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Nigeria: a challenging case

Working Paper #113

Ayo Obe

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This paper examines how different aspects of Nigeria’s history and political and socio-economic make-up encapsulate several of the factors that make attaining and sustaining a viable transparency regime particularly difficult in many countries. These range from the effects of colonial cobbling together of numerous ethnic groups and a colonial heritage of secrecy, to the corrosive and corrupting effect of long years of unaccountable military dictatorship against a background of increasing economic  dependence on income from petroleum resources. It is in this challenging environment that a campaign for greater transparency is being waged.

About the Author

Ayo Obe
Nigeria's Civil Liberties Organization

Publication Information

Type Working Paper
Program Transparency
Posted 01/01/07
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# Pages 50