Nigeria has been granted an application for leave to file in an appeal against the award of $9.6billion to an Irish firm, Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) by the English Commercial Court.
Another application for a stay of execution of the award was still in progress.
P&ID secured the damages against Nigeria following a failed Gas Supply Project Agreement (GSPA) contract between it and the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
A brief by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) from London said: “Application for leave to appeal against the award and enforcement of the award is granted.
“Application for stay of execution is being considered.”