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Old 02-12-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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If you check its probably like China were breibes even to minor officals is just teh way it isa really ;fi you want to do business.Just as its often said if you see concrete in new york;the mob made money.In congress they have bribes and then open concessions for votes.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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Sounds like that's how business is done in Nigeria. The past president was said to have accepted $6 billion in bribe money that he squandered for himself. He was later found dead, foaming at the mouth after taking viagra and being entertained by hookers from all over the world one after another for hours on end. The corruption in that country runs extremely deep, and the key governmental players bilk millions and billions from bribe pay-offs while the regular citizens live in abject poverty. Contracts in Nigeria are not awarded without corporate bribery. It's how business is done in Nigeria. Corporate greed is now an export, and as american companies looking to land contracts worldwide are finding out, bribery comes with the territory. Even if KBR wasn't part of this bribe-for-contract scandal, you can bet there were many others waiting in the wings with bribe money in hand.

This Nigerian issue highlights the greater problem of global contract corruption.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Nigerian's are a very tribal nation, I spent a lot of time over there in the oil field offshore, each tribe member puts his tribe at the to of the list. So which ever tribe is in power then that tribe gets the government jobs, the other tribes have to do the best they can.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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How do you think all those ngo/non-profits operate in those **** hole nations?
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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How do you think all those ngo/non-profits operate in those **** hole nations?
With happy thoughts, kind words and friendly hugs, of course, oh ye of little faith in humanity.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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How do you reduce corruption in a country? Here are some insights:

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“Stemming corruption requires strong oversight by parliaments, a well performing judiciary, independent and properly resourced audit and anti-corruption agencies, vigorous law enforcement, transparency in public budgets, revenue and aid flows, as well as space for independent media and a vibrant civil society,” said Labelle.

2009_11_17_CPI2009_en/2009/press_releases/latest news/news room (http://www.transparency.org/news_room/latest_news/press_releases/2009/2009_11_17_cpi2009_en - broken link)
Until Nigeria implements the things listed above corruption will continue to be a problem.

As far a tribalism. This may be related to government having too much control of the economy. Many African economies can be said to be overly regulated. This has created a situation where since the gov't is heavly involved in the economy every tribe wants their people in government to redistribute the wealth to their tribe. Allow the Nigerian/African private sector to play a larger role in economic activity.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:28 PM
 
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yeah...like the u.s. can lecture nigeria about corruption
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:37 PM
 
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yeah...like the u.s. can lecture nigeria about corruption
Well let's keep in mind that the U.S has corruption but our corruption isn't keeping America under developed like Nigerian corruption is.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:51 PM
 
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Well let's keep in mind that the U.S has corruption but our corruption isn't keeping America under developed like Nigerian corruption is.
Oh really? You should leave the suburbs and visit the inner city or appalachia or the miss delta...
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