According to what First Weekly Magazine is reporting, the Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke is undoubtedly one of the most powerful people in the country.
Apart from holding the sensitive position in the executive council, she also has the ears of President Goodluck Jonathan. The beautiful woman, we learnt, had an 'underground' relationship with a Lagos-based Oil and Gas big boy, Dapo Abiodun.
According to information at our disposal,
Diezani Alison Madueke and Dapo Abiodun dated for a while and while it lasted, both enjoyed it to the fullest both in Nigeria and abroad, according to those who should know.
The source said Dapo Abiodun was the Apple of Alison's eye during the late president Umar Musa Yar'Adua's tenure when she was the Minister of Transportation and later solid mineral resources.
We learnt that Mrs. Madueke and Dapo's affair was closely guided and only a few people in the corridors of power knew of it.
Dapo, who owns Heyden Oil, one of the major players in the oil and gas sector over a matter some of their close friends could not resolve, got more patronage through Madueke's influence.
But somewhere along the line, we learnt Dapo fumbled and Alison had a bitter fight with him.
“When Alison Madueke became Minister of Petroleum, she made sure Dapo's Heyden Oil got little or no allocation for the importation of petroleum products, which accounted for serious drop in his fortune.
“The fight is still on, but I know Dapo Abiodun is trying to find a way back into the woman's heart,” our source disclosed.
However, the source said Mrs Alison Madueke, who is married to a former Chief of Naval Staff, Rtd. Admiral Madueke, has stepped up and has no time for Dapo Abiodun again.
You know Dapo is a lady’s man, but the minister has told some of her confidants that he belongs to her past now,” our source said.