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Dieziani Allison-Madueke Chevening Scholarship removes former minister's name from honours list

The troubles facing the former Minister of Petroleum Resources is far from over.

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The troubles dogging the embattled former Nigerian Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke seems far from over as the United Kingdom-based Chevening Scholarship, has removed her name from its list of female achievers, report Sahara Reporters.

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Chevening, an international scholarship scheme which enables students with leadership qualities from 144 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study or courses in universities in the UK, had given Madueke its scholarship in 2002, which enabled her to attend the Cambridge University for her MBA and on her return to Nigeria, became the first female Executive Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company.

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Her emergence as the first female to hold the position of the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the first female President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), prompted Chevening to list her as one of its best female alumni in commemoration of the March 8 International Women’s Day.

But following her recent troubles and the invitation by UK’s National Crime Agency on allegations of money laundering and corruption offences, Chevening has delisted her name from its website.

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