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Entries in Nigeria (227)

Friday
Aug022019

‘Conspicuous integrity’ can change national perceptions of graft

Transparency International's CPI may not be perfect, but the perception of corruption in a country matters. As one study found, if you go to a country where you expect corruption, and someone solicits a bribe from you, you are more likely to give the bribe.

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Wednesday
Feb062019

World Bank debars two waste management companies and their owner for fraud

The World Bank Wednesday debarred two Nigerian waste management companies and their owner for five years for "engaging in fraudulent practices" involving a project in Nigeria. 

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Friday
Nov092018

Africa church leaders join fight against graft

Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Eliud WabukalaEliud Wabukala, a retired Anglican archbishop, became chairman of Kenya's Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in 2017.

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Monday
Oct292018

Long prison terms for former UK oil company bosses

A judge in London jailed two former top executives of a now-bankrupt oil exploration company to a combined 30 years in prison Monday.

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Wednesday
Oct242018

UK enforcement: Former oil execs convicted of $45 million kickback scheme

Two top executives of a now-defunct oil company were found guilty Wednesday of fraud and money laundering after a six-week trial in London.

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Wednesday
Aug222018

Matthew Page: A new ‘periodic table’ to classify corruption

Corruption in Nigeria runs the gamut from the jaw-dropping, to the creative, to the mundane.

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Thursday
Oct192017

Italian prosecutor charges Shell and former execs with overseas bribery

The Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office has charged Royal Dutch Shell and four former executives for an alleged plot to pay massive bribes to win oil exploration rights in Nigeria.

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Monday
Sep112017

New disclosure shows spreading Eni bribery probe

An SEC filing last week by a giant Italian oil company showed how a corruption investigation has grown, starting three years ago in Nigeria but spreading now to include Algeria, Congo, Kazakhstan and Kuwait.

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Tuesday
May092017

Martin Kenney: Shell’s Nigeria mess shows why we need more disclosure

Tom Fox recently wrote a post for the FCPA Blog about allegations that Shell made a £1.1 billion ($1.42 billion) payment for an oil field license in Nigeria, with half the money ending up in a company owned by a Nigerian government official.

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Monday
May012017

SFO confirms investigation of KBR

The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into KBR, Inc.'s United Kingdom subsidiaries for suspected bribery and corruption.

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Wednesday
Apr262017

Tom Fox on that murky oil deal: It's one Shell of a mess 

What will be the final result of the Royal Dutch Shell/ENI imbroglio around a license to explore oil and gas in block OPL 246, offshore Nigeria?

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Wednesday
Apr052017

Aaron Bornstein: Key Lessons of the BOTA Foundation

In my recent previous posts on the BOTA Foundation, I recapped its history and provided what I think were some of the critical factors which led it to be recognized as the most successful example the United States Department of Justice has had to date in returning recovered corruption assets. But what are the lessons from BOTA that might be applicable to future foundations established for the same purpose?

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