Immediate past Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke is dead, Vanguard reported authoritatively.
Multiple media platforms, especially online news portals, had reported that the ex-minister, who is battling cancer, is dead.
Citing a reliable source privy to the Diezani household, Vanguard confirmed that Diezani is alive and recovering from the deadly cancer disease.
A BBC Africa journalist, who claimed to have spoken to Diezani's lawyer said she is alive.
“Diezani lawyer Oscar Onwudiwe says he has spoken to her husband and #diezani is indeed alive,” he posted on Twitter.
Amid allegations of embezzlement while she served as minister of petroleum, Diezani has been fighting for her life in a London hospital, as reports said she was not responding to cancer treatment.