Category: Op-Eds

‘Every No Counts’ – In Commemoration of the World Anti Corruption Day

  Corruption begets more corruption and fosters a corrosive culture of impunity – UN Sec Gen, Antonio Guterres When we talk about unlearning corruption in all its form, we often get responses like “but everyone is doing it”; “my compliance will not change anything”; “corruption has eaten too deep into our society, there is no hope” and many other pessimistic statements that signifies apathy towards this problem and an unwillingness to change our mindsets and actively contribute to the elimination…

THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CORRUPTION AND POVERTY IN NIGERIA

Corruption and poverty are not mere dictionary words in Nigeria as citizens are forced to live with their debilitating effects every day.  A World Bank estimate suggests that approximately eight people fall into poverty every minute in Nigeria – a country where millions of dollars go unaccounted for under the watch of government officials. There are two major ways in which corruption can be defined. The first definition describes corruption as “the misuse of public office for private gain” or…