VIDEO: Nigeria’s corruption trending on US television

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On 2 December, 2015, Nick Schifrin, PBS Newshour special correspondent aired the report “Nigeria: Pain and Promise: How a Cancer of corruption steals Nigerian oil, weapons and lives”.

Some of the sound bites:

Godwin Ekpo a Nigerian tricycle driver, whose wife was killed by police after refusing to pay a bribe of N2,000.

Musa Muhammed: a principal of a school in Bauchi, whose roof was blown off by wind because the contractor used a wrong wood for the roof. His students sit on the floor and the school lacks books.

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The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, in his TEDEX speech in 2013, where he said Nigeria lost about $1bn (N197bn) every month under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister was accused of stealing $20billion
Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister was accused of stealing $20billion

Sanusi: “In Nigeria, there is no accountability at all and that is why I think Nigeria’s corruption is worse than corruption in most parts of the world. It is the worst type of corruption. It’s stealing. Frankly, I think a billion dollars under Jonathan a month was about what we were losing.”

Schifrin, the PBS correspondent, quotes United States and UK authorities as saying that Alison-Madueke might have “personally overseen the stealing of $6bn. The most common method is awarding oil contracts to companies owned by friends.”

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