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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Corruption fighter to return?

The newspaper Next reports that Nuhu Ribadu has been asked to come back to Nigeria to advise Goodluck Jonathan. Given the history of Ribadu's career, his return would be good news for good government -- as long as his return doesn't escalate the infighting among the ruling elite.

Thanks to Jeremy Weate at naijablog for pointing out this story.

The return of Ribadu
Nuhu Ribadu [left], the former chief of Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accepted an offer from Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, to be his special adviser on anti-corruption, good governance and sundry matters…

Mr. Ribadu is, at the moment, winding up a plum fellowship at the Centre for Global Development (CGD), a think tank in Washington D.C. dedicated to international issues of development…

The former anti-corruption czar, for the past two years, had been in a running battle with the Umaru Yar'Adua led government, culminating in Mr. Ribadu's exile and the decision to take up fellowship offers, first at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and then CDG in the US…

Last week however, the federal government indicated its desire to withdraw its case against Mr. Ribadu at the Code of Conduct Tribunal last week, admitting that it had no case against the former EFCC boss...

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