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What Do You Think Of Malam Nuhu Ribadu?

Of all the leadership in Nigeria, Ribadu is the personality I respect the most. He continues to put himself in harms way by taking on some of the biggest names in Nigeria, especially with his recent promise to publish a list of currupt gov officials, past and present. He is fighting a war in which there will be huge resistance from the 'enemies', yet he continues undaunted, displaying exemplery courage. I don't believe his motives are entirely political, but there is an expected political outcome if the likes of IBB, Atiku etc give up their political ambitions thereby sparing us many more years on their abuse and manipulation.

But the biggest benefit to us as a nation should be a new era of conscientious leadership, transparency and economic growth.

He has my full support and I wish him God's speed.

I'll like to know what your view on this remarkable gentleman is,

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True talk

Where Ibori,Odili,Igbinedion and the other thieves?

Abeg make Ribadu let me hear word jare

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Nuhu Ribadu is a "savings and gift in kind"

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i hear someone saying ribadu is risking his life, yes that is a typical nigerian man for you when it comes to money. ready to do anything.

mustapha risked his life to get money from abacha. chukwumereije did same during ibb's regime.

with ordinary contracts concelletion by yar adua calling them illegal shows how illegal obj and his administration was.

how many contracts were awarded and completed during his rgime.

how much money were watsed on our roads and power supply within the past eight years and to what extent were objectives achieved?

how much does the sun newspaper worth and how much money is nigeria losing in the hands of those federal thieves who are yet to be questioned?

when will nigerians open their eyes to the living truth?

we have a Tony Annenih who has on several occassions boasted that no pot is big enough to cook him in nigeria yet he is living big on the funds mearnt for lagos - benin express way and the only thief we talk about on daily bases is orji uzo kalu.

we have the bode george, the adedibu and long list of above the laws yet the only name we know is orji uzo kalu and why will a state problem be bigger than a whole nigeria?

let ribadu be a bold man and take a step of his life and just touch one of those federal thieves and we will have reasons to believe that nigeria is a rich country but some citizens are richer than the country.

he must have a good way to leave office.

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Well nothing to say for now.

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I doof my hat for him, he is a bold person risking his safety to fight a problem created by Nigerians and accepted as a way of life. It is easy for people to stay and critise, how many of them can do quater of what Ribadau is doing.

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thief thief thief ppl

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if nigerian movie producers see it, that becomes the title of a movie. so start fanning yourself, and copyright that title so they'll pay you royalties.

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while i respect the man, ribadu, i don't know where to place him. atimes he comes out as independent, other times he's walking in the shadows of another

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I think the guy is just like every other Nigerian, He is also courupt, I use to think he was sincere with his job, But its now clear he has his own hidden plans,

God help naija

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He should be recognized too

Wat u tink?

I dey come

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Ribadu is a brave and patriotic Nigerian.

This is a guy that announced in a press conference that he never took a single bribe during his career as a cop. He dared anyone to come forward to prove the contrary. None of his critics have accused him of going after innocent people. The only criticism is that he goes after OBJ's enemies.

OBJ went to campaign in Ondo state and stated that the ANPP candidate (his former Housing Minister) was dropped for being corrupt and that the EFCC would soon come after him. A few days later, Ribadu told the press that the person in question, Chief Mimiko has no case to answer/is not being investigated by the EFCC as no petitions have been received about him. This singular action takes guts in a country like Nigeria.

The EFCC were very keen to pick up Fayose before he went into hiding. The courts ruled that Fayose has only been suspended and therefore still enjoys immunity/can't be arrested. Remember, before the brown stuff hit the fan, OBJ appointed Fayose to head the team that would pick or recommend the PDP presidential candidate from among the PDP governors. Can you describe Fayose as a political foe of OBJ?

Have you ever wondered why OBJ has visited Rivers state over 18 times, whilst he has only visited Benue state once? OBJ thinks Peter Odili is the real deal. According to a few newspaper reports, Ribadu stood up to OBJ and effectively dashed Odili's presidential ambition. The EFCC have the fattest dossier on Odili and will pick him up, anytime after May 29. Infact, as far back as 2004, Ribadu had stated that Odili is a very smart crook. When Odili came to London in Dec 2006, I watched an interview on BEN TV in which he was praising OBJ to the high heavens. Is Odili a political foe of OBJ?

If anybody is being investigated by the EFCC the real issue or question for that person is: ARE YOU A THIEF?

I'm not saying Ribadu is perfect, because he isn't. The Andy Uba scandal seems to indicate some level of manipulation from above. However, even in western democracies you can't rule out some amount of manipulation of government agencies and staff by the political leadership. In the 70s, it was really difficult for the FBI to get to the bottom of the Watergate scandal, simply because the president, Richard Nixon was the person being investigated/neck deep in the mud. In the 80s Reagan had some influence over Oliver North in the Iran-Contra arms scandal.

Ribadu might do himself a favour by shying away from controversial statements and quietly getting on with his job. He seems to be losing the propaganda war in a country where 60% of the print media is owned by corrupt politicians!!

Overall, I will give Ribadu a 85% pass mark. Don't forget that corruption has been the norm in our political life since independence in 1960. Ribadu is doing a very dangerous job in a country where life is cheap.

You have said my mind on Ribadu

he must however be very strong and Stronger

he must work more independently

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the man of the year award should go to him, no doubt.

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What happens to Ken Nnamani?

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Yes its true life is cheap but dt doesnt give him d go ahead to switch in seconds.Hes jst lost my respect and i see him as corrupt too. I respect him bt hes failed me with his new way.Its my opinion people.

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Ribadu is a brave and patriotic Nigerian.

This is a guy that announced in a press conference that he never took a single bribe during his career as a cop. He dared anyone to come forward to prove the contrary. None of his critics have accused him of going after innocent people. The only criticism is that he goes after OBJ's enemies.

OBJ went to campaign in Ondo state and stated that the ANPP candidate (his former Housing Minister) was dropped for being corrupt and that the EFCC would soon come after him. A few days later, Ribadu told the press that the person in question, Chief Mimiko has no case to answer/is not being investigated by the EFCC as no petitions have been received about him. This singular action takes guts in a country like Nigeria.

The EFCC were very keen to pick up Fayose before he went into hiding. The courts ruled that Fayose has only been suspended and therefore still enjoys immunity/can't be arrested. Remember, before the brown stuff hit the fan, OBJ appointed Fayose to head the team that would pick or recommend the PDP presidential candidate from among the PDP governors. Can you describe Fayose as a political foe of OBJ?

Have you ever wondered why OBJ has visited Rivers state over 18 times, whilst he has only visited Benue state once? OBJ thinks Peter Odili is the real deal. According to a few newspaper reports, Ribadu stood up to OBJ and effectively dashed Odili's presidential ambition. The EFCC have the fattest dossier on Odili and will pick him up, anytime after May 29. Infact, as far back as 2004, Ribadu had stated that Odili is a very smart crook. When Odili came to London in Dec 2006, I watched an interview on BEN TV in which he was praising OBJ to the high heavens. Is Odili a political foe of OBJ?

If anybody is being investigated by the EFCC the real issue or question for that person is: ARE YOU A THIEF?

I'm not saying Ribadu is perfect, because he isn't. The Andy Uba scandal seems to indicate some level of manipulation from above. However, even in western democracies you can't rule out some amount of manipulation of government agencies and staff by the political leadership. In the 70s, it was really difficult for the FBI to get to the bottom of the Watergate scandal, simply because the president, Richard Nixon was the person being investigated/neck deep in the mud. In the 80s Reagan had some influence over Oliver North in the Iran-Contra arms scandal.

Ribadu might do himself a favour by shying away from controversial statements and quietly getting on with his job. He seems to be losing the propaganda war in a country where 60% of the print media is owned by corrupt politicians!!

Overall, I will give Ribadu a 85% pass mark. Don't forget that corruption has been the norm in our political life since independence in 1960. Ribadu is doing a very dangerous job in a country where life is cheap.

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thats just it.

he his now a politician. he does things like a politician. and his mouth is toooo BIG. He talks to much. But i think more training could help out ther.

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Of late hes irritating me.Hes nt himself again.

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I think the guy is trying. He is unable to go after some folks protected by OBJ, but once OBJ is gone by May 2007, he can go after them.

I give him 60% passmark

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ribadu haha in time to come there more on the way. so if ur papa de aso rock make him wait they de come oo

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A fine Nigerian, extremely dedicated, sincere, committed, but badly needs American training to be more effective and efficient.

Must learn when to talk and what to say.

He's still one of my favorite Nigerians.

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over excited and not fair!

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well i think he started well but now he is begining to compromise. He is obviously an instrument of destuction to all those u dare look at Obj eye ball 2 eye ball and those that Obj has decided to look at theirs. I thinks this is tarnishing his Image.

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A Fraud from onset. I am not surprised.

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Yeah u got it right.See no reason why he shld start acting funny few weeks to d elections.I tire oh

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He is a man that has sold his conscience. In the beginning, he was doing a good job with the 419 and all. He came across as someone with integrity and Nigerians were happy that finally somebody could tackle the menace of corruption. 3 years down the line the "integrity"has been compromised by allowing himself to be used as a political tool.

I thought that when he started seeing signs of such interference, he would resign but no he stayed on and so in the end, he is just the average nigerian.

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Ribadu is a straight soldier like superman that will go a long way to inspire more no nonse characters out there! u think its all over hehheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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We will get and nail IBB, it will be tough cause he is a very smart man and he did cover all his tracts, but we will start confiscating all his investment that he is not claiming, and before you know it, he will be frustrated

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EFCC was set up to go after OBJ's enemies, hmmm. If a person like IBB is being investigated no matter whose enemy he is, thats a victory for Nigeria. I thought that was one of the major things Nigerians have been praying for all these years to bring a man like IBB to justice. IBB is Nigeria's enemy (no matter how we look at it). Everytime I read an article about the EFCC going after all these powerful names I just say a lil prayer for Ribadu's safety. Someone in this thread said anyone can do Ribadu's job (that has to be the most shallow and naive comment in this thread). Would u do Ribadu's job if given the opportunity? Lets be honest. Think about it for a min and what it involves. Most of these men are dangerous beasts that won't waste anytime to crush their enemies not to talk of thousands of anonymous ppl that stand to gain from these evil people's prosperity. Tafa Balogun OBJ's friend or not was a disgrace to his position and I'm glad he was exposed. I'm just happy to see some names in the news and how their past/actions are coming back to haunt them (OBJ's enemies or not). If the works of EFCC can prevent a person like IBB getting back into Aso Rock I give them full support. With time I hope it'll catch up to the so-called sacred cows too if IBB is now being investigated, how untouchable do u think anyone really is? Even the U.S. has joined the efforts to track IBB's assets, present and serving government officials. As for how do yahoo boys affect the average naija man, we'll have to start a whole new thread to address that issue.

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my people, the arguement here should not be wether he (ribadu) is doing a good work or not because he is surely putting in some good works but what we are saying is that the whole thing is one sided.

all of us here know the national, states and local government thieves.

the likes of Bode George, Tony Annineh and chris uba owe the nation much explainations on their popularities and affulences. how come they have never been questioned for once by our able EFCC?

how come the likes of IBB, Atiku, marwa and their families are been harrassed by efcc ever since they made their intentions for president known to the people?

how come is now? are their crimes new or the same old ones and if yes why havent anything been done to them ever since the inception of this able commission.

why is it the certain governors are been harrassed by the commission while the others work free? is their any state among the 36 with an outstanding performance to justify the funds allocated to them?

how come the secred cows will always go for medicals abroad when the sense danger?

let us shine our eyes

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@ Davidylan

Oboy, suya no dey oo. Me sef dey hunger for that one on a daily basis. Ive been here for two months here. Enough naija pple with hot blood dey here ooo. Me i no go bash Ribadu ooo. i go follow u argue my point for him favor

email me @ drjoshashi@yahoo.com, make we yarns solo, (yahoo boys and 419ners around , leave my email alone!)

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@ Danmasani

Do you really live in Buffalo NY? That's just 2hrs from Rochester NY. We should meet up sometime. What d'ya think?

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@Davidylan

Yeah i stay in Buffalo NY. I go to UB infact and come over to Rochester to work from time to time. Hopefully we will meet someday u know, sit down and talk about Naija well well in the midst of bud light to make am follow well.

Hola at me man. make i know wassup

Peace

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Well,well,well.'Nuff said. There are thieves and there are thieves. In present day Nigeria I'm made to believe there're 2 major classes- the thieves on Baba(OBJ)'s right hand(good side) and the thieves on his left(bad side). Ribadu antagonists are wailing that he's only hounding the disfavored thieves.Does that in any way undermine the simple fact that THEY ARE THIEVES?

Should corruption be condoned @ all?

Na wa for Nigerians O! Can we ever be satisfied?

Ribadu carry go jo!! Deal with them! We are solidly behind you. RIBADU FOR PRESIDENT 2015!!!

As for the thieves that may still be cowering in Baba's right hand shadows,their time will definitely come. At least accountability and transparency have become an issue in Nigeria at last.

This is just the beginning,stay tuned.

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Amen! By the grace of God.

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Thats the kind of thinking that brings Nigeria to shame and disrepute worldwide. Bros, u be yahoo boy?

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HELL NAH, get the criminals spoiling our country name and burn them in hell

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EFFC shud leave the yahoo boys because the white men are coming to nigeria to take our money awy let the boys bring them back to naiga

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EFCC was set up to combact crime and reduce the internet scam and corruption, not to find a solution to it, even In America there is no such thing as free school

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Ribadu is trying even though at the moment it seems as if his justice is selective. We must remember that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step. . .

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I have gone thru what some folks have stated down here,I belive a solution should be offered by EFCC instead of so much noise they are making,take for instance they yahoo boys,EFCC should make moves to correct them instead of throwing them into jail and beating their chests of clamping down of internet fraudsters,what about the big men in Abuja and Governors,the govt of the day should offer solution like reducing unemployment,what about opening a free programing school (comprehensive computer school)for everybody and anybody to enrol,to fight fraud ,you have to use the carrot and stick method so as to acheive your set goals.EFCC can do a lot more if and only if they provide solutions.

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Well there are different types of criticisms, and the only one you have repeated on this thread n forum is that they are witch hunting IBB and Adenuga with the excuse that all politicians are corrupt

you have not specifically point out any of their activities that isnt on track

we know they can be heavy handed at times but when u invite people for questioning and they waste your time undermining you, the only option will be to raid their offices and drag them for interrogations! if you cant respect the law why should anybody respect u?

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OSHKOSH: Don't ever hesitate to disclose your nationality, Trust me, corruption is everywhere through out the world.

Keep in mind that as some Nigerians are constantly damaging our image there are many others constantly painting great images. Nigerians in general are very hard working, educated and ambitious group of people,

No one can ever, ever take that away from us.

I was born in US, but always claim Nigeria as my country.

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OSHKOSH: Good point. But keep in mind that nobody is saying EFCC is not a blessing for our nation, but at the same time, one has to monitor their activities and ensure that this organization is on the right track; and stays there.

Infact, organization like EFCC should embrace public criticism, which only could bring nothing but improvement to their operation.

We should also keep in mind that the beginning of any organization sometimes determines the end. As someone mentioned before "Rome wasn't built in a day", but the foundation wasn't plywood either.

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Danmasani  I'm with you on that one, I work in an establishment where risk management is a by-word and compliance is a must.

Disclosing my nationality, often I get the kind of reaction that leaves a lot to be contemplated. Some even make you feel like you need to be apologetic for being Nigerian. Ghanians get much more respect than we do in the UK, despite our characteristically endless soundbites of 'heartbeat of Africa', 'Giant of Africa'.  The old guard have taken our nation to the precipiece, yet continue to dominate and manipulate through the press, newspapers which they own - directly or indirectly.

They can shout as loud as they want, complain of persecution through these cynical media outlets, but justice is sure to take it's turn and dimunitive Ribadu is our best hope at this time.

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Wow, It's Friday; Calm down brothers. It's OK for us to have different point of view. Just calm down DANMASANI. I don't have anything to hide, Even, clean folks with common sense like Wole Shoyinka has advised EFCC to calm down and understand human right law.

I respected this organization (EFCC) before they became OBJ personal vindictive tools,

When I said everyone should be arrested including you, my intention was to display a figure of speech that say, "there is no perfect animal in the cage, they are all the same with diffrent colors.

No need to lower you level like my dear friend, ODEKU. It is OK to disagree on different issues, infact this is the purpose of this forum; for people like us to disagree, debate, share knowledge and at the end of the day learn one or two things from one another.

Only the empty heads like ODEKU are paranoid, because they have nothing to share.

Hence, let's display some respect for one another.

May God bless Nigeria

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Danmasani , why waste your time with that fool bigb, even Ray Charles can see what wonderful Job EFCC is doing, only the criminals and 419Er's that are been sought are against this organization.

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Big B, why should i be arrested? Did i rob you of your dollar or naira? did i steal money meant for your Uncle pension? Did i confiscate your ancental land? I have nothing to answer to any agency in Nigeria cos i am 100% clean. Are u? Like i said, anyone with absolutely no skeleton in his cupboard has nothing to be scared of. Ever heard of Umar Dangiwa? do u hear him scream that EFFC is after him. How about Gani, Buhari, Soyinka? They are clean. They have no billions to hide.

So hide in shame if you have soiled ur hands for I pray the EFFC to have a day with you. I'm eyeballed anyhow by others when i say I'm Nigerian cos of the fraud and corruption associated with it. I need Ribadu badly to help me reduce that stigma. Yahoo boys and 419ners abound even here in Nairaland. I pray the catch you. I forward all those emails to EFFC, hope they grab u, assholes

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DANMASANI: If that is the case, then everyone should be arrested, including you. ,

And don't be brainwashed by the newspaper or media; there are many things going on behind closed door that we don't know. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes out later that Mr. EFCC himself is corrupted.

What goes up would sometimes come down, Let's watch and see.

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Under the military, force is brought to bear on critics and enemies of the 'state', real and imagined, whilst corruption is nurtured and allowed to flourish (ditto IBB).

On the other hand, the EFCC's battle is against financial crimes, affecting both private/public sectors and individuals.

Whatever methods are applied in the war against this cancer is welcome, as long as it achieves it's results of reducing corruption in our polity is more than welcome.

Nations like Singapore had similar problems. A new leader comes in, locks up all 'the usual suspects' via extra-judicial means amidst an outcry of persecution by the crooks in their land, today Singapore is a leading Asian tiger.  Ghana has their own brand of cleansing. In China, it's the death penalty for curruption. Needless to say that China is the fastest growing economy in the world today (I believe will eclipse the US in 5 years). So, economic growth goes hand in hand with the fight against curruption.

And we sit at home and talk of Persecution. The biggest beneficiaries of this culture of graft and thrift  are the ones bent on maintaining the status quo, and therefore are the most vocal critics of the EFCC.

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@ BigB, how did Ribadu engage himself in Politics? By arresting Mohammed Babangida or by saying names of those with Nigeria's treasury in their accounts will be published. My friend, Nigeria needs to start from somewhere and if people like you make senseless accusations like this, then we'll never reach anywhere in this fight. Corruption bites deeply into the Nigerian fabric. One needs to open his mind to appreciate the efforts of the EFFC. Nigerians know those who have and are stealing their livelihood, yet have no means to persecute such till the EFFC came. Tafa Balogun claimed he was witch-hunted yet stole billions of naira. I bet you that Balogun's friends and relatives will still deny that the guy never commited a crime, afterall they benefited from the largesse. See thats Nigeria, we all want a change but refuse to accept the truth.

Go on EFFC, arrest and persecute all the bastards that think they can get away with corruption. I don't care who is arrested, if u have nothing to hide, u won't scream and lose sleep!

Plateau legislators have been arrested. I say more grace to the EFFC. If our so called "representatives' cannot put common sense and impeach a criminal Governor who can't pay salaries nor run a state good, then they deserve to be booted out. We have been taken on a ride, its high time it stops!

Persecute theses bastards!

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