"President Barack  Obama has authorized the State Department to revoke the visas of more former government officials and their close relatives over their role in the controversy that surrounded the  health of former President  Umaru Yar’Adua and the looting of the nation’s treasury. 

Washington had also beamed its searchlight on several top Nigerian officials who  were named in the Halliburton bribery scandal preparatory to bringing  charges. Already, the search had also been expanded to include some officials who served under former president Olusegun Obasanjo and those said to have benefited  from several deals within the past 20 years."

Doesn't it make you wonder that the American president feels so strongly about this whilst our government has done absolutely nothing at all.
I guess we see our losses within this period as "settlement" for the much talked about "cabal" or Yaradua's "kitchen cabinet" as they were called.
This, probably more than anything else explains why it took so long for Nigerians to know the true state of affairs at the time, and even now, Jonathan has failed to not clear the air on exactly what happened.
The president might perceive it as being in bad taste to probe into this matter or might just be terrified of the "usual suspects".
Whatever his reasons, it is looking like this won't just blow over; he might as well launch a full blown investigation into this to unravel those who benefited from the man's illness and death!!

 

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American can go to hell for all we care.
we will also revoke visa for those of their gay/lesbian married couple. their citizen that are racial, outlaw invading independent countries and killing the moral vibe of african countris, by directly or indirectly introducing this evil in our society in the name of right and freedom. we dont need such right and freedom here in nigerian!!!
it is a welcome development as long as it's in connivance wit our president.
it will be seen as interfering in our domestic affairs if it's a unilateral decision by US.
it will be a good thing if d federal govt can also enter into a bilateral agreement with EU member states to do same.
@stan, i don't believe your attitude will augur well for us in the long run. I think help is welcome from anywhere as regards this fight against corruption. The greatest discomfort people like Ibori have suffered has come from outside our shores and i think it's a shame that petty politics has held us back from prosecuting corrupt politicians and their ilk.
@amaefule, our President should be the one initiating this and that is my point exactly. Since the initiative has been lost, his duty now is to accelerate the momentum to ensure that culpable individuals in this and the various other ills that bedevil us are dealt with accordingly.

obi amaefule said:
it is a welcome development as long as it's in connivance wit our president.
it will be seen as interfering in our domestic affairs if it's a unilateral decision by US.
it will be a good thing if d federal govt can also enter into a bilateral agreement with EU member states to do same.
You are saying American can go to hell with your stupid Amala mouth as if if America wants to deal with you , you can do anything. if your useless government cannot provide common electricity , good pipe borne water, good roads, security for life, human right, etc to you Amala mouth and you cannot stand up for your right is it America you can stand to fight when they come after you and your stupid government. Look at what Oceanic bank did to my friend with Henry Desmond and Onwughara at Festac branch has any of your government done anything. But if it is here united states,The justice must be done. people like you are stack illiterate that does not know anything maybe you are a Muslim with your local extremist sense about United States.Tell me one thing that Nigeria produce apart from bribery and corruption,intimidation, wickedness, kidnapping etc, that you wana talk about America.
Just tell the idiot that calls himself stan abi stain

brandy kelechi white said:
You are saying American can go to hell with your stupid Amala mouth as if if America wants to deal with you , you can do anything. if your useless government cannot provide common electricity , good pipe borne water, good roads, security for life, human right, etc to you Amala mouth and you cannot stand up for your right is it America you can stand to fight when they come after you and your stupid government. Look at what Oceanic bank did to my friend with Henry Desmond and Onwughara at Festac branch has any of your government done anything. But if it is here united states,The justice must be done. people like you are stack illiterate that does not know anything maybe you are a Muslim with your local extremist sense about United States.Tell me one thing that Nigeria produce apart from bribery and corruption,intimidation, wickedness, kidnapping etc, that you wana talk about America.
brandy kelechi and McDonald Manwhite, both of you are all fool in the first order. who cares what you produce or what you have? if not for what you want to gain in africa and Nigeria, why will u be here? u white fool are hungry for african resources, nothing more. your fall is just at hand. what are the dirty america doing in irag , afgha? what about those you have killed in the cause of evading other countries? do you know how many crime that happen in newyork everyday? the gang start, gay/lesbian? same sex married? i tell you, corruption is better than this abomination you people commit.
let's handle our case they way we choose, nobody is inviting you to come and fight our fight, you are not better afterall.
i which more of your friends and yourself could lose more money. do you fools know what you did to african during slave trade? where do i start counting your evil in the world?
people like kelechi will remain under western powers and colonialism for the rest of your life. other country have seen the operation of these western powers , and try to free themselves from it. when you distance yourself bit from them, only then will see how to succeed and produce what they want today. if they are reason and want to help other countries, they should help us industrialize, self sufficient, but no, they want us to come running for visa to go to their country, and ask for aid? all these crap. India is coming up, Brazil, etc, they did it themselves, if we partner with western powers for one million years, and allow them to be control us, we will remain underdeveloped. So american should stop nosing around. Rome tried to rule the world and fail, Germany also fail, why wont american fail in the long run. they threaten north Korea and iran with nuclear weapon, they have nuclear weapon, but know, other countries shouldnt, so that we can always fear them and answer them sir? nonsense. america have their own problem, we are not interfering, so they shouldnt interfere in ours, let's handle it our own way.

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