Unlike countries such as Canada, Iceland, India and others that have had their public officers indicted in the Panama Papers sacked or probed, the Nigerian government has neither instituted investigations nor shown any willingness to punish public officers indicted in the Panama Papers or Paradise Papers.
In April of last year, a massive list of persons hiding funds in small states in order to evade taxes in their home countries was leaked to news wires across the globe.
In Iceland, angry citizens took over the streets barely hours after it was revealed that their prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, was implicated in the Panama Papers for tax evasion. They demanded his resignation and the dissolution of the parliament he led.
He resigned only two hours after the news of his financial crimes broke.
The 41-year-old Mr. Gunnlaugsson was perhaps the first casualty