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2008-09-05 12:05:00

A former executive of a U.S. company has pleaded guilty to bribing Nigerian officials to share in a $6 billion project, officials in Lagos say. Albert Stanley, formerly with Global Engineering, Construction and Services Co.

2008-09-04 09:05:00

By Stephen Foley A former colleague of the US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, has pleaded guilty to funnelling millions of dollars in bribes to win lucrative contracts in Nigeria for Halliburton, during the period in the Nineties when Mr Cheney ran the giant oil and gas services company.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.