Tuesday, September 21, 2004

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Nigeria 'loses' a Russian oil tanker

The disappearance of a Russian tanker laden with crude oil from the custody of Nigerian authorities is a national embarrassment, the head of the parliamentary committee investigating the case said on Sunday.

The MT African Pride was seized last October by the Nigerian navy along
with 13 Russian sailors on suspicion of smuggling, but disappeared last month along with its cargo of 11 300 tonnes of crude oil.The disappearance of the ship is "to say the least, a national embarrassment.

It is an episode that belonged to the old Nigeria," said Anthony Aziegbemi, chairperson of the parliamentary committee investigating the affair, in a statement published in the Sunday Tribune newspaper.

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