The paper addresses the issues relating to Nigerian politics and the crisis of accountability which has become all pervading. The political terrain has been polluted and the general picture is that it is now a terrain for quic k ascendancy to power and privileges a nd not a means of service. Service component of politics in Nigeria has be en relegated to the background. The paper also examined the genesis of political recklessness in Nigeria with its atte ndant manifestations. It also x - rayed th e dimensions of accounta bility. The issue of corruption was identified as the strongest display of lack of accountability in Nigeria n politics.