The Nigerian government has expressed disappointment that a High Court ruling in England has opted not to hear a civil claim against Shell, Eni and Energy Venture Partners (EVP), over the OPL 245 case.
A US court granted Nigeria permission to request documents from VR Capital Group, the part owner of a company that received a $9.8 billion arbitration award the government is trying to overturn.
Nigeria appears to sense an opportunity in its legal wranglings with P&ID given an alleged lack of response to the government’s allegations of fraud in an English court.
Nigeria has filed a new challenge to the case brought against it by Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID), over a failed gas project in Calabar.
Nigeria’s former attorney general Mohammed Adoke has been arrested in Dubai, according to his lawyer Mike Ozekhome in comments to Reuters.
Nigeria loses 138,400 barrels per day of crude, around 7% of its total production, to theft, spills or shut-in production, according to a report from the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
The Nigerian government is said to be seeking the arrest, via Interpol, of two directors from Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID), an Irish company with which it is locked in a legal battle.
An Abuja court has found two officials from Ireland’s Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) guilty on a number of fronts. This led to the Nigerian judge declaring all of P&ID’s assets to be forfeit.