The weighty, scandalous and damaging revelations by Wikileaks reports in the last two weeks about a possible conspiracy between some highranking judicial officers and highlyplaced government officials to subvert justice in Nigeria elicit many compelling questions that should not be left answered.
FOR weeks now, the nation has been held spell-bound by the revelations contained in US diplomatic cables published on the Wikileaks website to the effect that former President Olusegun Obasanjo actually had plans to sack the then Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu for his refusal to cancel the scheduled 2007 general elections and hand the president an opportunity to elongate his tenure.
time were already putting her in the line of fire. A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks last week alleged she steered $50 million contracts to her brother for contracting work during her previous tenure. "(The story) is baseless fiction
Nigeria's other anti-corruption bodies, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) have failed to compliment the efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Human Rights Watch has said in a 64 page analysis chronicling EFCC's performance in its almost nine years of existence.
Shell Petroleum Company may well be regarded as one of the international oil giants that has dominated the oil exploration in Nigerian in every way. In terms of output per production and share of oil production as well as oil spillage and environmental disaster, the giant Shell has surely stood out among its peers.
Families in the Nigerian state of Kano have been awarded millions of dollars by Pfizer, the world's biggest drugmaker, in a settlement over a medical trial that allegedly caused deaths and injuries. Pfizer carried out medical trials in Kano in 1996, when about 200 children were tested with an antibiotic called Trovan, which was supposed to treat meningitis. Eleven of those tested died soon after, while many others were left with deformities.
The petrol giant Shell has thoroughly infiltrated the Nigerian government, newly leaked WikiLeaks documents show. The multinational corporation inserted its employees into every key government ministry to gain unparallelled influence in policy-making in the oil rich Niger Delta, a revelation that is only the latest chapter of Shell's deeply troubled history in Nigeria. A US embassy cable released by the WikiLeaks whistle-blower website alleges that Royal Dutch Shell's top manager in Nigeria claimed the oil company had sources inside of "all relevant ministries" involving its business.
US drugmaker Pfizer hired investigators to find evidence of corruption against the then Nigerian attorney-general to convince him to drop legal action against the company over a drug trial, the UK's Guardian newspaper has reported, citing leaked US diplomatic cables. Nigeria's Kano state sued the world's largest drugmaker in May 2007 for $2bn in damages over testing of the meningitis drug, Trovan, which state authorities said killed 11 children and left dozens disabled.