Nigeria now 33rd Most Corrupt Country in the World

Nigeria has been ranked 33rd most corrupt country in the world, according to the latest report by German-based Transparency International, TI.

In the group’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2013, Nigeria ranked 144th, out of 177 nations in the world, scoring 25 points out of a possible 100 points.

With a score of 63 points, Botswana, the southern African nation, is rated the cleanest African country. It is the 30th in the world. Ghana with 46 points emerged 63rd in the world.

The most corrupt nation in the world is war-torn Somalia, scoring eight points alongside North Korea and crisis-ridden Afghanistan, also with eight points.

While the most corrupt section is dominated by Africans countries, Europe and a handful of Asian countries are the cleanest.

According to the report, Denmark and New Zealand are the cleanest countries in the world, sharing the first spot in the index, with scores of 91.

Finland, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, Netherlands, Australia and Canada emerged in the top 10 of least corrupt nations in the world.

Nigeria’s corruption performance this year was worse than last year’s, when it scored 27 points.