Tag Archives: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Folorunsho Alakija, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And More Make Forbes Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women List

​Forbes Africa’s has released its first-ever compilation of 50 Most Powerful Women in the continent and among them are ten Nigerians. This Pan-African list which was published in the March 2020 issue of the magazine outlined those who have been leading ideas and industries while purposefully contributing to nation-building and positively impacting the lives around…

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Okonjo-Iweala’s Father, Chukuka Okonjo, Bows Out at 91

Chukuka Okonjo, a professor and father of Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is dead. The mathematics professor was 91. His death was announced by Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s spokesperson, Paul Nwabuikwu. “He died in Lagos soon after he arrived from a trip to the United States of America and Ghana. We are immensely grateful that his…

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Nollywood Actress, Ebube Nwagbo Lands On The December Issue of VL Magazine

Multiple award-winning thespian Ebube Nwagbo looks ageless as she graces the cover of VL Magazine’s December 2018 Issue. In an exclusive interview with the magazine, the actress talks about her clothing line, what motivated her to start, what has made her stay relevant and consistent for more than 10 years, her view on the Nollywood industry and many more. The…

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N17bn Alleged Bribery: Okonjo-Iweala Clarifies Statement In Her New Book

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has addressed what she has described as “mischief makers” trying to distort what is written in her book, “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: the Story Behind the Headlines.” It had been reported that the Jonathan administration paid a bribe of N17 billion to the National Assembly before the 2015 budget was…

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Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria Is In This Situation Because Jonathan’s Administration Lacked The Political Will To Save

  Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has blamed the current economic situation of Nigeria on the lack of political will of Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to save. Below is how The Cable is reporting it: Speaking on “inequality, growth and resilience,” at George Washington University, the two-time finance minister said the World Bank and the International Monetary…

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Sources Reveal How CBN Operated Accounts For Dasuki’s ONSA, Other Government Agencies

In the wake of startling revelations currently unravelling from the on going probe of the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for the procurement of arms to boost the military’s offensive against Boko Haram insurgents, for which a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and few others have been indicted, including the Central Bank of Nigeria…

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Okonjo-Iweala Fires Back At Oshiomhole, Explains How Abacha Loot Was Approved For Ex-NSA Dasuki

Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has slammed the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, over what she described as the governor’s campaign of falsehood against her. The former minister described the allegation of illegal diversion of monies recovered from the late Sanni Abacha against her by Oshiomhole as…

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CSNAC Petitions EFCC On The US$2.2 Million GAVI Refund, Says Okonjo-Iweala Must Be Probed

 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala   In a petition dated September 23, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC‎) requested that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Investigation (EFCC) investigate the alleged mismanagement of the US$2.2 million by the Nigerian government and the controversial decision to ‎refund to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) spearheaded by…

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Okonjo-Iweala Gets Two International Appointments

Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was on Monday appointed into two key international positions, her Media Adviser, Paul Nwabuikwu, said in a statement in Abuja. According to the statement by her media adviser, the former minister who was elected to the position after a highly competitive international search…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Named Among World’s 50 Greatest Leaders By Fortune Magazine

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders by the American magazine, Fortune. Occupying the 33rd spot on the list, the minister was recognised alongside the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Catholic Pontiac, Pope Francis; Chinese President Xi Jinping; Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; Bill and Melinda Gates…

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