Ex-Minister Diezani not dead, says family

Diezani Alison-Madueke

The immediate past Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke is still alive, family members have confirmed.
Reacting to reports making the rounds in the social media on Thursday, that the ailing former minister was dead, family said she is recuperating in the London.
Mrs. Alison-Madueke, is battling cancer and receiving treatment in a London hospital.
A BBC Africa journalist, Sam Piranty, said that family lawyer told him Mrs. Alison-Madueke was not dead as being rumoured.
Piranty tweeted on Thursday, “Diezani lawyer Oscar Onwuduwe says he has spoken to her husband and #diezani is indeed alive”
According to him, after several calls on her rumoured death, “I thought it worth finding out”.

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