The Nigerian government has officially dropped charges against former U.S. veep Dick Cheney over his alleged involvement in a 1990s bribery scandal while he was chief executive at Halliburton.

The BBC:

Nigeria has dropped charges against former US Vice-President Dick Cheney over a 1990s bribery scandal, anti-corruption officials say.

The case focused on bribes paid by engineering firm KBR while it was a subsidiary of Halliburton, a firm headed by Mr Cheney at the time.

Nigerian officials said Halliburton agreed an out-of-court deal worth $250m (£160m). The firm has not commented.

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