By Concise News Correspondents
Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan has debunked widespread media reports that he collected gratification before approving the controversial Malabu Oil deal.
A statement by the ex-president’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, noted that Jonathan did not send a businessman, Abubakar Aliyu, or any other person to collect a bribe for him before, during or after the negotiation.
“Our attention has been drawn to news reports published mostly by online media which insinuated, rather than presenting factual evidence, that Jonathan received kickbacks in the $1.3bn OPL 245 oil block involving oil giants ENI and Royal Dutch Shell.
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