List of world's most and least corrupt countries in 2020 released (see Nigeria's position)
Transparency International has released its 2020 Corruption Perception Index, with Nigeria now ranked 149 out of 180 countries analysed.
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According to Transparency International (Nigeria), the country's latest position is three steps lower from the rank of 146 in 2019.
It also indicates that Nigeria's latest score declined from 26/100 in 2019 to 25 in 2020.
Legit.ng in this piece lists the top 10 most and least corrupt countries, according to the index.
Top 10 most corrupt countries in 2020
1. Somalia (rank: 179, score: 12)
2. South Sudan (rank: 179, score: 12)
3. Syria (rank: 178, score: 14)
4. Yemen (rank: 176, score: 15)
5. Venezuela (rank: 176, score: 15)
6. Sudan (rank: 174, score: 16)
7. Equitorial Guinea (rank: 174, score, 16)
8. Libya (rank: 173, score: 17)
9. Korea, North (rank: 170, score: 18)
10. Democratic Republic of Congo (rank: 170, score: 18)
Top 10 least corrupt countries in 2020
1. New Zealand (rank: 1, score: 88)
2. Denmark (rank: 1, score: 88)
3. Finland (rank: 3, score: 85)
4. Switzerland (rank: 3, score: 85)
5. Singapore (rank: 3, score: 85)
6. Sweden (rank: 3, score: 85)
7. Norway (rank: 7, score: 84)
8. Netherlands (rank: 8, score: 82)
9. Luxembourg (rank: 9, score: 80)
10. Germany (rank: 9, score: 80)
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In other news, a lawsuit filed by the Sani Abacha family seeking access to looted funds stashed in foreign bank accounts has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
The late military head of state, General Sani Abacha, was reported to have looted and stashed funds in several foreign banks before his death on June 8, 1998.
he court in its verdict on Friday, January 22, ruled that the case filed by Ali Abacha, the younger brother of the late head of state, lacked merit.
Similarly, in what will be a big boost for the anti-corruption in Nigeria, a former governor has lost N700 million to the federal government.
The former governor, Abdulaziz Yari, was asked to forfeit the said sum by the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.
This order followed an application that was brought before the court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).