Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan says corruption has worsened since Muhammadu Buhari took over, using the country’s rank on the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index as evidence. But what does the index really show?
In winning Nigeria’s 2015 election, President Muhammadu Buhari successfully cast himself as an anti-corruption crusader. But as our factsheet shows, Nigerians’ experience with everyday bribery shows he has his work cut out.
While backing president Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign, Nigeria’s information minister said that US$9.2 million found in a house could put up at least 774 health centres. Do his numbers add up?
The office of a US senator cited articles about Nigeria and Malawi as proof that more than two-thirds of American aid to developing countries is stolen. While theft is real there is no evidence that it is on the scale that senator Rand Paul asserted.
A new report on corruption in Africa has found that South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria fared the worst out of 28 countries surveyed. But does this mean that South Africa is now “the most corrupt nation in Africa”, as some media have claimed?
The governor of Bungoma county said he had ordered a market survey of the price of stainless steel wheelbarrows after the county bought 10 for more than KSh1 million. Not to worry, governor Ken Lusaka, Africa Check did it for you.