Opinion

Ethnic Nepotism Is Corruption By Another Name, By Kenneth Amaeshi

Hopefully, the recent public sector reforms will include the fight against ethnic politics in the public sector and minimise cases of ethnicity-based stolen opportunities. This is where I think the National Orientation Agency, the Federal Character Commission, and the Bureau of Public Service Reforms can help the government to expand…
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Opinion

Corruption: An Albatross Around Our Necks, By Cynthia Akpomudiare

To improve the fight against corruption, we must change the narrative for the youth; properly incentivise the right behaviours, whilst addressing the real issues of concern to them for their growth and survival. This purposeful engagement will also help them develop a sense of: ‘what-is-in-it-for-me’ if I shun corruption and…
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Opinion

Time To Clean the Augean Stables In the Private Sector, By Osaro Eghobamien

Corruption may be demonstrated in many ways, some more evident than others. To pursue the campaign towards anti-corruption, it is imperative for organisations and enterprises to carry out a review of their businesses to identify different types of risks that they could potentially be exposed to, whether financial, operational, infrastructural,…
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Opinion

Nigeria: The Rotten Barrel?, By Doyin Olawaiye

Corruption is ultimately a learned behaviour and as such the fight against corruption, though multi-faceted, must be primarily focused on behavioural change strategies and interventions if it is to be sustained and effective. Nonetheless, how does one go about fixing the barrel? ‘A rotten apple spoils the whole barrel’ is…
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Opinion

The Role of the Church In the Fight Against Corruption In Nigeria, By Olusegun Obasanjo

While miracles, signs and wonders are the expectations of true believers, such must be based on righteousness. To preach that one can acquire wealth without labour is not only deceitful; it is a call to corruption. It is false preaching and it is sinful. We must be careful in believing…
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Opinion

Despite Knowing Its Roots, Why Does the Corruption ‘Beast’ Still Live Here?, By Ike Ilegbune

A defining characteristic of the environment in which corruption thrives is the divergence between formal and informal rules governing behaviour. Where corruption is systemic, the formal rules remain in place, but they are superseded by informal rules. You’ve heard the joke about the Chinese, Indian and Nigerian public officials. No?…
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