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Shell says former-executive took bribes in Nigerian oilfield sale

* Firm sees no wrongdoing in any other of his deals * Shell sees no link to Nigeria oilfield graft case in Italy * Former executive denies any wrongdoing By Ron Bousso LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell has concluded that a Nigerian oilfield sale where...

Atiku Challenges EFCC on Acquisition of Keystone Bank and 9Mobile

When it rains, it pours. That has been the case with the scandalous story of how close friends of President Muhammadu Buhari acquired substantial stakes in Keystone Bank and 9Mobile. Despite denials from relevant quarters, the story simply refuses to go away obviously due...

Nigerian man sentenced to 15 years for IRS tax-return scheme

PORTLAND, Ore. A Nigerian man who masterminded a conspiracy to obtain millions in refunds from the Internal Revenue Service has been sentenced in Oregon to 15 years in federal prison. Emmanuel Kazeem, 35, who also lived in Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced Wednesday in Eugene. A jury...

NSIO debunks fake news on Abacha Loot

FCT - Abuja, Nigeria; Monday, August 20, 2018: The National Social Investment Office wishes to distance itself from a message currently circulating on social media, conveying the impression that the disbursement of the repatriated money by the Swiss Government, otherwise referred to as...

Senator Shehu Sani Questions ‘Fantastically Corrupt’ Tag On Nigeria

Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central district in the National Assembly has questioned the tag placed on Nigeria as a ‘fantastically’ or ‘massively’ corrupt country because of few corrupt people on his twitter page. The senator stated that millions of Nigerians are living honest...

Nigeria Seeks U.K. Deportation of Convicted Former-Oil Minister: Report

By William Clowes The U.K. should return Nigeria’s former petroleum minister to face a corruption trial unless it produces its own charges against her, The Cable reported, citing the West African nation’s top anti-graft official. A long-running British probe into Diezani Alison-Madueke, who served as...

NASS Probes Misuse of $30bn NDPHC spendings

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that the House will not relent until all allegations of misuse of N10.08 trillion (about $30 billion) by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) is unravelled.. The Speaker who stated this at...

Army General asks Buhari to probe disappearance of recovered $2.1bn

Army General to Buhari: Probe Disappearance of Recovered $2.1 bn Malabu Fund in Presidency President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to constitute a high powered probe panel into the disappearance of whopping sum of $2.1bn allegedly recovered in an Abuja residence said to...

Police arrest pastor, 5 others for alleged child theft in A’Ibom

By Sunday Bassey Uyo, Aug. 15, 2020 The Police Command in Akwa Ibom, says it has arrested Mrs Mmayen Odiuotip, 39 years old and a pastor of Land of Testimony Ministry over alleged child theft. The church is located at Marina Road in...

NDLEA intercepts 1.6 kilograms of hard drugs en-route Turkey

By Ibironke Ariyo Abuja, Sept. 16, 2020 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Special Area Command, has intercepted 1.6 kilogramme of controlled drugs suspected to be Tramadol and Flunitrazepam. The Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr Jonah Achema, disclosed this in...
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