Skip to main content

Corruption worse in Buhari's Government— transparency International

There is worry over an unfavourable trend in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

A report by the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) has suggested corruption is getting worse in Nigeria.

The country ranked 148 out of 180 countries in the report which covers 2017, with a total score of 27/100.

The 2016 CPI report had put Nigeria at 136th position, with a total score of 28/100.

The report noted that while the rest of the world has improved in the perception on corruption, Nigeria slips further down as the fight against corruption stagnates.

One of President Buhari’s campaign promises was to end corrupt practices in the country, and the new report casts a shadow over his efforts.

Despite putting several suspects on trial, many Nigerians have accused Buhari of condoning corrupt practices by top government officials within his cabinet.

Former SGF boss Babachir Lawal was enmeshed in corruption allegations over mismanagement of funds dedicated for grass cutting and still walks free.

Also, funds said to have been recovered by the current administration have not been properly accounted for or put to judicious use.

CPI is computed by the Transparency International Secretariat in Germany and is published in Nigeria by CISLAC.

CISLAC on its part said it is worried about the new but unfavourable trend in the fight against corruption in the country as shown in the report.

“This fresh setback in the fight against corruption confirms that grand-corruption, political corruption, nepotism, favouritism and bribery persist in Nigeria at all levels,” the organisation said.

CISLAC, in its recommendations, urged the government to take its anti-corruption strategy to the grass-root level, and to also nominate judges with proven record of high integrity to handle corruption cases.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Heavy Defection hits APC

Barring any change, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may be hit by mass defection, in the next few months.

Daily Sun gathered that some APC governors, senators and members of the House of Representatives are seriously dissatisfied with events in the ruling party.

Some of them are said to have cut a deal with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with a view to joining the opposition political party.

This is coming at a time the PDP has declared that its platform was open to all Nigerians to actualise their dreams of contesting elections.

But reacting, National Publicity of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, told Daily Sun that the party won’t want to react to such information when no name of any governor or chieftain was mentioned.

However, competent sources among those who attended the PDP’s recent National Working Committee (NWC) meeting in Asaba, Delta State capital, revealed that top APC members, who will defect may join the PDP latest by May.

Eleven PDP governors and othe…

All you need to know about Bermuda Triangle

Every loss it the worst thing. In terms of numbers, the vessel Glomar was lost with a crew of 81. Or the largest, the vessel Berge Istra of 227,912 tons. Additional Information: The Glomar Explorer, built by CIA for the purpose of retrieving a sunken Soviet nuclear sub, was launched in 1972. It was...

m = middle side length shortest side length is 75 miles less than the middle side length m; so, use (m - 75) to represent the length of the shortest side longest side length is 375 miles longer than the middle side length m; so, us (m + 375) to represent the length of the longest side perimeter...

vermont is in gmt time and the bermuda is in ast time

It is reported that at least 20 planes and 50 ships have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle in the last 100 years. 1,000 people have died or disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in the last 100 years.

sometimes

I don't know why you should think that no one returns. Hundreds of thousands of people visit and return from Bermuda, Peurto R…

President Muhammadu Buhari's net worth and assets

If has been more than two years since Muhammadu Buhari became Nigerian president. Apart from the topic of his health and well being, Nigerians have also been wondering how rich Buhari is. Just how much does President Buhari have? Well, today, we will talk about President Muhammadu Buhari net worth and assets, so that you can have some idea about how wealthy the president actually is.

Muhammadu Buhari assets declaration
Unlike some of his predecessors who refused to declare their assets publicly, President Buhari was quite upfront about his property and valuables when he became president. Even though newly elected presidents are only obligated to declare their assets to the CCB (Code of Conduct Bureau), Buhari decided to go the extra mile by sharing this information information with the public.

Thus, according to the declaration of assets he made in 2015 (as stated in Forbes and many other reliable sources), President Buhari has the following assets:
Five homes in Kano, Kaduna, Daura …