Fraud, corruption and black market smuggling of fuel leads to an estimated loss of $4 Billion a year in Nigeria, according to a legislative committee. 59 million liters of fuel is discharged from vessels across the country, yet only 35 million liters are consumed, leading to 24 million liters being smuggled out of the country.
According to Transparency International, civil servants and government workers in Nigeria accepted $3.2 Billion (450 Billion Naira) in bribes during during the 2010/2011 fiscal year.
In 2011, the rate of counterfeit Nokia phones in Nigeria was reported to be 4 percent.
In the first 9 months of 2011, authorities in Malaysia arrested 601 foreign nationals for drug trafficking activities within the country. Citizens from Iran and Nigeria were the countries where most of the citizens who were arrested came from.
Unwanted babies are reported to be sold for $4,520 to $6,450 (750,000 to 1 Million Nigerian Naira) to brokers in Nigeria. Many of the women who sell their babies hide their pregnancy from their husbands.
According to the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, there are over 10,000 Nigerian women who were trafficked to Italy to work as prostitutes.
Up to 10 children are sold each day to traffickers in Nigeria, according to the United Nations. Depending on the sex of the baby, babies are sold for up to $6,400.
Oil company Shell reported losing 22,310 barrels of oil from 112 incidents of oil smuggling theft and sabotage in 2010. 187 people were arrested by security agents who were invovled in oil smuggling activities. 28 barges, 20 tankers, 15 vehicles and 38 other boats that were invovled in oil smuggling was also seized by authorities in 2010.
600,000 barrels of oil is being loss in Nigeria each year, according to the Maritime Industry Advocacy Initiative.
Based on the value of oil on the day of the press report, the annual losses to oil smuggling to Nigeria is $24.64 Billion a year.
95 percent of all drug arrests in Nigeria in 2009 were for outgoing heroin and cocaine trafficking, according to the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime.