Major League Cover-Up

The chair of parliament’s international development committee has called for the government to make clear what it is doing to investigate a $1.3 billion oil deal signed by Shell and Italian oil company ENI in Nigeria.

The call comes after BuzzFeed News and the Italian newspaper Il Sore 24 Ore published “Shell Shocks”, a cache of emails and court documents revealing that Shell top executives signed off on a deal with full knowledge that most of the money would go to Malabu, a company connected to a former Nigerian oil minister, Dan Etete.

The documents also show that Shell employees knew of — and explicitly discussed — the risk that payments could be used by Etete to pay people off.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jamesball/the-recent-revelations-about-shell-and-nigeria-are-utterly?utm_term=.uxjYxDWDE#.yb0Q9VAVr

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