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UK court halts Nigeria’s OPL 245 lawsuit against oil companies

By James Thomas

22 May 2020

UK court halts Nigeria’s OPL 245 lawsuit against oil companies Shell oil company (Credit: iStock.com/filmestria)

A UK judge has denied Nigeria’s attempt to pursue oil companies Shell and Eni over alleged bribes paid to government officials to win rights to a lucrative oil field.