Corruption Index: The Ranking of Nigeria from 1995 – 2009

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In the last 15 years of the annual report on Corruption Perception Index by the Transparency International, Nigeria came last position in 1996, 1997 and 2000.

 In an analysis and computation by Professor Mobolaji Aluko*,  a guest columnist with the Economic Confidential magazine indicates that 2008 was Nigeria’s best

year when it had highest CPI (2.7) and highest number of countries below it (Nigeria). The country’s worst year was actually 2000 when it had lowest CPI (0.6) and being last and untied in that 90th position.

 

 

It is also important to note that 1995 was the inaugural year of the CPI report but Nigeria did not feature in the list of 41 countries assessed until the following year 1996 and 1997 when it was listed on the bottom of the ladder ranking 54 out of 54 countries and 52 out of the 52 countries respectively.

 

The table by Aluko, a Professor with University of Howard in the United States of America also shows that Nigeria was actually second-to-the-last-position in 4 different years: 1999, 2001, 2002 2003 and third-to-the-last in 2004.

 

The table below is self-explanatory:

 

S/N

 Year

No. of

Countries

Nigeria’s

Rank

Among

Countries

# of

Countries

Below

Nigeria

# of

Countries

Tied with

Nigeria

 CPI

Score

 Range

# of

Surveys

Used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1995

(first

Year of CPI

Index)

41

Nigeria

not featured

n.a.

n.a.

 n.a.

 n.a.

 n.a.

2

1996

54

54

0

0

0.69

4

3

1997

52

52

0

0

1.76

4

4

1998

85

81

3

1

1.9

5

5

1999

99

98

1

0

1.6

5

6

2000

90

90

0

0

0.6

0.6-2.1

4

7

2001

91

90

1

0

1.0

-0.1 – 2.0

4

8

2002

102

101

1

0

1.6

0.9 – 2.5

6

9

2003

133

132

1

0

1.4

0.9 – 2.0

9

10

2004

146

144

2

0

1.6

1.4 – 1.8

9

11

2005

159

152

5

2

1.9

1.7 – 2.0

9

12

2006

163

142

13

8

2.2

2.0 – 2.3

7

13

2007

180

147

31

2

2.2

2.0-2.4

8

14

2008

180

121

55

4

2.7

2.3-3.0

7

15

2009

180

130

42

8

2.5

2.2 – 2.7

7

 

*Professor Mobolaji Aluko (PhD), a professor at the University of Howard is a Guest columnist with the Economic Confidential and also publisher of www.nigerianmuse.com

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