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Ex-Nigerian oil minister’s move to stop seizure of luxury jet thwarted

By James Thomas

04 September 2020

Ex-Nigerian oil minister’s move to stop seizure of luxury jet thwarted Court of Appeal in Montreal, Canada (Credit: shutterstock.com/Regine Poirier)

Nigeria has edged closer to seizing a luxury jet that the country’s former oil minister Dan Etete allegedly purchased with illicitly obtained money from a $1.3 billion oil deal after a Canadian court dismissed his appeal against the seizure order.