A Nigerian Instagram influencer has made his first court appearance in the US on charges alleging that he laundered hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit proceeds from email scams and other cyber-enabled fraud, including a scheme that targeted an English Premier League football club.
A British Virgin Islands-based firm allegedly paid more than US$390,000 in bribes to land a natural gas processing plant construction contract in 2009, Nigeria’s attorney general said in a statement obtained by OCCRP and its Nigerian member center, the Premium Times.
Organized criminal activity like kidnapping and armed robbery has “exploded” in northern Nigeria, amid resurging jihadist activity and a deadly conflict between the country’s cattle herders and farmers.
After smoking them out from their hideouts in the country’s Ogun region, Nigerian Police arrested 150 people suspected of being members of deadly cult groups and involved in armed robberies.
The Federal High Court in Abuja found on Tuesday the former spokesman of the country’s main opposition party guilty of corruption and money laundering, AFP reported.
Nigerian anti-corruption officials discussed on Tuesday how to effectively combat graft in the country’s ports, which annually lose up to 2.5 trillion naira (US$6.89 billion) to “negative operational elements,” according to the August Ports User Survey Report from the Convention on Business Integrity.
BBC’s Africa Eye released on Monday a short documentary, showing two professors at major West African universities sexually propositioning reporters who were posing as students.
Nigerian authorities freed 19 pregnant women and girls, aged 15 to 28, who were raped by members of a child trafficking ring and forced to give birth to babies that then would be sold, CNN reported Monday.
More than 300 Nigerian boys and men, some as young as five, have been rescued during a raid on an Islamic school in which some of them were found in chains, beaten and sexually abused, CNN reported.
Authorities in several countries have arrested nearly 300 scammers, most operating from Nigeria, a US Department of Justice press release stated Tuesday.
The Island of Jersey gave nearly US$270 million of Nigerian President Sani Abacha’s frozen assets to a Civil Asset Recovery Fund on Friday to be divided among Nigeria, the US and the UK island.
Nigeria’s commission on corruption (ICPC) established 1,500 anti-corruption clubs in schools throughout the country to celebrate International Children’s Day, ICPC announced on Monday.
Over 200 victims of human trafficking, 157 of them children, were rescued by police in Benin and Nigeria in an operation led by Interpol.
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.
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