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Posts Tagged: Nigeria

Ebola tragedy is also a story of graft

The current Ebola outbreak has now infected at least 1,975 people and claimed more than 1,000 lives, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare an International Public Health Emergency.

The worst hit countries in the outbreak are Guinea with 510 cases and 377 deaths, Sierra Leone with 785 cases and 334 deaths, Liberia with 670 cases and 305 deaths, and Nigeria with 12 cases and 3 deaths.… Continue Reading

No penalties for Noble execs in SEC settlement

A former and a current executive of Noble Corporation settled with the SEC without paying any penalties, according to a stipulation filed with the federal district court in Houston Wednesday.

Mark Jackson, Noble’s former CEO, and William Ruehlen, head of the company’s Nigeria unit, were charged in February 2012 with bribing officials in Nigeria in exchange for illegal import permits for drilling rigs.… Continue Reading

Ruehlen, Jackson settle with SEC

A docket entry from July 1 for the U.S. federal district court in Houston said all deadlines in the SEC’s civil FCPA enforcement action against two former Noble executives have been vacated “pending final settlement documents.”… Continue Reading

In SEC v. Jackson and Ruehlen, judge denies everyone’s motions

Federal district judge Keith B. Ellison denied motions for summary judgments filed by the SEC, and by former Noble executives Mark Jackson and James Ruehlen.

Jackson, Noble’s former CEO, and Ruehlen, the head of Noble’s Nigeria unit, asked Judge Ellison to rule that the SEC didn’t have enough evidence in the civil suit against them for a jury to decide they violated the FCPA.… Continue Reading

#BringBackOurGirls can’t overcome Nigeria graft

A U.S. State Department official said corruption is hurting Nigeria’s efforts to end the insurgency in the north east that’s now destabilizing the entire country.

Sarah Sewall, left, the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week that security forces “must overcome entrenched corruption and incompetence for it to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram on April 14,” a report by Punch said.… Continue Reading

Theft of state assets: Will the G20 act?

As the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meets in 2014 under the chairmanship of Australia, it is important that the countries make progress on their commitments detailed in the 2013-2014 G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan. … Continue Reading