#BadNews: Nigeria Ranked #1 Most Corrupt Country In 2016 Best Ranking Index...

#BadNews: Nigeria Ranked #1 Most Corrupt Country In 2016 Best Ranking Index [LOOK]

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on March 24, 2016
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Bad news for Nigeria as the US News. Best Countries Ranking marks Nigeria as the most corrupt country for 2016.

“The 2016 Best Countries report and rankings are based on how global perceptions define countries in terms of a number of qualitative characteristics, impressions that have the potential to drive trade, travel and investment and directly affect national economies,” the US News website reveals.

Sixty countries were measured in the inaugural report and and Nigeria was number 1 in the corruption ranking index. The West African country, widely regarded as the ‘Giant of Africa’, scored a perfect 10 in corruption. Nigeria’s overall rank was 57 on the index.

The U.S. News Best Countries Ranking which measures global performance on a variety of metrics is conducted in partnership with partnership with BAV, a global consulting firm and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom topped the overall list of best countries in the world, in that order. The United States and Sweden were ranked 4th and 5th in the respected global index.

See the full ranking HERE which was released in January 2016.

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Below are the 10 countries perceived to be the most corrupt, according to data from the 2016 Best Countries rankings.

Country Name Corrupt Rank Best Countries Overall Rank
Nigeria 1 57
Colombia 2 49
Iran 3 58
Pakistan 4 56
Mexico 5 27
Russia 6 24
Algeria 7 60
Egypt 8 39
Kazakhstan 9 55
Bolivia 10 54

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