Earlier this week, Nigeria charged former Vice President Dick Cheney with doling over $180 million in bribes to government officials, but a new GlobalPost report suggest that it could take more than twice that much to keep him out of prison. On Wednesday, the country’s anti-corruption agency accused Cheney of making the payments while he was head of Halliburton’s engineering subsidiary, KBR, in the years prior to 2007. KBR, which is no longer a part of Halliburton, owned up to the bribes, and reportedly agreed to pay $597 million in fines. But Cheney himself is still on the hook. Femi Babafemi, the spokesman for Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, tells GlobalPost that Halliburton is negotiating a plea deal with Nigeria that could involve a $500 million settlement. (Raw Story points out that “it’s not clear from the GlobalPost report if the $500 million figure refers to the amount Halliburton will have to pay or whether that amount would cover all the companies that have been charged.”) If convicted, Cheney would face three years in Nigerian prison.
Police in southern Tanzania used teargas Wednesday to disperse about 200 Christian rioters attempting to torch a mosque over an animal slaughtering conflict. “The situation is now under control and there is not much damage, but two people including a policeman sustained stone injuries,” Mbeya Regional Police Commander Diwani Athumani told AFP. Police arrived at […]
Ojukwu Wills Estate, Monies To Bianca, Bianca Will Lose All If She Remarries, Identifies New Daughter From Mistress As Bianca Fumes At Mistress Disclosure! The will of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, was on Friday presented to the family with his widow, Bianca, getting the lion’s share. The presentation by the Chief Registrar […]
NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 4 â€“ Mobile devices will soon be assigned unique public IP (Internet Protocol) addresses as part of the governmentâ€™s efforts to crack down on cyber crime. Information and Communication Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo said the government, through the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK), is pushing mobile operators to give each device â€“ […]