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Papa Ayo Oritsejafor: The Spoilt Child Of A Religious Nation

by Imoh Davi The Nigerian government wanted some cache of weapons in South Africa and so they borrowed Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s private jet. Probably because the self-acclaimed giant of Africa could not find a befitting aircraft amongst her fleets of military planes to transport the intended weapons for them, not even among the 10 private

Why Do African/Nigerian Kleptocrats Steal Money They Don’t Need, Use, See, Reach, Or Ever Access? By Austin Aneke

Why do African/Nigerian politicians steal money they don’t use, see, need, reach, or access?  The stealing by government officials in Nigeria is systematic, planned, organised, endemic, and extreme. Nigeria’s thieving autocrats have turned every treasury in Nigeria into a crime scene. They spare no funds- no matter how consolidated. They spare no assets or public

How to Tackle Corruption Effectively in Nigeria By Sam Ejike Okoye samokoye@hotmail.com

“The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.” Bess Myerson. (First Jewish Miss America, 1924-?) Introduction Bribery, which is an important aspect of corruption, needs two parties for it to happen: the bribe giver and the bribe taker. In some countries the culture of corruption extends to every aspect of public

A country so corrupt it would be better to burn our aid money By MICHAEL BURLEIGH

Nigeria is not quite the most corrupt country on earth. But according to Transparency International, which monitors international financial corruption, it is not far off — coming a shameful 172nd worst among the 215 nations surveyed. Only countries as dysfunctional, derelict and downright dangerous as Haiti or the Congo are more corrupt. In theory, Nigeria’s 170

Akanbi, Ribadu, Oshiomhole, Fashola Lament Corruption in Nigeria

By Chuks Okocha    and Gboyega Akinsanmi Corruption took the centre stage at the third edition of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) loyal to the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, as participants spanning various strata of anti-corruption fight in the country lamented its inability to tame the scourge. Former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Justice

Is Nigeria serious about tackling corruption? By Will Ross

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan wants the world to believe he and his government are serious about ending corruption. But two recent events have sent out the opposite message. As President Jonathan handed out awards to celebrate Nigeria’s centenary, there was a collective leap of eyebrows when people learnt that former President Sani Abacha was on

Workers’ Alternative With Dr Musa Bashir: Corruption And Marxism

26 Nov 2013 09:41 Written by Musa Bashir The most popular definition of corruption and the one chosen by World Bank is: the abuse of public office for private gain. This abuse can be carried out both by public officials and private individuals and the private gain can be both political and economic. Corruption can

Fighter of Corruption in Nigeria Considers Next Steps

ABUJA, Nigeria — THE cash was handed over in large sacks containing $15 million in $100 bills, bags so heavy that the stoop-shouldered civil servant needed help carrying them. James Ibori, the governor of an oil-rich state in southern Nigeria, was so desperate to escape prosecution on corruption charges that he tried to pay off

IS IT WORTH IT? BY MARTIN BECK NWORAH

IS IT WORTH IT? BY MARTIN BECK NWORAH Sitting at my desk this morning with little to do after having cleared my stockpile, I decided to ask myself several questions that I sure do know I have no answer to. Why do we work hard everyday? Why do we wake up very early and go

Nigerian Corruption A higher Level : Tinubu’s Massive Looting Of Lagos Uncovered

The massive looting of Lagos state by the Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reached monumental proportion. Tinubu whose companies recently conered a multi billion road construction job in Ogun State, has in his pocket all the juicy contract in all the Action Congress’ states. In retrospect, it might be

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