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Biography of Mal Nuhu RIBADU

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Born on 11/11/1960 (format : day/month/year)

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Mal Nuhu Ribadu  was born November 11,1960. He was the former charismatic  Nigerian Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) appointed by President Obasanjo,

He graduated from the Nigerian Law School and was called to the bar in 1984, before joining the Nigeria Police, where he rose to become head of the Legal and Prosecution department, Police Headquarters, Abuja. His 18-year service in the Nigeria Police culminated in his appointment as the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Olusegun Obasanjo, in 2003. Ribadu has been recipient of several awards, as a police officer, prosecutor and Chairman, EFCC. He received triple Inspector General of Police Awards in 1997, 1998 and 2000 and the Special Commendation of the Accountant General of the Federation for successfully prosecuting some corrupt public servants, in 1999. Notable Nigerian newspapers including Thisday, The Sun, Leadership, Nigerian Tribune and NewAge, declared him Man of the Year in 2004 and 2005, in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a committed crusader against corruption and other related crimes.

On April 15, 2008 ,The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) has selected Mallam Nuhu Ribadu for the Jit Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service.

The award is in recognition of Ribadu's contributions to the campaign against financial crimes in Nigeria.

Ribadu successfully waged a comprehensive war against official sleaze leading to the arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of top government officials including governors, ministers, former leaders of the National Assembly and former Inspector General of Police.

Last update : 07/03/2009

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