Nigeria Out of Top 10 most corrupt nations for the first time. Progress? 


Nigeria was not listed among the ten most

corrupt countries in the​ rating just released by

Transparency International.​

Nigeria had consecutively been in the top ten for

over a decade.

Nigeria occupies the 28th position in the latest

ranking.

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranked 176​

countries on a scale of 0 (perceived to be highly

corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean).

In the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index released

on Wednesday July 26 by the​Berlin-based

organisation, Somalia was ranked the most corrupt

country in the world for the 10th straight year.

Transparency International estimates that,

“corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion, cost

developing countries US $1.26 trillion per year.”

Chairman of the group, José Ugaz, said in the

most corrupt countries, “we often see

democracies in decline and a disturbing pattern of

attempts to crack down on civil society, limit

press freedom, and weaken the independence of

the judiciary.”

The 2016 CPI, showed that 122 of the 176

countries ranked finished with a score below 50,

which Transparency International identifies as

having a “serious corruption problem.”

The countries topping the list are generally

clustered in Africa and Central Asia Several war-

torn nations, such as South Sudan, Syria, Sudan,

Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq which are ranked in

the top 10

Meanwhile, Denmark (90 points) was ranked as

the least corrupt nation in the world for the fifth

straight year. New Zealand tied for the top spot,

while Finland, Sweden and Switzerland round out

the top five.

The Corruption Perceptions Index conducted by

Transparency International, commenced in the year

1995.

Below is a list of 46 most corruption countries in

the world.

Somalia: 10

175. South Sudan: 11

174. North Korea: 12

173. Syria: 13

170. Libya: 14

170. Sudan: 14

170. Yemen: 14

169. Afghanistan: 15

168. Guinea-Bissau: 16

166. Iraq: 17

166. Venezuela: 17

164. Angola: 18

164. Eritrea: 18

159. Burundi: 20

159. Central African Republic: 20

159. Chad: 20

159. Haiti: 20

159. Republic of Congo: 20

156. Cambodia: 21

156. Democratic Republic of Congo: 21

156. Uzbekistan: 21

154. Turkmenistan: 22

154. Zimbabwe: 22

153. Comoros: 24

151. Tajikistan: 25

151. Uganda: 25

145. Bangladesh: 26

145. Cameroon: 26

145. Gambia: 26

145. Kenya: 26

145. Madagascar: 26

145. Nicaragua: 26

142. Guinea: 27

142. Mauritania: 27

142. Mozambique: 27

136. Myanmar: 28

136. Nigeria: 28

136. Papua New Guinea: 28

136. Guatemala: 28

136. Kyrgyzstan: 28

136. Lebanon: 28

131. Iran: 29

131. Kazakhstan: 29

131. Nepal: 29

131. Russia: 29

131. Ukraine: 29

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