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Will corruption kill Nigeria?

‘Corruption did not begin with President Goodluck Jonathan’s government. But, at the current rate, corruption would kill Nigeria on his watch. By a number of credible accounts, more than $500 billion (N80 trillion) has been stolen from Nigeria’s public coffers since independence in 1960. We don’t know exactly how much of this has been stolen under Jonathan. With record heists reported almost daily from the oil sector to pension funds, it is beyond a doubt that corruption is plumbing new, frightening depths under this government.’

From ‘Nigeria: Corruption — the Writing On Nigeria’s Wall,’ an unsigned editorial published November 13, 2012 by

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