Probe: Ribadu, Oronsaye continue verbal war

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Last Friday, the task force on petroleum subsidy earnings led by former EFCC chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, submitted its report to President Goodluck Jonathan amid drama. The task force was set up last January following the week-long fuel subsidy protest that grounded the country.

Ribadu and the deputy chairman of the task force and former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Steve Oronsaye, openly quarreled at the presentation in the presence of President Jonathan and the Petroleum Minister, Mrs Deziani Alison-Madueke. PAULINUS AIDIGHIE presents excerpts from Ribadu and Oronsaye’s interviews.

Ribadu’s report: “There was a slight drama during the presentation of your report. Mr. Oronsaye said the process of the whole exercise was what he quarreled with and not the substance. What is your take on that? Well, with due respect, what are the processes he is talking about? He was not there at the inauguration of the committee. He did not participate even for a day. He did not come out to sit down at the time when we came out with our rules and how we were going to conduct the business of the task force. He never participated even for a single day; not even a single hour.

“The only time he came was when he was intervening on behalf of a company that was supposed to come and pay money to government. About $1.5 billion. That was the only time Steve came in. And when he got in, it was very embarrassing and we respected him. He said you brought in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials to be interrogating people and that he thought that was not part of the process. You see, he was never there for him to even know the process. He was never involved in anything. He still used the task force to even get an appointment in government.

“Instead for him to respect himself to just maybe, resign from the task force, he refused to do so. And the next thing was of course, the day we saw him at the Council. So, it is a bit unfortunate. It is tragic and I feel sorry for our country. And in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), he said he is not an executive director and that he is a non-executive director. He is a board member and not an executive director of the NNPC.

“He is a board member of the NNPC. It is the highest authority of the NNPC. He said it is not conflicting with his job because he was not the chairman of your panel, that he was just a member. Secondly, that he didn’t intervene on behalf of any petroleum company and that he even asked the people more biting questions and that if he was intervening, what pressure did he then put on the committee? That is what he is saying. And that he was in the private sector and rose to become a partner in KPMG and that his image is dented and that he may consider legal option.

“These are the things he is saying. Well, I wish him well and it is not like I do have any personal thing. And that you never liked him even right from when you were working with Obasanjo, that you have never been friends. He is not going to drag me into any altercation or controversy with him because I have passed that. I do respect myself and I would not allow myself to get into this type of thing. I would not have said a word if not because of what he did right in front of the President. The explanation was very clear. I thought that was very unfortunate and it was very misplaced.

“There was no sense in what he did. Moreso, he had no reason whatsoever. He didn’t play a role in the work of the committee and he couldn’t come at the tail end… And only two of them out of the 17 people. So many people worked so hard to produce that report. I felt it was very unfair, very, very unfair to all of them and for him to have come to play that role he played, it was very, very disappointing. And you put a caveat emptor. Somebody pointed out that in your summary of the report, whether number four there, you said the figures have not been reconciled, and that is like a disclaimer. Yeah. No, no, no.

“This is also the genuiness of the work we did. You see, we took records from different departments: from the NNPC, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). What we just said was that we didn’t have the time to go to every detail of what they gave us to cross check what they gave us. We are not disclaiming anything. We just said that those figures that you got for example, from the CBN, we will not go back to the CBN and look at every single detail and it will take endless time to do so. That is all what we are talking about. No more, no less. And I thought that was like trying to be fair and honest and just in what we did. And he was talking about process and not content.

“What even worries me and including of course, Nigerians and the media, I think pay attention to what the report says and not the controversy that they tried to create. They are deliberately building this thing to make it an issue and then we forget the real thing, that is, the content. This controversy shouldn’t be given prominence over what clearly is more important to Nigeria and to Nigerians. I feel the intent was maybe to just create a controversy and thereby diverting attention. That is what is even happening now when we should be examining how much was looted.

“Absolutely! That is why I want us to go back please. And it matters for us to pay attention to what is in the content. The media, Reuters and others circulated a bit of it. Is there any way that you will sensitize the media on the content of that report? How much essentially was looted from the process? You see, I have the report and it is out there. I wouldn’t want to say things more than what is in the report itself. We gave highlight of some areas that we felt very important in the speech that we delivered at the point of handing over the report. The report is almost like in the public domain now. People will see what is there. It is there. Very sober report. Nothing abusive, nothing accusing.

“Oronsaye said the language was subjective. I don’t think it is true. I don’t think it is true. It is just the plain truth. Simple, straight-forward and it is meant to help the government if they want to do what is right. Do you have confidence that your report will come to light or it will be buried or it will gather cobwebs in government’s coffers? I hope not because a lot of work has gone into it to produce it. And we believe them when they said come and give us this honest opinion, views and facts about this industry. You believe it will be implemented? I pray so. It is not about belief but I hope and I wish that they will implement what they have been given.

“It is good for the country, it is good for the President and it is good for the future of Nigeria. It will help strengthen the industry. It will bring people to come and invest in the industry from outside. It will make Nigeria to get more money. In other words, develop the oil industry for our country. And that is what is needed now. It may also help to fight corruption in Nigeria because if you are able to reduce or control corruption in the industry, you are doing more than half of the work of fighting corruption in Nigeria because that is where the money is.

“And that is where we get the money to run our affairs. The funding of government comes from that industry. So, to stop the corruption there, it is very possible you can double what we are today earning from the industry in a short period.”

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    • my voice, whoever you call yourself. You cannot take us to the history of nigeria that we have had enough of its and is no what we are discussing here, is about patroleum task force investigation report issue that should you understood it clearly. you are visiting old wounds rather than talk about the present issues that can move the country forward, you are here cry foul.you are even so stupid to the extends that calling for division of this great country into 3 countries, you must be sick in your brain want niger delta region to be part of your so call biafra because their oils.
      You IBO people always claiming that you are more sensible than any other people in country in which the sense you have is dibious ones.
      The only way out for you in this country should be repentant in your undersirable characters that you are exhibiting at all times.

      • Peter O Peters on

        Haruna Kwako abi what your name is, you do not have to curse anyone hence we all are have right to air our view.
        Why are you afraid of splitting Nigeria? Do u like the present Nigeria? Don’t u think you are lying to yourself?
        If not today, it must be tomorrow. Amalgamation of 1914 is baseless. Nigeria cannot stand.

  5. Ribadu has been doing good jobs in this useless nation that does not appreciate good things. Well done Ribadu, you have done your best, leave the rest to God. don’t mind them, uselless country. If you Jonathan do nothing in this, this useless nation will know that you too is like OBJ

  6. Pls Orunsunye or what ever u call ur self, allow Ribadu to work. If u are paid to divert our attension it will not work. Pls go and rest. Nigeria must move forward.

  7. emmanuel ishaku on

    @ my voice u are ignorant, misinform criminal not fit to b on ds fora. cant u c biafra is dead nd buried. sun hve now bcome a platform 4 kidnappers, ritualise nd arm robbers frm d east to display their unrefined nature, always beating drum of warwhn it start u wil b d 1st victim caward. lets go on wit one nig joor.

  8. THE WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN THE YORUBAS AND THE IGBOS
    AS YOU MAY HAVE KNOWN, I AM FROM RIVERS STATE AND MARRIED AN IGBO WOMAN FROM UMUAHIA. THE ATTITUDE OF MY WIFE AND MY INLAWS TELL ME A LOT OF STORIES ABOUT THE IGBOS. I CAN CONFIRM THAT GOD IS WITH THE IGBOS. MY WIFE AND MY INLAWS ARE FANTASTIC PEOPLE. I HAVE 8 CHILDREN , FOUR BOYS AND FOUR GIRLS FROM MY DEAR WIFE. THEY ARE THE PRIDE OF MY COMMUNITY TODAY. MY SECOND WIFE IS FROM IS FROM AKURE AND SHE HAS 3 CHILDREN FOR ME. SHE ALWAYS COMMENDS THE IGBOS. SHE IS STILL WITH ME AND ALL OF US LIVE IN HARMONY TOGETHER.
    YORUBAS LISTEN. IT IS US NON-IGBOS THAT DID WRONG TO THE IGBOS DURING THE CIVIL WAR. THIS WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE LIES GOWON AND HIS BROTHERS TOLD US IN THE RIVERS STATE AT THAT TIME. THEY TOLD US THAT IF WE LEAVE THE PROPERTY OF THE IGBOS, WE WOULD BE THE GREATEST LOSERS. CEAZE THEIR PROPERTY AND THEY WILL NOT HAVE MEANS TO SURVIVE AND YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM THAT. THEY TOLD US THAT THE IGBOS ARE BAD AND WOULD BUILD ALL OVER THE STATE AND OUR CHILDREN WILL HAVE NO PLACE TO BUILD IN FUTURE. WE BELIVED THEM AND SEAZED THEIR PROPERTY. WE SACKED THEM FROM OUR STATE. THEY WENT TO THEIR STATE, SOUTH/EASTEN STATE. WE THOUGHT THEY WERE DYING. THEY SURVIVED MORE THAN US WHO WERE DECEIVED BY AND AWOLOWO. PLEASE DO NOT BE ANNOYED BECAUSE I MENTION AWOLOWO HERE. WE NIGERIANS OWE APOLOGY TO THE IGBOS BECAUSE WE DID THEM WRONG BY THE WAY WE TREATED THEM DURING THE WAR. I DO NOT KNOW HOW YOU WILL FEEL IF THE BUILDINGS YOU IN ONITSHA , OWERRI, ENUGU WERE TO BE SEAZED BY THESE STATES ESPECIALLY IF ANOTHER PERSON FROM ANOTHER STATE WERE TO INSTIGATE THAT SEISURE. IF YOU ARE FROM LAGOS , AND HAD BUILDINGS IN IBADAN, AKURE, ONDO OSHOGBO WERE TO BE SEIZED BY AN INSTIGATION FROM SOMEBODY FROM THE NORTH. YOU ARE FROM THE WESTERN REGION AS THE IGBOS WERE FROM THE EASTERN REGION. WE WERE THE SAME REGION UNTIL GOVWON DECEIVED US TO DO WHAT WE DID.
    HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU HAD £2,000,000, IN YOUR ACCOUNT AND SOMEBODY CAME AND SAID YOU HAVE RIGHT TO ONLY £20? THINK ABOUT IT. SURELY YOU WILL FEEL VERY BAD. DURING AND AFTER THE WAR ONE OF OUR BROTHERS, A WRITER WOULD NOT LET IGBOS TO REST. HE PAID FOR IT. YOU CANNOT SLAP A BABY AND AT THE SAME TIME TELL HIM NOT TO CRY. I AN NOW 84 YEARS OLD AND WHAT I SAY IS TRUE BECAUSE I WAS AROUND WHEN MEETINGS WERE HELD TO SEE WHAT TO DO WITH THE IGBOS. I DID NOT KNOW THE IMPLICATIONS UNTILL SOME FEW YEARS LATER. WE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE BETTER THAN THE IGBOS. WERE NOT.
    MY DEAR PEOPLE FROM YORUBA LAND, CHINUA ACHEBES WRITE-UP DID NOTN INSULT THE YORUBAS. HE TALKED ABOUTG ONE PERSON LATE CHIEF AWOWLO. IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN IT AS IF ACHEBE INSULTED THE YORUBA RACE. YOU ARE WRONG. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU SAY AND WRITE. THE HOUSAS ARE LAUGHING AT US HERE IN THE SOUTH IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THAT. THE OTHER DAY A FRIEND OF MINE TOOK US TO HOTEL PRESIDENTIAL IN PORT HARCOURT. THIS WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN THE YORUBAS AND THE IGBOS CAME UP. ONE ALHAJI AND HIS FRIENDS WERE ON A DIFFERENT TABLE EATING AND DRINKING. I HEARD THEM SAY THAT IF THERE IS A WAY TO MAKE THE YORUBAS AND THE IGBOS FIGHT, THAT THEY IN THE NORTH WILL BE VERY HAPPY. I WANTED TO CHALLNGE THEM BUT MY FRIEND RESTRAINED ME FROM DOING SO. THE WRITING OF ACHEBE SHOULD NOT CAUSE THIS TYPE OF ACRIMONY. MY PEOPLE SAY NOW THAT IF THE IGBOS ARE ELIMINATED, IT WILL BE VERY EASY FOR THE NORTH TO OVER RUN THE SOUTH TO FULFILL WHAT AHMADU BELLOW SAID. THAT PUSHING THE SOUTH INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. YORUBA PEOPLE, PLEASE STOP THIS WAR.
    TO THE IGBOS
    YOU SUFFERED HUMILIATION AT THE INSTANT OF THE NORTHERNERS. YOU DID NOT DIE RATHER YOU CAME UP STRONGER THAN YOU WERE. I WOULD ADVISE YOU TO FORGIVE AND FORGETWHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST. LOOK AQT THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS. THEY SUFFERED AND NOW SEE HOW STRONG THEY ARE. MY FATHER USED TO TELL ME THAT IGBOS HAVE JEWS ORIGIN. MY SON WHO WENT TO ISRAEL LAST MONTH TOLD ME THAT SOME NAMES THERE ARE LIKE IGBO NAMES. A BOOK I READ SOME FOUR YEARS AGO SAID THAT THE IGBOS HAD THEIR ORIGIN IN THE HEBREW. THEY ARE GOD’S PEOPLE. PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THIS WAR OF WORDS TOBRING SOMETHING NASTY IN THE SOUTH. THE HAUSAS ARE LAUGHING AT US IN THE SOUTH. YORUBA/IGBO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. LET US IN THE SOUTH FORGE AHEAD TOGETHER. NO MORE RANCOUR, NO LOVE LOST. LET US LIVE TOGETHER. WOLE SONYINKA, PLEASE ADVISE YOUR PEOPLE. CHINUA ACHEBE, PLEASE ADVISE YOUR PEOPLETO STOP AND FORGIVE THE INJURIES THEY SUSTAINED. GOD WILL HELP THEM.
    LONG LIVE YORUBA, LONG LIVE IGBO, LONG LIVE US IN THE RIVERS STATE. I SAY RIVERS STATE BECAUSE WE HAVE MANY TIBES HERE. SO I PREFER TO USE THE WORD RIVERS STATE.

    • Say you, Say me on

      @gascoe. story abi story. That is not the subject matter. But while my voice has brought it up, i would like to tell him, not to distort the truth. The houses left behind by the ibos in Rivers State were sold as abandon properties during the IBB govt by Senator David Mark who was put in charge of abandoned properties. Gowon had nothing to do with it. Secondly, the owners who had their title deeds got their houses when they got back to Rivers State after the war. The properties were sold to Rivers indigents when the owners were thought to have either died during the war and/or genuine title deeds could not be presented by whomsoever came up to claim these properties. I am not from Rivers State, but we lived there as children before, during and after the war. Our landlord came back and claimed his house. And also this talk about the north trying to pitch the yorubas against the ibos is bunkum. If there is no trust between this two tribes, the ibos are doing the job themselves, nobody is fanning anything.

  9. Chief Akpaniko on

    My voice. It appears you don’t know the average Nigerians is an enemy of TRUTH. We go to church and mosque to pray, praise God, receive blessings but fail to abide by His commandments of LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER. Hopeless People like Gascoe abound in this country who beleives in the satanic instrument of hatred. Collectively we love one another, peace reigns and we hate, hell will be enduring to what nigeria will be. God forbid!

  10. Lawless country , let Mr Steve Oronsaye go and clear his name as head of service [HOS] on federal civil service pension fraud report.

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  12. If elders can be like u, my voice, there would be no rancour in the land. Truth heals and if the Nigerian state can implicitly tell the youths the truth about the Igbos and the anihiliation stopped, the country would be a haven for all. The blood of the innocent Igbo children maimed and killed during the war are still crying for justice before GOD. Who knows the extend of Gods anger toward Nigeria that nothing ever goes right here. A thousand Riabadus cannot change this country because God will surely send one Oronsaye to be the spoiler. Yorubas wake up.

  13. this how things has been going on in Nigeria. i believed they plot this man to disorganised the forum. This is not the first time we are seeing people like him who never participate but to discourage their effort. wake up Mr. President

  14. Oronsaye please SIT DOWN and allow our Ribadu do his job, you are only trying to cause confusion and it will not work !!! i and most Nigerians know what you are trying to do.

  15. MY VOICE. people like u are needed in this country. Elder statesman of truth and straight forwardness. keep on beating the drum of peace. Darkness can never overcome light,NEVER. The truth will prevail over lies. Nigeria will be Good if the few good people do not draw back. Mallam Ribadu keep on doing your good works, one day u will prevail.

  16. Isaac Nakpodia on

    Hmmmm….I see a matured & a rebranded Ribadu now who is not easily drawn into controversy again & it smells nice. It’s howeva clear dat d cabal is @ work again. D Petroleum minister knew wot she was doing. It’s painful dat with pple like Oronsaye, Otedola & d like who willfully allow demselves to b used detrimentally to d nation d future of dis country is bleak. Sad indeed. If only president Jonathan wil find d political muscle to implement Ribadu’s report & recommendations, den his dream of bcoming d most praised president in d world in 2013, wil just b underway. God help us.

  17. Victor Emmanuel on

    My Voice & Cohorts,
    You are an Igbo man. You don’t have any Yoruba wife but you only have an Igbo wife from your vilage. The Igbos wil get nowhere if they continue to talk without sense. They should not always think others are fools even when you are intentionaly assisting them. They went to a war unprepared and they lost and not they cried wolf that their enemies at war did not provide them with food. As for Ribadu, keep your good job. As for Oransanye, he needs to retire in shame to his vilage.

  18. We just have 2 administrators in this country that can do some meaningful jobs if they are not frustrated by d powers dat be.Mallam and el rufai.

  19. The controversy is all about money (corruption) and nothing else. Our former President Chief Obasanjo identified corruption as the canker-worm that had plagued every facet of our society in his address during the signing into law of the ICPC law, so we thanked God because diagnosis was successful so procuring remedy will be the next task. Unfortunately oil is the main stay of our economy so bulk of the country’s corrupt practices is centered around the corporation that controls oil so any sincere and transparent probe will reveal so many high ranking Nigerians prosecution will require hand of God. For me lets plug the holes identified by Ribadu’s task force so that oil lifting license will no longer be granted in birthday parties and turn around maintenance of our refineries / mode of selling our crude will be more transparent and profitable to the nation and not to few privileged few. God help Nigeria.

  20. it high time we dissociate ourselves from tribal , religious and political sentiment. Let us learn to reason objectively while we all agree that Ribadu has done a very good job, Orosanye and his brother Oti should be told the hard truth that it is totally unethical to openly rise in defiant of protocol to and start rubbishing a report he suppose to be part of.Orosanye is a shameless figure that is always full of himself. Very arrogant .and very nonobjective takes every business of government as business.I therefore joined scores of Nigerians to appreciate RIbadu and condemn the display of shame by osoranye and his brother oti

  21. Wether GEJ implement it or not should not bother us , for it is in his interest to do so, otherwise, a government will come to power one day and dust it for implementation. Thank God for this work

  22. My fellow broda and sista … Mallam have done a good job if I where him I would have saved my afford becasue it will lead him no where….

    During the bakasi issue.. The president was in a meeting with both the senate president and the Attonery general when he order for an appeal to be filed immediatly…

    The attoney disobeyed that order due to his selfish intrest against human lifes because we have a weak president and weast your time Mallam will lead you no where becos if you as Mr president of the report file now he might now even have it again…

    What we need here is to help our self and stop sentiments..

    Long live igbo wu igbo

    Long live nigeria

  23. Voice,
    You have 8 children from your first wife and 3 children from your second wife? Great! My only advice for the igbos is for them to develop their respective home states. There is no point in developing the economy of the south west and the north while the south east remains in such a bad state. Only Igbos can develop the south east. Only Igbos can address the issue of robbery and kidnapping in the south east. There is no point in having 10 mansions in Lekki and nothing in Igbo land. There has to be a reason why other tribes in Nigeria do not gravitate to the south east as the Igbos go to the other areas. Igbos shoulds also look at themselves.

  24. President Goodluck Jonathan should be persuaded to
    declare a state of emergency at the Petroleum Ministry
    and appoint Ribadu a sole administrator with unlimited
    powers to hire and fire. Ribadu should never have left the EFCC and this accounts for why we are where we are today in the fight against corruption.

  25. Gud luck,deaziani ,orusanya & others knows what they were doing.Gudluck cannot use a sharp knife to stab himself by acting on Ribadus reports,all dis is just for formalities sake,we are fighting corruption and they are making their trilions naira

  26. The man Oronsaye & Oti will never be anything in Nigeria. The’ve ended their career. When we crown Ribadu as president of this country. I will see where he will hide.

  27. THOUGH TRIBE AND TONGUE MAY DIFFER IN RIBADU I STAND. ALTHOUGH I WASNT IN 9JA DURING HIS ELECTIONEERING PERIOD BUT I SUPPORTED HIM INSTEAD OF OTHER CANDIDATES THEN AND I WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE HIM MY SUPPORT AND RESPECT ANYTIME.
    NO ONE ITS LIKE HIM IN 9JA

  28. onyeka frm enugu on

    Ribadu yes u have done it again as usual.forget d devils. one day they shall go back to where they belong,the abyss. clock is ticking

  29. Nda Remi Obijur on

    I don’t understand why the press would cause Nigerians to chase after the wind, instead of the real substance.How come you continue to write on Ogonsaye and his delibrate stupid aguments which were meant to divert attention. For now what supposd to burther our minds is the contents of the report and their implementations. Many nigerians know that if proper investigation is carried out, Steve Oronsaye would be indicted because of his connections with subsidy thieves, so we are not surprise with his misbehaviour.

  30. Steve Oronsaye at this old age and ugly face should know that one day he will die and leave all his stolen wealth behind for his Children that would not be able to manage it. The press should sanction such a shameless fool by not minding whatever he says because it baffles me that such a criminal is so close to the Minister of Petroleum and the President to thwart the good work of people like Ribadu who sat on the committee to unravel the criminality that has taken over the oil revenue over the years.
    The verdict of common and poor people in Nigeria is that Steve Oronsaye should be stoned to death wherever his found.
    Stupid, shameless and ugly rogue!!!

  31. I appeal to Mr. President and his subordinates in government not to sweep the report under the carpet as they have shamelessly been doing with the other reports before this.

  32. what good is in the intentions of Otedola and Orasanya to Nigeria,thank God the condemnation of their roles cuts accoss all tribes,Hausa,Igbo and Yoruba, meaning we are begining to burry sentiments to fight for the common good of our nation. The media should ignor the old irresponsible Orasanya,giving him attenntion will give hin relevance. In fact he should investigated to know who he is working for.

  33. My comment is simple. In civilized places, people like Oronsaye will not make a public show of whatever their disagreement (process or content), they issue their their own dissenting report and civilly provide that to the government too. Oronsaye, if you are listening, please go quickly and produce your own report. The people are waiting.

    Omo Abode, Organizing Secretary
    Organization for Nigerian Unity and Security (ONUS)

  34. i had so much respect for the man, oronsaye. he is a highly respected public servant and as a benin man, i thought he would be more transparent. its clear he has been “faruked”.

  35. Good intelligent work Mr Nuhu Ribadu. This country needs more of people like you. Can this unraveled mystery in the petroleum sector bring a relief-in-sight to Nigerians? The federal govt must act fast on this report and indict all the culprits.

  36. @Uross: your language in condemning this nation as a useless one, implies that u ‘re exonerating yourself which is quite impossible. I ‘m asking you, ‘re u from space and not a Nigerian? then, goodluck to you.

  37. ORASANYA , Remember were is ibori is now, you may not go prison it may take your life if you and your guys did not allowed we masses to eat from the blessing of this land Nigeria God gave we all ,we Nigeria most change the way we pray now any idiot , federal robbers ,we start to die one by one together their children as far your plan is to make masses to safer

  38. Am sure steve knws and he is absolutely sure of wot he is saying. What most idots wil not undastnd about steve is dat steve as a retired civil servant not police servant cannot just open his mouth. In the inner chamber, am sure mr. President and Naija press knws dat Steve is right. If the report is transparent why do rabadu hide from d comitee. Some Foolish nigerians. Quick to conclude. Blind follows

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