Minister Allison Madueke Hospitalized For Cancer
Nigeria’s controversial Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, has returned to a London hospital to continue treatment for an undisclosed ailment that is believed to be cancer. Sources say the woman, who has her name in most of the corruption revelation in the NNPC, made the journey last week, and began a daily therapy. Her one-week absence from Abuja has emboldened those Nigerians who have been calling for her removal to further pressure President Goodluck Jonathan to sack her as Minister of Petroleum Resources. But she's known to be a close friend of the President.
Recently, the French government impounded a private jet that was carrying Jide Omokore, a businessassociate of the Minister, on suspicions that the jet - a Bombardier Global Express XRS - belongs to her.
Investigations show that the jet was purchased by the Bank of Utah Trustee in June 2012 through the same process that was recently used in purchasing private jets for the governors of Rivers and Akwa Ibom States.