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Posts Tagged: Nigeria

Nigeria gift-giving laws

Here’s a summary from ethiXbase of the gift-giving rules for public employees in Nigeria:

Gift-giving legislation can be found in The Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act 2000, 2000 Act No 5, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, Fifth Schedule.

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Novak jailed in Willbros case

A former consultant for pipeline contractor Willbros International Inc. was sentenced Friday for his role in a scheme to pay more than $6 million in bribes to government and political party officials in Nigeria.… Continue Reading

Execs see Africa opportunities, but risks too

FCPA Blog-sponsor AlixPartners teamed with Dentons to survey multinational companies about their current and future business objectives in Africa.

The survey aimed to better understand whether companies perceived Africa to be an attractive investment destination, given the continent’s legacy of corruption and political instability.… Continue Reading

Parker Drilling in $15.85 million settlement

Houston-based Parker Drilling Company resolved Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges Tuesday for bribes paid to Nigerian officials through an agent to circumvent customs and tax laws.

Parker agreed to pay the DOJ a criminal penalty of $11.76 million.… Continue Reading

Zambia ex-president arrested

Rupiah Bwezani Banda, 76, says his opponents are on a political witch hunt (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Former Zambian leader Rupiah Banda has been arrested and charged with abuse of power over a controversial oil deal.… Continue Reading

KBR’s clean bill of compliance health

Houston-based KBR said in an SEC filing this week that its compliance monitor ‘has certified that KBR’s current anti-corruption compliance program is appropriately designed and implemented to ensure compliance with the FCPA and other applicable anti-corruption laws.’… Continue Reading

Nabors wins declination

Oil services firm Nabors Industries Ltd. said Wednesday the DOJ won’t bring an FCPA enforcement action after an investigation first launched more than five years ago.

Nabors was a customer of Panalpina but not among the seven companies that settled FCPA cases on the same day in November 2010.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Zenon

Country: Nigeria

Company Involved: Zenon

Industry: Oil & Gas

Industry Subsector: Exploration

Officials Involved: Farouk Lawan, MP; Emenalo Boniface, MP

Enforcement Action: Charge

Summary: Farouk Lawan allegedly solicited a $3 million bribe from oil tycoon Femi Otedola to drop Otedola’s company, Zenon, from a parliamentary inquiry into a fuel subsidy scam thought to have cost Nigeria $6.8 billion.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Securency International

Country: Nigeria

Company Involved: Securency International

Industry: Consumer Services

Industry Subsector: Printing

Official Involved: Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Enforcement Action: Arrest

Summary: Charles Soludo was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.… Continue Reading