It used to be tens of millions of naira and occasionally, hundreds of millions of naira and when a corruption incident amounting to a billion naira was mentioned, we were stunned, disgusted and spoke about it intensely for weeks. Now misappropriation of public funds in Nigeria is recorded in billions and trillions of naira such that cases involving mere millions [...]Read more ›
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One thing I noticed during the fuel subsidy saga earlier in the year was the demonization of most of the people somehow connected with the oil industry. The oil marketers are wicked and evil, the NNPC staff are wicked and evil, the PPRA guys are wicked and evil, how could anyone with a conscience do all that, and so on. [...]Read more ›
Want to help Africa? Do business here was the TED rallying cry by former World Bank MD now Nigeria Finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. But, who is going to do business with you if you appeared clueless in the face of the future? Spearheading the controversial plan to scrap fuel subsidies was a mistake as anger sparked unrest forcing banks, petrol [...]Read more ›
The citations for the awards won by NEXT newspaper reporters show that they did expose a seriously corrupt enterprise in out premier revenue industry and all those who matter either ignored or sanctioned it.Read more ›
Reviewing WikiLeaks cables created 10 years ago and a Human Rights Watch Report published today, for all the media profile the anti-corruption crusade has had in Nigeria, it is sad to say the country is still considered highly corrupt, the system cannot seem to handle the workload and the alleged criminals have gummed up the judicial system completely.Read more ›
It an almost widely acknowledged fact that any situation involving huge sums of money and wealth, its allocation and distribution has political dynamics surrounding it. The precise nature or dimension these politics take is something that has locked economists and political scientists over a turf-war of sorts over who is encroaching on whose territory and political economists in-between. Consequently, corruption [...]Read more ›
The message, In 1985, around 85,000 people visited the tropical country; that number has now skyrocketed to around 600,000. In June of this year, the Ghana Tourist Board launched a promotional initiative with the aim of attracting 1 million annual visitors by the end of 2012.Read more ›