• I’m not a thief – Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke fights back

    I’m not a thief – Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke fights back

    Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has declared that she is not a thief as being bandied around in the social media through a video report by Al Jazeera.

    Alison-Madueke described the report as ridiculous and mischievous and an attempt to give a dog a bad name in order to hang it.

    In her response to the report, the former minister who is now battling cancer in London stated:

    “My attention has been drawn to a report by Al Jazeera, which was […]

  • UK detectives in  Nigeria for Alison-Madueke’s case

    UK detectives in  Nigeria for Alison-Madueke’s case

    As part of the ongoing probe and preparation for the arraignment of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, some investigators from the United Kingdom have visited Nigeria to gather evidence.

    The ex-minister is under investigation over the missing $20billion oil cash, phoney crude oil lifting contracts,  $115million poll bribery money, the $1.092b Malabu oil deal and the N5.2billion ($25m)  oil cash paid by an Indian oil firm for an oil block

    The UK team inspected the former minister’s multi-billion […]

  • Why Alison-Madueke is not yet repatriated – EFCC explains

    Why Alison-Madueke is not yet repatriated – EFCC explains

    From the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has come a clarification why former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has not been repatriated to face the corruption allegation preferred against her.

    According to the anti-graft agency, it is waiting for the conclusion of the corruption case she is facing in the United Kingdom (UK), before she would be extradited to answer for the alleged $115 billion election campaign scam for which many prominent Nigerians are being investigated.

    Those that have been […]

  • My relationship with Goodluck Jonathan – Diezani Alison opens up

    My relationship with Goodluck Jonathan – Diezani Alison opens up

    Diezani-Alison Madueke, Former Minister of Petroleum has open up on her relationship with the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan. She disclosed this in an interview with The Boss newspaper.

    “Is it true that a sister of yours has a kid or kids for President Jonathan?” I asked. “That is totally untrue as I don’t have any such sister or relative!” she said. She wondered how people could fabricate such blatant lies.

    I soon followed with what I regarded as an upper-cut: “It […]

  • Is this Diezani Alison-Madueke? Hear what she had to say in an interview..

    Is this Diezani Alison-Madueke? Hear what she had to say in an interview..

    Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, has said she did not use her position to steal Nigeria’s money.

    Alison-Maduekwe, who looked frail told the Publisher of Ovation Magazine and TheBoss Newspaper, Dele Momodu, said she performed her duties to the best of her knowledge and abilities.

    Alison-Madueke was recently arrested by officials of the National Crime Agency, United Kingdom over suspected money laundering activities.

    The former minister had been alleged to have used her position as minister to steal billions of […]

  • Diezani Updates: EFCC seizes bullet-proof cars, Jewellery, cash from popular Nigerians, to extradite them

    Diezani Updates: EFCC seizes bullet-proof cars, Jewellery, cash from popular Nigerians, to extradite them

    According to The Nation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized bullet-proof vehicles, huge cash and jewellery from five prominent Nigerians fingered in the money laundering allegation against former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.

    EFCC and its British counterpart, National Crime Agency (NCA), are spreading the dragnet to round up more accomplices in the case.

    Four persons were arrested after Diezani was picked up in London on October 2. Latest reports say EFCC has restricted the movement of the […]

  • US considers visa ban, financial sanctions on Alison-Madueke, others

    US considers visa ban, financial sanctions on Alison-Madueke, others

    According to a report by Wall Street Journal, the US is considering a visa ban and financial ban on Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister Alison-Madueke following alleged bribery, corruption and laundering money through British and U.S. banks. Read the report below.

    American officials have also considered a visa ban or financial sanctions against Mrs. Alison-Madueke and a dozen of her associates, oil officials and politicians, U.S. officials said. Washington is scrutinizing whether her associates laundered money in the U.S., the U.K. and […]

  • Diezani is down with Cancer

    Diezani is down with Cancer

    Family of embattled former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke yesterday opened up on the money laundering allegations against her in London. They described media reports on the matter as a “smear campaign.”

    In a related development, the family confirmed that the former minister is down with cancer, urging Nigerians to pray for her recovery.

    Report gathered that the health status of the former minister, the statement added: “Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has been receiving treatment for cancer in the UK, which started […]

  • Diezani has been removed from UK Scholarship honours list

    Diezani has been removed from UK Scholarship honours list

    The United Kingdom-based Chevening Scholarship has removed the embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from its list of female achievers, according to a report by Sahara Reporters.

    Chevening is an international scholarship scheme which enables students with leadership qualities from 144 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study or courses in universities in the UK.

    After receiving a Chevening scholarship in 2002, Diezani attended Cambridge University for her MBA and then returned to Nigeria where she became the first female […]

  • Court stops Diezani from leaving UK until next year April … She’s now stranded

    Court stops Diezani from leaving UK until next year April … She’s now stranded

    According to reports fron The United Kingdom, Former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke will not be able to leave the United Kingdom (UK) until April next year when investigations concerning the case have been concluded. The court has also said that she should remain in London while investigation last.

    Diezani was earlier apprehended for money laundering and bribery. She has been granted bail but her international passport has been

  • UK Court seizes £27,000  from Alison-Madueke and …

    UK Court seizes £27,000 from Alison-Madueke and …

    Report gathered that the Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Marylebone Road, London, on Monday granted an application for seizure of 27,000 pounds seized from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

    Mrs. Alison-Madueke was arrested and later released on bail on Friday for alleged corruption-related offences.

    The cash was seized under Section 295 of Proceeds of Crime Act 2012.

    By granting the application, which was filed by the UK’s National Crime Agency, the money would be held in the custody of the court […]