Tag "OPL 245"

    Malabu scandal: Swiss court grants prosecutors access to ‘sensitive’ files

Malabu scandal: Swiss court grants prosecutors access to ‘sensitive’ files

A Swiss court has granted Italian prosecutors the permission to access materials seized from a Nigerian defendant which could shed light in the case of bribery linked to the sale of OPL 245 in 2011.Geneva officials had seized the briefcase containing the materials from Emeka Obi in the course of investigations into the sale of the oil block to Royal [...]

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    Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Mohammed Bello Adoke, the former attorney-general of the federation, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) manufactured evidence to implicate him in the bribery allegations over the Malabu/OPL 245 transaction.The senior advocate is currently on self-exile, alleging that the EFCC wants to humiliate him and also insinuating that there were plans to assassinate him because of the "powerful toes" he stepped [...]

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    Adoke: I did NOT take any bribe from Malabu/OPL 245 deal

Adoke: I did NOT take any bribe from Malabu/OPL 245 deal

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has for the umpteenth time denied collecting a bribe from the OPL 245/Malabu deal.In an interview with Premium Times, Adoke said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would have seized the property he was alleged to have bought with the bribe if there was any truth to it.The former minister of [...]

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    ‘We expected bribery allegation against Jonathan after S’Africa election duty’

‘We expected bribery allegation against Jonathan after S’Africa election duty’

Ikechukwu Eze, media adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says the bribery allegation against his principal was expected after his election duty in South Africa.In a statement on Saturday, Eze said the former president did not ask for or receive any bribe in regards to the controversial OPL 245 oil deal.Documents reportedly filed at a London court by the federal [...]

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    OPL 245: Jonathan, Diezani conspired to receive bribe, FG tells London court

OPL 245: Jonathan, Diezani conspired to receive bribe, FG tells London court

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    Olusegun Aganga: I wasn’t involved in Malabu deal

Olusegun Aganga: I wasn’t involved in Malabu deal

Olusegun Aganga, former minister of industry, trade and investment, says he was never involved in any negotiations, scheme or discussions with anyone that resulted in the transfer of interest in Malabu.In a statement by Yemi Kolapo, his media aide, Aganga described the claim that he was involved in the deal as "totally false and completely misleading". He said the the Malabu transaction [...]

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    OPL 245: Adoke asks court to dismiss arrest warrant

OPL 245: Adoke asks court to dismiss arrest warrant

 Mohammed Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, has asked a federal high court in Abuja, to dismiss a bench warrant issued for his arrest.The court had ordered Adoke’s arrest alongside Dan Etete, former minister of petroleum, and four foreigners, Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefano, and Burrato Sebastiano.This followed failure of the six individuals to [...]

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    Desperate persons ‘using EFCC to embarrass’ Adoke

Desperate persons ‘using EFCC to embarrass’ Adoke

The Citizens' Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights (CASER) has condemned the warrant arrest issued against Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation.A federal capital territory (FCT) high court had issued a warrant of arrest against Adoke over the controversial OPL 245 deal executed by the federal government in 2011.The court granted the order based on a suit filed by the [...]

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    OPL 245: Adoke kicks as court orders his arrest

OPL 245: Adoke kicks as court orders his arrest

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja has issued a warrant of arrest against Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, over the controversial OPL 245 deal executed by the federal government in 2011.But in a response sent by email to TheCable, Adoke said he will fight the order in court because he had already been cleared of any wrong [...]

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    OPL 245: Shell, Eni knew of ‘illegal payments’ to Nigerian officials, says Italian judge

OPL 245: Shell, Eni knew of ‘illegal payments’ to Nigerian officials, says Italian judge

Giusy Barbara, an Italian judge, says oil giants Eni and Shell were fully aware that their 2011 purchase of OPL 245 would be embroiled in corruption. [...]

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    Malabu deal: Court grants judicial review against Malami

Malabu deal: Court grants judicial review against Malami

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has granted  the Human and Environment Development Agenda (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), a  leave for a judicial review against Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) in the Malabu oil deal.HEDA had on April 5, filed an ex-parte motion before the court, seeking for an order compelling the AGF to revoke the operating [...]

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    OPL 245: The most popular oil block

OPL 245: The most popular oil block

The Petroleum Act 1969 (as amended) grants powers to the Ministry of Petroleum, acting through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to administer the licensing of oil blocks in the country. These include Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL), Oil Mining Licence (OML) and Oil Exploration Licence (OEL), which allow the awardees, local and foreign, to explore for and develop oil and [...]

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    Group asks Malami to stop ‘vexatious’ trial of Adoke

Group asks Malami to stop ‘vexatious’ trial of Adoke

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), a rights protection organisation, has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to withdraw the charges against Mohammed Adoke, a former AGF, in the Malabu oil deal saga.The group made this demand in a letter dated April 16, issued by Frank Tietie, its executive director.Adoke  was accused by the Economic [...]

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    NANS, P-PESPI: Why Nigeria should take advantage of OPL 245

NANS, P-PESPI: Why Nigeria should take advantage of OPL 245

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and Partners for Petroleum and Energy Sector Prosperity Initiative (P-PESPI) say the court cases regarding the OPL 245 deal is an “embarrassment” to the presidency.In a joint statement on Tuesday, the two bodies said they support Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, in his opinion that the court charges be [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ‘FG should have a stake in OPL 245’, ‘EFCC charges unsustainable’ — Malami writes Buhari

EXCLUSIVE: ‘FG should have a stake in OPL 245’, ‘EFCC charges unsustainable’ — Malami writes Buhari

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigeria should have a stake in the prolific OPL 245.The oil block, considered to be the richest in Africa, was awarded to Malabu Oil & Gas Ltd in 1998 and after a series of controversy, Malabu sold 100% to Eni (Agip) and Shell.An estimate says OPL 245 [...]

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    We are disappointed, says Shell on ruling of Italian court

We are disappointed, says Shell on ruling of Italian court

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