LAGOS (Reuters) - A Nigerian judge ruled on Monday that the Federal High Court should have jurisdiction over Chevron's
Chevron is seeking to sell five onshore oil blocks and has been in negotiations with several local players.
Brittania-U, run by former Chevron executive Catherine Uju Ifejika, was the highest bidder at over $1 billion (603.7 million pounds) for the biggest cluster of blocks - OML 52, 53 and 55 - and Chevron had begun discussions with the company over the sale.
But Chevron decided to look at alternative bids after Brittania-U did not show sufficient evidence it could muster the amount promptly, industry sources said.
(Reporting by Chijioke Ohuocha; writing by Tim Cocks; editing by Joe Brock and Tom Pfeiffer)