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Ribadu's Removal Is Long Overdue?

Why Ribadu must go, by Col Umar

http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2008/jan/03/national-03-01-2008-001.htm

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The worst sin yar-adua has committed is the removal of Ribadu

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Re: Ribadu's Removal Is Long Overdue?

« #152 on: March 23, 2008, 06:51:03 PM »

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The country don't need EFCC or whatever crap its called.What we need is a proper police force which would execute the laws of the country.

Then this police force would eventually be corrupt with looters bribing them. Our problem is our mentality as black leaders. The blackman needs to deviate from such derailed mentality; we seriously hate ourselves. Why are all black counties 3rd world? You have to consider with us being a black nation, we are being deprived of other leading counties natural resources and support, and proving to these countries that we're not worthy of it makes it harder on us as blacks. Our country should be a paradise. As Nigerians, we should not be living in a third world habitat but should be like Italy, France, USA and so on. Name one white country that is third world? None is! The only white country that's known to existence to having constant fighting and disputes is Ireland, but they are far from third world. The evil blackman's mentality simply sees the needs to quickly enrich himself underminding his kinsmen, A SELFISH AND DEVILISH MENTALITY. But yet, what's our foundation as Nigerians? We were created with a very corrupt foundation to begin with. Nigeria should have a check and balance system that will oversee financial transactions that are being conveyed throughout the country in different locations opposing each other. It should not be a one source location, but rather spread out branches to convey the financial agendas of the country. Strict rules and regulations should be enforced when looters embezzle public funds. After being tried, they should be impeached, the embezzled funds should be confiscated, then they should be jailed for what they've done! They don't care about the public, so why care about them? And when I say "jailed", I'm not referering to them getting a slap on the risk like these looters (DR. SAM EGWU and others) have been getting. We should put into consideration that these looters are real criminals and should be treated as real criminals.

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There is no part of the nigerian constitution which legalises corruption.So every nigerian that is into corruption today knows they are doing something bad and dont need to be told. The difference btw america and nigerian-on this matter-is that america has got a functioning police force and we do not. The same applies to most of the other developing countries in the world.The black race is not a bad race as we have been suppressed to belief. I hope you will come home soon so as to help in the rebirth of our nation.

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I am very suprised to see that you use this as a topic. Due process has sent him awey, finish, nothing like overdue or not ,he is gone war aganst corruption is also gone in this administration

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Then this police force would eventually be corrupt with looters bribing them. Our problem is our mentality as black leaders. The blackman needs to deviate from such derailed mentality; we seriously hate ourselves. Why are all black counties 3rd world? You have to consider with us being a black nation, we are being deprived of other leading counties natural resources and support, and proving to these countries that we're not worthy of it makes it harder on us as blacks. Our country should be a paradise. As Nigerians, we should not be living in a third world habitat but should be like Italy, France, USA and so on. Name one white country that is third world? None is! The only white country that's known to existence to having constant fighting and disputes is Ireland, but they are far from third world. The evil blackman's mentality simply sees the needs to quickly enrich himself underminding his kinsmen, A SELFISH AND DEVILISH MENTALITY. But yet, what's our foundation as Nigerians? We were created with a very corrupt foundation to begin with. Nigeria should have a check and balance system that will oversee financial transactions that are being conveyed throughout the country in different locations opposing each other. It should not be a one source location, but rather spread out branches to convey the financial agendas of the country. Strict rules and regulations should be enforced when looters embezzle public funds. After being tried, they should be impeached, the embezzled funds should be confiscated, then they should be jailed for what they've done! They don't care about the public, so why care about them? And when I say "jailed", I'm not referering to them getting a slap on the risk like these looters (DR. SAM EGWU and others) have been getting. We should put into consideration that these looters are real criminals and should be treated as real criminals.

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Pardon, I don't understand one bit of what you wrote up there.

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The country don't need EFCC or whatever crap its called.What we need is a proper police force which would execute the laws of the country.

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But, that shows how effective the EFCC is now under new leadership and you need to start praising the organization for that alone, LMAO!!

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If they went after ''looting politicians'', how is it that the ''looting politicians'' who squandered away money meant for the much needed power projects in the country weren't brought to book throughout the 8-years misrule of Babacratic OBJ?

This is the main question begging for answer.

Not even Ibori, Alams and Lucky combined squandered half of the $16billion greenback STOLEN by OBJ and his goons under Ribado Scooby Doo.

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I'm sorry but, that is not true. If you go back and look at the EFCC's record, you will see that their "main" targets as you call them were all criminals that their jurisdiction covered.

It was only when they went after politicians that it became a huge talking point.

What is the difference between the EFCC back then and now? They are still going after the same politicians as they did when Ribadu was boss. And this is still the primary reason you hear about the EFCC in the media.

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@Big B1 and Depilot, you guys have stated that the EFCC is more organised and effective now and focused, and i keep asking for evidence of this or what has been the result of this increase in efficieny? What has been done that you guys are aware of that i am not? It is a genuine and sincere question. Do you want us to just take your "word" for it without questioning? I mean, this is Nigeria we are talking about so i may be forgiven for asking for evidence of this so called "effective" actions you speak of. As long as i don't have that, i will rather state my observations which is that the EFCC at this point in time is in a situation where a muted organisation to begin with has been further muted if not killed already. It doesn't matter wether EFCC is supposed to instigate the culture of transparency or not, they may be needed to become part of this culture but that is not the issue. They are supposed to investigate and bring to light corrupt practices of public officials as well as prosecuting them and getting them to answer to justice. Ribadu's time might have been marred with ineptitude and all that, ok, no one might argue with you. But if the so called inept officer could put some ammount of fear in the life of some public officers with all the flaws and ineptitude and inefficiecy we all accept, what has this so called much more "efficient and effective" EFCC achieved? Is the price of this efficiency inaction? You can't say they are being held back by the law and due process because the law gives them power to carry out their activities. I stand by my unwillingness to praise inaction and even sub par mediocrity. I am sorry, but i won't praise this effectivity you speak of that i am yet to see. It is like saying PHCN has become more efficient than NEPA, but is there light? So what are the fruits of their labour, so that we can judge for ourselves?

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more people are now taking efcc serious unlike before when the main targets were just obasanjo's political enemies. that alone is a big step forward. hopefully the new efcc will not mix themselves up with politics, a quick way to fail.

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Do you even spend time to read questions that you are asked?? Or do you just enjoy rambling on and on about your thoughts and how they are supposed to be important to everyone?? I am not trying to insult you but to get you to look past what you think to give us factual evidence to support your claims.

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OK, my friend, it's Friday and it's been real.

Later!

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My man, I do not operate like that. I don't need any backup quote written by bunch of corrupt Nigerian entities to support my posts.

I use my mind, what I know and what I've seen with my eyes to backup my posts (I'm sorry that not all of us like to copy and paste or follow).

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Keep focusing on my person instead of reading the request for information and diving straight to that to have a civil discussion. Anywho, whenever you get around doing that, you can maybe get my attention ,

Nothing wrong in admitting that you do not have any more information on them than the rest of us do you know??

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Dude, the stone you continue to throw is too tiny and you're too far.

Please, get a bigger stone and come closer, till then you remain kvailas

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Is it that you have a bloated idea of yourself or what?? I don't give a hoot what you think is the difference between EFCC and ICPC. I am telling you that what I posted is free information available directly from the EFCC site on what they believe is the difference between EFCC and ICPC and that counts a million times more than your idea of what the difference is, does. I am not trying to put you down or something but I am trying to make you understand that when you post information and you are asked for backup, we do not need more of your opinion as backup, one is asking for substantial information.

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Again, my friend, that was my topic 2 years ago (the difference Between EFCC and ICPC); feel free to go and double check.

Again, you can not help me; you're not even close!

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They (EFCC) enforce laws, they do not make laws.

Ribadu tried to make his own laws, but he failed.

The difference between then and now:

EFCC is currently being managed by professionals that understand and respect the constitution of Nigeria.

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It's rubbish?? It is straight from the EFCC site itself. You mean know all about the EFCC than the EFCC does?? even when the EFCC states what they stand for clear as day?? LMAO!!! Look, I do not care what you think personally and I do believe you are allowed your opinion but when you come in to claim to have facts, at least be sure that when challenged, your facts can stand. and I go back to my initial post on this thread( me thinks)-----

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My friend, I think you should first help yourself!

FYI: That was (the rubbish you've just posted) one of my topics 2 years ago. Sorry, I do not think you're in any position to help me.

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Let me help you ----- http://www.efccnigeria.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=38

Q?     WHAT ARE THE FUNCTIONS OF EFCC?

A:      The major functions as set out in the enabling Act includes:

Enforcement and due administration of the provisions of this Act.

Investigation of all financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (otherwise known as 419), money laundering, counterfeiting, illegal charge transfer, futures market fraud, fraudulent encashment of negotiable instruments of fraudulent diversion of funds , computer credit card fraud, contract scam, forgery of financial instruments, issuance of dud cheques, etc.

Adoption of measures to identify, trace, freeze, confiscate, or seize proceeds derived from terrorist activities, economic and financial crimes related offences, or the properties, the value of which correspond to such proceeds.

Adoption of measures to eradicate and prevent the commission of economic and financial crimes with a view to identifying individuals, corporate bodies or group involved.

Facilitation and rapid exchange of scientific and technical information geared towards the eradication of economic and financial crimes;

Determination of the extent of financial loss and such other losses by government , private individuals or organization;

Collaboration with government bodies within and outside Nigeria carrying out the functions wholly or in part analogous with those of the commission;

Dealing with matters connected with extradition, deportation and mutual legal or other assistance between Nigeria and any other country involving economic and financial crimes;

The collection of all reports relating to suspicious financial transactions, analyze and disseminate to all relevant government agencies;

Maintaining liaison with office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Nigeria Customs Service, Immigration and Prison Service Board, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), all government security and law enforcement agencies and such other financial supervisory institutions, in the eradication of economic and financial crimes.

Carrying out and sustaining rigorous public enlightenment campaign against economic and financial crimes within and outside Nigeria;

Any other such activities as are necessary to give effects to the functions conferred on the Commission under the Act.

Q:      HOW IS EFCC DIFFERENT FROM ICPC?

A:      The EFCC is primarily charged with the responsibility of enforcing laws relating  to banking, money laundering, advance fee fraud (419), miscellaneous offences and any other laws or regulations relating to economic and financial crimes, including the criminal code and the penal code.

The EFCC does not have any time limitations as to when a crime was committed.

The EFCC has power to prosecute directly without going through the attorney General's office. The ICPC, on the other hand, focuses on curbing bribery and corruption in the civil/public service and is limited in time to those offences committed from year 2000.

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@ Kobojunkies:

Look, the cat (sky Blue aka Kobojunkies) mentioned that there should be transparency in government.

And I totally agree with his view, but let us be reasonable; EFCC is not in-charge of initiating transparency in government. This will be the position of the Nigerian Federal Government entities to initiate this incredible process or modify our constittution. This is also the only way this process would be fruitful.

EFCC could definitely take part or be involved, but I do not think they (EFCC) have the authority to initiate such process.

Do not let us forget the position of the EFCC; it is important to understand their duties or responsibilities before soliciting senseless request.

For example: empowering and initiating of transparency in government is also one of Sen Obama's main goals when he becomes the president of United States.

You do not and will not witness FBI or CIA trying to initiate such process in United States. The duties of the EFCC, or ICPC or FBI or CIA is to carry out their various operations accordingly by following the guardline of the constitution that is in place.

Ribadu (Nigerian Michael Jackson) fell flat on his face because he did not understand this fact; he intentionally followed the illegal home made constitution given to him by his master.

And it continues to be more apparent today to all that majority (90%) of Ribadu's actions during his time as the chairman of EFCC were absolutely illegal and far from being sincere. In fact, the man should be happy and very thankful that no major life lost during these despicable operations.

Again, for the first time in many years, EFCC is more focused and finally doing a great job; I think with time, the incredible job of this organization will become clearer to many.

This statement represents another sensible one, but asking the usual suspects to be arrested and prosecuted, is pretty much the same as asking the entire Nigerian citizens to be arrested and prosecuted; hence, it is impossible.

FYI: Corruption in Nigeria is deeper than what we see or could be discussed on this forum. There is no one soul that is currently representing or serving Nigerian Federal Government that could honestly claim himself or herself as a clean entity. They (politicians) are all well aware of this fact and this is also one of the main reasons why fighting corruption in Nigeria by 100% corrupt entities is incontestably impracticable and will never never be fruitful.

It makes absolutely no sense to me when we constantly ask one set of thieves to pass judgement on other set of thieves. This action represents a total undiluted joke and only a fool will fall for this pure stupidity.

Therefore, do not let us continue to fool ourselves or be fooled, there will always be the group of the untouchables in Nigeria for many many years to come until my recommendation is examined and immediately employed.

Go and check out my recommendation (the only solution) that will revive Nigeria effectively and efficiently.

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uuumm, dude, if you ask the Admin to reveal to you, he should be able to help you with your paranoid delusions there, LMAO!!! I am not and cannot be Skyblue cause I am kobojunkie and can not be in 2 different places at the same time. I understand if you have been watching too many SCIFI movies but down in the real world, we are yet to get to that point where a person can be in two places at once.

But jokes apart, I think that is what the guy means and I think you should think about it yourself and come up with better answers intead of the old load of crap we get fed with. LMAO!!!

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Kobojunkies:

Why don't you log on with your Sky Blue profile and ask me the question again?

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Let me help explain what I think the guy is asking of you. I believe he is trying to say that instead of feeding him the same old "THEY ARE TRYING even though we see nothing" crap, he would rather see things happening for a change. We are sick and tired of being fed bologne to distract us when what we need is information so we can stay abreast of what is going on, if anything is actually going on.

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@sky Blue:

You're absolutely on point; in order to elevate this nation back to the top, we must definitely embrace transparency in Nigeria under all circumstances. But at the same time, this doesn't mean that EFCC is not being managed effectively and efficiently by professionals who understand the constitution of Nigeria.

EFCC is more focused today than 4 months ago and the best is still yet to arrive.

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Big head's principal promoted mediocrity, bigotry,graft,ethnic strife and even annulled the most free election in the annals of our chequered history,

What does he know, poor peasant, mindless rustic

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@Big B1, EFCC is very active and "functioning effectively and efficiently"? So what have they achieved since the removal then? Genuinely not trying to be a pain but i rather be fed with substance. If you are saying they are doing their job and we just have to what? Sit down and trust that this is happening? I am sorry but i just don't buy it. There should be transparency in government and until the usual suspects who have Molested Nigeria are arrested and prosecuted, going after small time scammers won't fix the problem. You can't arrest robbers who work at night and leave the glorified daylight ones and serve that as any useful deterrent to the crime. Of course EFCC was always going to attract attention, they are/were supposed to be dealing with corruption which is a fundamental problem in Nigeria and are we now asking for a behind the scenes treatment whereby an unspecified ammount is "returned back" to government? The more open and public the shaming the better, as a deterrent for would be future offenders. I think it is high time we should just start sayin we no go gree. Transparency doesn't have to come at a compromise to effectivity and efficiency.

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@ono:

I absolutely agree with you; too much continues to pop out day after day, indicating that Nigerian Michael Jackson (Ribadu) truly took us for a ride.

If it was up to me, Mr. Ribadu will be immediately arrested, probed and punished if necessary.

FYI: EFCC is still very active in Nigeria and functioning effectively and efficiently; you haven't heard much about this institution for 4 main reasons:

1. They are no longer being used as political tool.

2. It's no longer about a one man show, it's about accomplishing objectives together as a team (there is a team concept in place, which is mainly focused on building an institution and not just one entity).

3. The organization has stayed far away from politics and creating unnecessary confusion.

4. Finally, the organization is being managed by professionals who are not power hungry, but clearly understand the constitution of Nigeria.

I still think removing this coward is the best thing this current administration has done so far!

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After the series of ''unravellings'' of the mysteries behind the PHCN power contract scandal, by the newbreed house of representatives members, I decided to revisit this thread and do a bit of looking at Malam Nuhu Ribadoo Scooby Doo in retrospect.

So many questions are begging for answers.

1. Was Nuhu Ribadu oblivious of all the spending spree and contract awards that characterize the power sector that he looked the other way while Nigerians suffer in everlasting darkness?

2. All these people saying we cannot do without a Nuhu Ribadu at the EFCC. What do we do to them now?

3. What will happen to OBJ, his bootlickers (loyalists) and stooges, when the raging storm at the House of Reps settles?

4. Is the EFCC still out there after ''corrupt'' people?

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NUHU WAS JUST A TOOL OBASANJO USED IN GETTING HIS OPPONENTS/ENEMIES OUT OF THE WAY FOR HIS CANDIDATES TO WIN THE ELECTIONS SO HE COULD BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. IN THER WORDS, STILL PULLING THE REINS OF NIGERIAN POLITICS, EVEN AFTER HIS TENURE HAD ENDED.

I ONLY SYMPATHISE WITH NUHU BECAUSE HE IS NOW VULNERABLE TO THOSE ON WHOSE FEET HE STEPPED ON.

I REST MY CASE!

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There is no need to continue to castgate this man (Ribadu), it is obvious that he did his parts and I admire his courage, but I refuse to give him Kudos based on what I know.

Of course, he's everything to average Nigerians, who crave for someone or anybody to be held responsible and punish for corruption and unnecessary mass poverty in Nigeria. But what we do not understand is the fact that this strategy (selective justice or short-cut) will only empower the future thieves by educating them on a better way to steal more and also motivate the untouchables to continue steal forever and ever.

Believe it or not, selective justice is also indirectly connected to corruption and it is an easy way to crumble a nation. If moving forward is truly what we want for our country, then we must quickly lighten up and together embrace doing what is right the right way.

This is the only way success will visit Nigeria.

I'm sure that with time, it will continue to become clearer why removing Ribadu is the best thing so far that has happened to war against corruption in Nigeria today.

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Why all the notice, if i were ribadu i will not mind any thing said, in two three years time Ribadu will surely laugh over all the things that are being said so Nigerians have better things to worry about than the removal of Nuhu Ribadu.

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Ribadus removal, is good because we need too ask ourselves a very important question, which is are we building institutions or individuals? if we are building institutions then the people that work at those institutions will come and go, but if we are building institutions around indidvduals then we cant have a lasting change.

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iyke-d,

if there must be an effective PR machinery,it only makes better administrative that the media battering is either out-sourced or delegated to an officer of competent rank.it doesnt behove for the chairman to take it upon himself to be the star at every press conference, wether na to yab a sitting governor or the arrest of a pick-pocket at oshodi.

the guy was a spot-light hungry monkey, good riddance to bad rubbish.

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I bring you all a quote from the Punch of 10th January, 2007. . .it describes BigB and his cohorts succinctly

'Who does not know that when some Nigerians say ‘anybody can do it,’ they simply do not want the task undertaken? Can the President then afford to leave the nation a fertile environment for the unscrupulous, if indeed this is about rogue politicians and ex-governors muscling in on Abuja, as the Nigerian Bar Association demanded on Tuesday and The Economist this week unequivocally confirmed?'

Let the western concerns be paid less attention, we ourselves don't need anyone to tell us that the corrupt forces are behind this move.

Yar'adua in his stoic silence has once again shown that he cannot/will not engage the Nigerian people on issues affecting them. For all of Obj's flaws, he would never hesitate to speak out on issues - we always knew his stand. . .not so for the ever taciturn Umaru.

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@linuxuser

why do you think these western dudes have the authority over how we run our government here?

In as much as i am pro-western, recent events have shown that the corruption in this country is being aided by a lot of western organisations.

so Mr. Feingold can keep feigning ignorance and self-righteousness for all i care.

Ribadu's going to course was the right thing at the right time!

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You're not ready, my friend!

You can go ahead and post notes from Pluto, nobody cares. It is already a done deal.

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BigB1,

Did you read this:

http://feingold.senate.gov/~feingold/statements/08/01/20080107nigeria.htm

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold

On the Removal of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Chairman

Janaury 7, 2008

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, made the following statement in the wake of the removal of Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman of Nigeria’s Eonomic and Financial Crimes Commission, from office:

“Despite running on a platform of “zero tolerance” for corruption and promising across the board improvements in governance, Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua has already failed to live up to this commitment during his first eight months in office. The most recent example of President Yar’Adua’s inconsistencies in combating Nigeria’s endemic corruption is the removal of Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), despite a record of successful prosecutions. With a number of critical cases underway, the EFCC should not be gutted. The U.S. government must not coddle leaders like President Yar’Adua if they demonstrate an inability or unwillingness to improve democratic infrastructure and defend human rights. The Bush Administration should make it clear to the Nigerian president that the U.S. does not support Ribadu’s removal and that, in the interest of promoting transparency and the rule of law, all existing investigations and prosecutions should continue to move forward as planned.”

Feingold also wrote to Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua outlining his concerns. His letter is below.

The Honorable Umaru Yar’Adua

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Office of the President

Aso Rock Villa, Asokoro District

Abuja, Nigeria

January 7, 2008

Dear Mr. President,

As the Chairman of the Senate Africa Subcommittees, I have visited Nigeria and closely follow developments in your country because I am keenly aware of its strategic significance to the United States and in Africa. As one of the continent’s most populous and prosperous countries, Nigeria has long been a role model in Africa, not least for its return to democracy after sixteen years of military rule. I was therefore extremely disappointed by the seriously flawed general elections last April, but was encouraged by your pledge to improve governance with “zero tolerance” for corruption.

I was pleased to hear that while in Washington, D.C., last month, you reiterated your commitment to transparency, accountability, and rule of law as essential preconditions for Nigeria’s social and economic development. Unfortunately, I have not yet seen demonstrable evidence of progress in these areas; on the contrary, recent events suggest that Nigeria is backsliding under your leadership.

I am particularly concerned by the recent announcement that Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, the esteemed Chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has elected to step down from his post instead of accepting the reassignment to the yearlong management training course that was ordered last week. While ongoing training of government officials is important, mandating a year-long hiatus for the head of the EFCC while there are several significant pending anti-corruption cases calls into question the sincerity of your commitment to this issue. The EFCC has had unprecedented success in obtaining several high-level corruption convictions, and Mr. Ribadu has earned national and international acclaim for his leadership over the past five years.

While I deplore the transfer of Ribadu and would like to see him finish out the remainder of his term, if he does elect to step down from his current post, it is essential that his personal safety and security be guaranteed. In addition, Ribadu’s departure must not be used as a pretext to disband the EFCC or undermine its work. The recent charges filed by the Commission, including those against former Delta State Governor James Ibori, should be fully and transparently investigated and prosecuted.

You have repeatedly emphasized the positive impact of good governance on development, but political and economic gains go hand-in-hand. The legitimacy and credibility of your government, both at home and abroad, depend upon your consistent and observable commitment to combating corruption. In light of the recent upsurge in violence in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, it is even more imperative that your government exhibit the highest respect for rule of law at all levels of society. Failure to follow through on your policy of “zero tolerance” for corruption will fuel dissent among the Nigerian population and diminish confidence abroad.

Therefore, I urge you to do everything in your power to create the appropriate environment for both political and economic development by strengthening the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and empowering Mr. Ribadu, rather than sidelining him and potentially undermining the EFCC’s important work. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to reaffirm your personal commitment to democratic principles and practices and to solidify Nigeria as an example for other young democracies.

Sincerely,

Russell D. Feingold

United States Senator

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wateva dey like let dem say nd do. dammy's own is that one day ll come 4 all of them

one day 4 obasanjo

one day 4 yaradua

, one day 4 nuhu ribadu

nd one day too 4 efcc as a whole.

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@ angel,

Jump off a sinking boat? How many military men did that in 1993 and how many of them "Sank" That is the noblest of act.

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@dayokanu

more like he jumped off a sinking boat.

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Guess you dont know who Col Umar was. This was a man serving Colonel who resigned when IBB annulled the June 12 elections.

(Noble Act that is rare in Nigeria while Ribadu could not resign the EFCC while OBJ was plundering the nation Now he comes out as the angel of anti corruption.)

In the Military this is a serious thing to do considering he is a junior officer to IBB and he was very vocal against IBB, Abacha and OBJ when most of his colleagues, politicians soldiers were scared to say the truth and kissing Abacha and OBJ's boots including Ribadu who was a known OBJ Bottom kisser.

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MY PEOPLE NO ONE IS SAYING RIBADU IS A SAINT, BUT COL UMAR IS NOT ANY BETTER THAN HE IS. HE SUGGESTS RIBADU SHOULD HAVE RESIGNED WHEN HE DISCOVERED OBASANJO'S PLOT HOW COME HE DID NOT RESIGN WHEN HE WAS SERVING THE KING OF THIEVES IBB, PERSONALLY I THINK RIBADU HAS DONE WELL, VERY FEW NIGERIANS WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO AS MUCH AS HE DID. HE MIGHT BE AN INSTRUMENT BUT ALL THE PEOPLE HE INDICTED WERE CURROPT OR WERENT THEY?

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