Tag Archives: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Dangote Endorses Okonjo-Iweala As Director-General Of World Trade Organization

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has announced the backing of the candidature of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, as the Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO). Dangote took to social media to endorse Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, who is one of the candidates vying for the position which became vacant following the resignation of Brazil’s Roberto…

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ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Director-General Position

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, has been endorsed for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).⁣ ⁣ The declaration communique signed by ECOWAS President Mahamadou Issoufou reads: “the strong academic and professional background of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala and her large experience…

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Donald Duke Fires Back At Okonjo-Iweala For Revealing Their Private Discussion In New Book

Former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke has berated former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over the inclusion of a private conversation between both of them in the latter’s new book. Okonjo-Iweala recently published a new book, titled, ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines’, detailing her experience as a minister…

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Okonjo-Iweala Gives Reason For Not Not Serving In Buhari’s Government

Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday declared that she would not be available to serve the present administration if she were offered on by President Muhammadu Buhari. Okonjo-Iweala spoke when she appeared on Aljazeera’s ‘The Stream’, and spoke on solutions to the present economic hardship in the country, she said: “One of…

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EFCC To Probe Okonjo-Iweala, Diezani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC is set to begin the probe of the nation’s oil and gas industry as part of the current anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The roles of some principal officers in the former President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration, including the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani…

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Okonjo-Iweala Denies Involvement In $2.1bn Arms Scandal, Calls Out Oshiomhole

Nigeria’s immediate ex-minister ofFinance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has disassociated herself from the $2.1 billion arms procurement controversy involving former National Security Adviser, Col. SamboDasuki (rtd). In a statement released on Wednesday, December 2nd by her media adviser, Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu, the former minister stated that she had nothing to do with the ongoing issue and…

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Alleged Diversion Of Chinese Rail Loan Untrue- Okonjo-Iweala

  Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala The immediate past Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has declared that the alleged diversion of the $1bn Chinese Rail Loan to other projects is untrue. Okonjo – Iweala, who made the declaration in a statement signed by her Media Adviser, Paul Nwabuiku, said…

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Federal Government To Make Cuts On Petrol Subsidy By Half In 2015

The Federal Government has said it plans to cut subsidies on petroleum products by half next year after sharp falls in global crude prices, spurred a reversal of its 2015 budget downwards. President Goodluck Jonathan submitted the revised budget figures to lawmakers last week, proposing to spend 458.68 billion naira ($2.59 bln) on petrol subsidy…

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