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The men who stuck a dagger in Diezani’s back….Descent and sad end of a petroleum Czarina

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The men who stuck a dagger in Diezani’s back….Descent and sad end of a petroleum Czarina

The men who stuck a dagger in Diezani’s back….Descent and sad end of a petroleum Czarina
November 14
06:50 2015

I never stole Nigeria’s money’- she cries out
“A weary thing is sickness and its pains!” exclaimed Euripides, fabled Greek playwright. As you read, no one probably understands this much than Diezani Madueke, the former Petroleum Minister.
In the icy silence of her fate, Diezani Alison-Madueke probably rues the path she tread till she encountered misfortune. Diezani is a haunted woman. The former petroleum minister lives in dread of her next ‘best friend’ and billionaire associate that would stab her in the back. As she grapples with the sad reality of her fall from grace to grass, Diezani cuts the pitiful portrait of a woman whose days are blighted by betrayal and her nights are chilled by a gale of everlasting nightmares.
Unlike fictional Brutus, the former petroleum minister need not wait for the cock to crow before she experiences the lacerating slash of treachery; some of her business associates and friends whom she helped turn into billionaire oil  magnates, brazenly flaunt and flash their deadly daggers stained with her blood, before her very eyes and the full glare of the world. Diezani’s friends have betrayed her. They have cast morality and decency to the winds to enact lethal deeds of treachery and deceit against the woman variously regarded as their benefactor and mastermind of their fortune.
This radical turn in the fortunes of the former petroleum minister has become the stuff of random gossip in Nigeria’s political circles as not a few people are eager to see how it will end for the erstwhile petroleum minister. Considering the way that her closest friends, associates and subordinates deserted her in the wake of her arrest and ongoing prosecution in the United Kingdom, the end looks nigh for Diezani Alison-Madueke.
However, in a sad contradiction to the sycophancy and goodwill she enjoyed while she served as Nigeria’s petroleum minister, Diezani has attracted no heartfelt or pretentious outpouring of goodwill. Her phones are no longer buzzing like high-pitched alarums. There is no retinue of aides , special advisers, lobbyists and powerbrokers at her beck and call. Diezani is no longer the quintessential or circumstantial love object of the political upper class. More interestingly, her gang of associates and self-confessed loyalists has depleted drastically.
Now, Diezani understands the actual difference between being everybody’s darling and a social pariah of sort. The last two months have been tumultuous for the beautiful woman who held sway in the Nigerian oil sector until very recently.
Diezani has finally come to terms with the cold, bitter truth that, it’s not actually her person that commanded the generous love and affection she enjoyed but her office.
Back when she sat atop Nigeria’s ministry of petroleum, Diezani was an enigma of sort. Sources within the immediate past administration revealed that by her sass and unrivalled wiles, Diezani won the heart of former President Goodluck Jonathan and subsequently turned him into her parlour pet; she got him to wag his tail in utter submission to her wildest whim, according to the sources.
Diezani allegedly exploited her position to amass great fortune for herself, her close friends and associates, often at the nation’s expense. She reportedly wielded money like a utility weapon, sometimes, like a hideous cloak, and often like a carving knife. Thus she became terror to the most daring of men. She could make or ruin a man and his business with an imperceptible smile. Yes, Diezani was as scary as that. However, the former petroleum minister chose to make more billionaires of her friends than enemies although many who profited by her paid her back with treachery.
Interestingly, the bulk of her antagonists comprise men she helped raise from abject poverty to the billionaires’ club. Diezani made a lot of men in the oil sector no doubt. In fact, some people who never dreamt of owning a house became billionaires during her tenure as the petroleum minister. She gave them opportunities to make millions of dollars. Sadly, some of the people she assisted have turned deserted her. Please stay glued to The Capital for the names of the men who made billions through Diezani and deserted her.
However, she 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.

picture credit- The boss newspaper

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2 Comments

  1. Kemi
    Kemi November 14, 07:08

    Comment…Now you’ve learnt your lessons. Go and sin no more.

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  2. DR Kenneth
    DR Kenneth November 14, 07:35

    I laugh in Spanish…. This woman has messed herself and her entire life up….see now, who is standing by her in her most dreadful time? just look at her and what she looks like now…OMG i just cant help but pray that God will show mercy on her and grant her a secong chance to make things right… Diezani relieve yourself of the pain and agony and just confess or give a proper account of everything that went down during your tenure…that way it might be of great help to you…just saying….
    i love theCapital site… but preferred the other one it was very unique

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