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OPL 245: Latest on Corrupt Former Nigerian Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke

The prosecutor alleges that money was also channeled to Eni and Shell executives with $50million in cash delivered to the home of Eni’s Chief Operations Officer.

A few days ago Sahara Reporters published an article reporting the latest news about a $1.7b Asset Recovery lawsuit. It was filed by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and two of its agencies,Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Ltd (NPDC) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), against two oil companies linked to former Nigerian Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, who also involved in the OPL 245 corruption scandal. 

A maze of financial transactions involving numerous properties and a number of different banks is set out in the law suit. read more

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Kola Aluko reveals why he paid rent for ex-minister’s mother

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 15.59.11Alison-Madueke was detained in London on October 2, 2015, by the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) over allegations that she laundered billions of dollars from her country’s treasury.

Nigerian oil tycoon, Kola Aluko has admitted paying rent for Mrs Beatrice Agama, the mother of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Alison-Madueke was detained in London on October 2, 2015, by the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) over allegations that she laundered billions of dollars from her country’s treasury.

Aluko, who’s being investigated in connection with the case, admitted that he paid rent for Mrs Agama’s luxury home in Parkwood Point, St. Edmund’s Terrace, St. John’s Wood, London.

The businessman, who’s the founder of London-based Seven Energy, made the revelation to the UK’s Sunday Times. read more

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Fugitive Oil Tycoon Kola Aluko Admits Paying UK Rent For Alison-Madueke’s Mother

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Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 15.59.11BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK: NOV 01, 2015

Kola Aluko, a Nigerian oil magnate now wanted in the UK for money laundering, has admitted that he paid rent for a high-end apartment for the mother of a former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Mr. Aluko told the British Sunday Times newspaper that he was responsible for paying rent for Mrs. Beatrice Agama, the former minister’s mother. He also said he ensured that food was brought to the minister’s mother at the  St. John’s Wood property. Last month, a UK court approved the confiscation of funds belonging to Mrs. Agama. The court also authorized the seizure of funds belonging to Melanie Spencer, the wife of a Ghanaian oil tycoon, Kevin Okyere, implicated in the money laundering investigation involving the former minister.  read more

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Oil tycoon faces quiz over lost billions

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 07.55.40Article involving Diezani Alison-Madueke, former executive director of Shell in Nigeria read more

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Is Cameron’s campaign against corrupt cash starting to bite?

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Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 15.59.11The arrest of Nigeria’s glamorous former oil minister suggests it is, says Clementine Wallop

13 October 2015

Like many others, I was sceptical when in July, Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech in Singapore he was planning to crack down on corrupt foreigners who own luxury properties in London and use the capital as a place to launder dirty cash.

It’s easy to say that ‘the UK must not become a safe haven for corrupt money from around the world,’ but rather harder to act on, especially given the intricate networks of shell companies through which many of these properties are owned, and given the number of properties bought legitimately with money that has a less troubling provenance. read more

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Nigeria’s President Enlists the West to Help Recover Stolen Money

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Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 15.59.11Benoît Faucon in London: Oct. 12, 2015 

U.S., U.K. act quickly at behest of Muhammadu Buhari, who took office in May on a pledge to stamp out corruption; ex-oil minister detained in London

London police this month briefly detained Nigeria’s former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. 

Following a summer meeting in Washington between British and American investigators, London police on Oct. 2 raided a luxurious home near Regent’s Park. There they briefly detained Dieziani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s oil minister from 2010 to 2015.

Hours later, her neighbors in Nigeria watched as scores of cops searched her house: 

One of Africa’s most prominent politicians, Mrs. Alison-Madueke and her associates are suspected of bribery, corruption and laundering money through British and U.S. banks. She has previously denied those allegations and police haven’t charged her with anything. read more

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Nigeria: The Morality and Mortality in Alamieyeseigha’s Death and Diezani Alison-Madueke’s Illness

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Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 15.59.11Nigeria: The Morality and Mortality in Alamieyeseigha’s Death and Diezani Alison-Madueke’s Illness

OPINION

By Adeolu Ademoyo

Depending on the context, death and illness are two occurrences, which are often difficult to write and talk about. This broad challenge is made more complicated in a contemporary African context-in this case Nigerian context- that is disposed to irrationality. The belief is: Do Not Speak Ill of The Dead and The Ill.

While there is some deep ethical meaning to the thought that we should not speak ill of the ill and the dead, our irrational context driven by sentiments and ethnic politics will often make us lose the high moral implication of such thought. The high ground of ethics and spirituality enjoin us not to speak ill of the dead and the ill not because the moral status or otherwise of the ill and the dead when they were alive, hale and hearty. On the contrary, we are enjoined not to speak ill because they may not have the mortal space and time like us-who is yet to answer the final call- to defend themselves. read more

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Alison-Madueke family reacts, says Diezani was never arrested

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October 09, 2015

* Says she completed months of cancer chemotherapy in London, to undergo surgery next week

* Urges Nigerians to pray for her recovery to face allegations, give stewardship account

Following the ongoing travails of Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, over allegations of money laundering and bribery brought against her by the United Kingdom, UK, National Crime Agency, the family of Rear-Admiral Allison Madueke (Retd), husband of the former minister has finally released a statement to set the records straight.

The statement, entitled: “The Truth Versus The Media Hysteria Against The Madueke Family,” signed by Barrister Oscar Onwudiwe, for and on behalf of the Madueke and Agama families, stated that Diezani is currently battling with cancer, which started while she was in office, and that she has been receiving treatment in the UK. read more

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Diezani Alison-Madueke: Behind the ‘reformer’ of the Nigerian oil industry’s arrest

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Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 08.20.57Mrs Alison-Madueke, 54, part of a prominent Nigerian family and a former Shell executive, was appointed as Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources in March 2010 by now former president Goodluck Jonathan

Until last Friday, Diezani Alison-Madueke’s position as one of the most prominent women on the global stage had seemed assured. Boasting a Cambridge degree and a portfolio of senior government positions in her native Nigeria, she is also the first female president of the OPEC oil cartel.

Such is her influence that the British government earlier this year placed her top of a list of former recipients of the taxpayer-funded Chevening Scholarship for future leaders of foreign states whom it wanted to recognise for International Women’s Day. The roll call paid tribute to women who it said personified the slogan for the event – “make it happen”. read more

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Diezani In London By Michael Egbejumi-David

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…just last Friday, the ex-minister was collared in London along with four other people.  They were all charged with bribery, corruption and money laundering.  Already, money is being taken off her.

BY MICHAEL EGBEJUMI-DAVID: OCT 06, 2015

I have met the former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke before.  It was about three years ago in an Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.  Unfortunately for me, former US president, George W Bush Jnr was also at the event.  Everyone – including my woman! – rushed off to have their picture taken with Bush.  Not me.  I kept my eyes on Diezani.  In the end she gave me her card and asked me to call on her whenever I was in Nigeria. read more

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How Nigeria’s Ex-Minister Of Petroleum Madueke Laundered Looted Money, Her Accomplices Revealed

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…another avenue of money laundering by the former minister was the controversial Malabu deal in which she, former Attorney General, Mohammed Adoke, and President Goodluck Jonathan may have pocketed close to $2 billion between them.

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Charing Cross Police Station in London where former Shell Executive Director and subsequently Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alision-Madueke was expected to report on Monday, October 5, 2015.

BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK: OCT 05, 2015

An investigation by SaharaReporters has revealed some of the ways in which former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her network of accomplices, family members, and shell companies sought to conceal and launder an astonishing amount of the former minister’s corruptly acquired wealth. The laundered funds are the focus of twin investigations by British and Nigerian anti-corruption agencies. 

Last Friday, the International Corruption Unit of the British National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested Mrs. Alison-Madueke and four other suspects in London. read more

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Premium Times: Former Shell Executive Director Arrested in London on Corruption Allegations Involving Over $20bn

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…former board member of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria…

By Bassey Udo: 4 Oct 2015

The Nigerian presidency has confirmed the arrest of a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, in London, over allegations of corruption and money laundering.

“The government is aware of the arrest and all the government investigative agencies are working very closely with the British law enforcement,” the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, told PREMIUM TIMES exclusively on Sunday.

“Nigerian authorities are saying for the first time that matters are being handled with seriousness and deep commitment. Nobody wants to give the impression that this government is frivolous and unserious.

“For this reason, government is only confirming active collaboration. Beyond this, we are not saying more. In due course, Nigerians will be briefed on updates as appropriate.” read more

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