Tag: Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been announced as Forbes Africa-CNBC African of The Year

Nigeria’s Former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been announced as the recipient of the 2020 African of the Year award. The Forbes Africa-CNBC award is the latest honour clinched by the multi award winning development economist and former Managing Director of the World Bank. Reacting to the news, Okonjo-Iweala,[Read More…]

Amb. Godknows Igali: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala As the Veritable Celebration of African Womanhood

by Amb. Dr. Godknows Boladei Igali The 2020 celebration of the March 8 International Women’s Day in Nigeria had an added significance and flavour, as the country was awakened to the news of appointment of one of its highly valued daughters, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a member of the South[Read More…]

After the country entered recession, Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s presidential economic advisory council meeting

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of finance, was at South Africa’s presidential economic advisory council meeting in Tshwane on Friday – the meeting holds shortly after the country’s economy shrank by 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to new Gross Domestic Product numbers. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-born economist[Read More…]

“Disclose Identities Of Employers Of 50,000 Ghost Workers” – Afenifere Wants Gov’t To Be Sincere

The pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has requested the Federal Government to disclose the identities of persons who employed the 50,000 staffers recently retrenched from public service on the ground that they were ghost workers. Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, in a statement, faulted the decision of government[Read More…]

Okonjo – Iweala Says Diversification of The Economy Cannot Happen Over Four Years

Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says Africans are lazy in the way we talk about diversification — a project that can’t be realised within fours years. The senior adviser of Lazard, who also dubs as Gavi board chair, said it took Dubai over 30 years to attain true diversification, drawing[Read More…]

My Mum Was Kidnapped Because I Advised Ex-President Jonathan To Remove Fuel Subsidy Says Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says her 83-year-old mother was kidnapped because she advised Goodluck Jonathan, former president, to remove fuel subsidy. In an interview with Le Monde, the 61-year-old economist said the fight against corruption was at the root of the kidnap, with the abductors demanding her resignation[Read More…]

Shine A Light On The Gaps By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & Janeen Madan

This essay is part of a special edition being published in partnership with Foreign Affairs, titled “African Farmers in the Digital Age.” This anthology explores the future of African food systems and the role that digital solutions can play in overcoming the isolation of smallholder farmers and speeding up rural[Read More…]

EFCC To Summon Nigeria’s Former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Over $2bn Arms Scandal

Indications emerged last night that the Federal Government would extend its dragnet towards apprehending and prosecuting more individuals and groups which allegedly helped themselves with huge funds meant for the acquisition of arms for the armed forces, leaving the soldiers to fight with bare hands. Already, operatives of the Economic[Read More…]

Oshiomhole Wants Buhari To Include Okonjo-Iweala In The $2billion Arms Procurement Scandal

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole yesterday said former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, should be joined in the probe of the $2billion arms procurement scandal. The governor said the arms deal scam linked to the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, is[Read More…]

How Jonathan, Nigeria’s Ex-Finance Minister Okonjo-Iweala Illegally Diverted N61.4 billion Abacha Loot To Dasuki

The immediate past Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, illegally approved the transfer of at least N61.4 billion ($300 million and £5.5 million) from funds recovered from late dictator, Sani Abacha, to the Office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, few weeks to the 2015 presidential election, PREMIUM TIMES can[Read More…]