Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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Feb 8th, 2014
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Abdullahi M. Seidu The mobs are out again. This time, they are armed with swords and knives ready to slit the throat of any voice of reasoning that is contrary to their view. They have mobbed the 2014 budget with the sole intent of assaulting and making life unbearable for the Nigerian people. For th...
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Feb 6th, 2014
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Issachar Odion The Nigerian nation never ceases to throw up interesting, sometimes absurd scenarios. The latest of these is the ongoing face-off between the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the House of Representatives Committee on finance, o...
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Feb 6th, 2014
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A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH OF DR. NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA AT THE BUDGET 2014 PRESENTATION HELD AT TRANSCORP HILTON, ABUJA ON MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014 Good morning and thank you very much ladies and gentlemen.   Honourable Ministers, my colleagues from the ministries of Works, Power and Women Affairs...
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Jan 25th, 2014
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Nigerian business leaders may bask in the nation’s inclusion (along with Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey) among the ‘Mint’ economies, predicted by Brics creator Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs to lead the next generation of emerging markets.  That status will be confirmed if, as expected, Nigeria overtakes...
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Dec 11th, 2013
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In the past few weeks, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been the subject of high profile media attacks from several quarters. The aim of these elements is to unduly politicise the management of the economy through a campaign of falsehoods a...
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Nov 19th, 2013
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We are astonished to find that The Punch, a national newspaper, can publish an editorial that is so ignorant, malicious and defamatory (“Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala, and waivers”, The Punch Editorial, Monday 18 November, 2013). We know the antecedents of this newspaper, but this recent editorial truly be...
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Nov 1st, 2013
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By Ogbuefi Blogs Read these carefully; Stella Oduah’s NASS Hearing: Blow by Blow Account **Okonjo-Iweala: ”we did not grant waiver for armoured cars”**Stella Oduah: She Overstepped Her Boundary And Nigerian Mafians/Cabals Are Fighting Back Stella Oduah’s NASS Hearing 14:25 Hearing Ends. T...
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Oct 24th, 2013
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by Emmanuel Arinze As part of the Transformation agenda of the Jonathan-led government, the co-coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in company of the power minister recently signed an agreement worth approximately $1.293 billion on power project with ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 23rd, 2013
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By Issachar Odion The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has overstepped the bounds of reason. To say that most discerning Nigerians are angry with the union is an understatement. Whoever anticipated that ASUU’s show of shame would last this long? At first, we all sympathised with the pedago...
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Oct 22nd, 2013
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*OKONJO-IWEALA IS NOT THE ISSUE Contrary to some recent media reports, the Federal government has not adopted a take-it-or-leave-it approach in its negotiations with ASUU. Rather, the approach is focused on positive engagement and achieving sustainable solutions to the challenges facing higher educat...