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ENI boss investigated for corruption in Nigerian deal

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The chief executive of the Italian oil and natural gas company ENI is under investigation over international corruption allegations.

Claudio Descalzi is facing questions about a large Nigerian oil deal.

The company said in a statement that "it is cooperating with the Milan prosecutor's office" and that it "continues to deny any illegal conduct".

Shares in the company were down 2% in afternoon trading.

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