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$1.3 billion, its executives knew that 1.1 billion will land in the pocket of former petroleum minister and convicted money launderer, Dan Etete, media reported Monday.
Nigeria’s former oil minister was charged with money-laundering Wednesday after allegedly bribing election officials 264 million naira (US$ 1.3 million) to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 elections.
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency filed corruption charges on Thursday against oil giants Shell, Eni and nine others for paying US$ 801 million to Nigerian businessmen and politicians in exchange for an oil prospecting license.
Moroccan and Spanish authorities arrested 10 people suspected of having trafficked dozens of Nigerian women to Spain, forcing them to prostitute for as little as € 5 (US$ 5.3) under "conditions of absolute slavery," a police report said Tuesday.
Nigerian officials said that in only two months they regained about US$ 177 million of stolen state funds thanks to a scheme that offers whisteblowers up to five percent of the sum they help discover.
The former head of Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission and three other suspects pleaded not guilty to a NGN 2.8 billion (US$ 9.4 million) fraud charge, the country’s top anti-graft agency said Tuesday.
A justice on Nigeria’s Supreme Court has been charged with 16 counts of corruption and laundering 505 million naira (US$ 1.6 million) via a local company, media in the West African country reported.
Spanish police have dismantled two Nigerian sex trafficking rings that exploited more than an estimated 50 women and girls, a Tuesday police statement said.
Switzerland and Nigeria have agreed to work towards return of assets worth US$ 321 million stolen from Nigeria by its former dictator Sani Abacha, a Swiss Federal Council news release said Tuesday.
Former military ruler and self-described enemy of graft Muhammadu Buhari has been elected the next president of Nigeria.
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