FORMER PRESIDENT, DR. GOODLUCK JONATHAN, DENIES MEDIA REPORTS THAT HE RECEIVED BRIBES IN OIL PROSPECTING LICENCE

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, denied media reports that he received bribes in the $1.3billion Oil Prospecting Licence, 245 oil block deal involving Italian Oil Company, ENI and Royal Dutch Shell of the Netherlands.

According to reports, Italian prosecutors had, in court documents filed last month in Milan, claimed that ENI Chief Executive, Claudio Descalzi, and his predecessor, Paolo Scaroni, met Dr. Jonathan to discuss the deal.

They further alleged that Dr. Jonathan and former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, benefited from the $466 million allegedly used to bribe some Nigerian government officials.

However, in a statement by Ikechukwu Eze, his media adviser, Dr Jonathan said he did not receive any kick-back or know any AbubakarAliyu and insisted that his hands are clean over the Malabu deal.

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