Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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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    LADOL’s Jadesimi joins Okonjo-Iweala to boost Africa’s growth

LADOL’s Jadesimi joins Okonjo-Iweala to boost Africa’s growth

Amy Jadesimi, chief executive officer, LADOL, has joined the ranks of top business leaders at B-Team Africa, a pan-African platform that “addresses critical issues” across the continent.Some of the business leaders on the B-Team Africa platform are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and Mo Ibrahim, renowned philanthropist.Speaking about the responsibility that comes with her selection, Jadesimi said the B-Team [...]

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    Report: EFCC invites Okonjo-Iweala over $500m Abacha loot

Report: EFCC invites Okonjo-Iweala over $500m Abacha loot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly invited Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, to explain the withdrawal of $250 million from the $500 million recovered from the Sani Abacha family.In 2015, a sum of $250 million was released to the office of the national security adviser (NSA) for the procurement of arms and ammunition to equip security [...]

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    PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala hosts Reno Omokri

PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala hosts Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, recently visited Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance.During the visit, they both signed copies of books which they authored.Omokri, who shared pictures of the visit on Twitter, also wrote: "Visiting with @NOIweala, probably Nigeria’s best offering to the global effort to make this world a better place. We exchanged signed copies of each [...]

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    FACT CHECK: How correct is Melaye’s claim that APC borrowed N11tr in three years?

FACT CHECK: How correct is Melaye’s claim that APC borrowed N11tr in three years?

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west, recently said the APC administration has incurred N11 trillion debt in three years as against N6 trillion borrowed by the PDP in 16 years."About $5.5bn was borrowed from euro bond; what part of it will the youths of this country benefit from? About $1bn is to be spent on security and how does [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala named member of Commonwealth high-level group

Okonjo-Iweala named member of Commonwealth high-level group

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has been appointed into a high level group on governance of the Commonwealth secretariat.Ben Maloney, communications officer, Commonwealth secretariat, said in a statement that the high level group would make recommendations on governance of the Commonwealth secretariat.The Commonwealth, however, denied that the group was constituted to secretly begin considering who might succeed the Queen [...]

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