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Is Mallam Nuhu Ribadu Confused?

Malam Nuhu Ribadu said that EFCC is not answerable to AGF but to National Assembly. He told the National Assembly to make law and they will obey it.

http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article05/200907

I can still remember that when Ken Nnamani lead senate amended the EFCC act to reduce to power of Presidency on the control of EFCC, Ribadu said that National Assembly do not have power over them. Is malam Ribadu a confused man, Why is he dancing from one place to another.

When OBJ is in power he was disobeying court order anyhow and arresting people with following the rule of law, Is he now running back to National Assembly which he said does not have control over EFCC during the last adminstration.

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It's like the constitution contradict itself in certain areas. Notwithstanding, let call a thief, thief; we must not have Executive thief. Thief Na Thief and we must stop them by all means.

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I suppose this was the master plan the AGF had in mind. . .

http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art200709211574451

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@BIGB1

My family still represents the best of Nigeria and will remain so forever and ever.

This boy BIGB1 is dreaming. How can your family represent the best of Nigeria? Can you honestly tell me if you let IBB or you loose in Lagos with no security guys around him he will come out alive? How can a disgraceful dictator like IBb or his kids be respected in a society when none of you guys know what it's like to work a 9 to 5 job. DUDE take a damn vacation before i start unleashing the dragon on you.

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BIGB1 We know you and your family will be fine if Nigeria crumble to dust today. IBB stole billions from this country and for your info. Nigeria shall never crumble. its IBB and his generations that will PERFUKA.

How can EFCC or RIbadu be confused just for saying he is not resporting to the AGF?

The AGF has sold his power and office to the politician. we need someone like RIBADU to stand up to the play and call a spade a spade

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I condem corruption in every reminification but the way EFCC is going about its fight agaisnt corruption will even breed more corruption in future Nigeria.

Once you can be a supporter of The Govt in Power you are spared.

I think its not the write way and people keep on asking for evidence and petition to EFCC as we wrote EFCC b4 they go after Kalu and the other 3 govs.

They know what to and know where to find their evidence simple.

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I believe that is the president of Nigeria. If my answer is correct and Yar Adua is as clean

as most of us thought he was, what is the problem?. If OBJ was the problem with the EFCC,

what is the problem now?

Our people are just confused because in all this the AGF or Yar Adua are not accusing Ribadu of

not doing his job or of being selective, just that they want him to follow "rule of law", whatever

that means to them.

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We need example of the rule that EFCC has broken.

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I agree that Ribadu want to save his job. Why should he run back to NASS. He should be bold enough to go to the presidency as he use to. It is now that he now that he is working for the people.

While I am not supporting corruption, I sincerely believe that we will be better when everything works according to the rule.

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I will take a vacation for now and allow you guys to pick the best solutions.

One love!

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@BigB1

If the "selectivity strategy" of the EFCC is the problem, is that a reason to whittle

down their power? Wouldn't a better approach be for the AGF to call their attention

to this and task them on fast tracking their investigations in the interest of fairness? Now,

if that was done and the EFCC refuses, then we got a different set of problem all together.

I for one won't be hear defending them on that.

Its one thing to denounce a wrong strategy, its another to want to do away with entirely,

which renders the motives behind all that calls suspect.

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If you honestly have nothing to loose then allow EFCC do its work

FYI information also if Nigeria burns down today Mckren will have nothing to loose as I am very well established.

Sorry if you got offended by my comments, but the reality is that most of those who mount continues campaign against the EFCC always have a stake in the concept of Business as usual. Take for example it is clear that Olisa Agbakoba's assertion that it is ok to tolerate corruption so as to maintain their dodgy idea of rule of law will not be unconnected to the fact that the NBA President is also trying to use court orders to get his client to evade justice. People should not go to court anymore to answer for their crimes so long as they can purchase court orders.http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art200709202394442

While I can not conclude that this is obviously the case with you, most often than not their has always been a corelation between those involved in illicit dealings and campaign against EFCC that is why I was only advicing you that IF this is the case you should change your ways.

remember it is only an advice based on a IF scenario

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When the AGF assault began few weeks ago, I was incensed that it appears as if no

one in Nigeria was paying attention. I felt I was let down again by a country whom

the actions of the EFCC and Ribadu in particular had ignited interest in once again.

How wrong was I? All one needs to do is to read the Nigerian dailies of the past few

days and one will get the impression as it the sky is about to cave inn . I am happy to

say that for all its flaws, "sane" Nigerians realizes not just the importance of the EFCC

but their achievements in the last couple of years. I am almost overwhelmed by the

show of support coming from all angles for the EFCC.

The future of Nigeria is bigger than the corrupt elite that had held down the country

for too long, and its good to know that the majority of Nigerians are behind the EFCC.

Yes, its not just Gani or Falana, but man read the editorials and various opinions flying

about mostly in support of the EFCC and the crusade on corruption.

The "rule of law" as being interpreted by the AGF was not what has been making Nigeria

a favorite foreign investors destination of recent, but the actions of the EFCC. The world

took notice and I am glad that fellow Nigerians are keenly aware of the personal sacrifice

Ribadu and his men are making towards changing the country, is in-spite of their flaws.

Is Ribadu confused? I will pick a confused Ribadu who is able to read the political wind

and realize where the political support needed to hunt down looters lies, than pick an

AGF who is not confused but not doing a damn thing about corruption in Nigeria.

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Mckren: you see, my friend, this is the problem:

Instead of us to settle down and discuss major issues and obstacles that Nigeria is facing today like adults, you continue to throw stone by personally attacking me as if I was the governor of your village.

My man, for the record.

EFCC will never never be on my way and FYI: if Nigeria crumbles down to dust today, I can assure you that I will be fine. My dedication to Nigeria is purely sincere and I have absolutely nothing to loose or to gain if anything happens to EFCC.

My family still represents the best of Nigeria and will remain so forever and ever.

Hence, go somewhere!

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How difficult it is to denounce the selectivity strategy of EFCC?

EFCC will not and can not solve the corruption problem in Nigeria. It is simple, they are not capable.

If we do not change direction immediately, I'm sorry that for the next 4 years we will still continue to talk about EFCC and corruption and absolutely nothing will be accomplished. Every single corrupt government official will be walking freely around the country and getting richer; while the dead heads will continue to preach EFCC sermon.

And the problem here is obviously lack of confidence in anything (even in ourselves) and this is why we continue to dance behind pure failure and never want to part aways by implementing a much more adequate organization.

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It depends on what project you expect them to complete

An anti-corruption organisation that has over 150 convictions in its belt (a feat that has never been acheieved by any other agency before)

An agency that has been internationally accepted and has redeemed the confidence of international investors in Nigeria

An agency that has brought about Government functionaries knowing that someday they might have to answer for their stewardship and thus the need to be on their toes

Can I please ask what you expect the scorecard of an Anti-corruption watchdog to be.

BigB1 your campaign against EFCC has failed, you can not change EFCC. If they are standing in your way am sorry but the new reality is you will have to change to conform to the new ways of doing business.

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BigB1

Sorry to say you are the one crying and backing here

If Ribadu or EFCC has no good reputation they would have been gone since. As the schemers are the high and mighty, immagine someone suggesting that an organisation that has survived onslaughts from a team of the AGF, Presidential election financier, NBA President, Media Mogul, and the unseen hands of President Yaradua himself; lacks credibility. If they are not popular only God knows where EFCC's sauce of life is coming from.

Once upon a time they interviewed people who will replace Ribadu at EFCC but later realised that replacing him will amount to political sucide

They went back to the drawing board to remove the prosecutorial powers of EFCC but reversed their decision 24hrs later when the blowback was too hurt for them.

Then they tried to intimidate the EFCC with a dodgy concept of "rule of law". Which has eventually failed.

now they want to run back to the days of using third term, selective justice and OBJ in the blackmail. All these in my view are just running from pillar to post.

How difficult is it to accept the truth and denounce corruption so that we can take our rightful place in the committee of Nations. (As that in my view is the only solution to the problem called Ribadu)

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Here we go again with EFCC rubbish!

When are we finally going to wake up and realize that the existence of the EFCC (OBJ's mess) will continue to breakdown the spirit of this new admin; absolutely nothing good can come out of this organization. It is over, their reputation is already greatly damaged and people will continue to cry foul play regardless of any accomplishment of this organization.

Enough is enough, Ribadu is a fine man, but he's not the only dedicated honest citizen of Nigeria. Moreover his position is not an honorary position. I am sick of this power struggle and ego that is being displayed by these clowns.

Believe it or not, it is starting to look like, it's not about Nigeria, it's about Ribadu craving for power.

Abolish this organization and implement a replacement that is more adequate.

I find it very difficult to identify a single project this organization has completed successfully.

Let us not settle for less, the fight against corruption in Nigeria could definitely be accomplished much more effectively and efficiently.

It is clear to all that EFCC (Ribadu) is definitely not the answer.

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if not for anyother thing, the investigation on nigerian ports authority which implicated bode george over a scam of about 81 billion naira was stopped by obj asking them to go back and do their home work very well and after that ribadu came back to tell us that bode george was not directly in charge of npa but who was in charge? nobody knows maybe the few arrested govs.

i appreciate the fact that ribadu is an intelligent man and has the goodwill of nigeria at heart but it is so unfortunate that his hands are tied.

he has refused to go agaisnt the man that picked him or his close friends and by so doing, his mission has become a mission of selection.

his confussion is high as he does not know where to go from here. what about the 31 govs he mentioned on the floor of the senate? how long more is he taking to go after them or is he planing to remain the efcc boss forever?

his confussion and selective justice will play out the more now that ettah the madam speaker is on the line. we do hope that she is going to be the first anointed candidate of obj to be in efcc's net otherwise the efcc will haave no otherv reason to exist as a corruption fighting organistaion in nigeria.

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Confused.

That doesn't mean I do not appreciate his war against corruption.

But I remember that Senate appearance when he said the EFCC was not answerable to the Senate. It was one of the stupidest things I'd heard on the floor of the Senate. And those dull Senators were looking at him like Zombies.

He even went as far as saying that it is whosoever the President of Nigeria authorises him to go after that he will. He said so. And only Senator Idris Kuta and Yari Gandi could call him to question on that. Our Senators from the South were just looking like observers.

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Besides that what he said yesterday is not more important than what is in the constitution and the act setting up the EFCC.

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It was not because of Nuhu Ribadu that the EFCC is not independent of the Presidency today, if I remember vividly the Ken Nnamani led Senate went on to pass the bill but the bill did not get the support of Aminu Bello Masari led House of Representative.

I also remember that during that debate, Nuhu Ribadu did not state explicitly that he is not answerable to the NASS. He only said it was wrong to suggest that an international corruption investigation initiated by the FBI, which affected the VP, should not be informed to the President as it was a matter of National Security. Hence their was need to brief the President about it.

Even at that a Nuhu Ribadu who maintained his routine September report to the NASS (remember that was where he announced the probe of 31 governors) will not say he does not answer to the NASS when he goes to them for appraisal of his activities.

If you have full text  or video evidence showing that Ribadu actually said "He does not answer to the NASS" produce it and you will have my unreserved appology.

Nuhu Ribadu is just putting everything he has on line just to serve the public in the most honest way, Like him of Hate him, its entirely your choice but the fact remains that his records speaks volumes. And he is one of the few public officers that honest Nigerians are ready to die defending.

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