Opinion: Red Herrings of Okonjo-Iweala’s Sycophant By Temitope Oshikoya

  By Temitope Oshikoya I feel honoured that Mr Paul C. Nwabuikwu, the media adviser to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala (NOI), Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, considered my article important enough to merit a rejoinder. My article can be located here online. However, in his piece “Temitope Oshikoya: The Lies of […]

Press Release: President Jonathan has not submitted any addition to Budget 2014

Contrary to the wrong impression given by some media reports and editorials, President Jonathan has not submitted any new budget or addendum to Budget 2014 to the National Assembly. All the parastatal budgets were submitted as required by law at the same time as the main budget and virtually all were treated by the relevant […]

Press Release: Sahara Reporter’s Story On Waiver To the First Lady, A Complete Distortion

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE   News Release. December 23, 2013   SAHARAREPORTERS’ STORY ON WAIVER GRANTED OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY IS A COMPLETE DISTORTION The story by Saharareporters on the so-called waivers scandal in which the notorious news website made outrageous allegations against the Office of the First Lady is a false exclusive based […]

Press Release: Campaign of Calumny Against Okonjo-Iweala Will Fail

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE News Release. December 10, 2013   CAMPAIGN OF CALUMNY AGAINST OKONJO-IWEALA WILL FAIL In the past few weeks, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been the subject of high profile media attacks from several quarters. The aim of these elements is to unduly politicise the […]

Press Release: Clarifying inaccuracies in Reuters Story On Subsidy Payments In Nigeria

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE News Release. December 6, 2013. CLARIFYING INACCURACIES IN REUTERS STORY ON SUBSIDY PAYMENTS IN NIGERIA In its recent story on subsidy payments to oil marketers in Nigeria, Reuters confuses the facts and obfuscates the issues. It is well known that the Federal Ministry of Finance along with other agencies, working under […]

Press Release: FG Approves Transition Of Destination Inspection Service From Scanning Service Providers to Nigerian Customs Service

Following the expiration of the Destination Inspection Contract Agreements between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Scanning Service Providers (SSPs), the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces has directed the transition of Destination Inspection Service from contracted SSPs to the Nigeria Customs Service.   Accordingly, effective from 1st December 2013, Nigeria Customs Service […]

RE: Intellectually Bankrupt, Malicious and Defamatory Editorial on “Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala and Waivers” by The Punch Newspaper

By Paul Nwabuikwu We are astonished to find that The Punch, a national newspaper, can publish an editorial that is so ignorant, malicious and defamatory (“Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala, and waivers”, The Punch Editorial, Monday 18 November, 2013). We know the antecedents of this newspaper, but this recent editorial truly beggars belief. When a newspaper can trivialize corruption by branding the country’s […]

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