Nigeria: The frustrations of Buhari’s war against corruption
09 May 2016

Since the Buhari Administration was inaugurated 10 months ago, there has been a wave of arrests of many alleged looters of the commonwealth.

The thorough investigations conducted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Presidential Panel on Arms Procurement have exposed mind boggling revelations of criminal diversion of public funds. However, not a single corruption case has been concluded by any of the courts.

President Buhari recently expressed his frustration and displeasure over the negative role of the courts in the prosecution of corruption cases. The situation is not likely to improve as the government has not demonstrated its capacity to confront corruption headlong in any sustained manner. As far as the forces of corruption are concerned, it is business as usual.

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