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Utterly absorbing account in London Review of Books of an episode in the life of an investigator hired by an oil company to follow-up allegations of corruption in the company’s oil & gas supply chain in Nigeria. Energy multinationals have been properly spooked by the reach of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and several high-profile logistics operators have also infamously found themselves of the regulations. But bribes and corruption are endemic to the oil industry in Nigeria, and this account shows just how difficult it is to bring those who contravene the rules to book.

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