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Nigeria rated 33rd most corrupt country

04 December 2013, 17:00

Abuja - Despite claims by the federal government that it is winning the fight against corruption, Nigeria remained at the bottom of the heap on the global corruption index, having been ranked the 33rd most corrupt country in the world by Transparency International (TI), reports Vanguard.

In its 2013 report released on Tuesday, the Washington DC-based body, indicated that Nigeria scored 25 points out of a possible 100 points to occupy the 144th place out of the 177 countries surveyed in the report.

Nigeria shared the bottom of the heap with crisis-torn Somalia, Central African Republic and Cameroon.

With the report, Nigeria moved down two places from its ranking in 2012. Last year's report placed Nigeria 139th, making it the 35th most corrupt country in 2012.

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