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February 19, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on “Reforming Nigeria”

Stuart Reid published in the current issue of Foreign Affairs a fascinating interview with Nigeria Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The finance minister was educated at Harvard and MIT and is a …

Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala address the audience on the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan's administration while delivering the mid-term report during Democracy Day celebrations in Abuja May 29, 2013.

April 2, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Economist Endorses Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Economist has strongly endorsed Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the presidency of the World Bank. The March 31st editorial argues that the American and European "carving up" for…

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September 19, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Under Fire and the Ghost of Biafra

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the minister of finance in Goodluck Jonathan’s government, is widely respected by the international economic community. A veteran of the World Bank, she served as finance ministe…

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June 27, 2011

Financial Markets
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria’s Next Finance Minister?

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director at the World Bank, participates in a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (Chip East/Courtesy Reuters) The Nigerian press reports th…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria’s Next Finance Minister?

March 8, 2019

World Order
Six Women Who Shaped the Contemporary World Order

This International Women's Day, we highlight six women whose contributions have helped to shape the contemporary world order.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Nigeria's Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala during a conference on "Africa's Future: Responding to Today's Global Economic Challenges" in Lagos, December 20, 2011.

February 13, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria Is Oil Dependent, not Oil Rich

At a business breakfast on February 7, Doyin Salami pointed out the elephant in the living room of Nigeria’s economy. The country is not oil rich; rather it is oil dependent. He asked attendees to acknowledge this distinction.

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November 7, 2018

Nigeria
Nigerians’ Growing Cultural Influence Around the World

In the article, author Adenike Olanrewaju describes the emergence of publications Genevieve Magazine, Exquisite Magazine, Today’s Woman, and Glam Africa. With an increasingly cosmopolitan elite, Olanrewaju writes, “luxury brands are eager to establish firmer footholds there.”

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June 24, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Economic Prospects: A Conversation with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Nigerian Vice President Osinbajo discusses Nigeria’s economic recovery, investment and growth opportunities, and the recent general elections.

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April 15, 2015

Nigeria
Assessing Nigeria's Economy

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses the state of the Nigerian economy in the context of recent developments.

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Excerpt: Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

Read an excerpt of Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink.