• Corruption With Tribal Marks: Explaining The Ethnic Nature Of Political Corruption In Nigeria

    Author(s):
    Olalekan Adigun (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Christian Mysticism, Philosophy, Sociology
    Subject(s):
    African studies, Sociology, Structuralism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    africa
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PQ43
    Abstract:
    No doubt, corruption is one of Nigeria’s biggest socio-political and economic problems today. This paper takes a look at the emerging trend of political corruption in Nigeria which is Corruption With Tribal Marks. Using Peter Ekeh’s conception of the “Two Publics” in Africa, the author argues it will be difficult to fight corruption with the present trend it is taking. The study also looks at the nature of the Nigerian state (colonial and post-colonial) and the instrument(s) through which it promotes political corruption. The paper also cites recent cases of corrupt politicians in Nigeria using Chinua Achebe’s work, A Man of the People. The paper further argues that de-ethnicization of corruption in Nigeria will take more than just a political process, but psychological and socialisation processes.
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