Tag: Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

Okonjo-Iweala Assures Nigerians Of Accessible Homes, 10,000 Houses Launched

 By Anu Adebayo The Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister for Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that making home ownership an accessible dream for more Nigerians can only impact positively on our economy. Speaking as she launched the first Ten thousand (10, 000) scheme on Thursday in Abuja,[Read More…]

Chude Jideonwo Set To Launch New Book “Are We The Turning Point Generation”

As Chude Jideonwo launches ‘Are We The Turning Point Generation?’ this Sunday, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Tony O. Elumelu, Oby Ezekwesili, Omotola, give high praise As entrepreneur and young African leader, Chude Jideonwo gets set to launch his new book, Are We The Turning Point Generation? In Lagos on Sunday, 25 May – the[Read More…]

Nigeria Is On The Rise, Don’t Talk It Down – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

By Reuters Nigeria has a strong, buoyant economy receiving billions of dollars of foreign and domestic direct investment in power, petrochemicals, agriculture and consumer goods, but it needs to grow faster to reduce poverty, its finance minister said, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in an interview. In a spirited response to what[Read More…]

Opinion: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Has Failed To Understand The Nigerian Economy

Last week, I was privy to a little note written by Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister for Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in which she summarized that recent setbacks will not undo Nigeria’s progress. While I am not in the habit of just attacking government officials, I will not just[Read More…]

Okonjo-Iweala To Reps, Allegation Of Missing N24 Billion Police Pension Funds, False And Malicious

The Minister of Finance, and the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala allegations over a missing N24 billion from the Police pension account are false. The Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Solomon Adeola Olamilekan had accused the Minister of moving[Read More…]

“No One Can Fight Corruption For Nigerians Except Nigerians” Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said Nigeria must punish offenders and build institutions if the country wants to win the war against corruption. In an interview, yesterday, on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS programme, the former World Bank President said, “ No[Read More…]

Gbenga Kayode: YouWiN As Lifeline For Jobless Youths

Unemployment among our youth is one of our biggest challenges. The time has come to create jobs and lay a new foundation for Nigeria’s economic growth.” This statement was made by Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 with respect to the pervasive and disturbing unemployment challenges confronting the Nigerian youth.[Read More…]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Suspension Of Lamido Sanusi, Will Not Undo Nigeria’s Progress

The country’s future lies not in oil and gas but in other sectors, writes Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Allegations of unremitted oil revenues, and leadership changes at the central bank, have attracted a great deal of the wrong kind of attention to Nigeria. Though there was consternation in the markets following the[Read More…]

Finance Ministry Moves To ICPC For Prosecution Of Ghost Workers

The Federal Ministry of Finance said it would refer issues concerning ghost workers to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related matters Commission (ICPC) to prosecute those involved. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Paul Nwabuikwu, Special Adviser on Media to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy,[Read More…]

APC: President Jonathan Joking With Issues Concerning Ndigbo

The opposition All Progressives Congress through its South East zone spokesperson, Osita Okechukwu on Sunday  said President Goodluck Jonathan is joking with issues and projects concerning the Igbo people. This statement is coming ahead of the proposed inauguration of the second Niger Bridge today (Monday) Osita Okechukwu revealed that the APC supports[Read More…]