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Corruption: MINISTER of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, is alarmed at the depth of corruption among university graduates.

MINISTER of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, is alarmed at the depth of corruption among university graduates. He wondered about the situation during an assessment visit to the University of Lagos. Does Mallam Shekarau live in Nigeria? “Education is the main engine room for the movement of our nation Nigeria. Education is meant to make us

How Corrupt Is Nigeria?

By Kolawole Olaniyan How corrupt is the government of President Goodluck Jonathan? The answer may vary depending on who is interpreting the latest global corruption index from Transparency International. According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2014, Nigeria is up eight places to 136 out of 175 countries ranked by the index. The

The Nigerian Government Is a Greater Threat to its People Than Boko Haram

Udoka Okafor Become a fan , Writer and Social Critic; Student, McMaster University Our car gallops through the bumpy road, as night fast approaches. The glimmer of the sun is fading fast, and the stars are starting to illuminate our way. Our eyes are weighed down with tiredness. We have had a very long day, and we cannot

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

By MICHAEL BURLEIGH FOR THE DAILY MAIL 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

Nigeria Oil Workers Strike Over Inefficiencies, Corruption

James Butty December 16, 2014 12:49 AM The president of Nigeria’s National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Union said their strike, which began Monday, will continue until the government meets their demands. The workers are demanding passage of the long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill, aimed at overhauling the inefficient and corrupt oil sector. They

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

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