of considering that in any case against her in Nigeria, justice would not be served.

    Maybe one day, Nigerian prosecutors will engage in the hard work required to prove beyond reasonable doubts any charge of corruption and wrong doing. She is in Britain and maybe one day, the Crown Prosecution Service there will charge her. In the meantime, there is no doubt that investigations are ongoing – quietly and painstakingly – and no rubbish claims in newspapers and media to score political points.

    Even those of us who are angry at those who fleeced our commonwealth for personal gratification are fed up with the haphazard and childish attempts at bringing corrupt government officials to book.

    Makes you wonder. Can or does a thief wish to catch another thief?

    It’s the poor people of Nigeria that pay the price charged by our ruling class.

    • Watccha mean she’s not been found guilty? In any court matter, there’s a prosecutor and defense lawyer, and all were present at court when her Banana Island’s property was relieved off her. So is her $150m with Skye Bank and other many properties both in Maitama, Abuja, Yenogoa, Portharcourt etc.
      Is she free to appeal her case and sue for defamation of character when she comes back? No. She’s estopped after 3 month from the first judgement of a lower court. This is breaking it down for you in layman’s language.
      I wouldn’t want to go into circumstantial evidences which in law has already nailed her.

      • Beaconistical

        Are you a lawyer? I ask because, if you check the case facts, you will see the the property is only alleged to belong to her. It has not been proven. You need to know the difference between facts and conjecture. She has not been found guilty by any competent court, she is therefore not a criminal. Innocent until proven guilty, please remember that. Like the previous comment, I too believe she has a case to answer, but until that happens. She is innocent.

        • vic

          ONLY SEASONED THIEVES LOOK FOR VERY SOLID PROOFS ALWAYS HOPING AGAINST HOPE TO ESCAPE.

          • Beaconistical

            After reading your all caps rage of a response, it is clear that you are devoid of reason and incapable of proper discourse. Only thrives look for proof?!?…LOL. Please have a seat.

        • MLK

          Another thief in the making. You are already thinking like a thief

          • Beaconistical

            Actually I’m thinking like someone who has at least abasic understanding of how the law works. Ill refer to Sarakis cct trial.He was called many things in the media but was cleared by the court. Proof and convictions are what we need. Not highly publicized opinions.

      • Chuma Anierobi

        They did not tell us where the money came from.

        • They mustn’t tell you where the money is coming from. Ask her lawyer for a CTC.

        • stanley wilkins

          She is a thief and should be chased and killed.Goodluck jonathan knows all that happens under his watch.why is Goodluck jonathan not arrested?where does his wife got all those monies from?

      • Michael Kadiri SocioPolitical

        Bro, I said in a competent court of law. I personally did not believe that the matter heard in the said court offered fair and equitable justice.
        I believe that if she is guilty she should pay the price. But my point is that there is too much none sense going on, too much politics that justice has no chance. This is our country. We should demand the operation of rule of law

    • MLK

      If you are alive and somebody is calling you a thief, I believe you will run to face that person to clear your name. If she hasn’t stolen, it is not enough for her to hide in the UK. She should come home to defend herself

      • Beaconistical

        The onus of proof is on the accuser. She does not have to defend herself. She has the right to remain silent.

      • vic

        SHE IS A PROPER THIEF.

      • Chuma Anierobi

        If you have cancer like her you will come to clear your name just like Buhari has come back to his job.

      • austin

        If you re alive and somebody is calling you a thief and the person is already known not to play by any rules of justice and fair play but can lock you up whether the court agrees or not because he has the forces of law and order in his pocket and you actually come back to ask him why he is calling you a thief, even your kinsmen will follow to acknowledge the senselessness of your action.
        The accuser proves especially where the accuser is govt that has all the investigations apparatus at their disposal.

  • KWOY

    PROPAGANDA OF USING WAR ON CORRUPTION TO DIVERT PRESSURE ON BUHARI TO RESIGN

    From 1966 the Hausa/Fulani/Yoruba alliance & conspiracy has ran nigeria aground through incompetence & corruption, but it is Igbos & Southsoutherners who held offices from 2011 to 2015 who have become scapegoats for the poverty of Nigeria! All the oil blocks are controlled by the Hausa/Fulani/Yoruba. Oxfams richest 5 Nigerians who can end absolute poverty are all Hausa/Fulani/Yoruba & they made their wealth from oil blocks & FG contracts & corruption. AIT ran documentaries of Thiefnubu’s loots before 2015, his loots dwarfs whatever Deziani must have stolen! Hausa/Fulani/Yoruba are only looking for excuses to divert pressure on Buhari to resign!