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Nigeria removes nearly 24,000 non-existent workers
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Nigeria, originator of the infamous 419 scam even has fraud problems at home:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35683354
"You can be young without money but you can't be old without money"
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#2
Does that suprise anyone? Subsaharan countries not named South Africa are hardly doing well since an initial promising period.

https://www.cairn.info/revue-politique-e...age-93.htm

That right there is a good article about it.

Simply put it I see the State is weak has no control over what its bureacurats do.

Now, a super-cycle of prime matter exports mostly driven by super hungry China has ended. Economically that is also a stab in an already troubled continent in commodity-dependent economies.

http://epthinktank.eu/2016/01/06/africas...wing-down/

But people will be fooling themselves if they think this kind of problems are Limited of Nigeria or Africa.

Corruption in various and more subtle forms is unavoidable in any country.
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Insertnamehere Wrote:Corruption in various and more subtle forms is unavoidable in any country.

Yeah, but 24,000 costing the State $8,000,000 a month?! And that's just one aspect of the corruption in Nigeria. And Nigeria doesn't even make it to the top ten most corrupt countries in Africa:

http://answersafrica.com/corrupt-countries-africa.html

So imagine what the countries of Africa are losing every year just to line the pockets of a very few.
"You can be young without money but you can't be old without money"
Maggie the Cat from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." by Tennessee Williams
#4
LONDONER Wrote:Yeah, but 24,000 costing the State $8,000,000 a month?! And that's just one aspect of the corruption in Nigeria. And Nigeria doesn't even make it to the top ten most corrupt countries in Africa:

http://answersafrica.com/corrupt-countries-africa.html

So imagine what the countries of Africa are losing every year just to line the pockets of a very few.

That's what's on paper. I'd say the money that goes below the radar is more and not limited to African countries.
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Insertnamehere Wrote:That's what's on paper. I'd say the money that goes below the radar is more and not limited to African countries.

No, of course it isn't but it does seem that most African countries are rife with corruption and they are the countries that can least afford it.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/20...world.aspx

Most people know that even the Vatican State is not free of the plague.

http://www.worldfinance.com/banking/a-hi...tican-bank
"You can be young without money but you can't be old without money"
Maggie the Cat from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." by Tennessee Williams
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LONDONER Wrote:No, of course it isn't but it does seem that most African countries are rife with corruption and they are the countries that can least afford it.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/20...world.aspx

Most people know that even the Vatican State is not free of the plague.

http://www.worldfinance.com/banking/a-hi...tican-bank

Yes, what you just said in these first lines is crucial.

Although that is also related to the lack of redistributive policies that plagues a lot of countries worldwide and it's particularly vicious in developing and underdeveloped countries.

Nigeria has plenty of revenue from oil exports (well, maybe not so much now that the prices are low) and for all those revenues it's people are still quite poor. Clearly something happens in the upper levels of the administration and this article right now that you gave in your OP goes to show just what kind of things are happening.

A step in the right direction, at least, in this becoming public and being adressed.
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