The scenario of the rise of corruption in Africa particularly in Nigeria is so much a problem. It cuts across the various Private Sectors including different tiers of government. This research paper applied collected secondary data from library materials, government publications, journals, the internet and daily newspapers. The kernel of the research paper is on the facts that corrupt practices among the class of political leadership have led to the undermining of the stability and growth of the country's economy. Also, it is discovered that corruption maximizes the poverty level that triggers criminal exercises in the Nation. The paper suggests that corrupt leaders need to be probed as well as demanded to return the stolen and embezzled money. Apart from the setting up of anti-corruption organizations, these organizations should no more be under the influence of the executive organ of government but under the dominance of the Judiciary particularly the Apex Court.