PEOPLE: Nigeria's oil minister would be first woman to head OPEC Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Nigeria is making its oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, a candidate to head up OPEC. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.