n African Renaissance - Corruption in Nigeria implication for national development

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Although the corruption plague ravaging Nigeria today predates her independence in 1960, it has certainly assumed alarming proportions in the past three decades. Investigation of cases of corruption in Nigeria is made difficult by the fact that only a few cases are reported to the police. According to the United Nations Systems, only a few cases of bribery and corruption are reported to the police yearly (e.g. 139 in 1993, 224 in 1994, 390 in 1995; 579 in 1996; 100 in 1997 (Okorie, 2003: xiii).

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