August 25, 2011

Corruption on Trial?

The Record of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Summary
Methodology
Introduction: Corruption and Human Rights in Nigeria
Background and Context
The Rise and Fall of Nuhu Ribadu
Ribadu’s Downfall
The EFCC after Ribadu
Comparing the EFCC’s Performance  under Ribadu and Waziri
Prosecutions of Nationally Prominent Political Figures
Prosecutions
Convictions
The EFCC’s Convictions
Obstacles to Success
Contextual Problems
A System that Rewards Corruption
Political Interference in Anti-Corruption Cases
Judicial Inefficiency and Deliberate Delay
Concerns About Judicial Impropriety and Corruption
The EFCC’s Own Shortcomings
Error and Incompetence
Allegations of Poor Leadership
Allegations of Corruption
Unreliable Partners: The ICPC and CCB
The ICPC
The Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal
Role of Nigeria’s International Partners
An Agenda for the Jonathan Administration
Publicly Demonstrate Good Faith
Push Forward Security of Tenure for the EFCC Chairman
Propose Amendments to Eliminate the Requirement that the EFCC Chairman be a Law Enforcement or Security Agency Official
Investigate Farida Waziri’s Performance
Empower the Code of Conduct Bureau to Publicize Asset Declarations
Appoint the Right Leadership at the Head of the ICPC
Work to Improve the Courts
Recommendations
To the Administration of President Goodluck Jonathan
To Nigeria’s State Governments
To the National Assembly
To the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
To the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission
To the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal
To Nigeria’s International Partners
Acknowledgments