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Nigeria has been ranked the 18th most Corrupt Country in Africa and 29th in the World in the 2019 corruption perception index published by Transparency International.

Nigeria Ranked 18th Most Corrupt Country in Africa, 29th in the World

According to the report which was released on Thursday, Nigeria is now ranked 146 out of the 180 countries considered.

The country scored 26 out of 100 points, a drop from the 27 points that it has maintained since 2017.

In the 2018 index, Nigeria rose by four places on the index from 148 to 144.

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption in the opinion of experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

Since its inception in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International’s flagship research product, has become the leading global indicator of public sector corruption. The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe

“The Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 reveals a staggering number of countries are showing little to no improvement in tackling corruption. Our analysis also suggests that reducing big money in politics and promoting inclusive political decision-making are essential to curb corruption,” the report read.

From fraud that occurs at the highest levels of government to petty bribery that blocks access to basic public services like healthcare and education, citizens are fed up with corrupt leaders and institutions.

This frustration fuels a growing lack of trust in government and further erodes public confidence in political leaders, elected officials and democracy.”

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Governments must urgently address the corrupting role of big money in political party financing and the undue influence it exerts on our political systems,” Delia Ferreira Rubio, Transparency International’s chair, said.

The sub-Saharan Africa region was classified as the lowest-performing region while western Europe was the highest-scoring region.

Of the top 20 countries ranked in the sub Saharan African region, Nigeria was ranked the eighteenth most corrupt country in the region.

Here is the top 20 list of the most corrupt countries in Africa:

top 20 list of the most corrupt countries in Africa 2020


Rank Country
1 Somalia
2 South Sudan
3 Sudan
4 Equatorial Guinea
5 Guinea Bissau
6 D.R Congo
7 Congo
8 Burundi
9 Chad
10 Eritrea
11 Zimbabwe
12 Madagascar
13 Central African Republic
14 Cameroom
15 Comoros
16 Angola
17 Mozambique
18 Nigeria
19 Uganda
20 Mauritania

To reduce corruption and restore trust in politics, Transparency International recommends that governments:

– Reinforce checks and balances and promote separation of powers.

– Tackle preferential treatment to ensure budgets and public services aren’t driven by personal connections or biased towards special interests;

– Control political financing to prevent excessive money and influence in politics;

– Manage conflicts of interest and address “revolving doors”;

– Regulate lobbying activities by promoting open and meaningful access to decision-making;

– Strengthen electoral integrity and prevent and sanction misinformation campaigns;

– Empower citizens and protect activists, whistleblowers and journalists



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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