The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft body, is preparing to suspend a multi-million dollar corruption probe into a newly-elected state governor, yielding to a constitutional provision that grants absolute immunity from criminal prosecution to an elected governor.
Well over US$3.6 billion (1.3 trillion naira) was stolen from public coffers between 2011 and 2015, a sum that could have secured the future of the next generation, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft body, said on Monday.
Royal Dutch Shell is to be prosecuted in the Netherlands over alleged corruption in a US$1.3 billion Nigerian oil deal, a case already standing trial in Italy.
Accepting bribes from a former minister during Nigeria’s 2015 elections has landed two former election officials seven and eight year terms in prison, the country’s anti-corruption body announced on Friday.
A deal between Nigeria and the international oil giants Shell and Eni could end up costing the West African country an estimated US$ 6 billion in lost revenue, the anti-corruption campaign group Global Witness said Monday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari called on Sunday for more rigorous actions against perpetrators of financial crimes, vowing to bolster the country’s legislation and institutions to fight corruption, recover stolen assets, and punish offenders.
The US Department of Justice is seeking documents from the world’s largest commodities trader, Glencore, over intermediary companies that it uses in Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
A Nigerian man whose email scams aimed to defraud businesspeople from Singapore to Switzerland out of millions of dollars was sentenced to five years in a US federal prison on Tuesday.
The US Justice Department Monday ordered Glencore, a Switzerland-based mining giant, to hand over documents relating to alleged money laundering and corruption. Following the announcement, shares in the firm hit a one-year low.
Josephine Iyamu, a nurse from London, was convicted on Thursday of organizing a sex trafficking network that performed voodoo rituals on Nigerian women before bringing them to Europe and forcing them into sex work, National Crime Agency announced.
Nigeria’s government has been increasingly siphoning money from a US$670 million military slush fund in the run-up to the elections, leaving the country open to more political instability, Transparency International reported Monday.
Sicilian authorities that have been fighting the Cosa Nostra for decades are facing a new type of organized crime: a Nigerian sex and drug trafficking gang called Black Axe, NPR reported Wednesday.
The corruption trial of Shell, Eni, and Nigerian former-oil minister Dan Etete begins Monday in Milan, where prosecutors will try to prove that the oil giants paid a US$1.1 billion bribe to get an oil exploration permit that costs $210 million, according to Deutsche Welle.
The Nigerian anti-graft body has accused one of the country’s most prominent anti-corruption judges of demanding a bribe in exchange for a favorable ruling, Deutsche Welle reported Saturday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sacked two senior government officials on Monday following recommendations from an anti-corruption panel, OCCRP partner Premium Times reported.
US authorities on Friday requested the seizure of a US$ 50 million Manhattan condominium and a US$ 80 million yacht from two Nigerian businessmen because they allegedly bought them with money they made by bribing a former Nigerian oil minister.
The aide of former president Goodluck Jonathan and three other Nigerian ex-officials have been named in a massive US$ 20 million Swiss bribery scandal, media reported Sunday.
Anti-corruption police in four countries are investigating a British firm for allegedly bribing a Norwegian official to forge the export license of seven naval vessels that ended up in the hands of a Nigerian warlord, the Guardian reported Sunday.
Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency on Wednesday raided an upscale Lagos apartment and found more than US$43 million in filing cabinets and wardrobes, the Globe and Mail reported.
When Shell was buying the OPL 245 oil field in Nigeria for US$1.3 billion, its executives knew that 1.1 billion will land in the pocket of former petroleum minister and convicted money launderer, Dan Etete, media reported Monday.
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