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who is telling us that Nigeria government are fighting corruption, since Obasanjo formed EFCC we are yet to see any body who EFCC bring to court and the court find him or her guilty, where is all those who Mallan Ribadu was accusing of being corrupt, are they all now innocent ?, Bode Goerge 100 billion and was sentece to six months prison which all his supporter and NTA televion station celebrate, somebody who did nothing are sentece to death who is fulling who, If Jonathan want to fight corruption he must start with somebody and others will learn. well till now Nigerians are yet to see all the promisess mede by Jonathan.

You are right and I agree… Enforcing corruption laws and bringing culprits to full justice will set the pace in seriously fighting corruption in Nigeria. Until we begin to do that, we EFCC and their likes will just end up as another show agent in Nigeria.

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You should include a section for reporting bribes paid to magistrates, judges and others in the judiciary. Corruption in the judiciary is second only to the Nigerian Police. The lawyers usually act as conduits. In many cases, judges have collection agents through which you send your bribe if you want a case to favor you, especially land cases.

Hi, The section for bribes to magistrates and Judges have now been included. Thank you for your feedback and participation and welcome again.

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Why is it that We were asked to pay meter money into a bank nearly 5 years and still been told up til today that there is no meter?What are we been harassed by NEPA official for regular sums of money pad not into an account but to the office every month?How soon is meter installed after payment?Why is there no supply of new meters supplied to Sango/ijako (Ogun State)Who is responsible for supplying/distributing meters to local government?How do we investigate the supply and instalment of meter?

It is very unfortunate this has become a norm in every sector in Nigeria especially public sectors. Some of the reason of course is due to lack of competition in the energy sector. If Energy sector is fully privatized like the telecoms industry perhaps we can see more competitive values that will create quality and curtail corruption from this sector. Its a shame as that this is happening today. The key is to try and stay focused no matter what the case may be and use the power of Authority, go over to their leadership if any and ask for support regarding the meter. No matter how long it takes please fight for your right and avoid giving bribes. If all Nigerians can take the same mentality and attitude we will eventually have corruption under control. Its a very painfull process fighting corruption in Nigeria.

How can I avoid giving a bribe?

It’s not easy in a bribe infested nation. You can start by always been transparent. Always know the identity of the bribe taker and often call them by name. Also, in important matters, you can record the event on a digital recorder over your phone for evidence.

Causes of corruption in Nigeria
1. Weak Government institutions
2. Poor pay incentives
3. Lack of openness and Transparency in public service
4. Absence of key anti corruption tools
5. Ineffective political processes
6. Culture and acceptance of corruption by the populace
7. Absence of effective political financing Poverty
8. Ethnic and religious difference Resource scramble

The fight against corruption in Nigeria is not working because of the following factors:
1. Insincerity of Government
2. Pre bargaining and Negotiation, highly placed officials caught of corrupt practices are made to part with some of their looted funds and are thereafter set free.
3. Low deterrent- the punitive measures for corrupt practices need to be strengthened
4. Lack of virile political and social movements to tackle corruption. The mass of the people are yet to be mobilises in the fight against corruption
5. Lack of access to public information. A lot of secrecy still pervades Government documents, and this underlies the need for the passage of the freedom of Information Bill presently before Nigeria’s National Assembly.
6. Insecurity of Informants. There is a need to enact laws to protect informants as well as reward them
7. Low public participation in Governance
8. Corrupt Electoral system
9. Nepotism
10. Systemic disorder
11. Weak Government Institutions

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