Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Nigeria Is The 35th Most Corrupt Country In The World!

The global corruption watchdog, Transparency International released its 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index today, ranking Nigeria as the 35th most corrupt country in the world. In a report Nigeria scored 27 out of a maximum 100 marks to clinch the 139th position out of the 176 countries surveyed for the report. It shared that position with Azerbaijan, Kenya, Nepal and Pakistan. Countries such as Togo, Mali, Niger and Benin fared better than Nigeria. 

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On the top of the list as the least corrupt countries are Denmark, Finland and New Zealand in the first place with scores of 90. Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia once again cling to the bottom rung of the index. 
Transparency International in its report warned governments saying they should hear the global outcry against corruption “Governments need to integrate anti-corruption actions into all aspects of decision-making. They must prioritise better rules on lobbying and political financing, make public spending and contracting more transparent, and make public bodies more accountable.”

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