Nigeria’s whistleblowing banker: Governor of Central Bank lifts the lid on his country’s endemic corruption

When $20bn (£12bn) goes missing, it is no minor matter. Yet when Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria’s top banker, accused the national oil company of large-scale embezzlement that was startling even in an oil industry as opaque as Nigeria’s, he soon found himself paying for his indiscretion. President Goodluck Jonathan, whose leadership has been dogged by one corruption scandal after another since he took power in 2010, promptly levelled counter charges of “financial recklessness and misconduct” against the whistleblower, an internationally respected fiscal hawk who for nearly five years has headed the country’s Central Bank, and ordered his suspension. Read more

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Integrity Organization is committed is an anti-corruption, research and advocacy organization. Its activities are centered on the aim to reduce the tolerance for corruption in Nigeria.

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