The rumoured death of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum, Deziani Alison-Madueke, has been refuted by authoritative sources.
The social media was agog with news of the former minister’s death on Thursday, with an online media reporting that she died in London from cancer related ailment.
However, a reliable family source said that Deziani is not dead but actually recovering.
A journalist with the BBC, Sam Piranty, who has been following up the former minister’s arrest in the UK, equally claimed that Diezani’s lawyer confirmed that she is alive.
Piranty wrote on his twitter handle: “Diezani lawyer Oscar Onwudiwe says he has spoken to her husband and #diezani is indeed alive”.
Diezani, who was said to have died Thursday afternoon, is reportedly battling cancer and has been in the centre of widespread allegations of corruption believed to have been perpetrated during her tenure as petroleum minister. No formal charges or official pronouncements have however been made against her by the government.
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