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Dominican Republic GOV’t Denies Appointing Diezani ALISON-Madueke With Diplomatic Passport


A report from Dele Momodu has refuted the report making the rounds in social media since last week that former NNPC boss, Diezani Allison-Madueke, has been appointed commissioner and given a diplomatic passport of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

This was disclosed in his platform the boss Newspapers published on Sunday.

According to the report, the boss stated that the impeccable sources reveal that the fact of the matter was that well before she had a brush with the Nigerian government, based on her pedigree, she was offered these privileges but it had been suspended since October 2015!

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has denied allegations that a former Nigerian government minister was offered or encouraged to make Dominica her home and acquired Dominican citizenship as suggested in an article by Sahara Reporters.

The article published on 18 December 2015 on Saharareporters.com alleges that Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s former minister of petroleum resources and immediate past president of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), “is on the verge of leaving her present abode in the United Kingdom for the Commonwealth of Dominica where she has reportedly acquired the citizenship”.

According to the article, Madueke is currently under investigation in Britain for alleged corruption while in office and had “secretly acquired the citizenship of the small Caribbean country of only 72,000 people”.

In a press release issued by the Office of the Prime Minister on Sunday 20 December 2015, Prime Minister Skerrit explained that in May of this year, during a routine stop-over visit to London, he was introduced to Madueke and that these discussions took place well before any question of an investigation by the relevant authorities arose.

Mr Skerrit wrote that “the idea of relocating to Dominica was never discussed, far less agreed, in any discussions with or on behalf of Diezani Alison Madueke” but that the discussions “surrounded her continued residence in the United Kingdom and ability to travel to Africa in order assist Dominica”.

From the content of the report of the Prime Minister, the statement reads:

“The academic and professional credentials of Mrs. Madueke were impeccable. She had been a senior government minister since 2007, having served also as Minister of Transport and Minister of Mines and Steel Development. Additionally, she served as an Executive Official and Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria.

In my Budget Address to the people of Dominica two years ago, I outlined the intention and policy of my Government to recruit persons of experience, influence and integrity to serve and represent Dominica in various capacities abroad. As a small nation with very limited resources, we do not have the capacity to establish consular or other offices in many regions of the world. In this case, who better to speak for and on behalf of Dominica in parts of the African continent than a former President of OPEC and former Chairman of the West African Gas Pipeline Authority.

Also, it must be recalled here that Mrs. Madueke was educated in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, having studied for her Bachelor’s degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and post-graduate studies at Cambridge University in the UK.

So, on the recommendation of a number of outstanding individuals of note, and after thorough due diligence studies were undertaken, the Government of Dominica agreed to the appointment of the former Nigerian Government Minister as Trade and Investment Commissioner for Dominica, with the specific remit of promoting and marketing the trade and investment opportunities of Dominica.
This was especially the case considering her obvious contacts following her stint as President of OPEC.

The issue of her relocating to Dominica was never raised in any of our discussions, because at the time Mrs. Madueke was to my knowledge in good standing in Nigeria and United Kingdom, having only just demitted office in Nigeria and established living arrangements in the United Kingdom.

The arrangement of Mrs. Madueke serving in an honorary capacity, with no direct remuneration from Dominica and Dominica facilitating her travels across Europe and Africa with the issuance of a diplomatic passport, was entirely in accordance with existing convention, protocol and practice, until the very recent and unexpected development of the investigations by UK and Nigerian authorities. This development was not foreseen nor anticipated by the due diligence undertaken on behalf of the Government, and could not have been and was not foreseen by me or the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

I should add that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs moved with dispatch to suspend all relations with Mrs. Madueke immediately following her arrest in October 2015, pending the outcome of the investigations. This suspension took place in the month of October. Our position is that the relationship with Mrs. Madueke and all that flows from this will remain completely suspended until such time as the probe into her conduct as a Minister of Government is concluded and a determination made by the relevant authorities. ” The statement reads.

The Prose: Am I finished?

The Prose: Am I finished?

I was just goofing around on Facebook and saw one pretty sister and that was how the Casanova spirit inside me pushed me to send her friend request which she accepted after two days.

Some days later, I sent her that hand wave on Facebook messenger, she responded and that was how it all started. Something in me was saying take it easy, but this spirit of Casanova was really prepared to deal with me.

After I applied some pressure, she accepted and she even told me she did not want any unserious fellow but I keep assuring her I am different that my love is here to stay

Deep inside of me, I only came for the tithe and offering.

Last weekend she visited me in her Rav-4 and we spent the weekend together.

On Sunday morning, she asked me to drop her off at home which I obliged.

We drove close to Artillery Barrack where she pointed at the Army gates and she asked me to drive in.

I thought she was joking, but she was not. We got to the gate and the soldiers at the gate were saluting her.

At that point I didn’t know if the car’s AC went off or I accidentaly turned it off, but I began to sweat.

Luckily she did not notice. I dropped her off and she pecked me and told me to go with the car and use it as she would come to my place after service to discuss about our marriage. I managed to drive out of the gate.

Later in the day she came as promised and ask if she surprised me. I said not really; that I was proud of her…meanwhile I had peed like 20 times already.

Just this morning, she fully introduced herself as Major ENE her only two brothers are Lt Colonels in the Army and she is the only girl of her father who is a retired General.

I know I am dead, but I don’t know how dead I am.
My wife and kids are due to return next week.

The writer of this story is anonymous to Daily Watch Press.