21 Most Corrupt Nigerian Leaders That Ever Lived, Do You Agree With The List?

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This publication was first seen on NewsDay Reporters Facebook’s page and i thought no matter its unreliable proclivities, i would share it here.


Knowing fully well that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on an anti corruption crusade, it is however, necessary to indulge in this discussion.

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It is probably best to ignore the alleged amount looted as they were really just made up, likewise the claim that it was published by CNN.

However, the big question here really is knowing the role these men and women played in the current state of Nigeria.

Here are the top 20 most corrupt nigerian leaders (dead/alive) below:

1. Oluesgun Obasanjo – He stole $25 billion from 1999-2007 ($16.4 from power sector alone)
2. Ibrahim Babangida – He stole $15 billion from 1985-1993 ($12.4 billion from oil wind fall in 1990)
3. Abdulsalam Abubakar – He stole $9 billion from 1998-99
4. Sani Abacha – He stole $7 billion from 1993-1998
5. Ahmed Bola Tinubu – He stole and continues to steal from Lagos State treasury since 1999 till date. It’s estimated that he has stolen $6 billion so far.
6. Muhammadu Buhari – He stole $2 billion from NNPC accounts in the ’70s and the money was traced to Midland bank (now HSBC), London. Under his watch as PTF Head, N25 billion got missing according to PTF Situation Report submitted to Abdusalam in 1999.
7. TY Danjuma – He fraudulently got enriched through oil blocks from the Niger Delta worth $20 million in the 70s after the counter coup. Those oil blocks worth billions of dollars in today’s value.
8. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – He stole $1.2 billion as CBN Governor from 2008-2014.
9. Bukola Saraki – Through his father, Olukola Saraki, their bank, Societe Generale and as a governor of Kwara State (2003-20111) he stole $1.1 billion
10. Nasir El Rufai – Before he was made the FCT Minister, El Rufai was broke, homeless and was looking for loan to import taxis from the UK. After he was made the minister, he seized landed properties that belonged to Nigerians and resold them with huge profit. It’s estimated that he stole $1 billion from 2003-2007.
11. Tunde Fashola – He is the poster boy of Tinubu. Boht of them looted Lagos dried and left it in debt of about N1 billion. Fashola, among other thing built his personal website for N78 million, drilled borehole for over N100 million per each and built a kilometre road for N1 billion. He stole $900 million from 2007-2015. He’ll soon be a minister to continue the looting.
12. Chubike Rotimi Amaechi – From 2007 to 2015, he stole $700 million and $150 million from that money was used to sponsor Buhari and APC.
13. Atiku Abubakar – When he as asked by our reporter how he made his money, he simply said “he was always at the right place at the right time.” Atiku is an astute businessman, but through shady deals, he stole $500 million from 1999-2007.
14. James Ibori – He stole $150 million from 1999-2007 as governor of Delta State. He’s serving his term for money laundering in the UK.
15. Amina Mohammed – This woman was the founder of Afri-Project Consortium (APC) that was in charge of all PTF Projects during Abacha’s regime. About $125 million was stolen from PTF accounts from 1994-1998. Buhari has just nominated the same woman as a minister to continue to stealing.
16. DSP Alamieyeseigha – He stole $120 million and was arrested for money laundering. He pleaded guilty and long served his term.
17. Sule Lamido – He stole $110 million between 2007-2015 and out of that amount, $50 million was found in his sons’ bank accounts. He was arrested and detained for days together with his sons.
18. Rabui Kwankwaso – He stole $100 million as a governor of Kano State. EFCC has arrested many of his aides and they are “singing” how they siphoned the money
19. Kashium Shettima – this governor has stolen about $80 million and still counting.
20. Rauf Aregbesola – he has milked Osun State to the tune of $60 million.
21. Kayode Fayemi – this former governor stole $40 million and stashed some part of the loot in Ghana. He was reportedly bought a bed for N50 million.

Note: The likes of President Goodluck Jonathan and key members of his administration including the former Minister of Petroleum were missing.

Like i earlier said, and i am reiterating, be unmindful of the names here as the source isn’t confirmed.

Thanks and know that your comments would be greatly appreciated.



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  1. 360nobs as a responsible and reputable outfit should not be dissimating this kind of propaganda for its image. this claim can not be substantiated and yet you publish it tarnishing the hard earned reputation of our great leaders. this is quiet dishertening and i advice this publication is removed as a matter of urgency.

  2. Nice piece @360nobs corruption must be exposed and exterminated.. He who comes to equity should come with clean hands.. Kudos.

    1. it is a time for Nigeria to change for good and stop stealing money, this can only be done if all our leaders have the fear of god,let them thief small money because I don’t think that they will completely stop stealing it completely. and they use the rest to develop our country in all areas.
      i support this act of listing their names most of them are not even on this list.

  3. Thank you for your effort. I have same idea of creating a website to even include their pictures. This imbeciles does not know the harm and danger they are bringing on Nigerians day after day. Whoever said there is no legitimate evidence yet against this faggots who ruin Nigeria are fools bcos ethnicity and tribalism blindfolded them.

  4. You goofed by including Buhari’s name. The 2 million or billion dollars issue was truly investigated and buhari came out clean. In ptf go and ask any person that worked there, buhari refused to even be paid salary because he said he receives pension and can’t take double. Even the official pen was handed over. If you are right, PDP would have used same as campaign tool against him. You may have a hidden agenda for the work you are doing. Don’t allow yourself to be used against Nigeria. You will benefit nothing good from such blackmail

    1. Well it is not good i am 11years old but i know what is happening they will say Nigerian is not goo are they not the one that is spoiling it unhh! am hoping one day every thing will change by God grace Amen!

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