In July and August, the head of the Nigeria’s stock
market held a series of pro-Obama fundraisers in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.
The events attracted local Nigerian business owners. At one event, a table for
eight at one fundraising dinner went for $16,800. Nigerian press reports claimed
sponsors raked in an estimated $900,000. The sponsors said the fundraisers were held to help Nigerians attend the Democratic convention in Denver. But the
Nigerian press expressed skepticism of that claim, and the Nigerian public
anti-fraud commission is now investigating the matter.
My first thought? Totally the set-up for a Nigerian Email Scam. I wonder if they asked Obama for his bank information so they could transfer the funds?