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Okonjo-Iweala denies funding Jonathan poll campaign

14 July 2015, 07:51

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.

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Okonjo-Iweala alleges smear campaign over subsidies

08 July 2015, 17:50

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.

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

08 July 2015, 11:08

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.

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

22 May 2015, 15:04

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.

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Okonjo-Iweala challenges governors over missing $20 billion

20 May 2015, 10:29

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).

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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.

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.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Okonjo-Iweala, Nnaji honoured at regional power awards

19 November 2014, 10:03

Nigeria has emerged the biggest winner at the West African Power Industry Awards.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

North East scholars suffer most from terror spree

18 November 2014, 10:00

More than 120 000 students have been affected by the insurgency in the North East, the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Chairman of Steering Committee on SSI.

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.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Online scammers impersonate Finance Minister

24 September 2014, 21:30

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance has alerted the public on the existence of numerous fake social media accounts and pages opened in her name.

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.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Government won’t print new naira notes to pay doctors

22 July 2014, 13:52

The federal government on Tuesday said it will not print new naira notes to pay the striking doctors.

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.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Okonjo-Iweala says Nigeria is committed to rebuilding its fiscal buffers

14 April 2014, 10:56

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said the ministry was yet to analyse the 2014 budget that was recently passed by the National Assembly.

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, 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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Okonjo-Iweala rebuffs critics

11 June 2013, 08:27

Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala used a sponge cake representing GDP to rebuff critics.

Saturday, 08 June 2013

Nigeria aims to reduce domestic borrowing

08 June 2013, 08:36

Nigeria plans to reduce its domestic borrowing next year while increasing cheaper overseas debt to lower costs in the economy.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Nigeria external reserves still above $48bn

18 April 2013, 17:10

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that Nigeria’s external reserves stood at 48.76 billion dollars (N75.57 trillion) as at April 16.

Friday, 15 March 2013

FG releases N400bn for capital projects

15 March 2013, 14:10

The Federal Government has released N400bn for the execution of capital projects in the first quarter of the year.

Thursday, 07 March 2013

Collectible revenue projected at N11trn

07 March 2013, 17:04

Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said that the gross federally collectible revenue in 2013 budget was projected at N11.34 trillion.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Nigeria approves N10bn for Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme

19 February 2013, 14:12

The Federal Government has approved N10 billion for the Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme, aimed at developing various sectors.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

President will not sign budget this week – Minister

13 February 2013, 14:07

The Minister of Finance has said President Goodluck Jonathan will not be able to sign the 2013 budget into law this week.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Nigeria seeks World Bank support on job creation

15 January 2013, 12:04

The Federal Government has solicited the support of the World Bank for its job creation efforts in the country.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

2 arrested over Okonjo's kidnap

10 January 2013, 15:10

Two persons who were allegedly instrumental to the kidnap of Kamene Okonjo, mother of Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, have been arrested.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Fuel subsidy account empty

08 January 2013, 12:04

The subsidy account with the Central Bank of Nigeria is yet to be financed by the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

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