Power Politics and Death tweeted #Yaradudays (Part 1)

  1. May 5, 2010 1:39:51 PM EDT
  2. Please stand by in D spirit of Freedom of Information as we twit events in Aso Rock from d eye of a public servant. follow #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 2:28:47 AM EST
  3. “Segun,where are you?Come straight to d Residence.” Onoyiveta, aide de camp (ADC) to President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 2:36:54 AM EST
  4. Segun Adeniyi is the author of the tweeted book: Power Politics and Death. He was the spokesman to the late president Yar’Adua whose government is reviewed.
  5. December 16, 2011 8:30:56 AM EST
  6. ‘we are trying to manage d situation. Oga passed away a few minutes ago,’ Only d First Lady is awareYar’Adua’s ADC to Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 2:40:18 AM EST
  7. ‘Turai beckoned on GEJ to escort her upstairs to see d remains of the Yar’Adua. There was a slight hesitation by GEJ’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 2:47:22 AM EST
  8. ‘GEJ paused & also asked Bankole to join him as they climbed the staircase” #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 2:49:53 AM EST
  9. ‘By D time GEJ came back downstairs (from seeing Yar’Aduas corpse), his countenance had changed. He was evidently shaken’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 2:56:52 AM EST
  10. ‘I had been with GEJ only a few hours earlier to drop my letter of resignation, he cut the figure of a frustrated man’ SA #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 2:58:36 AM EST
  11. ‘team of local & foreign medical personnel dismantleD all the medical equipments used in treating Yar’Adua’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 3:00:39 AM EST
  12. ‘I headed back to my apartment to break the news to my wife. For my family too, it was the end of a chapter’ Segun Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 3:03:13 AM EST
  13. OK The last Twitts are from Preface only, You can take a break, get coffee, guguru as we go into D next stage of #Yaraduadays from 10 am
    December 16, 2011 3:05:33 AM EST
  14. In 30 minutes we shall resume twit info on Drama in AsoRock from D eyes of Segun Adeniyi. Use #Yaraduadays to catch up on previous twit
    December 16, 2011 3:25:52 AM EST
  15. #Yaraduadays resumes
    December 16, 2011 4:05:03 AM EST
  16. ‘Yar’Adua directed that on-going projects be completed before starting new ones.’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:12:54 AM EST
  17. ‘the implementation of the war against corruption became sometimes dysfunctional and at other times very diabolical.’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:14:18 AM EST
  18. ‘I had questions, even from those early days, as to whether he (Yar’Adua) had the physical capacity for the job’ Segun Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:15:31 AM EST
  19. ‘OBJ’S plan to make Odili running mate to Yar’Adua, collapsed in the face of strong opposition from Nuhu Ribadu’ SA #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:17:40 AM EST
  20. ‘Yar’Adua ordered d release of Lagos LG’ funds amounting to 10.8 billion naira which had been seized by OBJ’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:24:18 AM EST
  21. ‘OBJ, in his capacity as chairman of BOT PDP influenced emergence of Eteh & Mark as Speaker & Senate President respectively’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:28:23 AM EST
  22. Yar’Adua refused to join in plot to remove Eteh over corruption allegation as he believed she was being hounded’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:31:57 AM EST
  23. Dr.Aminu Safana(PDP Katsina),collapsed on d floor of d House while bidding to prevent Etteh’s removal. He died in hospital’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:36:38 AM EST
  24. ‘Yar’Adua’s appointment of Aondoakaa as (AGF) tainted his govt. Aondoakaa took a rather bizarre approach to d rule of law’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:39:44 AM EST
  25. December 16, 2011 8:25:24 AM EST
  26. #Yaraduadays continues
    December 16, 2011 4:47:56 AM EST
  27. ‘Yar’Adua was not comfortable with the decision by Soludo over naira denomination but also felt he could not overrule CBN board #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:53:33 AM EST
  28. ‘On Soludo’s denomination policy.Yaradua preferred robust consultations with critical stakeholders before CBN announcement’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 4:55:30 AM EST
  29. AGF discovered that d CBN Act 2007 does not in fact grant Soludo d powers he claimed with respect to currency denomination. #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:31:02 AM EST
  30. Buoyed by unprecedented decision to declare his assets in public,Yar’Adua came to office with a reputation of personal integrity#Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:35:13 AM EST
  31. ‘Yar’adua integrity image tainted by d perception that he was leading a government that was protecting the corrupt’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:36:41 AM EST
  32. ‘Yaradua did not appear to see what most Nigerians, and indeed several of us within the administration, could see very clearly’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:37:24 AM EST
  33. ‘connivance between his AG/justice minister,Aondoakaa, & D former Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:38:31 AM EST
  34. ‘Ibori & Aundoaka alliance destroying dreputation of d government & also compromising Yar’Adua’s personal integrity.’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:39:42 AM EST
  35. ‘YarAduas indulgent treatment of Ibori led to UK & US vieweing d Yar’Adua administration through negative lens’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:41:35 AM EST
  36. ‘US Govt expressed displeasure of it described as an obvious witch hunt by Yaradua govt targeted against Nuhu Ribadu.’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:43:51 AM EST
  37. ‘US govt in spite of d camouflaged technical explanations (By Nigeria), smacks of political vendetta against Ribadu’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:45:09 AM EST
  38. ‘Yar’Adua had,in a previous meeting with President George Bush, given assurances that Ribadu would be restored to his position’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:46:42 AM EST
  39. US Govt was ready to take very firm action, with measures it deemed appropriate against Nigeria if Ribadu had been killed, #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:49:22 AM EST
  40. Yaradu believed US action was handwork of Ribadu, given perception that he was bent on tarnishing d image of his administration.#Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:51:17 AM EST
  41. Aondoakaa sold dummy to Yaradua attributing anything negative about d Yaradua administration in local/intern media to Ribadu. #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 5:53:28 AM EST
  42. Aondoakaa for all practical purposes, had become no more than a personal attorney to d former Delta State governor James Ibori #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:00:11 AM EST
  43. December 16, 2011 8:24:26 AM EST
  44. ‘Yaradua was viewed negatively because of his relationship with Ibori, Iboris activities created impression he was above d law’#Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:03:20 AM EST
  45. ‘I suspected that Yaradua must have made some commitment to James Ibori’ that he would protect him. #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:04:44 AM EST
  46. I recall the day Ibori came to my office to warn me, he said something very instructive:” #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:06:13 AM EST
  47. “Look, Segun, there is nowhere in d world where you help somebody to power& his reward for you is that you go to jail.” Ibori #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:06:57 AM EST
  48. ‘However, Aondoakaa memo was already in the media even before the president had seen it. The leak was attributed to Ribadu’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:17:38 AM EST
  49. December 16, 2011 8:26:37 AM EST
  50. “Ribadu phoned me, claiming Ibori, who bragged that he would soon humble him (Ribadu).” Segun Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:21:41 AM EST
  51. “When I met Yaradua on Ribadus issue he dismissed d allegations. He said he had read d media report in question” Segun Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:23:20 AM EST
  52. FLASH! “If your friend (meaning Ribadu) thinks he can intimidate me, he must be joking,” Yar’Adua to Segun Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:24:20 AM EST
  53. ‘Yaradua said he wanted a professional EFCC that would do its job diligently without pandering to media or civil society’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:25:31 AM EST
  54. “Yaradua believed Ribadu was too political and that his actions helped ruin the 2007 general elections.” #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:26:28 AM EST
  55. “Yaradua believed that Ribadu’s method of pronouncing people guilt b4 going to court were antithetical to the rule of law” #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:27:42 AM EST
  56. ” Yaradua said he had received several petitions from D judiciary of several court orders that were flouted by Ribadus EFCC’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:28:37 AM EST
  57. ‘Yaradua made me understand that he had nothing personal against the Ribadu but that he simply deplored his methods’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:29:26 AM EST
  58. “Yaradua would ltr tell me other things that ultimately convinced me that he actually had personal scores to settle withRibadu’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:30:45 AM EST
  59. ‘Yaraduas reversal of Aondoakaas policy of EFCC reporting to AG based on indipendent legal advice was the beginning of WAR’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:34:12 AM EST
  60. Ribadu had only just won d battle; he began a war of attrition against Aondoakaa, who eventually succeeded in hounding him out #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:34:44 AM EST
  61. ‘James Ibori Ibori also allegedly made a deposit of $4,700,000 for a Challenger 300 aircraft believed to cost $20 million’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:37:05 AM EST
  62. ‘Aondoakaa neither replied nor acted to British request 4 cooperation on extradition of Ibori & his criminal charges’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:40:05 AM EST
  63. Aondoakaa seemed to have already set in motion the machinery to frustrate James Ibori trial in London #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:41:03 AM EST
  64. UK Director of Public Prosecution, Mr. Ken Macdonald, QC, to wrote a STRONG WORDED letter over Aondoakaa’s support for Ibori #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:43:47 AM EST
  65. During Aondoakaa’s effort to frustrate Ibori trial he‘stumbled’on d fact that Ribadu had not been confirmed for a second term. #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:45:20 AM EST
  66. Mr. Mike Okiro, came into d picture by including Ribadu’s name list of officers police for a course at NIPSS in Kuru, Jos. #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:46:56 AM EST
  67. ‘I met Yaradua on Ribadu NIPPS course. He said needed to see Okiro to know why he wanted Ribadu sent to NIPSS,’ Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:49:26 AM EST
  68. December 16, 2011 8:28:03 AM EST
  69. Yaradua was already in d know how of how Ribadu was sent to NIPPS he gave the directive #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:51:22 AM EST
  70. Okiro, had his grouses against Ribadu, who was said to have been very disrespectful, indeed contemptuous, of him #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:52:10 AM EST
  71. Many senior police officers were also unhappy about Ribadu’s ‘irregular promotion’ & d way he seemed to disparage d police #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 6:53:19 AM EST
  72. #Yaraduadays Still on ‘Corruption and the Ibori Saga’ ~~~~~
    December 16, 2011 7:16:02 AM EST
  73. ‘I am convinced Yaradua was not quite comfortable with the idea of working with Ribadu from the outset’ Segun Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:18:32 AM EST
  74. ‘Yaradua told me of how he was endorsed by Obasanjo before asking,’ Adeiyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:19:33 AM EST
  75. “Do you know that your friend Nuhu singlehandedly stopped Dr. Peter Odili from being my running mate?” Yaradua to Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:20:14 AM EST
  76. ‘“Such was the power he (RIBADU) had over baba (Obasanjo) that whatever he said was law!” Yaradua to Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:21:47 AM EST
  77. ‘Yaradua presented it in a way that suggested Ribadu probably had a power of blackmail over Obasanjo.’ Segun Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:22:43 AM EST
  78. ‘From the way Yaradua talked, it was evident he would heave a big sigh of relief if Ribadu could be removed from EFCC’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:23:37 AM EST
  79. ‘Ribadu, was had been rooting for Nasir el-Rufai, & became incensed that OBJ anointed Yaradua’ #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:26:29 AM EST
  80. Aside from meeting OBJ to express his disappointment on Yaradua, Ribadu badly managed a later session he had with Yar’Adua #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:27:37 AM EST
  81. Ribadu dismissed Yar’Adua to his face, saying that he was unqualified for d office of president an insult Yaradua never 4got #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:29:11 AM EST
  82. Ribadu, particularly, was demoted two ranks: from Assistant Inspector General of Police to Deputy Commissioner of Police #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:30:27 AM EST
  83. Chief Gani Fawehinmi described the demotion of rIBADU as ‘absolutely bizarre’ and a punishment for honesty. #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:31:52 AM EST
  84. Aondoakaa supervised an operation to drag Ribadu out of NIPPS graduation, fraudulently using d name of Yaradua #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:35:09 AM EST
  85. a rash of lawsuits to challenge his demotion ensued before Ribadu eventually fled the country for the United States #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:36:23 AM EST
  86. Ribadu also began to collaborate with d British authorities on how to bring Ibori to justice as he filed a personal deposition #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:37:00 AM EST
  87. Ribadu anticipated every move Ibori & Aoundoakka were making & always reached d media first with his version of events #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:38:09 AM EST
  88. Sadly, it was Yaradua t who suffered all the collateral damage.
    Back at home, Aondoakaa also continued to defend Ibori. #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:38:44 AM EST
  89. I got another call that VP GEJ wanted to see me, so I went to meet him at his residence.#Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:41:45 AM EST
  90. December 16, 2011 8:29:46 AM EST
  91. GEJ asked me whether I was giving the right advice to Yaradua on the Ibori matter since the image of my boss was involved #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:42:34 AM EST
  92. I told the VP all that I had done on Ibori issue but asked why he himself had not intervened.GEJ merely shrugged his shoulders #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:44:03 AM EST
  93. I felt disturbed by my discussion with GEJ , especially because many people in government felt the way he did #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:45:20 AM EST
  94. ‘Attorney General Aoundoakka had become Mr. James Ibori’s public relations outfit’ Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:47:05 AM EST
  95. “Nuhu Ribadu must be a serial liar to attempt to deny that he approached me to help unseat Yaradua.” James Ibori #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:49:28 AM EST
  96. “If I wanted to be IG, James Ibori would be the last person I would consider to help me.” Nuhu Ribadu #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:51:17 AM EST
  97. ‘one got d impression that Yaradua knew, or perhaps feared, that he might not live long.’ Segun Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:55:07 AM EST
  98. Yar’Adua envisaged a comprehensive and institutional approach to fighting corruption, #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:57:27 AM EST
  99. . However, as the man at whose desk the buck stopped, he must accept responsibility—and Nigerians indeed hold him accountable #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 7:57:51 AM EST
  100. #Yaraduadays That is the end of ‘Corruption and the Ibori Saga’ On Monday we shall resume with ‘The Oily affair’ From Segun Adeniyis book
    December 16, 2011 7:59:19 AM EST

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