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Immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Amaechi, has said a former Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi
Okonjo-Iweala, pleaded with him not to tell Nigerians that the country
recession under the administration of former President Goodluck
Jonathan, added that the previous administration covered up with the
excuse that the country was cash-strapped.
that Okonjo-Iweala, begged him to stop saying Nigeria was broke in
order not to drive away investors from the country.
Nigeria Governors Forum at the time, explained that the economy went
into a recession due to excessive borrowing.
the budget. We looked at what happened in the past and we discovered
that actually if recession means three times (three quarters of negative
economic growth), we have done more than the three times before we came
government is transparent and open, we are able to admit that, the
Federal Government was saying even to me as chairman of governor’s
forum, ‘Amaechi, don’t say that again’.
were broke. The minister of finance came to my office in Abuja and
pleaded with me that I shouldn’t say it again. That if I said it, it
would affect Nigeria in terms of investment; that investors will run
away. That I shouldn’t say we are broke. I should say we are
cash-strapped. That was what Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told me.
Governors’ forum, that we had gone into recession under Goodluck. I knew
as chairman of governor’s forum. And when I open my mouth to say it,
that we are broke, she spoke to me not to say it.”
My becoming president was by accident – Fowon
of Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen. Shehu Sani, paid him a
courtesy call in Abuja on Wednesday.
Nigerians for the reduction of age limit to 30 years to contest for
presidential position in the country.
there was crisis and you don’t know what to do and it happened that
those within your constituency chose you, what would you do?
state but it is the opportunity, if opportunity presents itself and
people ask you to do it then do it.
God. I had never thought of becoming head of state but there was a coup
and all my senior colleagues were killed and I was the only one that
Nigerians to prepare themselves academically and morally to take
advantage of opportunities when they present themselves.
following the military coup of July 1966. The earlier coup had brought
democracy to an end in the country, with the killing of regional
political leaders in the northern and western regions, the prime
minister and senior military officers of northern extraction.
slide on Wednesday, dropping to 390 against the United States dollar at
the parallel market as foreign exchange scarcity persisted.
the United States dollar on Monday down from the 380 on Friday, had been
little-changed on Tuesday, hovering between 381 and 382.
pressure as dollar scarcity continues to weigh on the local currency at
both the parallel and interbank forex markets.
would weaken further against the dollar this week owing to limited
dollar supply as foreign portfolio investors continued to stay on the
sidelines until the Nigerian economy showed signs of recovering from the
impact of currency controls.
Ex-Delta State governor, Felix Ibru, buried
corpse of Felix Ibru, former governor of Delta State, who died on March
12, arrived the country this afternoon and was immediately buried in
his hometown, Agbarho-Otor.The body of the late businessman was accorded a guard of honour by policemen with 10-gun salute, Punch reports.
Earlier a funeral service was held for him at the All Saints’ Cathedral Church in Ughelli.
Ibru, the first civilian governor of Delta State, died on March 12 at the age of 80.
funeral service was attended by Delta State governor, Sen. Ifeanyi
Okowa; former governor of Delta State, Mr. Emmanuel Uduaghan; and Chief
Edwin Clark, among others.
Landlord hangs self, leaves suicide note in Ibadan
husband left the defunct National Electric Power Authority in Abeokuta
two years ago but his entitlement was yet to be paid. She added that he
had engaged himself in cement business on a small scale before his
over the suicide note to the police but after the intervention of the
general chairman of the Idi Ose community, Taiwo Alimi, it was taken to
the Akanran Police Division.
after the Divisional Police Officer at the station, Aliko Dankoli, gave
the family permission to proceed with his burial arrangement.
where Adepoju worshipped with his family, said he attended Monday
morning service in the church and never gave a sign of depression.
Christian, pious and was talented. He was always offering tangible
suggestions whenever the Welfare Committee of the zone met. What could
have informed this action is unclear.
service at our church on Monday. We usually have such service on the
1st, 2nd and 3rd of every month. When I saw him last on Monday evening
after the evening service, he never gave the premonition that he was
going to commit suicide.”
smaller car to be used as taxi to supplement what he made from the small
cement business he was doing.
he could buy a small vehicle which he would be using as cab to serve as a
sustaining means of livelihood for his family. He however said that the
amount being offered was insufficient.
were no longer as they were before he was disengaged from work. It was a
surprise when we discovered that this unfortunate incident had