Shell oil corporation suspected of corruption in Nigeria

This video says about itself:

UN slams Shell over Nigeria oil pollution

12 August 2011

A UN report says it will cost up to $1bn and take 30 years to clean up the damage done by decades of drilling by Shell.

Oil exploration in Nigeria’s south for several decades has had a debilitating effect on the environment of the region.

Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil company, has been accused of serious failures in its handling of the pollution in the Niger Delta and shirking its responsibility.

Activists have demanded that Shell‘s licence be revoked for the environmental disaster.

But with 90 per cent of the government’s revenue coming from petroleum exports, oil companies seem to have clear political leverage over the issue.

Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege reports from southern Nigeria.

Besides Shell‘s pollution, Shell paid for lethal violence against pro-environment Nigerian demonstrators.

And now, a Shell corruption scandal in Nigeria. Like Dick Cheney’s Halliburton corruption scandal, also in Nigeria.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Prosecutor and FIOD [Fiscal Information and Investigation Service] investigate Shell about corruption suspicion

Today, 18:48

Shell is suspected of corruption in the award of a contract in Nigeria. The Public Prosecution Service and the FIOD have last month investigated this at the head office in The Hague.

The corruption case is about an oil deal in 2011 with a value of about 1 billion euros. Shell then got together with the Italian oil company ENI to get the exploitation rights to a field offshore Nigeria.

Through a complicated structure it is said that money was channeled to a former oil minister in Nigeria. The involvement of the Italian corporation has been investigated since 2014 by the Italian authorities. Now also the role of Shell is examined by the Dutch authorities.

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