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Nigerian Finance Minister’s Mother Rescued from Kidnappers

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nigerian Police has confirmed the release of Prof. Kamene Okonjo, mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, five days after her...

Kidnappers Seize Mother of Nigeria’s Finance Minister Okonjo Iweala

AFRICANGLOBE - Gunmen, yesterday, raised the stake when they abducted the mother of Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Prof. Okonjo Iweala, Professor Kamene Okonjo, in...

Nigeria Approves N4.9 Trillion Budget for 2013

The Government of Nigeria is expected to spend the sum of N4.929 trillion under the 2013 budget even though it is projecting revenue of...

Women’s Economic Summit Begins in Nigeria

Creating better opportunities for women is key to Africa's economic development, a Nigerian minister said at the opening of a two-day African women's economic...

Nigeria’s Ports Key to Economic Growth

Nigeria's Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that the Federal Government has decided to provide facilities...

Africa Must Diversify to Create More Jobs, Says Okonjo-Iweala

Arican countries should rebuild their fiscal buffers and diversify their economies away from commodities in order to protect themselves from another possible global downturn,...

Statement By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala After Dr. Kim’s Appointment As World Bank...

I would like to congratulate Dr Jim Yong Kim on his emergence as President of the World Bank Group. I look forward to working...

Support for Nigeria’s World Bank Bid Grows

The received wisdom says there's no chance of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala winning the presidency of the World Bank. She's a woman, she's from the developing...

An African President of the World Bank Is Not the Solution,...

The hegemony and legitimacy of both the World Bank and International Monetary Fund is too-often nonchalantly presumed. Not only has the World Bank failed...

Prestigious Publication Backs Okonjo-Iweala for World Bank’s Top Job

The reputable London-based weekly, The Economist, has backed the candidacy of Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as president of the World Bank and seriously questioned the...

Nigerian Finance Minister Up for World Bank Top Post

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is to run for the position of the next World Bank chief, it emerged on Friday. South Africa's Finance Minister...

Will Nigeria's New Finance Minister Manage It's Huge Domestic Debt?

There was a lot of hype and expectations when the former Managing Director of the World Bank was included in the President's cabinet with the hope that she would bring in the magic wand she used in negotiating Nigeria out of the debt trap in 2006 to help grow the economy.

Nigerian President Names 24-Man National Economic Team

President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday named a 24-man National Economic Management Team (NEMT) with the resumption of duty of the Minister of Finance and former Managing Director of World Bank Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala.