The Nigerian president spent $1million of aid money to entice international popstars such as Beyonce and Jay-Z to perform at a music festival in the poverty-stricken country, a media source reported. A letter stamped and signed by Bayelsa State officials in 2006 revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan, then the Governor of the state, released 150million Nigerian Nairas from the state’s poverty alleviation fund for the inaugural ThisDay Music Festival in the city of Lagos in 2006, according to SaharaReporters. The document surfaced after reality TV star Kim Kardashian was reportedly paid $500,000 (£329,695) for a fleeting appearance
Hey! If its okay for President Goodluck Jonathan to waste taxpayer money, its good enough for President Illwind Obama. He´s tossed away hundreds of billions on Obamacare, $74 billion on "green" fraud and over a billion a year just partying at the White House. The widows and orphans can enjoy gazing at his official WH photos.
American generosity has been taken advantage of by other countries for so long that it´s hard to remember back that far.
If that were not bad enough, even some of our own national charity groups have become corrupted.
My family concluded long ago that charitable giving is most often honestly stewarded by our local churches and local charities.
Even more effective, when people want to help others, is finding out what local people truly need help and giving the money directly to them, if they are known to be honest and hard-working people who are just down on their luck temporarily.
What a shame that honest, well-stewarded international charities, few as they may be, have been tainted by the corruption of such stories like this Nigerian one.
Ha. Check Jay Z ´s lyrics to Big Pimpin´ and google Beyonce ´s 1.8 million emerald earrings she wore to the inauguration. All will be illuminated. Jay Z don´t bleepin ´ feed ´em.
By the way, I was going to warn you about the profanity, vulgarity, and horrid misogyny in Jay Z´s lyrics, but since he´s so tight with the President of the United States of America I realized I´m probably being overly sensitive and judgemental. I may even practice dropping the F bomb in daily conversation.
The whole money for poverty stricken children charge...if this turns out to be true they should personally deliver aid to the poor in Nigeria and publicly shame, with all their celebrity power, President Jonathan. They should do that even if their buddy O tells them it´s a bad idea.
I traveled to many countries around the world for many years, mostly countries that were major oil producers. Usually, I loved visiting different lands with different cultures. There were two countries I was always glad to leave--Algeria and, first and foremost, Nigeria. I don´t blame Beyonce´ and Kim K. for asking outlandish fees for appearing there.
#4...your comment is straight up racists and I have not made such a claim about any post is over a decade of posting...as to the article, it is hogwash and the admit they have no evidence this allegation of surrounding an event from 7 years ago...Nigerian media has been roundly condemning the PRIVATE sector producers who spent $500,000 of their own money to import American Kardashian trash to Nigeria for a 46 second appearance at a concert, on last SUNDAY no less. The DM covers KK around the clock. There is no DM coverage of Jonathan being in London last week to meet with Cameron on Mali, the fact that Nigeria committed $46 million out of its own treasury for the regional security force in Mali even as the US committed a little more than double that amount or $96 million.
ThisDay publishing just concluded the 2013 version of the event the DM makes unsubstantiated allegations about and one of the guests was former President Clinton. It was held at a new city being developed with billions in Nigerian government and private investment as one to several new cities throughout the country…
Nigeria: Clinton - Eko Atlantic City, Destination for Global Investment http://allafrica.com/stories/201302220665.html?aa_source=acrdn-f0
Beeyatch-say needs to pay the $$ back , but she is a Dem, so that´ll never happen.. After all, we gotta redistribute that moneys from da rich to da oppressed. She´s part balck , so is automatically "opporessed".
#17...Corruption is endemic in Nigeria, fueled in large part by oil development and brides paid by international companies and not foreign aid...a case example is the Bonny Island LNG facility where you reported you had some management role, financed by $6billion from the people of Nigeria, with about 3% or $180million being skimmed off the top by the winning construction contractors, principally Halliburton/KBR, to be used to bride Nigerian officials and give millions to their presidential campaign...Dick Cheney was head of Halliburton at the time and some have attempted to smear him even though Halliburton bought KBR after their bad acts, and even though it was the Bush/Cheney Administration that went after Halliburton resulting in it paying the US SEC/DoJ $579 million to resolve criminal and civil FCPA charges...not a dime of the settlement money was returned to the actual victims of the bribery scheme, the citizens of Nigeria…the US treasury got a bonus..
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