Diezani Alison-Madueke Maintained Rooms In Two New York Luxury Hotels During UN Assembly

Super minister: Diezani Allison-Maduekwe
By SaharaReporters, New York

Investigations by SaharaReporters revealed that Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, booked and paid for two rooms in two separate high-cost hotels during the four nights she spent in New York City during the just concluded United Nations General Assembly.

Impeccable sources within the Presidency and the delegation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) disclosed that the minister’s two rooms were booked under a pseudonym.

Saharareporters discovered that Joe Mordi, one of the minister’s closest aides who works at the NNPC office in London, booked her into a one-bedroom suite at Four Seasons Hotel located at 57 East 57th Street, New York.

When SaharaReporters inquired at the hotel, a staff said that the suite cost $5,000 per night. Ms. Alison-Madueke, who is known around Presidency circles as “Prime Minister,” was also booked into another room at the Pierre Hotel on 2 East 61st Street in New York where President Goodluck Jonathan lodged during his stay in New York. SaharaReporters found out that her room on the 28th floor of the Pierre Hotel cost Nigerian tax payers $3,000 per night. There were also additional charges in taxes and service fees.

Ms. Alison-Madueke arrived in New York in style on a private jet on Monday from London where she had made a brief stop to continue treatment for an undisclosed ailment. She is billed to return to London today. President Jonathan left New York last night around 6:00 p.m. and has arrived in Nigeria very early today.

SaharaReporters also learnt that, apart from the lavish double accommodation enjoyed by the Petroleum minister in two of New York City’s most expensive hotels, her delegation of seven NNPC officials also engaged in other acts of reckless spending. “The NNPC hired ten limousines to ferry its 7 officials, including the General Managing Director,” said our source. Five of the limousines, rented for $1,800 each per day, were stationed permanently in front of the Pierre Hotel while another five were put to the service of the NNPC officials at the Four Seasons.

The Nigerian delegation’s profligacy during the New York trip earned the attraction of America’s mainstream media. New York-based National Broadcasting Corporation ((NBC), one of the top three television networks in the US, yesterday reported that African delegates from the poorest countries stayed in some of the most expensive hotels and shopped in high-priced retail stores during the UN General Assembly. The network focused on delegates from such countries as Togo, Swaziland, and Nigeria. SaharaReporters had earlier reported that President Jonathan was quartered at the Pierre Hotel in a suite that cost $10,000 per night.

International measurements of social indices routinely rank Nigeria as one of the world’s least developed countries. Some 70% of Nigerians live on less than 2 dollars per day. “It is sad that the mindless waste of public resources in New York by President Jonathan and other Nigerian officials was happening at a time when two million Nigerians have been displaced from their homes by ravaging floods,” said an Abuja-based civil society activist.

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Such incidents are

Such incidents are condemnable and they create a negative image in the mind of the people and not just that but such incidents also shake people's trust in the system. Politicians too need rest so she could have taken a break and gone for a trip, places like Coober Pedy is worth a visit because of attractions like Harry's underground nest.

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She had a luxurious stay

She had a luxurious stay there but people who are in such positions they should not indulge in such luxuries. They should consider taking a tour later when they are enjoying the holidays, they could enjoy their stay as tourists, check out best sites, best breweries for tourists.

That is a matter government

That is a matter government should seriously look into, people who hold such responsible position they should be more sensible with spending. However, not all can afford such luxury while traveling, although most of us dream of a luxury vacation in a five star hotel where we could find the best food and all sorts of convenience.

While traveling you would

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We never had this kind of

We never had this kind of responsibility before. Nigerian magazines won't even bring this.

JOE MORDI OF NNPC GAVE ME AIDS

Yes i am not at all shocked that Joe Mordi booked the hotel rooms for her. Whilst she was also there we stayed in a nice room not too far away from where she was staying and i had a the some with both himself and his friend.

Mind you thats not the first time we did "it". Normally whenever she was travelling we usually book a room next to theirs. In the process i have just found out he gave me aids ! My life is now upside down !!

Stupid and junk information

Stupid and junk information from sahara reporters! You guys clearly lack something to do!!!! Shame on you....

It's outrageous how much

It's outrageous how much someone can spend for a night at the hotel. I can't image the amount of luxury you need to put up with for these money. I think it's absurd. She could have found more affordable hotels and I am sure they are not less comfortable.

Let her do her job

I'm really trying to figure out why it's so hard for people to understand that this woman has a job/duty to perform. I know it's a little bit difficult for guys to comprehend, but I'll try and break it down in plain English. SHE is a minister, which explains why she's part of the presidential delegate. Now my question to u guys is, when you go on an international conference, do flaunt ur financial standing/lack of or you go and try to be an attendee like the others. Maybe you guys would have been very happy had she stayed in motel 6. She did not invent poverty, so why must she dignify it. Now it's not her fault that her aide that booked the hotel is a known basket mouth. Why must you crucify her for that. Obasanjo was both the president and the oil minister while you all kept quiet. By the way she's a very happily married woman, who didn't snatch anyone's husband, he was a widower before they even met..... So leave this lady alone and let her do her job.

I'm really trying to figure

I'm really trying to figure out why it's so hard for people to understand that this woman has a job/duty to perform. I know it's a little bit difficult for guys to comprehend, but I'll try and break it down in plain English. SHE is a minister, which explains why she's part of the presidential delegate. Now my question to u guys is, when you go on an international conference, do flaunt ur financial standing/lack of or you go and try to be an attendee like the others. Maybe you guys would have been very happy had she stayed in motel 6. She did not invent poverty, so why must she dignify it. Now it's not her fault that her aide that booked the hotel is a known basket mouth. Why must you crucify her for that. Obasanjo was both the president and the oil minister while you all kept quiet. By the way she's a very happily married woman, who didn't snatch anyone's husband, he was a widower before they even met..... So leave this lady alone and let her do her job.

diezani alison madueke maintained two rooms in new-york

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sahara where were thou during OBJ regime

Sahara Reporters I am sick and tired of you guys harrasing the honorable oil minister. I did not notice any criticism of OBJ when he was both the President and oil minister. I have this strange feeling that your harrassment of the beautiful oil minister is because of her tribe. Please leave her alone.

Leave Deziani Allison- Madueke Alone

For once we have an oil minister who is passionate in reviving the oil sector and making the system transparent but all we do is criticize her. When baba rilwanu lukeman was in power severally as minister of oil what did he achieve? did we have stable oil supply as we have now ? Why did he in all the years as minister did he not address the issue of refining our oil locally? I bet they all have their refineries abroad for nigeria to buy from.

Why are we not prsessing for the PIB bill to be passed so that things can improve rather the northern senators /legislooters are kicking against it so that their people will continue business as usual. Leave her alone

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petroleum minister

It is so painful that a country like Nigeria is busy recycling charlartans and armchair technocrats ,in africa our country is the only country ,where locals are paid 5% of what Expartriates take home,Nationals are sent home without due recourse to greviance proceedure,unlike in countries like angola where the petroleum minitry has a repository of all its nationals working in the industry as staff status. this woman called Madueke is the Great whore of babylon and her fall is near. our oil is pumped with impunity at offshore destinations while the responsible people look the other way. Enough is enough

tax paying

i want know what u mean by saying that Nigerians dont pay tax, have u eever head of VAT at least. some times if we not sure of what to say, we should just keep quit.

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THIS IS THE ONLY TRUTH

I wonder why sahara report mongers around fables and lies instead of the truth. It was that the minister whom was booked to attend the new york meeting could not be fetched an earlier accommodation by her aids for reason that most nearby hotels were filled up with other participants and had no choice than to pick up the earlier. But when the closer hotels to venue became free, she had to relate to the other. So there was never two hotel booked at the same time. And there was no extravagance in this matter. Pls let's not be fooled by this sahara press poeple.

There is nothing wrong in

There is nothing wrong in staying at such hotels..the budget has provided for that.

WHY FLYING AROUND WITH MARRIED WOMAN AS DELEGATE

In the first place why did Mr president fly around with someone wife working under him. Most president that went there went with their male counterpart as delegate. Nigeria case is always different

Grow up Nigeria

Must we always convert every civil national argument to a religious or ethnic one all the time? A simple civil discussion on a forum like this, what is bringing in religion or ethnicity in here, or re u re just a naïve or retarded Nigerian period.

Tinubu is a private

Tinubu is a private individual and as such is not holding any public position for now, so he is free to stay wherever he so wish as he ll be paying from his personal pocket.

@Nagodi can u survive 4 a day without her oil revenue

Little did I know that u had no brains until now! Can you tell Nigerians how Dangote made his money in Nigeria? Today Dangote is seen by your likes as a Saint. That is the Nigeria that u want to free from corruption-May be u need to go and look at the way the Saudi oil minister lives! Its your emirs who own the oil blocks in the SS. Not our Amayanabos. For Bill Gate every pig in Nigeria knows how he made his money. But I want u to tell us how Dangote made his-may be through the sale of groundnut and cotton. Its only a fool who refers to the oil resources of the SS as our commonwealth-simply because we are practicing a welfare system of government with the oil resources of the SS. You talk about natural disasters-fine--have u ever spared a thought for the oil spills in the niger delta-those are man made disasters-animal

@nogodi-think of yr sisters who use our oil money in saudi

YES AUSTENS, IF DANGOTE OR BILL GATES WILL TAKE THAT ROOM NO ONE WILL SAY A THING BECAUSE WE KNOW THEY VALUE MONEY MORE THAN WE DO. BUT FREE-LOADERS WHO DID NOT EARN THE MONEY OR THEIR KEEP WILL TRIGGER HATRED AND CONDEMNATION IF THEY START TO SPEND OTHER PEOPLES MONEY FOR SUCH LUXURIES. THE "IDIOTS" WHO VOTED FOR GEJ WERE OF THE OPINION THAT HIS VISIT AND APPEARANCE AND SPEECH TO THE U.N. U must be insane to call those who voted for GEJ idiots. If u had made this silly statement in the USA or Britain, u would have be thrown into jail. Its worthless pigs like u who often make such stupid assertions to justify why 9ja should not break up! Why should we be together if a free loader -like u will describe ppl who voted for GEJ as idiots-where was yr rotten brain when late Gani contested against OBJ-vultures who could not defend the mandate of Abiola are talking when real humans from the SS talk!

When Danjuma was dashed an

When Danjuma was dashed an oil well by late Abacha from which he made $500m profit, 9jas clapped for him. He was hailed and called a patriot. A worthy son of the soil-cause of his tribal marks-and his closeness to the Fulani emirate! Then Abacha did the unthinkable! He gifted Ijaw man Etete an oil block-that was when all hell was let lose in 9ja-the regionalist cried foul-that the oil well belonged to the son of late abacha-that Etete took advantage of the death of abacha to steal the oil blocks from his son! So Jonathan must be impeached by Fulani Tambuwal. That is why the theft of over $560,000 by Farouk, cannot be investigated-hence the need for andy uba to claim ownership of a money that does not belong to him-which the EFCC swore to in court that belongs to the delta state government-via Mr. Yaya of ribadu village-now (case file don change)-it belongs to Jonathan!

Ms or Mrs?

Is Diezani Alison Madueke a Ms or a Mrs? I will need that clarification. That might explain why the first lady may never recover. As for the reckless spendings, the days are coming when for every $1 stolen, $2 shall be given in exchange. A life for a life.

as a Nigerian, I ought to

as a Nigerian, I ought to know what our leaders are doing. Pls Sahara reporters, continue your good works by exposing the good, bad and ugly of Nigerian politics and people. Kudos

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