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EFCC's Ribadu out

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EFCC's Ribadu out

Postby gloria » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:32 am

I dont have the proper links but the main gist is that Okiro (the IGP) has announced that Nuhu Ribadu, EFCC's head would be sent on study leave for a year, the most senior officer after Ribadu in EFCC has also been sent on study leave. Pretty strategic doesn't it seem?

I for one am very depressed, this puts Nigeria back in square 1! :evil:
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Postby chizor » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:14 am

Very strategic moves indeed!!

Meanwhile, who knows how Obasanjo is progressing with his own studies? 8)
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Postby Omar » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:50 am

This is the lates I guess. I have been kind of following it. I think it has to do with Obj or these ex-govs charged with money laundary. Only God knows and only Him can turn things around, dont be depressed my dear, just pray that if he is going to be removed, let it yield positive result to nigeria as per fraud and etc.........




Contrary to reports that the attempt to remove the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, through the “backdoor”, is due exclusively to the pressure being brought on President Umaru Yar’Adua by the allegedly corrupt former governors, Sunday Tribune can authoritatively report that the President’s kitchen cabinet has a grouse against Ribadu and his closest political associates who were “Obasanjo’s Boys”. In the light of this, that is, with Ribadu’s removal, sources at the presidency disclosed that there are plans that in the months ahead, to arrest and prosecute some of these “OBJ Boys”, if not their principal.




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Sources close to the Aso Rock Villa disclosed to the Sunday Tribune that prior to his ascension of power, President Yar’Adua and his kitchen cabinet had decided that Ribadu and other key officials of the Olusegun Obasanjo presidency, dubbed the “OBJ Boys and Girls” will be “put in their place”, so as to check-mate their principal. The OBJ “boys and girls” included, Ribadu, former Minister of FCT, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai, former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Eweala, former of Education Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, and the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Charles Soludo.



It was gathered that the former FCT Minister, El-Rufai, who led the caucus selected by Obasanjo to search for his successor, was favoured by the “OBJ Boys and Girls” who wanted him to pair with Okonjo-Iweala for the presidential race. When the caucus alongside the former president eventually decided that all the initial front-runners, including former Rivers Governor, Dr. Peter Odili, former Cross Rivers State Governor, Mr. Donald Duke, and former Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, should be dropped, the members of the caucus thought that El-Rufai would easily emerge, since he was seriously considered by Obasanjo himself.


However, while they were still maneuvering, Yar’Adua’s ‘Man Friday’, Tanimo, gave a secret memo to the caucus titled “The Dark Horse”. In the paper, he proposed that Yar’Adua should be suggested to Obasanjo and the PDP and supported by the caucus to emerge as the party’s presidential flag-bearer, since it had become clear to all that anyone Obasanjo supported would emerge the winner, by hook or crook. At this point, sources in the Villa indicated that El-Rufai “practically tore” the proposal of Tanimo in the latter’s presence. This was reported to Yar’Adua who was said to have kept his peace.



A source close to the caucus however disclosed that indeed, when the Yar’Adua candidacy was canvassed before Obasanjo, he embraced it as the most viable alternative to El-Rufai, whom he was going to settle for. But Obasanjo is said to have considered Yar’Adua a better alternative because he was not as “vocal”, “single-minded” and as “exposed” as one of his young Turks, El-Rufai, and would therefore be more “amenable” to instructions from Obasanjo after he left power. However, Obasanjo did not tell El-Rufai this, according to our highly placed sources. He was said to have told El-Rufai that he (El-Rufai) would be less able to “rein in the military” if he became president. It was eventually agreed that the caucus should support Yar’Adua while El-Rufai would head the most important ministry in the new government, the Ministry of Energy.



This decision is said to have changed the plans of “OBJ Boys and Girls” who had planned that with El-Rufai and Okonjo-Iweala as President and Vice, Ribadu would become the Inspector General of Police, with the EFCC incorporated under the police or with Ridabu having supervisory functions over the Commission as IGP. Despite this, a source close to the Obasanjo’s young Turks stated that the members of the group, particularly El-Rufai and Ribadu, threw themselves into the campaign for Yar’Adua and helped in his emergence, even though they were disappointed with Obasanjo’s decision. The two were said to have boasted to their closest associates about what they did to ensure Yar’Adua’s emergence.


Another source even claimed that after Yar’Adua became president, Ribadu met him to “clear the air” on his position, where he confessed that though he rooted for El-Rufai, once Obasanjo resolved on the new president, he did his part to support him. The “support”, a source disclosed, included “appraising” other top presidential gladiators, particularly the governors, of the “debts” they owed the EFCC if they continued to oppose Obasanjo’s favoured candidate, Yar’Adua.



Whether they supported Yar’Adua or not, it was clear that the taciturn former Governor of Katsina and his own kitchen cabinet were not impressed with the role of Ribadu and El-Rufai and saw them as potential rivals within the new government. With Yar’Adua in the saddle, the hope of El-Rufai becoming Minister of Energy died quickly. The process of the appointment of El-Rufai’s successor at the FCT Ministry was considered not only “hasty” but also “untidy” by the “Obasanjo Boys”. Rufai was the first to be quickly replaced by the new government. Also, when Soludo, another member of the caucus, announced a new monetary regime, Yar’Adua promptly cancelled the plan. It was reported in the media that while Soludo conferred with Obasanjo before making the announcement, the new President, Yar’Adua, was kept in the dark.



But the plan to remove Ribadu, Sunday Tribune learnt, was far more complicated for many reasons including the popularity of the anti-corruption war, despite what many considered as the “duplicity” of the Obasanjo government, the international connections, funding and praises that the EFCC had attracted, and the law setting-up the Commission. Given all these, despite the desperate moves by the indicted former governors to quickly see the back of Ribadu and the eagerness of the new Justice Minister and Attorney-General to curtail the actions of Ribadu and the EFCC, President Yar’Adua and his kitchen cabinet decided to proceed with caution. Our sources hinted that to convince the hawks in the inner caucus of the new presidency, a couple of attempts were made to rob the EFCC of its bite, which attracted high public denunciation.



The Yar’Adua caucus then went back to the drawing board to plan how to end the “Ribadu menace”, including stressing the “duplicity” of the Commission and the assumed decision of the Commission to avert its gaze from Obasanjo’s alleged corruption. However, some in the inner circle of the Yar’Adua presidency were becoming impatient with Ribadu given the renewed vigour, after the initial impediments placed by the new Attorney-General, with which he pursued the former governors. It was then decided that the “Ribadu menace” must not be carried into the New Year. However, it was also decided that the presidency should appear to have nothing to do with Ribadu’s removal, with an “ingenious” option devised, which was to ask the IG of Police to order Ribadu to proceed on a course at the Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.



However, a top source hinted the Sunday Tribune that the decision to shunt aside El-Rufai and to remove Ribadu, are part of the elaborate plan of Yar’Adua and his kitchen cabinet to not only prevent Obasanjo from implementing his plan to rule from Ota, but to also embarrass him so much that he would be left without any room to maneuver and “disturb and harass” the new government, “as he did the Shagari government”, after he handed over in 1979. It is in this context that this top source revealed that once Ribadu has been successfully removed from the EFCC, investigations would begin into all the allegations leveled against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, including those leveled against Ribadu himself and the former FCT Minister, El-Rufai, particularly over the controversial Pentascope.



At the weekend, Ribadu denied that he has been asked to proceed to Kuru, reminding journalists that it is only the President that has the power to appoint and sack him as the Executive Chairman of the EFCC.
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Postby weruche » Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:11 pm

Gosh! Too much for me to absorb, all at once.
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Postby weruche » Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:45 pm

...but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. ( Phil. 3: 13-14)
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