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    Okonjo-Iweala: If I’m depressed, I just talk to young people

Okonjo-Iweala: If I’m depressed, I just talk to young people

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister, says the Nigerian youth give her hope.Okonjo-Iweala, a board member of Twitter, said this on Monday while speaking at an event organised by the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) in Abuja.The university hosted Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer (CEO) of Twitter incorporated, and his teamThe former minister said if she wakes [...]

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    Adoke: I opposed sovereign guarantee for Azura — and I’ve been proved right

Adoke: I opposed sovereign guarantee for Azura — and I’ve been proved right

Nigeria should not have issued a sovereign guarantee that allowed a private company, Azura Power, access World Bank loan because it broke a standing rule, a former attorney-general of the federation has said.In his memoirs, “Burden of Service: The Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General”, Adoke said the decision not to give guarantees on behalf of private companies was taken by [...]

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    OBITUARY: Okonjo, the expert who lectured in Soviet Union and touched many lives in his kingdom

OBITUARY: Okonjo, the expert who lectured in Soviet Union and touched many lives in his kingdom

If not for politics, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance, would have become president of the World Bank. Oh well, this is the sentiment of Chukwuka Okonjo, her father, who passed away on Friday at the age of 91. Indeed, at some point, there were speculations his daughter, who had risen to the number two position at the institution, could [...]

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    Chukuka, renowned mathematician and father of Okonjo-Iweala, dies at 91

Chukuka, renowned mathematician and father of Okonjo-Iweala, dies at 91

Chukuka Okonjo, father of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has died at the age of 91.In a statement on Friday, the former minister said her father passed on in Lagos soon after he arrived from a trip to the United States and Ghana. The late professor was a renowned mathematician and was the immediate past obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Delta state. “We are [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Like Dangote, AU passport didn’t give me visa-free entry into all African countries

Okonjo-Iweala: Like Dangote, AU passport didn’t give me visa-free entry into all African countries

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has backed Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, on the need to rectify issues with the African Union passport.Okonjo-Iweala, showing appreciation to some African countries, explained that the unifying passport did not guarantee her visa-free entry into all African countries.Speaking in Abidjan over the weekend, Dangote said he, and a few other people, have got the African [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: China’s help in building Africa’s infrastructure is important

Okonjo-Iweala: China’s help in building Africa’s infrastructure is important

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says the assistance China is rendering to African countries in building infrastructure is important.In an opinion published in Financial Times, Okonjo-Iweala, who is now the co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economy & Climate, said the concern about Africa's rising debt profile is real."The concern about Africa’s rising debt profile is real. According [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance, spent years to get Nigeria out of debt, but the country is now back to worrying levels of debt. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the UN Working Together Conversation monitored by TheCable on Tuesday, the former minister of environment in Nigeria [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Fighting climate change can add $26trn to global economy

Okonjo-Iweala: Fighting climate change can add $26trn to global economy

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, says fighting climate change can add $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030.The former Nigerian minister of finance said addressing climate change issues could generate more than 65 million new low-carbon jobs and avoid more than 700,000 premature deaths from air pollution.Speaking at the 2018 Global Commission [...]

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    Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he worked with former president Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure Nigeria escaped disintegration in 2015.Speaking in Glasgow, UK, to the African forum Scotland and the Association of Nigerians in Scotland, the fiery preacher warned that Nigeria was on a collision course again as the 2019 elections [...]

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    ‘Our leaders failed to recongise you but God is lifting you up’ — reactions to Okonjo-Iweala’s Twitter appointment

‘Our leaders failed to recongise you but God is lifting you up’ — reactions to Okonjo-Iweala’s Twitter appointment

On Thursday, Omid Kordestani, executive chairman of Twitter, announced that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance, has been appointed to the board of directors of the micro blogging site.The two-time finance minister was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick, chairman, board of directors of AllianceBernstein Holding, a global investment management firm."Pleased to welcome @NOIweala and @authorzoellick to the @twitter Board!," Kordestani [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala appointed to Twitter board of directors

Okonjo-Iweala appointed to Twitter board of directors

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has been appointed to Twitter's board of directors.The two-time finance minister was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick, chairman, board of directors of AllianceBernstein Holding, a global investment management firm.The development comes after Marjorie Scardino announced that she will be stepping down from the Twitter board."Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and [...]

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    SERAP: N17bn added to 2015 budget a breach of UN convention against corruption

SERAP: N17bn added to 2015 budget a breach of UN convention against corruption

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the N17 billion allegation regarding the 2015 budget.In her book — ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines’ —, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance, had said members of the national assembly increased their budget by N17 billion before it was [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Why I didn’t resign from Jonathan’s govt

Okonjo-Iweala: Why I didn’t resign from Jonathan’s govt

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance, has revealed why she did not resign from Goodluck Jonathan's administration, despite calls for her to resign.Speaking about her recent book -- Fighting Corruption is Dangerous -- at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Okonjo-Iweala said resigning was the easiest way out, and she was not willing to take that route.Advising young [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan had vision for Nigeria but acknowledged he didn’t know economics

Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan had vision for Nigeria but acknowledged he didn’t know economics

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says former president Goodluck Jonathan, acknowledged that he did not know economics but had a clear direction of where he wanted to take Nigeria to.In her recently-released book on her role in the Jonathan administration, Fighting Corruption is Dangerous, Okonjo-Iweala narrated how she came to join Jonathan's team, after rejecting the same offer from [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including 3 African presidents

Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including 3 African presidents

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former coordinating minister of the economy, chaired a session of the Commonwealth Business Forum attended by many world leaders.Some of the presidents at the session tagged ‘Is the Africa growth story still alive?’ were Paul Kagame of Rwanda; Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa; and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.On Friday, she took to Twitter to share highlights of the [...]

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    ‘We must get them back alive’ — Okonjo-Iweala describes Jonathan’s reaction to Chibok abduction

‘We must get them back alive’ — Okonjo-Iweala describes Jonathan’s reaction to Chibok abduction

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says contrary to claims of negligence, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was concerned about the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls.According to THISDAY, Okonjo-Iweala described Jonathan's reaction to the incident in her yet to be released book titled 'Fighting Corruption is Dangerous –The Story Behind the Headlines'.Jonathan has been accused of not acting promptly following the kidnap [...]

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