BREAKING NEWS: Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian Finance Minister Resigns

Date: 20-02-2014 11:22 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy, tendered her letter of resignation to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, following the controversy surrounding funds accrued from the sale of crude oil, two privileged sources familiar with the development have told THEWILL.

Her resignation was however not accepted by President Jonathan, who assured her that heated matter would be resolved soonest.

Okonjo-Iweala in her letter had expressed frustration with the lack of accountability in the petroleum sector where billions of dollars are currently being reconciled. She also expressed fears that her reputation was being rubbished by the scandal.

Though Okonjo-Iweala Thursday addressed a press conference to reassure investors that the nation’s fiscal policy would not be affected by the suspension of CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi, one source told THEWILL that the Minister is irked by the sudden suspension of the controversial banker, who recently disclosed that $20 billion belonging to the federation has not been remitted by the NNPC.

Our sources insist that the Minister will exit the Jonathan government soonest.

THEWILL tried unsuccessfully Wednesday and today to get the Minister’s comment for this report. Her aide, Paul Nwabuikwu did not respond as well.


UPDATE: The minister has responded to the report from The WILL and have stated that she will continue in the office of the minister of finance

Posted: at 20-02-2014 11:22 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- justomag at 20-02-2014 11:33 PM (7 years ago)
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foooooooooooooooooooolllll. thieves.....
Posted: at 20-02-2014 11:33 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Aniagain at 20-02-2014 11:44 PM (7 years ago)
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I dey come, make I go shit

Posted: at 20-02-2014 11:44 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 20-02-2014 11:47 PM (7 years ago)
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ok..who be the next thief ..
Posted: at 20-02-2014 11:47 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- thomzolar at 20-02-2014 11:48 PM (7 years ago)
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Chop and Clean mouth
Posted: at 20-02-2014 11:48 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- osamabinladin at 20-02-2014 11:52 PM (7 years ago)
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Na lie !
Posted: at 20-02-2014 11:52 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- okilo101 at 20-02-2014 11:53 PM (7 years ago)
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Games in FEC !
Posted: at 20-02-2014 11:53 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ObyWBabaK at 20-02-2014 11:54 PM (7 years ago)
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Ok farewell Mama
Posted: at 20-02-2014 11:54 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Abdulspecial at 20-02-2014 11:57 PM (7 years ago)
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Be brave. Say the truth.
Posted: at 20-02-2014 11:57 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Afrogotojail at 21-02-2014 12:01 AM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: justomag on 20-02-2014 11:33 PM
foooooooooooooooooooolllll. thieves.....

You are a bigger thief that have not been caught yet
Posted: at 21-02-2014 12:01 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- vantheo at 21-02-2014 12:07 AM (7 years ago)
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now i see why mr sanusi was suspended

Posted: at 21-02-2014 12:07 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- arsenal123 at 21-02-2014 12:15 AM (7 years ago)
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FAKE NEWS,,YOUR SOURCE  MR. POSTER...
Posted: at 21-02-2014 12:15 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 21-02-2014 12:41 AM (7 years ago)
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I don't know what to think,whether to be sad or rejoice.
Posted: at 21-02-2014 12:41 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kingcalors at 21-02-2014 12:44 AM (7 years ago)
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She never sabi tie beta GELE. Na oyibo style wey dey like sey she carry fiewood she sabi tie. Naija poliTRIX wan suffocate her. Prido Jonah please allow her to go PISIFULLY (peacefully)
Posted: at 21-02-2014 12:44 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Mobbysmartins at 21-02-2014 01:13 AM (7 years ago)
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Fake news.
Posted: at 21-02-2014 01:13 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajayiBABA at 21-02-2014 01:22 AM (7 years ago)
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Fake News,
Posted: at 21-02-2014 01:22 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- zeigbo at 21-02-2014 01:58 AM (7 years ago)
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the coffee way I dey drink comot for my nose as I read dis

Posted: at 21-02-2014 01:58 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- DrSoba at 21-02-2014 04:35 AM (7 years ago)
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She realises she will be the next for the hammer of Jonathan so............ anyway I kind of like her courage.  She respected her self unlike the stupid mallam of CBN who say he is going to the court for being suspended. All said, they are all the same.  (THIEVES).
Posted: at 21-02-2014 04:35 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- whizspecoy at 21-02-2014 05:23 AM (7 years ago)
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God dey see all of una Sad
Posted: at 21-02-2014 05:23 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 21-02-2014 05:35 AM (7 years ago)
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Hmmmmmmm interesting. I love dis movie. Let's see how it will end.
Posted: at 21-02-2014 05:35 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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