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 Where corruption is systemic, the formal rules remain in place, but they are superseded by informal rules.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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Columns

Before Nigerian Governors Wreck the Country, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Ex-Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam Sadly, no governor has been sent to jail in Nigeria since civil rule took shape in 1999, because the guilty have the means to subvert the course of justice. I hope the EFCC’s investigation of the Paris Club, bailout funds and the Suswam phenomenon will…
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Columns

The Righteous Nigerian and the Rationality of Corruption, By Pius Adesanmi

...the most brilliant idea, the most solid willpower on their part, still depends entirely on the willingness of the president to facilitate their work with symbolism. Without symbolic acts from the president, it will be impossible to reverse the rationality of corruption. Can Nigeria overcome corruption? Will Nigeria survive corruption?…
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