Chinua Achebe, in his widely cited book, "The Trouble with Nigeria" accurately pointed out that "the trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership." Leading a multiple ethnic and religious society such as Nigeria, while staying dedicated to democratic principles is a tough task. This is because integrating numerous ethnic groups into one political system brings along the fundamental issues of ethnic battles. Change is constant in any society and it takes a devoted leadership to achieve a remarkable change in a society. Since 1960, Nigeria has experienced successive societal changes.
Corruption is a social, political and economic phenomenon that affects almost every country around the world today. A lot of government and non-government organizations have been established and devoted in compacting corruption. According to the international World Bank corruption is the misuse of public power (by elected politician or appointed civil servant) for private gain (1997, UNDP, 1999). This essay will highlight and discuss three arguments against the corrupted practice of President Baron Waga, the justice minister and other MPs of Nauru. It will also critically evaluate the actions of the politicians using the theory of deontology and the habits and character traits of the politician with regards to the principle of virtue ethics.
From the slave trade, voter suppression, lynching, segregation, and human rights violations, the list is long and dirty of the atrocities minorities have endured while under the thumb of the US government. The problem is deeper and wider than American culture. The development and proliferation of racial bias is not exclusive to US. This is not
National image dwells in the psychological realm, but is nevertheless a vital component of national power along with other more tangible components such as industrial or military capability (Ogwu: 2005). While Nigeria has consistently projected a “leadership” image through its Afro-centrist foreign policy, the country has been more apt, especially in recent times, to be perceived as “a nation of scammers’ because of its global image and reputation for corruption thus further underscoring Rosenau’s linkage theory (Jega:
The laws regarding prostitution and the sex trade in Nigeria appear complicated. While many of the activities commonly associated with prostitution are outright criminalized , prostitution itself and the purchase of sex are not explicitly banned under the law. This situation poses a difficulty to those who wish to control the sex industry in Nigeria because many people remain unsure of the status of prostitutes and their clients under the law. Due to the ambiguity of the law, many assume that prostitution is illegal and treat sex workers accordingly. The treatment of sex workers in Nigeria has come under fire by activists groups because despite the lack of criminalization, many prostitutes still experience coercion, arrest, harassment,
World Bank (1997) reveals solid evidence on the causes and consequences of corruption. For instance, investment, economic growth, environmental and social welfare. However, as long as corruption exists in many countries, there is a need for anti-corruption policies, yet Combating corruption need a proper understanding of the causes and consequences. This study aims at assessing the causes and the consequences of corruption, the case of selected institutions in Juba, South Sudan. These are; South Sudan Nationality Police service (SSNPS); Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration (DNPI); South Sudan Customs Service (SSCS); Ministry of Finance, and Economic Planning (MoFEP); Judiciary of South Sudan (JOSS); South Sudan’s Legislative Assembly (SSLA); and South Sudan Anti – Corruption Commission (SSACC).
Rail transport - Nigerian railways transports system is faced with some kind of problems which are: locomotives not sufficient enough, rolling stock, poor working capital, signal malfunctioning and lacking communication equipment, and so on. Some researchers suggested that the Federal Government should launch a 25year strategic plan on rail project for Nigeria, by changing from narrow to standard gauge, strengthen the curves and gradients of the existing narrow gauge. In spite of the conscious efforts at ensuring prompt and timely maintenance of assets, the Nigerian Railway Corporation are still not good enough in funding by the governments which has resulted to; Poor infrastructural assets management; Poor mechanization of track maintenance; Inadequate number of inspection vehicles; Delay in the rehabilitation of washout sites in the North Eastern section of the NRC (between Bauchi – Gombe), and Lack of adequate maintenance spare parts for locomotives and rolling
E-GOVERNMENT and ANTI-CORRUPTION Corruption In this part of research paper, there is information about corruption in many terms. Corruption varies in different conditions such as actors, time, sectors, resources, materials, places...etc. There are many effects possible to cause corruption and many harmful consequences possible in both society and economy. Although the corruption generally come with illegality, it is possible with legal ways by political patronage and nepotism. Definition of corruption depends local variables for instance laws and culture of that area change the perception and definition of corruption.
If depot staff tried to leak the information to the public, they were threatened and dismissed." Corruption has been affecting Nigeria severely in many areas and categories since the very beginning of when it just became independent, causing
Indeed, India is ranked 85 on Transparency International’s ranking of how corrupt a country is viewed as by it’s people. It is therefore clear that corruption is major problem within India and, as evidenced by the nation’s corruption perception index, erodes citizens’ faith in the government, in addition to being a serious obstacle to economic development within the country. Corruption may take many forms; embezzlement, bribery, nepotism and many other similar undesirable governmental phenomena all constitute corruption. There are in fact a myriad of such activities that fall under the ambit of corruption and no list of such activities could be complete as these activities multiply according to the creativity and ingenuity of their perpetrators. However, one thing that is common to virtually all corrupt activities is the generation of black money.