Royal Dutch Shell: Corruption in Nigeria?

The Nigerian government uncovered evidence pointing to Eni and Shell´s involvement in a corruption [1] scandal concerning their acquisition of the offshore OPL245 oil block. An investigation by Nigeria´s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission uncovered fraudulent dealings, however, highranking officials have discouraged further investigation into the matter.

[1] The Economist (2013): “Oil companies in emerging markets -Safe sex in Nigeria”, 15 June.

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Case location
Nigeria
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Affected topics
  • Corruption
Affected norms and standards Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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