Former Petroleum Minister Arraigned Before UK Court

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Diezani Alison-Madueke

United Kingdom - Mediaage NG News – Former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke has appeared in court in London, after being charged with receiving bribes in exchange for multi-million- dollar oil and gas contracts.

Alison-Madueke was served as Petroleum Minister under the administration of ex President Goodluck Jonathan, between 2010-2015.

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She was also the first female president of the oil bloc, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Britain’s National Crime Agency said she had received various forms of rewards – including cash, luxury goods and holidays.

The NCA said it had frozen assets worth millions of dollars related to the charges.

Mrs Alison-Madueke has denied the allegations and has been on bail since her arrest eight years ago.

She’s facing similar charges in Nigeria and the United States.

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