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Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke is undoubtedly one of the most powerful ministers in the country at large.
Apart from holding a very sensitive position in the executive council, she also has the ears of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The beautiful woman, we also learnt, had an 'underground' relationship with a Lagos-based Oil and Gas big boy called, Dapo Abiodun.
According to those who know about their affair, Diezani and Dapo dated for a while and while it lasted, both enjoyed it to the fullest both in Nigeria and abroad.
The source said Dapo 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 affair between Alison and Dapo 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, was alleged by insiders to have gotten more patronage through Alison's influence.
Unfortunately for the love birds, somewhere along the line, we learnt Dapo fumbled and Alison had a bitter fight with him, which made their relationship go sour.
“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 is trying to find a way back into the woman's heart,” our source disclosed.
However, the source added that Alison, who is married to a former Chief of Naval Staff, Rtd. Admiral Madueke, has stepped up and has no time for Dapo 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 disclosed.