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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was the former Finance Minister and Foreign Minister of Nigeria, notable for being the first woman to hold either of those positions. She served as finance minister from July 2003 until her appointment as foreign minister in June 2006, and as foreign minister until her resignation in August 2006. Okonjo-Iweala was considered as a possible replacement for former World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz. On October 4, 2007 she was appointed as Managing Director of the World Bank by World Bank President Robert Zoellick. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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How to end corruption in Nigeria: by Okonjo-Iweala
2014-03-17
The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said Nigeria must punish offenders and build institutions if the country wants to win the war against corruption. In an interview, yesterday, on CNN's Fareed ...
(Osun Defender)
  1. Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan Has Ordered NNPC's Forensic Audit
  2. Nigeria's debt: The House vs Okonjo-Iweala
  3. The futility of Okonjo-Iweala's face saving measures

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Nigeria Must Reform Oil Sector- Okonjo-Iweala
2014-03-13
Nigeria must reform its oil sector to end decades of suspicion of widespread corruption and build up public trust, the country's finance minister said in an article published on Thursday. The minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said that an investigation ...
(Daily Times Nigeria)
  1. From Obama to Okonjo-Iweala
  2. NIGERIA: Okonjo-Iweala Calls for Reforms in Oil Sector, Passage of PIB
  3. Questions Okonjo-Iweala must answer

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2014 Budget: Greater Attention for Gender Empowerment, Says Okonjo-Iweala
2014-01-28
The Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that the proposed 2014 appropriation bill will make more provisions for gender empowerment. According to the Minister who made this known at the ...
(THISDAY Live)
  1. Waivers Fraud : Punch Newspaper Rips Okonjo-Iweala's TEDxEuston London ...

2013
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Missing $48.9bn: Investigation stil ongoing –Okonjo-Iweala
2013-12-18
... the growing tension over the alleged unremitted $49.8bn by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, into the Federation Account in the public domain, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo ...
(National Mirror)
  1. Alleged missing $49.8bn oil money: Sanusi to Okonjo-Iweala: 'I'm sorry'
  2. NNPC hasn't remitted $12bn, not $49.8bn – Sanusi
  3. Sanusi backtracks, says N1.9 trillion, not N8 trillion oil money missing

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Archbishop Ignatius Kattey freed by Nigerian kidnappers
2013-09-15
... police spokeswoman Angela Agabe said in a statement. "His captors dropped him when the police were about to close in on them. No ransom was paid." Last year, the mother of Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was abducted and held for five days.
(BBC News)
  1. Nigerian archbishop kidnapped in Delta released
  2. kidnappers free Anglican archbishop
  3. Nigerian archbishop kidnapped in Delta released

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Okonjo-Iweala to Unveil Africa Economic Report July 11
2013-07-05
Coordinating Minister for the Economy (CME) and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will on July 11 present the 2013 Economic Report of Africa in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA). To assist her in ...
(THISDAY Live)
  1. Unemployment giving me sleepless nights — Okonjo-Iweala
  2. Budget War In July

2012
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World Bank President (37)
2012-03-26
Nigeria: Jonathan Backs Okonjo-Iweala for World Bank Presidency (AllAfrica.com)
S Africa, Angola, Nigeria Nominate Nigeria's Fin Min As World Bank President (NASDAQ)
World Bank Says Choice Of President Will Be ‘Merit-Based’ (eurasiareview.com)
Excerpt: THE candidacy of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Bank top job may have received the backing of Presidency. Two sources close to the Presidency yesterday indicated that Okonjo-Iweala's candidacy had the blessing of President Goodluck Jonathan... (Read article)

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Bid (8)
2012-03-21
Nigerian minister launches World Bank bid (Aljazeera.com)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead emerging countries' bid to control World Bank (GlobalPost)
Nigeria: Sacked Agencies in Desperate Bid to Return to Ports (AllAfrica.com)
Excerpt: "We are proud to confirm that the Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will be a candidate," Pravin Gordhan told reporters at a press conference in Pretoria on Friday, standing alongside her. Angola, Nigeria and South Africa have all... (Read article)

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Budget 2012 (6)
2012-03-15
UPDATE 1-Nigeria parliament passes 2012 budget, ups spending (Reuters, Reuters)
Nigeria parliament inflates 2012 budget, may cause stalemate (The Guardian)
BUDGET 2012: ‘Fire On The Mountain’! (Vanguard)
Excerpt: Nigeria's lower and upper house agreed total expenditure of 4.88 trillion naira ($31 billion), increased from 4.65 trillion proposed by Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala last month. The spending plans assume a $72 a barrel benchmark oil price... (Read article)

2011
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This is an action budget – Iweala
2011-12-18
By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief Following the presentation of the 2012 Appropriation Bill by President Goodluck Jonathan to the National Assembly on Tuesday last week, the Coordinating Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala briefed ...
(Vanguard)
  1. Budget 2012: Making N4.749tr expenditure meaningful to citizens

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Africa enjoying newfound optimism – IMF
2011-12-18
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's economic czar profiled in F&D's “People in Economics” column, notes that Africa is projected by the IMF to grow faster than Brazil between 2010 and 2015. She cautions that lack of adequate infrastructure is now one of the ...
(Vanguard)
  1. IMF head arrives in Nigeria for first Africa visit

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Key to job creation and better economy in Nigeria (1)
2011-09-14
AT her recent swearing in as Finance Minister for the second time, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, reportedly declared, 'I'm here to create jobs.' That is music to the ears of .... By Chuks Ukaoma AT her recent swearing in as Finance Minister for the second time, ...
(Moment Nigerian Newspapers)
  1. N5.93trn spending not reflecting on healthcare, education
  2. Nigeria's Finance Minister vows to fight graft
  3. Okonjo-Iweala – The romance and the reality (1)