Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Amaechi: Govs asked Jonathan to share oil savings because he was mismanaging it

Amaechi: Govs asked Jonathan to share oil savings because he was mismanaging it

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation and former governor of Rivers state, says governors demanded the sharing of money from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) under the last federal government because it was not properly managed.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, has consistently maintained that governors lacked the political will to save during the tenure of [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Me? Serve under Buhari? Well…

Okonjo-Iweala: Me? Serve under Buhari? Well…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, on Monday said having served twice in government, she would want others to be given the chance.She was responding to the question on if she would like to serve again, having worked with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan for a combined period of seven years.Speaking when she appeared on The Stream, a [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: We record 39,000 child marriages every day – this must stop!

Okonjo-Iweala: We record 39,000 child marriages every day – this must stop!

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, development advocate and former minister of finance, says 39,000 girls under 18 years of age get married every day.She therefore called for an end to child marriages.In a speech for Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, Okonjo-Iweala, who doubles as the Gavi board chair, said young girls must be protected against cervical cancer, which stems from HPV.THE FULL SPEECHWhen you [...]

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    How Okonjo-Iweala ‘fixed’ gender financing in Nigeria and the world

How Okonjo-Iweala ‘fixed’ gender financing in Nigeria and the world

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former finance minister and coordinating minister of the economy, did more than manage the purse of Africa’s largest economy; she fixed a plan for gender budgeting in Nigeria and perhaps the rest of the world.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper on budget financing in sub-Saharan Africa, released on Thursday, acknowledges Okonjo-Iweala’s efforts for gender equality and financing [...]

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    Court orders Jonathan’s govt to account for ‘missing N30trn’

Court orders Jonathan’s govt to account for ‘missing N30trn’

Ibrahim Buba, a justice of the federal high court Abuja, has ordered the immediate past administration to account for the alleged missing N30 trillion under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.It was Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who first made the allegation.“Our public finance is haemorrhaging to the point that estimated over N30tn [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Malnutrition aids gender inequality

Okonjo-Iweala: Malnutrition aids gender inequality

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and development advocate, says gender inequality is aided by malnutrition, adding that this inequality starts in the womb.Okonjo-Iweala, in a piece co-authored Lawrence Haddad at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, said the world the world must feed on the right diet, if it will attain gender equality.“During the last century, the battle [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: SDGs can’t be achieved without transparency

Okonjo-Iweala: SDGs can’t be achieved without transparency

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says for sustainable development goals to be achieved, governments all over the world must commit to transparent public procurement.Disclosing her manifesto against corruption for the London anti-corruption summit, the Gavi chair-elect said 57 percent of all bribes are for securing public contracts.HER MANIFESTO:Globally, governments purchase goods and services from the private sector at a [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan was booed for supporting gender equality

Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan was booed for supporting gender equality

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance, says former president Goodluck Jonathan, was booed by male parliamentarians for supporting gender equality.In a speech titled: 'Why Should Finance Ministers Care About Gender Equality?' addressing finance ministers across the world, Okonjo-Iweala said a special entrepreneurship programme for women in Nigeria, succeeded in creating 10,000 jobs for the nation.EXCERPTS BELOW:I am delighted to see so [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria must eradicate poverty

Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria must eradicate poverty

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and coordinating minister for the economy, says Nigeria and the rest of the Africa must eradicate poverty to end instability.Speaking in an interview with Le Monde, a French newspaper, Okonjo-Iweala spoke on subjects ranging from climate change to development, economic aid and real jobs for the people of Africa.Okonjo-Iweala said it is imperative to reform [...]

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    Africans deserve better insurance against weather damage

Africans deserve better insurance against weather damage

When life is already a struggle, a sudden disaster can have devastating effects. Families and communities can be driven in a downward spiral in which it will be their perhaps impossible to escape.Often, it is not because of storms, droughts and floods that millions of people in Africa and many other regions live in poverty. But these events can be [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria finances its own development

Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria finances its own development

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says Nigeria domestically funds its own development, lauding the country for its non-dependence on foreign aid.Okonjo-Iweala, who delivered the key note speech at the first annual universal health coverage financing forum in Washington, said fragile countries however need development assistance.“We finance most of our own development and we should be proud of it, when [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: No political will to save under Jonathan

Okonjo-Iweala: No political will to save under Jonathan

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, on Thursday said the zero political will to save under former President Goodluck Jonathan is responsible for the challenges facing the country.Speaking on “inequality, growth and resilience,” at George Washington University, the two-time finance minister said the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) must seek means to embed savings in national constitutions [...]

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    ICC acknowledges Falana’s petition against Okonjo-Iweala

ICC acknowledges Falana’s petition against Okonjo-Iweala

The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague has confirmed receiving a petition sent by human rights lawyer Femi Falana over alleged crimes against humanity committed in the context of the arms procurement scandal.The ICC revealed this in a letter dated February 1, with reference: OTP-CR-32/16 and signed by Mark P. Dillon, head of information & evidence unit of the [...]

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    Falana asks ICC to ‘arrest’ Okonjo-Iweala

Falana asks ICC to ‘arrest’ Okonjo-Iweala

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has requested the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela, former minister of finance, for failing to “prevent systematic and widespread corruption” in the previous administration.The ICC is empowered by an international treaty to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.In a petition sent to Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor [...]

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    Kidnappers of Okonjo-Iweala’s mother ‘got N12m ransom’

Kidnappers of Okonjo-Iweala’s mother ‘got N12m ransom’

A 27-year-old man, Peter Nweke, on Monday reportedly admitted that his gang  received a ransom of N12 million when they abducted Kamene Okonjo, mother of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former finance minister, in 2013.A statement from the police in Enugu said Nweke, who hails from Umumba Ndiagu in Ezeagu local government area of the state, made the disclosure during interrogation.The suspect said he was [...]

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