Showing posts with label okonjo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label okonjo. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"I Didn't Grant Waiver For Aviation Minister Stella Oduah's Armoured Cars" - Okonjo Iweala Screams Again

Finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday again forcefully denied granting import duty waivers to cover the two armoured cars purchased by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, for the aviation minister, Stella Oduah, distancing herself from blame in a scandal that has smeared many government officials.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Amaechi’s NGF calls for Okonjo-Iweala’s resignation

Members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum have called on the Minister of Finance, who is also the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to resign her appointment if she knew she would not be able to adhere strictly with the Appropriation Act 2013.
They said the non-compliance with the revenue projections of the Federal Government 2013 Budget was also a direct breach of the provisions of the Appropriation Act, 2013.
These decisions were part of the resolutions of the Governor Rotimi Amaechi-led NGF, which met in Abuja on Tuesday evening.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Why Okonjo-Iweala should resign now!

She was recently listed as one of the most powerful women in the world. Her name conjures up the image of an Amazon who symbolises excellence and the height of intellectual achievement. She is by no means a role model and a worthy example of the level Nigerian women can attain if given the opportunity to excel. There is also no doubt that the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is one of Nigeria’s proud exports. One cannot but admire her simplicity and self-effacing demeanour. Personally, I am in awe of her spartan fashion style.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Unemployment giving me sleepless nights — Okonjo-Iweala

The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said the spate of unemployment in the country is giving her sleepless nights.
Okonjo-Iweala said this while inspecting an ultramodern Information and Communications Technology factory of Omatek Nigeria Plc in Lagos on Friday.
She said, 
“According to the National Bureau of Statistics, each year, about 1.8m young Nigerians enter into our labour market and we need to ensure that our economy provides jobs for them.
“In fact, some people ask, ‘What keeps you awake at night, with regard to this economy?’ I say it is the issue of job creation. And I know this is what keeps Mr. President (Goodluck Jonathan) awake at night as well.

“That is why we have responded to the challenge of creating jobs by trying to transform several sectors of the economy; from agriculture, where we’re expecting to create 3.5m jobs and where the progress of reaching our goal of feeding this country is already well advanced.”

Friday, June 14, 2013

Okonjo-Iweala Opens Up, Says Nigeria Economy Is In Danger

On Monday, June 10, at the third round of the 2013 ministerial platform in Abuja, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, spoke glowingly about the Nigerian economy, saying the fundamentals were strong and that the economy was buoyant beyond danger.
But a few hours later, on Tuesday, when all the doors were closed, the minister sang a different tune. She told her colleagues in government point blank that the Nigerian economy is shaky despite the official fundamentals and that drastic steps are needed to save it from collapse.
Mrs Okonjo-Iweala spoke at the 50th meeting of the 15-member Federal Government Economic Implementation Team held behind closed-doors at the presidential villa.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Must See: Clarifying Nigeria's debt position - Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (G7 or F9 Economies lol)

A statement from the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
There has recently been a lot of misinformation and misconception in our public debate on debt. My goal in this article is to shed some light on the public debt, to clarify the real state of Nigeria’s debt position, and hopefully, provide a knowledge platform for constructive debate.
Let me say at the outset that no one in government is supportive of a Nigeria that returns to a high state of indebtedness. On a personal note, having gone through tremendous stress during the quest for Paris Club debt relief, I am committed to a Nigerian economy that is fiscally prudent, balances its books and remains at a low state of indebtedness.
To begin, Nigeria’s overall debt is comprised of external and domestic debts. The external debt is typically owed to foreign creditors such as multilateral agencies (for example, the Africa Development Bank, the World Bank, or the Islamic Development Bank), to bilateral sources (such as the China Exim Bank, the French Development Bank or the Japanese Aid Agency), or to private creditors such as investors in our Eurobonds.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Video: Okonjo-Iweala's interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour

Monday, February 4, 2013

Rebuilding Africa 'can't be dependent on donors' – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wants African people to be able to transform their own lives. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Nigerian finance minister, in Liberia as part of UN development panel, wants innovation, infrastructure and jobs for Africa
Better infrastructure, more jobs and innovative ways to pay for both are needed to ensure Africa's development, the Nigerian finance minister said on Friday.
Improving access to electricity, building rural roads, and providing water and sanitation, particularly in increasingly crowded urban areas, "matter so much" to Africans, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told the Guardian.
"How do you transform the economy? You've got to provide the basic infrastructure for people to transform their own lives," she said. "You're killing many birds with one stone. If people have power, the welder in a rural area can make money, a woman can make money, children can read, health centres can have cold storage facilities."

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Okonjo Iweala's Kidnappers Caught In A Bank

Last week, 63 of the suspects earlier arrested by the Army were released unconditionally when their culpability could not be established.  A competent source at the SSS told National Mirror yesterday that six of the real suspects had eventually been arrested in Asaba, Delta State, and might be flown to Abuja today.  The source also confirmed that a N40m ransom was actually paid for the release of the 82-year- old retired professor of Sociology.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's kidnapped mum has been freed

A security source has just confirmed to Saharareporters that the kidnapped mother of Nigeria's finance minister, Professor Kamene Okonjo has been freed by security forces in Delta state. Professor Okonjo was kidnapped by dare-devil kidnappers from her home on December 9 2012 while attending to workers fixing her palace gate. Details shortly...(Sahara Reporters)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kidnappers Demand Okonjo-Iweala’s Resignation

Negotiations have begun in earnest with the kidnappers of Prof. Kamene Okonjo, mother of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who was kidnapped on Sunday in Delta State.  THISDAY gathered Tuesday that the kidnappers had contacted the Okonjo family during which they listed conditions for the release of the minister’s mother, chief of which was that the family should part with N200 million.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Okonjo-Iweala’s Mum’s Kidnap: Suspect Arrested

Security agents were battling all yesterday to find the unknown gunmen who kidnapped Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s mother. Prof. Kamene Okonjo, 82, was kidnapped by eight gunmen who stormed the Ogbe-Ofu palace of the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-Uku in Delta State in two cars shortly before 2pm.
The octogenarian Professor of Medicine is the wife of the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-Uku, Prof Chukwuka Aninshi Okonjo, who was not in town at the time of the incident. Delta State police spokesman Charles Muka said: “Yes, we have got the information on the kidnap. We also have information that will lead to the arrest of the hoodlums.”

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2012 budget: FG releases N300bn for capital projects

Coordinating Minister for the economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Coordinating Minister for the economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

N888bn enough for 2012 fuel subsidy – Okonjo-Iweala

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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The Federal Government believes it has no compelling reason to prepare a supplementary appropriation for petroleum subsidy payments because the fund earmarked for that purpose in the 2012 budget should be enough, MARTIN AYANKOLA writes.

The Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said the N888bn allocated for subsidy payments in the 2012 budget should

Thursday, October 18, 2012

2013 budget is prudent, reasonable, says finance minister

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday allayed fears about the workability of the ministry’s 2013 budget.
In a statement by her spokesman, Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu, the minister said the presentation of the national budget by President Goodluck Jonathan in October was the earliest in recent memory.
She also said criticisms of the ministry’s aspect of the budget were unwarranted.


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