A prosecutor in Milan asked for eight years of jail time for Eni SpA Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi over an allegedly corrupt $1.1 billion Nigerian oil deal.
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.
The Italian government has expressed its support for Claudio Descalzi to remain in his post as CEO of Eni despite misgivings voiced from a number of sources.
Many new projects in Africa will be delayed as a result of the oil price drop, Rystad Energy has said.
A Nigerian court has ordered the arrest of former petroleum minister Dan Etete over his alleged involvement in the OPL 245 affair.
Nigeria’s former attorney general Mohammed Adoke has been arrested in Dubai, according to his lawyer Mike Ozekhome in comments to Reuters.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has ended its investigation of Eni over the OPL 245 affair and Algeria, the Italian company has said, without taking any further action.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA face additional corruption allegations over a Nigerian oil deal, after the West African country’s government said in a London lawsuit that it believes a handful of executives, including CEOs, were tied to more than $1billion in bribery payments.
A new report alleges that Shell and Eni benefited ‘at the expense’ of the Nigerian people in a generous military-style contact in 2011.