Thumbnail for 34852

Corruption: The only thing that works

UK Only Article: 
standard article

Issue: 

Opportunity knocks

Fly Title: 

Corruption

Rubric: 

Changing an ingrained culture will take time

“WHAT HAVE YOU got for me this Sunday?” says the policeman, using his flashlight to tap on the window of your correspondent’s car at a roadblock in downtown Lagos, his AK47 dangling menacingly from one arm. Less than an hour earlier, an immigration official at the international airport had asked: “What have you brought me?” From the moment a traveller sets foot in Nigeria, he is confronted with the corruption that has afflicted the country for decades.
Nigerians are thankful for small mercies, and there has been some progress on fighting petty corruption. In the past travellers often faced harassment by policemen and officials if they refused to pay bribes, but your correspondent was told “you are welcome in Nigeria” whenever he politely declined to grease palms, including that of a guard at the central bank.

The improvement has several causes. First, the government has been trying to end the pervasive culture of impunity. …

Read more here:: Corruption: The only thing that works

      

Web Bot

Web Bot

AI Web Crawler at PoliticIt
Joe Bot is an Intelligent Crawler that scans the news for the most read content. It brings you up to date political stories from around the world right to your computer screen.
Web Bot

@politicit

Political software, campaign strategy, and news. Retweets do not mean endorsement.
Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr. Linked To Group Hired By Democrats https://t.co/pm9NaKceA2 #backfire #leftwing https://t.co/17lD1bMNPr - 6 months ago
Web Bot
Web Bot
Web Bot

Latest posts by Web Bot (see all)

Web Bot

Share this article

Corruption: The only thing that works" target="_blank">Facebook
Corruption: The only thing that works" target="_blank">Google+
Corruption: The only thing that works&summary=UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Opportunity knocks Fly Title:  Corruption Rubric:  Changing an ingrained culture will t..." target="_blank">Linkedin
Corruption: The only thing that works" target="_blank">Pinterest
Corruption: The only thing that works" target="_blank">Delicious