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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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


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Oil, the political lubricant

Since the Finance Minister and former World Bank Managing Director, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, imposed new rules and set up electronic systems to monitor the state budgets, politicians have been looking for other avenues for funding...


The trade-off

' After the Liechtenstein deal, Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo Iweala told journalists that the charges against Mohammed Abacha were dropped 'to ease the return' of the Liechtenstein funds...


Poison politics

However, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Finance Minister and former Managing Director of the World Bank, says the Borno State government, controlled by the APC, should bear some responsibility for the schoolgirls' abduction...


Oil theft row escalates

Faced with this litany of infractions, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Economy Minister and former Managing Director of the World Bank, proposed a forensic audit of the NNPC, but one ringed with caveats...

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Goodluck Jonathan loses the numbers game

There is already a three-way disagreement between the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Executive over the financial projections behind the budget, particularly the average or benchmark price of oil for 2014 Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the executive favour using a lower average oil price of $74 a barrel which would mean a tighter budget and more revenue going into the government's excess crude account...


Presidential letter bombs

A retired general chuckled at a story circulating in Abuja that a colleague, who had been one of Jonathan’s early supporters when he was doing battle as Vice-President with the Yar’Adua family, recently told the President: ‘There are five presidents in this country: your wife (Patience Jonathan), the Petroleum Minister (Diezani Allison-Madueke), the Aviation Minister (Princess Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi), the Finance Minister (Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala) and you...


More boots on the ground

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a fluent French speaker, was very positive about the down-to-earth nature of the economic talks in Paris...


Politics versus the budget

The hard-headed Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and her team have drawn up a federal budget for 2014 that envisages a ten per cent cut in state spending...


Reshuffle may not help Jonathan's chances

Well-regarded personnel like Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Agriculture Minister Akunwumni Adesina stay in place but so does Jonathan's staunch ally and Minister of Petroleum, Dlamini Alison-Madueke...


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