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Entries in Nigeria (204)

Thursday
Sep112014

Eni CEO investigated for $1 billion Nigeria oil deal

The CEO of Italy's biggest oil company, Claudio Descalzi, is under investigation by Milan prosecutors for alleged corruption tied to the company's 2011 acquisition of a Nigerian deepwater offshore block for $1.09 billion.

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Tuesday
Aug192014

Ebola tragedy is also a story of graft

The current Ebola outbreak has now infected at least 1,975 people and claimed more than 1,000 lives, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare an International Public Health Emergency.

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Friday
Aug082014

U.S. seizes $480 million plundered by late Nigeria kleptocrat

General Sani Abacha, 10th Head of State of Nigeria, courtesy of WikipediaThe Department of Justice announced its forfeiture of more than $480 million in corruption proceeds hidden in bank accounts around the world by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his co-conspirators on Thursday. 

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Australia clamps ‘embarrassing’ gag order on global banknote bribe case

Wikileaks Tuesday released what it said is "an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials."

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Thursday
Jul032014

No penalties for Noble execs in SEC settlement

A former and a current executive of Noble Corporation settled with the SEC without paying any penalties, according to a stipulation filed with the federal district court in Houston Wednesday.

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Wednesday
Jul022014

Ruehlen, Jackson settle with SEC

A docket entry from July 1 for the U.S. federal district court in Houston said all deadlines in the SEC's civil FCPA enforcement action against two former Noble executives have been vacated "pending final settlement documents."

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Tuesday
Jun172014

In SEC v. Jackson and Ruehlen, judge denies everyone's motions

Federal district judge Keith B. Ellison denied motions for summary judgments filed by the SEC, and by former Noble executives Mark Jackson and James Ruehlen.

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Monday
Jun022014

Snamprogetti pays $5.7 million to Africa Development Bank for TSKJ bribes

Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V. agreed to pay the Africa Development Bank $5.7 million in penalties for bribery related to contracts for liquefied natural gas production plants on Bonny Island, Nigeria. 

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Tuesday
May272014

#BringBackOurGirls can't overcome Nigeria graft

A U.S. State Department official said corruption is hurting Nigeria's efforts to end the insurgency in the north east that's now destabilizing the entire country.

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Tuesday
May202014

Tesler disbarred in UK for KBR-related conviction

The London lawyer who helped KBR and its partners deliver nearly $150 million in bribes to Nigerian officials and went to prison for violating the FCPA has been disbarred by the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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