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FG reviews TI report, gives self pass mark

The Presidency on Sunday said out of the about 5,000 reports the Federal Government received from whistle-blowers as of July 2017 about 365 were actionable.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this while outlining government’s achievements in its anti-corruption fight which he said made the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2017 released on Wednesday inaccurate.

The report had indicated that corruption in Nigeria had worsened in the last one year.

According to TI, Nigeria, with a score of 27 per cent, now ranks 148 out of 180 countries.

The organisation said Nigeria’s latest result was worse than that of 2016 wherein Nigeria was ranked 136 with a score of 28 per cent.

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