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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Date of Birth: 13/06/1954
Place of Birth: Ogwashi Uku, Delta State


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A favourite for an impossible job

Along with the rival campaign of Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (AC Vol 61 No 14 At cross purposes on world trade) Mohamed's bid for the director-general job at the WTO is reckoned to be the best chance for an African to head a major international organisation since Ghana's Kofi Annan became Secretary-General of the UN in 1997...


At cross purposes on world trade

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Abuja's candidate and emerging front-runner for the top post at the World Trade Organisation faces tough questions about her campaign's use of lobbyists who advocate for Biafran independence and accuse President Muhammadu Buhari's government of state-sponsored genocide...

Aside from Biafran secessionist Nnamdi Kanu and World Trade Organisation chief contender Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Mercury's main interests on the continent are in Libya where it has a $2 million per year contract with the UN-recognised Government of National Accord led by Faiez el Serraj in Tripoli (See Pointer)...


New chief, old battles

Egypt which backs lawyer Abdel Hamid Mamdouh insists that it is against the rules for Nigeria which switched its pick on 4 June from Yonov Frederick Agah its current representative at the WTO to the former finance minister and World Bank managing director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala...


Executive exerts its privilege

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala drafted in from the World Bank the late Rilwanu Lukman at oil and former Goldman Sachs executive Olesegun Aganga enjoy better reputations abroad than at home...


Two steps forward…

According to Nigeria's former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Nancy Birdsall of the Centre for Global Development and the IMF investment rates will average 21% over the next five years...

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Cleared by cash

The then Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told the press at the time the charges were abandoned to 'ease the return' of the Liechtenstein funds...


Buhari resets the clock

None of these strategies is revolutionary: for many years the previous Economy Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had tried to corral all government departments – including the Department of Petroleum Resources which was earning up to $100 bn...

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A double first for Nigeria

' He thanked Nigerian ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for having proposed him and Ghana's Finance Minister Seth Terkper for seconding him thanked Uganda and then embraced Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Nigeria's outgoing Finance Minister...

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Rising hopes, falling revenues

Outgoing Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's record as a managing director of the Bank and later as a candidate for its presidency in 2012 helped to steer the discussions (AC Vol 53 No 9 Africa's run at the Bank)...

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