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Nigeria is ranked 154 out of 180 nations in the country comparison, down five places from the 2020 record.

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), the Nigerian chapter of the Transparency International (TI), says the failure of the anti-graft authorities to investigate high-profile corruption cases and prevent Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) were part of why Nigeria dropped in TI’s recently released Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranking.

TI’s 2021 Corruption Perception Index, issued Tuesday, revealed that Nigeria scored 24 out of 100 points in the 2021 CPI, down one point from the 2020 CPI report.

Nigeria is ranked 154 out of 180 nations in the country comparison, down five places from the 2020 record.

It is Nigeria’s second consecutive year of a downward spiral on the TI’s CPI ranking – both in points and in position. The country’s score dropped from 26 in 2019 to 25 in the 2020 assessment, and further to 24 in the latest 2021 report.

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