An excellent video on the involvement of large multi-national companies in corruption in Nigeria. This feature video by PBS discusses the involvement of American company Halliburton in bribing Nigerian leaders. An interesting aspect of this is that the bribery took place at a time when former United States Vice-President Dick Cheney was the CEO of Halliburton. Albert “Jack” Stanley, the CEO of Halliburton’s subsidiary KBR was also implicated in the bribery allegations, and the video alleges that Halliburton/KBR paid bribes to former Nigerian leaders Generals Abacha and Obasanjo.
The video features interviews with former EFCC boss Nuhu Ribadu and former President Obasanjo. For those who keep harping that Ribadu’s anti-corruption efforts were ineffective, note that (a) he prosecuted thousands for corruption (and got nearly 300 convictions) (b) he was offered and refused to accept a $15 million cash bribe from one of the corrupt Governors he was investigating.