First, the former Finance Minister was pipped to the Deputy UN post by an unknown from Tanzania (an Australian newspaper alleges that OBJ had his hand in the rejection), then, scandal of scandals, her hubby gets wrapped up in a sex-blackmail case. Apparently, he'd been having an affair with a 20 something nurse in the hospital where he works as a neurosurgeon. After the affair had died down, she threatened to go public until he handed over US$40k. He paid up, in two installments. Then, she called him and told him she hadn't had sex in a while and wanted to see him. He met her later that evening in the hospital carpark, where they then drove to a secluded spot and proceeded to get it on, only for someone to sneek up and take photos of them in media res. It turns out it was the nurse's boyfriend with the camera! The duo then upped the hush money fee to US$180,000, at which point, Dr Iweala alerted the FBI. The morale of the story? Don't give in to blackmailers! I hope something good comes for NOI in 2007 - its been a terrible start to the year..