Nigeria’s pre-eminent position in Africa, lost to corruption and political patronage over the years, can be regained by putting its house in order.
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Nigeria was ranked the fourth most corrupt country in West Africa and 146 out of 180 in the world. The ranking led to the country’s anti-corruption body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to issue a rebuttal, calling the rating baseless.
Nigerian junior high student, Naomi Oloyede who was selected to represent her country at the “The Education for Justice (E4J), High Level conference on Corruption” received a standing ovation from the over 200 global stakeholders in attendance for her rousing speech.
Churches in Africa have accommodated corrupt activities, exacerbated by the prosperity gospel. Beyond the prosperity preaching, what the continent needs are churches that encourage members to stand against oppression and corruption.
The International Association of Athletics Federation says it mistakenly overpaid a grant to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, but the Minister of Sports says the money will not be returned.
It is not only the president of Nigeria who continues to disappoint and even embarrass his countrymen and subjects. His Ministers often follow suit.
Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio is fervently leading the country’s anti-corruption drive. Bio launched three Commissions of Inquiry, investigating malpractice in the government between 2000 to 2018 when former President Ernest Bai Koroma was in office. Bio pledged to support the Anti Corruption Commission, giving assurances that it will operate independently.