Revealed! How the Battle For Jonathan’s Attention Split Diezani  and Stella Oduah

Revealed! How the Battle For Jonathan’s Attention Split Diezani and Stella Oduah


Tunde Ogunmola

Fresh facts has emerged on reasons why the former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah and erstwhile Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison- Madueke are no longer the best of friends.

It is no secret that both women served under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s government, before Stella Oduah became a Senator.

Stella Oduah was unceremoniously removed as the Aviation Minister in 2014 over a $1.6 million BMW armoured car scandal bought for her by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Diezani Alison Madueke on the other hand, may not have been sacked, but she is currently facing fraud and embezzlement charges in the British and Nigerian courts. See here

In a yet-to-be released book written by Bolaji Abdullahi titled “On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria”, Senator Stella Oduah alleges that Diezani Alison Madueke betrayed her, because she couldn’t stand her closeness to the then President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Stella also accused Diezani of being the brain behind her predicament.

In her own words, “I thought Alison-Madueke had my back. I didn’t know at the time that she was actually fuelling it (The NCAA scandal ) and orchestrating all media attacks. I knew all along that Diezani couldn’t deal with having another female around who had the kind of access I had to the president.

“But She went too far. She thought I was the one who leaked the issue of the private jet that put her into trouble with the House of Representatives”.

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