Month: December 2019

Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends Posted by InvestAdvocate on December 6, 2019

Scope of bribery Bribery in Nigeria is slightly less prevalent than three years ago Out of all Nigerian citizens who had at least one contact with a public official in the 12 months prior to the 2019 survey, 30.2 per cent paid a bribe to, or were asked to pay a bribe by, a public …

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Pakistan tycoon hands over $248m to settle UK corruption probe

UK’s National Crime Agency says assets and cash frozen in the country will be handed over to Pakistani government. The UK agency said the assets would be passed to the government of Pakistan, which has been spearheading an anti-corruption campaign [File: Caren Firouz/Reuters] Malik Riaz Hussain, a Pakistani real estate tycoon, has agreed to hand …

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Gunmen Kidnap Pregnant Woman, Two Kids, Demand N30m Ransom

Kidnappers have demanded N30m to free a pregnant woman identified as Mrs. Okeke and two children at Juji, in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday. It was learnt that gunmen invaded the Juji area of the state in the early hours of Friday and shot indiscriminately while residents ran for safety. …

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I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me

An internet romance scam took an unexpected turn, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. When Maria Grette first discovered that the 58-year-old Danish man with whom she had fallen in love was actually a 24-year-old Nigerian “419” internet scammer, the 62-year-old Swede was distraught. But, soon, her feelings changed. “The most terrible thing was not that he …

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NUC uncovers 100 fake professors in varsities

Abubakar Rasheed, executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), says the commission has uncovered about 100 fake professors across Nigerian universities. Raheed said this in a bulletin published by the commission in November. He said details of the fake professors have been published on the official website of the commission and that their names …

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