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SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Nobody: 5:31pm On Sep 05, 2012
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French aeronautics and defence group SAFRAN was fined 500,000 euros ($630,000) on Wednesday by a Paris court for bribing public officials in Nigeria to win a contract in 2000/03.

Reuters reports that investigating magistrates found that the bribes had helped SAFRAN win a 170 million euro contract to make more than 70 million identity cards
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SAFRAN, 30 percent state-owned, said it would appeal, adding: "SAFRAN would like to point out that it is deeply attached to the strict respect of anti-corruption rules."

Foreign corruption rulings against big French companies are rare in France. A report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development that was leaked in July said French authorities lacked the resources to fight possible corruption in big export contracts.

Prosecutors had originally sought to have the SAFRAN case dismissed, but did not lodge any formal request at the trial in June. The court let off two of the company's executives, for whom prosecutors had sought a suspended sentence of up to 18 months and fines of 15,000 euros each.

Like all members of the OECD, France is part of its convention.
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Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by ACM10: 6:18pm On Sep 06, 2012
Hmm, na wa o.
I swear that I can produce 70 million identity cards which are far superior in quality to the ones issued to us with a budget of €70m. That fine imposed on them is not tough enough. This is more like scratching a bank robber at the back. Westerners are not helping the common masses in Nigeria to fight corruption. It's a pity.

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Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by adora4u1: 6:22pm On Sep 06, 2012
The BRIBER has been fined. What will happen to the BRIBEE(S)?

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Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Nobody: 6:23pm On Sep 06, 2012
Corruption! Seemingly, is becoming ubiquitous.
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by omaigala(m): 6:26pm On Sep 06, 2012
May be they (SAFRAN) thought bribing is a formal way of lobbying in Naija! SMH.
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Orblonde: 6:27pm On Sep 06, 2012
Anyone who thinks that the bribees on the nigerian side will actually be punished is a slowpoke and the problem with nigeria

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Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by ayobase: 6:31pm On Sep 06, 2012
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Theben(m): 6:34pm On Sep 06, 2012
They obviously acted on the saying "when you're in rome you behave like a roman". It's a pity it back fired.
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by free2ryhme: 6:34pm On Sep 06, 2012
this is not a new thing
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by ayobase: 6:36pm On Sep 06, 2012
adora4u1: The BRIBER has been fined. What will happen to the BRIBEE(S)?

In this Naija?....lets c how it unfolds....but they do need to be brought to record....from the testament, the BRIBEE(S) shall surely be mentioned I hope!

ACM10: Hmm, na wa o.
I swear that I can produce 70 million identity cards which are far superior in quality to the ones issued to us with a budget of €70m. That fine imposed on them is not tough enough. This is more like scratching a bank robber at the back. Westerners are not helping the common masses in Nigeria to fight corruption. It's a pity.

It is not tough enough at all....thousands to its millions in ratio!

Orblonde: Anyone who thinks that the bribees on the nigerian side will actually be punished is a slowpoke and the problem with nigeria

U do not need calling any slowpoke....we are all hoping for change here....remember that many have been punished, and this MIGHT not be an exception!
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by egift(m): 6:36pm On Sep 06, 2012
[size=14pt]So what has Nigeria done to those that lobbied, collected and share the bribe in Nigeria?[/size]
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by nduchucks: 6:38pm On Sep 06, 2012
At the very least, these people, from the National Identity Management Commission need to be brought to NASS for query:


(1) Director General/Chief Executive Officer - Chris E Onyemenam

(2) Director, Corporate Communications - Anthony O. Okwudiafor

(3) Director, Human Capital Management - Aderonke Agunbiade

(4) Head, Legal Services - Carol N. Ojukwu

(5) Ag Director, Operations - Cecilia Yahaya
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Nobody: 6:41pm On Sep 06, 2012
What about those who took the bribe or am i missing something? undecided
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Freiburger(m): 6:51pm On Sep 06, 2012
na today?
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by lacasa: 6:53pm On Sep 06, 2012
They were fined in France, if it was this useless country they would have bn given chieftancy titles.

Ibori case comes ϯo mind.

Useless people, Useless Nation = Nigeria
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Dsage1: 6:55pm On Sep 06, 2012
ACM10: Hmm, na wa o.
I swear that I can produce 70 million identity cards which are far superior in quality to the ones issued to us with a budget of €70m. That fine imposed on them is not tough enough. This is more like scratching a bank robber at the back. Westerners are not helping the common masses in Nigeria to fight corruption. It's a pity.

Its €170m contract and not 70m euro.
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by ujukala: 6:58pm On Sep 06, 2012
you see .
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by babaijo(m): 7:00pm On Sep 06, 2012
those involved in Nigeria were discharged and aquited by Nigerian court saying that the prosecutors lack evidence. Now the company had been tried and fine for the same corruption in the french court, hmmmnnnn!!! Samee thing happened to the case of James Ibori. When are we going to start doing things right in Naija?
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by mrkels(m): 7:01pm On Sep 06, 2012
ACM10: Hmm, na wa o.
I swear that I can produce 70 million identity cards which are far superior in quality to the ones issued to us with a budget of €70m. That fine imposed on them is not tough enough. This is more like scratching a bank robber at the back. Westerners are not helping the common masses in Nigeria to fight corruption. It's a pity.
so you would do your own 1M per card?
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Nobody: 7:04pm On Sep 06, 2012
No be today, It's business as usual. Siemens paid $248m, Halliburton and kbr paid a combined $579m, technip paid $338m and Eni saipem paid $365m, all fines to their home country because of bribery scandals involving their executives and Nigeria government officials. I wonder which of the multinational coy is next.
That's why some multinational coy would never step into Nigeria, its an high risk country. No wonder Nigeria has often been ranked as one of the world most corrupt countries.

The Nigerian government officials involved usually deny the allegations.
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by rash47(m): 7:06pm On Sep 06, 2012
Too bad..
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Nobody: 7:09pm On Sep 06, 2012
What a big shame! sad
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by ariyokunle: 7:29pm On Sep 06, 2012
and so? wat next?? Dats stil all part of running capital;wat ratio... Lets just hope someone takes a drastic step-in to stop coruption in dis country or else......who has lost- d french or nigerians? Who is losing?
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by Fiveseventy: 7:32pm On Sep 06, 2012
Where are those people that were prasing Nigerian Lawyers? We should learn from the french prosecutors... The days of Abacha et al are gone. If we are to enfeeble corruption, we need more private individual/organisations to pressurize rather than waiting for the EFCC's and co.
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by walexyll(m): 7:36pm On Sep 06, 2012
adora4u1: The BRIBER has been fined. What will happen to the BRIBEE(S)?
y do pple think as if Nigeria wage zero war against corruption?
remember the chief "bribee" in person of late chief s.m Afolabi was investigated and probed....he decided to end his own life when he realised he cudnt just come outta it.....so do u probe or fine d dead?
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by fuqua: 7:45pm On Sep 06, 2012
@OP you need to rephrase the topic. $630,000 = One FAROUK.
SAFRAN fined "ONE FAROUK" for bribing nigerian officials for contract. grin
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by mayoroflag(m): 8:00pm On Sep 06, 2012
adora4u1: The BRIBER has been fined. What will happen to the BRIBEE(S)?

Come....on! Do I need to remind you of how lame your question is?
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by mayoroflag(m): 8:03pm On Sep 06, 2012
^Like how many countries are more comfortable convicting their citizens abroad?
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by klas(m): 8:20pm On Sep 06, 2012
ndu_chucks: At the very least, these people, from the National Identity Management Commission need to be brought to NASS for query:


(1) Director General/Chief Executive Officer - Chris E Onyemenam

(2) Director, Corporate Communications - Anthony O. Okwudiafor

(3) Director, Human Capital Management - Aderonke Agunbiade

(4) Head, Legal Services - Carol N. Ojukwu

(5) Ag Director, Operations - Cecilia Yahaya

No. The bribe was given during the defunct national civic registration department era in the early 2000. Two ministers Shata and Afolabi were charged to court for the bribe. Afolabi died during the trial while the court later discharged Shata for lack of diligent prosecution.
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by victorD3: 8:30pm On Sep 06, 2012
Another Farouking
Re: SAFRAN Fined $630,000 For Bribing Nigerian Officials For Contract by ACM10: 8:36pm On Sep 06, 2012
D sage:

Its €170m contract and not 70m euro.

Yes, if I'm to be given €70m budget, I will produce a national identity card that trumps the one they issued to us in terms of quality. I don't need an inflated budget of €170m to do the job

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