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Corruption in Nigeria

As if there is collusion between the federal executive and legislature to attack Nigeria’s soul at both the moral and economic levels, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Linus Okorie (Ebonyi, PDP), have more

18 Jul 2017 00:00 Opinion

“We have got the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain… Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”, UK Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on tape telling the Queen ahead of the more

13 May 2016 00:00 Reuben ABATI

There are some views that you can fight corruption with corruption, but only as a means to an end. But it won't work long run. Other people will see the hypocrisy. A responsible and sincere government requires all citizens to be ethical and willing more

18 Jan 2016 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

While corruption never started with Jonathan’s administration, it certainly grew wings and became something hitherto unimaginable. more

24 Dec 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

In Nigeria, where corruption is part of daily life, police officers routinely demand bribes, local government leaders pocket money meant for schools and the former national security advisor is accused of stealing billions from the military more

8 Dec 2015 00:00 News

As Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari orders the re-opening of the Halliburton Bribe scandal, christened the "Biggest Scandal in Nigeria's History," the precedence-based question to ask is: Is he capable and how far he will honestly be able to go more

21 Jul 2015 00:00 Opinion

If my leaders tell me the "treasury is (virtually) empty" and I look around me and across the country, and I see progress and development, upliftment, empowerment of the masses; I see the hospitals working, with efficient and effective healthcare more

29 Jun 2015 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

The news going round is that Nigeria is broke. I, for one, do not believe that fallacy. However, if the treasury is indeed empty or nearing emptiness, then what it means is that this happened because the government, this government and past more

19 Nov 2014 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

It is the duty of the church to condemn corruption, which is now the god of many people in our society, including some prominent preachers. But how could these ‘men of God’ condemn corruption in good conscience? Where else would they get big more

28 Oct 2014 00:00 Faith

Yes, former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Dr Adebayo Alao-Akala “stormed” Ibadan, the Oyo State capital recently, 4th September 2014, with thousands (I will actually say, hundreds) of his supporters (possibly rented-crowd or just plain deluded) more

9 Sep 2014 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

Men in their 50s – especially the civil servants. At that age, men have lost their idealism, the stark reality of the Nigerian state stares them right in the face. I had often wondered and have always felt embarrassed when, in the past, I pass more

20 Aug 2014 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID 2 Comments

19 people dead, nearly N1 billion gone, Mr Moro is still in office as Minister. Mr Moro is of course a lucky chap; he has Dr Jonathan as Guardian more

22 May 2014 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID 1 Comments

Nigerians have managed to turn democracy on its head and turned it to "demo-crazy". Other nations use the court to fight corruption and recover stolen national wealth; but we use the court to retain and promote corruption. more

30 Apr 2014 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO 1 Comments

Champions for Nigeria (CFN) has been at the forefront of the campaign for the removal of this clause since 2008. We are sure that it will be a recordable achievement of the Confab if this becomes a reality in our current political climate. more

30 Apr 2014 00:00 Opinion

As far as public money is concerned in Nigeria, the word MISSING has taken on a whole new sinister meaning. Every day, it is one massive amount (usually in billions, soon to graduate into trillions) of money missing from the coffers of one government more

15 Mar 2014 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

We don’t have development because Vested Interests continue to rape this country and continue to take the money out. There are people who profit from the poverty and underdevelopment of this country. more

15 Jan 2014 00:00 Opinion