Congratulations to Joe Miller on his excellent, well-documented, and most informative article entitled "Nigeria's Oil Exports: Blessing or Curse?" To this reader, at least, it seemed as if the answer to Joe's question was clearly that oil exports as they were conceived and conducted have been a curse. Too bad, then, that Joe was not asked to comment on the article "Africa's Richest Man" about Aliko Dangote which, for some reason, appeared later in the same issue. The Dangote Refinery, once completed, will be one of the world’s largest oil refineries. As Balzac taught us so long ago, "behind every great fortune, there is a crime."