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Okonjo-Iweala rejects reported EFCC probe

09 February 2016, 11:13

The former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has dismissed media reports alleging she is under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Arms scam: Falana blasts Okonjo-Iweala

28 January 2016, 12:19

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has blasted former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over her response to his petition to the ICC concerning the controversial arms deal scam.

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Arms scam: Okonjo-Iweala replies Falana

26 January 2016, 11:14

Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has described as a joke attempt by Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, to link her to the controversial $2.1 billion arms scandal.

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Arms scam: Falana promises to reply Okonjo-Iweala

26 January 2016, 16:12

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) said he would offer a full response to the diatribe against him by former finance minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

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Okonjo-Iweala rebuffs latest links to arms deal

10 December 2015, 08:49

Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has dismissed new accusations of corruption leveled against her.

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Monday, 21 December 2015

House to summon Okonjo-Iweala over N1.17bn grant

21 December 2015, 15:24

The House of Representatives is set to summon former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over the N1.17bn approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Friday, 04 December 2015

Oshiomhole dares Okonjo-Iweala to sue him

04 December 2015, 17:13

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has said that he is ready to receive litigation letters from the former Minister of Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, if she plans to institute any legal action against him for linking her to the alleged $2.1bn arms probe.

Thursday, 03 December 2015

Edo governor risks suit over arms issue allegations

03 December 2015, 12:41

Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has hinted at legal action against Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, over his recent efforts to link her to the alleged $2,1 billion arms issue.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Okonjo-Iweala elated at new European missions

22 September 2015, 19:10

Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has expressed excitement at her appointment to two international assignments.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Okonjo-Iweala to join US investment bank

21 September 2015, 17:02

Former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has announced she will be joining US investment bank Lazard’s sovereign advice division.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Okonjo-Iweala alleges media campaign against her

24 August 2015, 09:49

Former Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has dismissed recent media reports her family would soon open a multimillion-dollar hospital in Abuja.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Okonjo-Iweala denies misusing Kano-Lagos rail funds

17 August 2015, 11:57

The office of the former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has rejected allegations that a substantial part of a $1 billion loan obtained from the China-EximBank was diverted to other projects.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Okonjo-Iweala denies funding Jonathan poll campaign

14 July 2015, 08:51

The former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has dismissed allegations she spent $1 billion out of the ECA to fund the failed re-election bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015

FAAC denies approving Okonjo-Iweala's $2bn withdrawal

08 July 2015, 12:08

The Federation Account Allocation Committee to a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied sanctioning the withdrawal of $2bn from the Excess Crude Account.

Okonjo-Iweala alleges smear campaign over subsidies

08 July 2015, 18:50

Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has alleged a campaign to discredit her as the furore around the issue of payments for petrol subsidies continued.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Nigerians call for withdrawal of Okonjo-Iweala’s Yale award

22 May 2015, 16:04

Some Nigerians have clamoured for the withdrawal of the Honorary Degree bestowed on the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala by Yale University in the United States.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Student behind bars for forging Minister's letter

20 May 2015, 07:55

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned an undergraduate for seeking employment using forged documents purportedly from the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Okonjo-Iweala challenges governors over missing $20 billion

20 May 2015, 11:29

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi okonjo-Iweala, said it was strange for the Governors Forum to allege that 20 billion dollars were missing from the Excess Crude Account (ECA).

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Okonjo-Iweala praised on receiving US Honorary Degree

19 May 2015, 15:26

Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has received praise from the United States institution that has awarded her an honorary Doctorate degree.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Civil servants beg for foodstuffs over unpaid salaries

12 May 2015, 14:21

Civil servants in Oyo, Osun, Cross River, Rivers, Abia, Benue, Plateau and Bauchi states have adopted different strategies to survive months of unpaid salaries in their states.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Okonjo-Iweala says Nigeria's economy won't collapse

11 May 2015, 17:35

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said that despite the various challenges facing the country, the national economy will not collapse.

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Fuel scarcity: Marketers to ensure adequate supply of products

05 May 2015, 18:05

The Major Oil Markers Association of Nigeria has assured the public of adequate supply of the Premium Motor Spirit to reduce queues witnessed in fuel stations in the country.

Monday, 04 May 2015

FG faults N200bn subsidy claims by oil marketers

04 May 2015, 15:11

The Federal Government has faulted the N200 billion claim by oil marketers as outstanding payment on subsidy.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Contempt charge: Okonjo-Iweala knows fate June 3

27 April 2015, 17:11

The ruling on the contempt charge against the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo has been fixed for June 3 by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Finance minister warns against multiple taxation

21 April 2015, 18:41

The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has cautioned against the retention and practice of a regime of multiple taxation.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Okonjo-Iweala says Nigeria is not broke

17 April 2015, 16:03

The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said the country is not broke despite the cash crunch currently being experienced contrary to reports.

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Jonathan orders finance minister to resolve fuel scarcity

05 March 2015, 13:20

President Goodluck Jonathan, has ordered the supply of adequate petroleum products to filling stations nationwide.

Thursday, 08 January 2015

Okonjo-Iweala denies claims of squandering of money

08 January 2015, 17:15

Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has disputed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s claims that the Goodluck Jonathan administration squandered the country’s reserves.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

FG denies 1bn dollars missing from ECA

18 December 2014, 08:59

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said that there was no money missing from the Excess Crude Account as reported in some national dailies.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Jonathan warns spending at risk due to falling oil price

17 December 2014, 08:01

Goodluck Jonathan warned that Nigeria could be forced to cut further the amount of oil revenue it uses for government spending if the global crude price continued to plummet.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Nigeria slashes budget as oil price plummets

17 November 2014, 08:09

Nigeria is being forced to tighten its belt because of the slide in oil prices, officials said.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Nigeria is not broke- Okonjo-Iweala

22 October 2014, 07:59

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo–Iweala, has assured Nigerians that the economy is growing positively in spite of the reduction of oil price in the international market.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Okonjo-Iweala assures of effective management of Nigeria’s economy

13 October 2014, 09:53

The Minister of Finance assured the international community that the Federal Government had put necessary measures in place to ensure effective management of Nigeria’s economy.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Finance Minister lined up for UN event

19 September 2014, 09:01

Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will next Monday address the international community on the investment opportunities in the country.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Government releases N200bn for Q2 capital projects

20 June 2014, 10:42

The federal government has released the sum of N200bn to its Ministries, Departments and Agencies for the implementation of the second quarter capital projects contained in the 2014 budget.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Finance Minister slams media over military funding

26 May 2014, 09:38

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has slammed a publication over allegations it made regarding differences between the minister and military service chiefs.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Seven dead as job-seekers stampede at Nigerian stadium

15 March 2014, 17:11

At least seven people were killed and dozens were injured in Abuja after thousands of panicked job-seekers stampeded during a government recruitment drive at the national stadium.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Government pays N41bn subsidy claims to 27 oil marketers

14 March 2014, 11:50

27 oil marketers whose claims had been verified for fuel subsidy reimbursements have been paid by the government.

Friday, 07 March 2014

Economic growth to quicken, inflation to ease in 2014 - IMF

07 March 2014, 21:18

Economic growth in the country will accelerate this year, driven by sectors outside its dominant energy industry, while inflation will continue its downward path, the International Monetary Fund said.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Reps ask Okonjo-Iweala to submit 2014 budget estimates

12 February 2014, 15:11

The House of Representatives has directed the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to submit to the House estimates for 31 Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Online newspaper replies Okonjo-Iweala over “doctored” video

09 January 2014, 15:04

Online newspaper, Premium Times has replied Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over her accusation that the media house uploaded a doctored video of her meeting with the House committee.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

'N500bn SURE-P fund not missing'

18 December 2013, 09:45

The Federal Government said that the N500 billion belonging to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) funds is not missing.

NNPC owes gov't $12 bln, not $50 bln - cbank

18 December 2013, 21:23

The central bank said the state-oil company NNPC had not paid $12 billion it earned from oil sales into government accounts, not $50 billion as it had earlier stated.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

FG saves N120bn through ghost workers in MDAs

19 November 2013, 19:48

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that N120 billion had been saved through ghost workers in the various government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

Tuesday, 05 November 2013

Oil savings down 52 percent this year to $4.3 bln

05 November 2013, 12:33

Nigeria's excess crude account (ECA), where it saves oil export earnings over a benchmark price, contains $4.3 billion, Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Court adjourns Okonjo-Iweala libel suit to November 26

30 October 2013, 08:50

An FCT High Court adjourned the N10 billion libel suit filed by Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala against an online publication to November 26.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Nigeria bases 2014 budget on higher growth

20 September 2013, 07:33

Next year's budget will assume economic growth of 6.75 percent and oil output of 2.39 million barrels per day, a fiscal plan said.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

No more budgetary allocation for NAICOM

11 September 2013, 08:55

The Minister of State for Finance, Dr Yerima Ngama, said ithat the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) would stop receiving budgetary allocation starting 2014.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Akpatason chastises government regarding ASUU

10 September 2013, 10:06

Peter Akpatason, the Akoko-Edo federal constituency representative in the House of Representatives, described the governments dealing with the ASUU as insensitive.

Monday, 22 July 2013

N3bn grant causes stir in movie industry

22 July 2013, 17:40

The Actors Guild of Nigeria appeared divided over the N3 billion grant by the Federal Government to assist the movie industry in the country.

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