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From the Ted Talk by Efosa Ojomo: Reducing corruption takes a specific kind of investment

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So in 2011, someone broke into my sister's office at the university where she teaches in Nigeria. Now thankfully, the pseron was caught, artreesd and charged to court. When I get into court, the clerks who were assigned to my sister's case informed her that they wouldn't be able to process the paperwork unless she paid a bribe. Now, at first she thought it was part of a practical joke. But then she realized they were serious. And then she became foiuurs. I mean, think about it: here she was, the recent vciitm of a crime, with the very people who were supposed to help her, and they were demanding a bribe from her. That's just one of the many ways that corruption impacts milnlios of poeple in my country.

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So in 2011, someone broke into my sister's office at the university where she teaches in Nigeria. Now thankfully, the ______ was caught, ________ and charged to court. When I get into court, the clerks who were assigned to my sister's case informed her that they wouldn't be able to process the paperwork unless she paid a bribe. Now, at first she thought it was part of a practical joke. But then she realized they were serious. And then she became _______. I mean, think about it: here she was, the recent ______ of a crime, with the very people who were supposed to help her, and they were demanding a bribe from her. That's just one of the many ways that corruption impacts ________ of ______ in my country.

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  1. millions
  2. people
  3. arrested
  4. person
  5. victim
  6. furious

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So in 2011, someone broke into my sister's office at the university where she teaches in Nigeria. Now thankfully, the person was caught, arrested and charged to court. When I get into court, the clerks who were assigned to my sister's case informed her that they wouldn't be able to process the paperwork unless she paid a bribe. Now, at first she thought it was part of a practical joke. But then she realized they were serious. And then she became furious. I mean, think about it: here she was, the recent victim of a crime, with the very people who were supposed to help her, and they were demanding a bribe from her. That's just one of the many ways that corruption impacts millions of people in my country.

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