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Yoruba proverbs and the anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Ademilokun, Mohammed Ayodeji
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-20T12:49:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-20T12:49:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.identifier.citation Ademilokun, M.A., 2014. Yoruba proverbs and the anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(1), pp.41-48. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1914
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso, Volume 6, Issue 1, Jan 2014, p. 41- 48 en_US
dc.description.abstract Corruption is entrenched in the public space in Nigeria. Various attempts by policymakers to stamp out this social cankerworm seem not to be yielding positive results, as more incidences of corruption continue to ravage the polity. This paper therefore contributes to the campaign for anti-corruption in Nigeria by drawing on proverbs to persuade Nigerians to resist corruption. Proverbs as an embodiment of the distilled thoughts and wisdoms of a people can be applied to different human conditions for change. Drawing on thirty purposively selected proverbs that touch on the Yoruba concept of “Ewà Inú” (inner beauty), this paper deploys a sociocultural-linguistic approach to reveal how the rhetorical force of the proverbs can help reveal the evils in corruption and persuade against it. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject socio-cultural linguistics en_US
dc.subject anti-corruption crusade en_US
dc.subject Corruption en_US
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.title Yoruba proverbs and the anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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