International Thief Thief
British high street banks accepted millions of pounds in deposits from corrupt Nigerian politicians, raising serious questions about their commitment to tackling financial crime.
Oil, Gas & MiningReport
Emails show senior executives at world’s fifth largest company knowingly took part in a vast bribery scheme that robbed the Nigerian people of $1.1billion.
Oil, Gas & MiningBriefing
Revenue disclosure laws – Cardin-Lugar and the global transparency standard
Global movement to end the corruption that blights resource-rich countries is gathering pace.
Oil, Gas & Mining, Corruption & Money LaunderingPress Release
Nigerian authorities bring money laundering charges against former Nigerian Oil minister Etete and former Justice Minister Adoke over OPL 245 oil deal
The former Nigerian Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke and former Minister of Petroleum, Dan Etete have been charged with money laundering in a case that centres on the 2011 sale of the Nigerian oil license OPL 245
Press Release / Oct. 15, 2017
Shell executives charged in lead up to landmark trial over billion dollar Nigerian bribery scheme
Senior Royal Dutch Shell executives have been charged in Italy for their role in a vast bribery scheme that deprived the Nigerian people of over a billion dollars, the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed.
Blog Post / April 13, 2017
We exposed what Shell knew. Here’s what happened next.
We’ve been working for six years to expose the truth behind Shell and their Italian oil partner Eni’s involvement in the murky deal for Nigeria’s OPL 245 oil block. Here’s a roundup of all the developments since our explosive new revelations this week.
Press Release / April 10, 2017
New Global Witness bribery scheme revelations force Shell to admit it knew payments would go to convicted money launderer
Yesterday Global Witness and Finance Uncovered exposed leaked emails that revealed Shell knowingly participated in a vast bribery scheme for one of Africa’s most valuable oil blocks, which deprived Nigeria and its people of $1.1billion. For six years, Shell has consistently denied any wrong-doing, saying it only paid the Nigerian government. Today, Shell shifted its position.
Press Release / April 10, 2017
New leaked emails put Shell at centre of billion dollar bribery scheme involving some of the most powerful officials in Nigeria
Shell’s most senior executives were told payments for massive oil block would go to a convicted money-launderer, and then likely flow to then President Goodluck Jonathan and others, but still went through with the deal
Press Release / March 3, 2017
Landmark prosecution as Nigerian authorities charge Shell and Eni over shady $1.1 billion OPL 245 deal
Oil giants Shell and Eni face historic charges over a tainted $1.1 billion deal – in a move that shows Nigeria’s intention to fight corruption by holding the powerful to account.
Blog Post / Feb. 13, 2017
Nowhere to hide: prosecutors turn up the heat on oil execs at heart of corruption scandal
The latest developments in a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal show how the net is closing in on oil bosses who allow shady deals to happen on their watch – and how vital global transparency rules that make such deals much harder must be upheld.
Press Release / Feb. 9, 2017
Italian prosecutors prove nobody above the law as they request trial of Shell, Eni, senior executives and former Nigerian official for international corruption over OPL 245 deal
Sources close to Italian law enforcement today confirmed that they have requested that Shell, Eni and several Eni senior executives including the current CEO Claudio Descalzi, be sent to trial for alleged international corruption offences
Press Release / Jan. 26, 2017
Nigerian authorities seize billion dollar oil block from Shell and ENI following corruption probe, showing why US transparency law must be protected
Court order mandates the return of oil block OPL245, for which Shell and Eni paid $1.1 billion to a company secretly owned by a former Nigerian oil minister. This news shows exactly why a landmark transparency rule under threat in the US is so important.