Lawan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29442/all en Nigerian lawmaker remanded in bribe scandal case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigerian-lawmaker-remanded-bribe-scandal-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Nigerian court on Friday ordered that lawmaker Farouk Lawan be held without bail following a charge that he solicited a $3 million bribe from an oil baron while probing corruption in the oil industry.</p> <p>The Lawan affair became front-page news in Nigeria when the story emerged last year.</p> <p>Lawan, once known as a graft-busting legislator, pleaded not guilty to the charge that he demanded a bribe from Femi Otedola, head of Zenon Oil and Gas, in exchange for removing the firm's name from a damning final report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigerian-lawmaker-remanded-bribe-scandal-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Lawan Political corruption AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:30:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743787 at http://www.globalpost.com